John 16:15-33 — That Your Joy May Be Full – The Upper Room Discourse Part 10

Dear Friends,

As we continue in Chapter 16, Jesus is elaborating on the role of the Holy Spirit. In verse 13 Jesus said Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. In this post, we are going to attempt to let the Holy Spirit show us the truth about where we are and where things are headed. In verse 14, Jesus said He [the Holy Spirit] shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Just as Jesus points people to his Father, the Holy Spirit points people to Jesus. (Not vice versa as is the case in some churches.)

Give us understanding, Father, as we read thy word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 16:15-33
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Jesus is telling us that the Trinity is in one accord. All three Persons in the Godhead are in perfect agreement with one another, at all times. Therefore, the Father will receive us as his own because we belong to Jesus. Furthermore, Jesus has equal ownership of all the Father has. Because we belong to Jesus, the Father will share all He has with us as well. Jesus is speaking about the true riches here, not the fool’s gold the world offers. The Holy Spirit directs our path and shows us the wisdom of God. He also teaches us sound doctrine. (1 John 2:27) This is what Paul meant when he wrote Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. The two verses below show how to walk in the Spirit, that we may find and obtain the true riches. The first step, however, is to simply ask for the Spirit. (Luke 11:13)

…..Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:16

…..And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
…..Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:18, 19

These verses show not only how the word of God and the Spirit of God are closely linked (John 6:63; cf Eph 6:17), but also how the Holy Spirit dwells within our praise. Singing praise to God brings the presence of the Holy Spirit. (Ps 22:3)

16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.
19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Just as a woman who has pain in labor has joy once the child is delivered, the pain of the cross brought joy when Jesus rose from the dead. Just as the same baby that caused the pain brought joy, the same cross that caused sorrow brings the joy of salvation. It has been said that this shows how God uses transformation, not substitution, to bring joy. Jesus also used birth pangs to describe the shock waves of our day (Matt 24:8). The world is in travail, preparing to give birth to the kingdom age and the unveiling of our King. This birthing process will bring joy when Jesus comes back again. In fact, He is already here in the person of the Holy Spirit. He lives in our hearts by faith. If we can only believe, this truth brings joy and elevates us above our circumstances as we prepare for eternity.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

This is the fifth time Jesus has said this and it’s true. Just because someone does not understand something does not make it any less true. The way I see it, just as a wife has the authority to cash a check written to her husband, we have the authority to ask whatsoever we will when we ask in Jesus’ name. But we also have to be acting and asking in accordance with the character of Christ. Jesus made this promise to his closest disciples. If we have the same level of commitment that they did, if we are walking closely in fellowship with Christ as they did, we can claim this promise just as they could. Peter could say silver and gold have I none. When the apostles were beaten, they rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Paul said I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. I don’t know of anyone who has that kind of faith today. Someone may object and say God did not grant Paul’s request to have his thorn removed, but consider again that our prayers must be in accordance with the character of Christ. When Jesus asked his Father to remove the cup of the cross, He added, if it be possible and nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. God cannot do ‘anything‘. He cannot make a one-ended stick, for example. Neither could He save us without the perfect sacrifice of Christ. Therefore we pray, ‘… if it be thy will’. When a wife cashes a check written to her husband, she has to act in accordance with his character. If she pushes her way to the front of the line and starts making unreasonable demands on the teller, she will be shown the door instead of receiving service. When we pray like Jesus taught us to, He and his Father are pleased to grant our requests.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Not only is there power in prayer, but joy as well. Prayer brings joy when you see lives changed in accordance with your prayers. God will even answer the most obscure prayers when you pray in faith. When I was a small child, shortly after receiving Christ — I suppose I was around 4 or 5 years old — I felt an evil presence in my Uncle’s basement. I prayed to find what was evil and I found myself in front of a closet filled with board games. I did not know what was in there that was evil so I just prayed that whatever it was, God would destroy it and break it into a thousand pieces. Many years later I learned that my uncle had an ouija board. It was left on the back porch and hit by lightning during a storm. They found it strewn all over the backyard in thousands of tiny pieces. That brought me joy.

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Jeremiah 12:5a: If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? I once prayed and asked God to let me run with horses, literally. I wondered if and when and how God would ever answer that prayer. Then in 2020 after I moved to a ranch in Virginia, I took Khaiyanne, a beautiful white Arabian, by his lead rope and said, ‘Come on Khai, let’s go for a run’. When Coach and Gabriel, a chocolate-colored thoroughbred with a white star on his forehead and a chocolate-colored Dutch warmblood, saw me and Khai running together, they joined us. I thought back to my prayer as we ran four abreast — three big horses and me. That brought me joy.

25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Again, in order to use Jesus’ name we have to be asking and acting in accordance with his character. To ask amiss, that we may consume it on our lusts while using his name would be taking his name in vain, which is a sin.

When is that day? It’s the day when Jesus takes us to meet his Father; the day when He said I shall shew you plainly of the Father. But can we not also apply Jesus’ promise to today? In our current church age? I think so.

28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. [Cf 1 John 4:4]
John 16:15-33

 

Verse 33 is the bottom line for everything Jesus said in his discourse and sets the stage for his prayer in John 17. Jesus is facing the cross but He is talking about joy and peace and good cheer. We are facing our own tribulations in these last days, but we can face our trials with joy and peace and good cheer because Jesus already won. As Christians, we don’t fight for victory. We fight from victory. Jesus has overcome the world.

I recently saw an old black and white movie which I found to be a fitting metaphor for the mind control of the new world order: Born Yesterday (1950). The main character, Billie, was a princess-not-so-bright chorus girl who was attached to a corrupt and abusive businessman named Harry. Billie was content to go along with Harry because she did not know any better, but when her new friend, Paul, started to teach her about the principles of freedom and justice, Billie saw that there was a much better alternative available. All she had to do was take it. Born Yesterday parallels how John Q Public (Billie), has been dumbed down and is therefore prepped for the traps and snares of the corporatocracy of the new world order (Harry). Paul is symbolic of Jesus. He shows us how empty it all is and how his love is worth far more than the shiny things the world offers. Like Billie, John Q has a host of modern conveniences. If he plays along with the new world order he has money and an easy living. (At least that is the bait they use for their traps.) But if John Q understood the true riches, like Paul was able to show Billie, If he would rediscover his birthright of freedom as Billie did, he would tell the new world order (Harry) to go fly a kite, as Billie did.

The dumbing-down process was necessary in order to get John Q to go along with the ridiculous claims that they base their narrative on. For example, they say ‘carbon’ — the basis of life on earth — is bad. CO2, of course, is what plants use to produce oxygen. They use this carbon scam for their fascist scheme to steal our energy. Then they claim that nitrogen — 78% of the air we breathe — is a pollutant. That is how they imploded Sri Lanka, with nitrogen restrictions and tax holidays for the rich, not to mention replacing reliable energy sources that have been proven to work. After they weakened the economy with lockdowns, their fertilizer (nitrogen) ban finished them off. This is also how they are conquering the farmers in the Netherlands, the bread basket of Europe. Canada is next in line. They will eventually get to the US as well but for now, they are just making fertilizer expensive instead of restricting it by law. They have been coming after the Amish and other farmers for a long time with other petty policies. In California, they are restricting water use by farmers. Like Lingchi, the Chinese torture of death by 1000 cuts, the new world order is attacking everything necessary for life on earth. These policies will ultimately lead to Revelation 6:6 when the rider on the black horse brings worldwide famine. For those who survive, the endgame is to coerce them into taking the mark of the beast. This process is also underway. Sri Lanka is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Consider:

The new boss of Sri Lanka is the same as the old boss, loyal to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Sri Lanka is to begin rationing fuel based on a national digital ID which uses a QR code. That is where everything is moving, toward a worldwide digital ID. Ukraine is already implementing an “all-encompassing government app” for digital identification. These digital IDs are simply prototypes for the mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18), which will be tied to the central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) that are being phased in. Russia and China have announced that they already have CBDCs. Several other countries are following suit. The following excerpt is from Where Did All the People GO? which I published in 2002; it cites Occult ABC, published by Kurt Koch in 1986. It describes the endgame of the new world order:

The system will be made up of a single currency, single centrally financed government, single tax system, single language, single political system, single world court of justice, single head [one individual leader], single state religion. He further states: each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be able to buy or sell, and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in this universal system will have no right to exist. (1)

In my review of 2021, I said it is not clear how the whole world is made to go along with the agenda of the new world order. This interview with Klaus Schwab, head of the WEF sheds some more light on how it works:

That is how it’s done. The United Nations is the bureaucratic policy-making wing of the new world order, while the WEF recruits politicians from around the world to implement the policies on a national level. Their policies destroy the old system and create new monopolies for the elite billionaire class. The excuse they use is ‘climate change’ which according to a recent poll, only 1% of voters feel is the most important issue. It is, in fact, a scam. (For exaample, the heat wave of 1936, when we had far fewer carbon emissions, was far worse than our recent heat wave.) Competition is a sin and therefore ‘nonessential’.

Yet the billionaires who profit from this system are presented as our saviors. The Bible says Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Yes, that is exactly what they do. Not only do rich men oppress us, not only are they depopulating and enslaving us, but they are destroying the earth. (Rev 11:18) For example, aluminum and other toxic substances pollute the environment through geo-engineering. This is just one small example of the many different ways the rich ‘elite’ are destroying our planet. One of the many ways the depopulation process has already begun is via the so-called ‘vaccines’. According to Rebel News, orders for child-sized caskets doubled in 2021 when the shots were rolled out. This coincides with the data from life insurance companies that I cited in Cornavirus Part 13. Thankfully, public trust in the shots is starting to sour, but the new world order is not going to halt their agenda of planetary enslavement. They are moving forward. The good news is people the world over are fighting back.

• The Disinformation Governance Board that Biden attempted to launch has officially been killed.
• The WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty is stalled and in the process of being blocked by Congress.
• China’s vax mandate has failed.
• France has also failed to implement their vax passports
• A New York Judge has tossed the Quarantine Camp law.
• Georgia’s Heartbeat Law has been upheld.
• A Court has ruled in favor of Louisiana’s abortion ban.
43 abortion centers in 11 states have stopped killing babies since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
• A Canadian court has vindicated Pastor Artur Pawlowski.
• The Georgia Guide Stones have been destroyed.
• Some of the lesser magistrates in the US continue to defy unconstitutional laws.

We cannot change the inevitable outcome of Bible prophecy but we must never give in to evil. We recognize that we are at war and do our best to resist. Much like the US, Israel has been caught trying to hide data on childhood injuries from the shots. This is a new kind of war. We are at war with the ‘governments’ of the world, aka the new world order. Remember, our weapons are not carnal but mighty. Do not be fooled by the next billionaire they try to sell us. Remember that Trump gave us the kill shots. Trump told us we are not essential. Even Obama with all his superpowers could not have pushed Warp Speed through like Trump did. Remember our citizenship is in heaven.

In closing, in 1987, Pink Floyd released A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Consider the cover art and the lyrics to this track, On the Turning [read falling?] Away:

On The Turning Away – Pink Floyd

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won’t understand
“Don’t accept that what’s happening
Is just a case of others’ suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away”

It’s a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we’re all alone
In the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
Mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It’s not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away?

The art and the lyrics seem to me to be too prophetic to be coincidental. I believe the content creators were given advanced knowledge of the new world order’s plans and did what they did in protest.

Conclusion: In Christ we have peace. In the world we have tribulation. Solomon said it another way, under the sun everything is vanity. But in the Son there is peace. There are riches beyond our wildest dreams. Never forget that good is stronger than evil. (Rom 12:21) Never forget that this life is just a vapor. (Jam 4:14) Never forget that God loves you and Jesus is coming back soon. (John 3:16; 14:1-6) There is a tremendous amount of power available to us through Spirit-filled prayer. The coolest answer to prayer I ever experienced was when I once prayed for a little Zimbabwean waif who was covered with open sores. The next day, I wrote this in my journal:

Day 8 — Thursday, August 16, 2001
I took Trymore out for lunch after Bible study today and he told me he has decided to stop hustling tourists out of their money. He is going to start earning an honest living. Today outside of the OK Market I saw a little girl who obviously recognized me because when she saw me she gave me a big smile and pretended to play guitar. Then it hit me. Yes—it was her, the little girl from the park. I could see very light scars left behind from where the open sores were when I prayed for her yesterday. She was healed!

The good news of the gospel is that despite all my horrible failures, despite the way I have failed God on so many occasions not to mention all the ways I have failed those who I care about, God still shows me grace. He still hears my prayers — because I pray in Jesus’ name. We don’t know when the rapture is going to be but with all that is happening, we know it is coming. The new world order will come the same way Hemingway said he went bankrupt, “Gradually, then suddenly.” Meanwhile, if Jesus could talk about joy as he was facing the cross, we can follow his instructions to pray and find joy. We can have peace and be of good cheer because JESUS has overcome the world.

 

Father, thank You that the hysteria over the lies is abating. Thank You for the brave leaders You have given us. Thank You that Pastor Pawlowski has been vindicated by the courts. Please use Dr Simone Gold as mightily as you used Pastor Pawlowski as she begins her prison ministry. Please vindicate her as You did Pastor Pawlowski. Please bring worldwide revival. Please fight against those who fight against us. (Ps 35:1) Please frustrate their plans and increase our energy resources. Please increase our meat, fruit, and vegetable yields. Please show the public the truth about the shots. Thank You that the Holy Spirit is a free Spirit (Ps 51:12) Thank You that Jesus sets us free as does the Holy Spirit. Thank You that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

1 Kurt E. Koch, Occult ABC, as cited in Where Did All the People GO?