Many like me have not claimed this treasure, even though Jesus spoke of this mind-blowing storehouse of truth, knowledge, awareness, and wisdom that was placed within our reach. I feel that we have been like a poor person, unaware of the large amount credited to his bank account.
And as this brings glory to Jesus Christ, we should be in possession of it. The treasure is available in the verses from John 16:14-15.
He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. (version NKJV)
Since you cannot believe what you have read, here it is in the two amplified versions of the Bible.
He will glorify and honor Me, because He (the Holy Spirit) will take from what is Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Because of this I said that He [the Spirit] will take from what is Mine and will reveal it to you. (version Amplified Bible)
He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. (version Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)
The reason I am excited is that this points to all the things that Father God has, including the awareness of the truth, the word of knowledge, and many other dimensions that Jesus had.
Let us take the interaction between Nathanael and Jesus. Nathanael was hesitant to come and meet Jesus when he was called by James. He made this observation – “What good can come from Nazareth?” And finally, when James told him to come anyway and see, this interesting conversation happened between Nathaneal and Jesus.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit! Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?”Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, “I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe?” (John 1:43-51 NKJV)
Isn’t it wonderful that Jesus knew where Nathanael was before Philip called? The two occasions when Jesus spoke with awareness enabled Nathanael to recognize Jesus Christ as the Lord and Saviour.
In the Bible, we read of many instances in which Jesus discerned and knew the thoughts of the people, the situations, and the provisions available beforehand. He addressed matters directly and spoke with power and authority.
Even when Jesus had to pay tax, he precisely instructed the disciples on how to source the gold coins needed to pay the tax.
When the wine ran out at the wedding in Cana, Jesus knew exactly what to do.
Jesus knew how the 5,000 men and others could be fed.
Jesus knew how to still the storms, which his disciples felt were life-threatening in the boat.
Jesus knew in which room he and his disciples would gather for supper. He had told his disciples to go to a certain place and follow a man carrying a jug of water. (ref. Luke 22:10)
Isn’t it exciting that, as people who believe in Jesus, the Holy Spirit will reveal all these things to us? We will only be in receiving mode if we are aware of what we can receive. Everyone who expects to receive something asks. Only those who are certain of receiving will extend their hand to receive.
Here are two more versions of the same verses we discussed when we started this article. Take this upgrade as your own and nurture the thoughts for the next sixty days.
He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” (version NIV)
He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.” (version NLT)
I sincerely hope you value what the Lord Jesus has wanted to give you. Receive and walk in the greater authority Jesus Christ wants us to live with. But, like in a garden, plants take time to grow and bear fruit, so we need to camp and keep meditating on the verses for two months. For sixty days, remember these verses and what they mean from time to time in your days.
Another secret is to share this treasure with your dear friends or relatives, so that together you can encourage and grow in what Jesus Christ wants you to have.