16 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended*.
Offended?!…was Jesus ushering in the hyper-sensitive millennial generation? Not hardly! *G4624 σκανδαλίζω skandalizo (skan-d̮a-liy’-zō) v. 1. to entrap, i.e. trip up. 2. (figuratively) to stumble. 3. (causative) to entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure.
Jesus had spoken these things so that the Apostles would not be taken by false doctrine. Exposing false doctrine was of paramount importance to Jesus.
Luke 21:8 “And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.” Satan has but one mode of operation and it is best summed up as “did God really say that?”
Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more subtil (crafty, smart) than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Satan wants you to question the commandments of YHVH.
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues*: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
*G656 ἀποσυνάγωγος aposunagogos (a-po-sïn-a’-ğō-ğos) adj. 1. (properly) cut off from the gathering. 2. (religiously) excommunicated. I believe we have already been cut-off from the gatherings. The catholic church has organized paganism to replace the Feasts of YHVH.
The ex-communicate will happen as well. It will be the individual that will say “hey this isn’t in the Bible”, or “why don’t we do ___” and the ‘powers of the pulpit’ will ask them to leave as they believe in the Romanized religion. This is the “church” saying “did God really say that?”
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
They have not the truth. John 8:45 “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”
Titus 1:14 “Not giving heed to Jewish fables (Pharisees/Talmud), and commandments of men (Roman Mithra), that turn from the truth.”
1 John 2:4 “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
- The ‘going away” this is the wedding ceremony… going to prepare the bridal chamber/house.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove* the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
- G1651 ἐλέγχω elegcho (e-leng’-chō) v. to confute, admonish (warn or reprimand someone firmly.)
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 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.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
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.
Isaiah 35:10 “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
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.
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.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
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.
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.
Ole Joel Osteen and the prosperity preachers are lying to you! Likewise, Mr. Sensitive and the millennial mindset [offended] are ready to throw in the towel.
This world, and its prince (Satan), are here just to torment and we can not get caught up in the chaos. Our joy is in the world to come.
Revelation 21:5 “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”}