- The Holy Spirit for John is always active and requires no preconditions.
John’s Jesus is emboldened by the power of the Holy Spirit and implies throughout the text that the Holy Spirit is active in lives of individuals prior to their understanding of the Spirit.
- Discipleship in John’s gospel has no prerequisite other than an invitation from Jesus, “follow me.” The call “follow me” is one of forgiveness.
- The purpose of receiving the Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel is to empower the disciples to disciple others.
Revelation 1:4 - “John to the seven churches that are in Asia.”
- If Christ is a King, he has a Kingdom and, according to John, we are that Kingdom!
May God give us the grace and courage to be reborn, and to forgive, as he has forgiven us so that we will be ready, and set, so that we can go!