Upper Room Discourse, Part 8

1) Verse 1, (Unity), (Cross, R. A. S., Love).

a) He came to go to the cross and pay the penalty for our sins.

b) He also knew that He was going back to be with the Father so His Resurrection, Ascension and Session (R.A.S.) are in view.

c) He had love for the believer.

2) Verse 3, (Divine Perfection), (Glorification, Incarnation, Resurrection).

a) Glorification seated at the right hand of the Father therefore His Session is in view.

b) Came out from God as the God / Man in hypostatic Union to go to the Cross, Incarnation is in view.

c) His Resurrection and Ascension.

3) Verse 4, (Material Completeness), (Resurrection, Human, Priest).

a) The power of resurrection.

b) Putting aside His deity to operate in Hypostatic humanity as a servant.

c) Assumed His priestly position.

4) Verse 5, (Grace), (Priest washing, Rebound, Walk in Christ).

a) The washing water used by the Priest is the cross.

b) The Confession of our sins, Rebound, because of the Cross

c) Our ability to walk clean daily as a result of His resurrection, and our new life.

Verses 6-10, (6-Man, 7-Spiritual Perfection, 8-Super Abundant and New, 9-Conclusion of a Matter, 10-Perfect Divine Order)

5) Verse 6-10, Peter, (Ignorance, Over zealousness and False sincerity).

a) Ignorant of Bible doctrine

b) Over zealous and misguided in application

c) False sincerity: wanting to be saved again.

6) Verse 6-10, Jesus, (Wisdom, Fellowship, Daily Cleansing).

a) Wisdom and understanding where once there was ignorance

b) Daily Fellowship with Him

c) The Grace provision of daily washing since we are already saved.

7) Verse 12, (Governmental Perfection),

(Work completed, Raised as the God / Man, Seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest Advocate).

a) The work for daily washing, the Cross, is completed.

b) He resumes His position of Deity as the God / Man.

c) He is once again seated at the right of God this time in Hypostatic Union as our High Priest Advocate, 1 John 2:1.

or,

(Raised as the God / Man, Seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest Advocate, Keep learning about His completed work).

a) He resumes His position of Deity as the God / Man.

b) He is once again seated at the right of God this time in Hypostatic Union as our High Priest Advocate, 1 John 2:1.

c) God is now able to pour our His Doctrine to us and we are to keep learning about the perfectly completed work of our Lord.

Interestingly, verses 2 and 11 are not included in our groupings of 3, why?

In verse 2 we have two characters mentioned, the Devil and Judas. In the Bible two is the number of division, so we see the intention of Satan and Judas, in their betrayal, to separate out Jesus from mankind, to stop His gracious priestly work upon the Cross.

In verse 11 we have the number of disorder, disorganization, imperfection and disintegration. By no coincidence is verse 11 the second mention of Judas’ betrayal and the fact that “not all of you are clean”.

Our Lord recognizes that not all members of the human race will accept His saving work for salvation. As a result they will not be able to utilize that same work for the daily cleansing through the confession of their sins post salvation that is necessary to “walk in he Light as He Himself is in the Light.” Not everyone will be able to live in the daily portion that God has for them.

In conclusion the message is:

John 13:1, “He came to go to the cross and pay the penalty for our sins, knowing that He was going back to be with the Father by means of His Resurrection, Ascension and Session (R.A.S.), because He loved us, (only believers are in view here). 3He is glorified from eternity past seated at the right hand of the Father in session as a result of His incarnation as the God / Man in Hypostatic Union who would go to the Cross, be raised, (on the third day), and ascend to heaven to be with God forever. 4The power that raised Him will also raise mankind because He put aside His deity and operated humbly in His humanity the servant High Priest. 5The washing water used by the Priest is the Cross which provides for the confession of our sins, (rebound), giving us the ability to daily walk clean in Him because of His resurrection, and our new life. 6-10In wrong application man shows his ignorance of Bible doctrine, over zealousness leading to misguided application, and displays a false sincerity desiring to be saved repeatedly. 6-10In Jesus, there is wisdom and understanding where once there was ignorance, daily fellowship with Him, because of the grace provision of daily washing post salvation. 12The work for daily washing (the Cross), is completed once and for all. Therefore, Christ resumed His position (emphasizing His deity) as the God / Man and is seated at the right of God in Hypostatic Union as our High Priest Advocate.

Alternate ending:

12Christ resumed His position (emphasizing His deity) as the God / Man and is seated at the right of God in Hypostatic Union as our High Priest Advocate. Now God is able to pour out His doctrine on us and we are commanded to keep learning about and applying the completed work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

All of this speaks to God’s perfect Plan for the administration of the believer’s life during the Church Age so that we can achieve daily Spiritual Perfection to the glory of God.