In the previous verse John the Baptist declared that Jesus must increase but I must decrease.  That was easy to say but soon John was to be put in Herod’s prison and Jesus would go on with greater signs that were to prove who He was as Messiah.  Perhaps John didn’t know that decreasing would be so fast and so harsh.  Then he sends two of his disciples to Jesus to ask, “Are you the One that should come, or do we look for another?”  Jesus didn’t answer except one thing, “Go and tell John what you see and hear.”  Then we have a simple catalogue of Jesus signs, even the raising of the dead.
Now John confesses that Jesus is from above and John is from the earth in our text.  He even says Jesus came from Heaven.  Nicodemus was told that in previous verse.  John does say there are people (very religious) that don’t believe Jesus came from Heaven.  When we do receive this testimony we say that God is true.  I have 60 years’ experience that Jesus is the true God along with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
The presence of the Spirit was definitely in full force with Christ.  That may not be exactly true in all believers.  You can see this by reading I Corinthians.  I do want the Holy Spirit to have me completely.
Now we come to that beautiful verse 36.  He is now saying this. We can have it if we want but then the clause is added, “Shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him.” If you are unbelieving you will face God’s wrath.
 I thank God I am saved.

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