In the discourse that runs from John 14-17 Jesus reveals His final destiny and what is in store for His followers. While He is on earth He can only be with a few men at any given time, but when He has accomplished what the Father has set for Him to do the Holy Spirit will come and fill the believers and direct their lives. He will be everywhere the believers are, not limited to a few at a time. John 16.8-13 tells us when the Holy Spirit comes He will convict the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgement. Sin is then defined as not believing in the Lordship of Jesus. Righteousness is defined as the finished work of Jesus the Messiah, including His ascension to Heaven, thus revealing and confirming the full acceptance of His perfect sacrifice. Judgement is defined as Satan has been found guilty and sentenced to eternal punishment. When the Spirit comes into our lives He will lead us into all the truth, revealing things beyond the obvious, insights into the mind of God. Troubles will come because you are still in the world but if you ask anything in my name the Father will give it to you.
John 17 continues with the same vein of thought in Jesus prayer, that the Father will glorify the Son because of His accomplished work, bringing salvation to men. The believers are not of this world just as Jesus is not of this world, for we have been transformed, changed from dead to living. The world hates them just as they hated Jesus, because of the conviction of the Holy Spirit as stated earlier. But the Spirit brings Unity and Joy and Peace and Love into the hearts of the believers.
God is still in the life saving business. Though the world is in opposition to Him He still calls men, He still changes hearts, He still reveals and shines light into the darkest recesses of mens lives and saves them. God glorifies Himself daily in our lives when we yield ourselves to Him. God has big plans for you as you bow to Him daily, and there is nothing so satisfying as seeing the Holy Spirit step into someones life bringing eternal change to them. Pray today for Jesus to glorify Himself in you.