John 16: 25-27.
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.
At that day ye shall ask in My Name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God.
When Jesus said that He had spoken to them in proverbs, the word could just as accurately have been translated as “figurative language.” He had used phrases such as in a little while; He had also used the example of childbirth to describe pain followed by joy.
Now, however, He is telling them that the time has come for Him to speak plainly of the Father; that they could now go to the Father Himself, in Jesus’ Name, and they could do so confidently because of an amazing truth:
The Father loved them, because they loved Jesus, the Son. I John 5:1 says that he who loves the Son also loves the Father, because they are One.