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what "these" refers: does it mean that Nathanael will receive revelations greater than that
the One Who spoke to him is the Son of God, and the King of Israel, or that he will
receive greater revelations than the others who were with him? Having made this
statement to Nathanael, the Lord then turns to the others and says to them all:
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of
God ascending and descending upon the Son of man" (verse 51).
This might be an indication that they all would see this, yet Nathanael even more.
Whether this is so or not, it is clear that the exercise of faith leads on to the apprehension
of yet greater truths.
Those who seek the Truth, will find. Genuine doubt is no real hindrance, and it has
been said with some truth, that the one who has never doubted, has never really believed.
At the commencement of the Lord's earthly ministry it was the one who began by
doubting who made the greatest statement of faith: at the close of His ministry it was the
one who has become known as "doubting Thomas" who made the declaration of faith:
"My Lord and my God". The Lord never despises honest doubt, indeed it would seem
that to those who are "without guile", who are anxious not to be deceived, are given the
greater insights to the "deep things of God".