Jesus continue strengthening his disciples
Jesus continue strengthening his disciples John chapter 14
🖌️””Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
John 14:1 ESV
Jesus never wanted us to have life without trouble, but He promised that we could have an untroubled heart even in a troubled life. He is asking us to ‘set our heart at ease’
Jesus told them to firmly put their trust in God and in Jesus Himself; doing so would bring comfort and peace to a troubled heart.
🖌️”In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
Jesus spoke with complete confidence about heaven because he came from there!
I go to prepare a place for you : Love prepares a welcome. With love, expectant parents prepare a room for the baby. With love, the hostess prepares for her guests. Jesus prepares a place for His people because He loves them and is confident of their arrival.
🖌️”And if I go and prepare a place for you , I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
This is not only about resurrection and Holy Spirit, but about the great gathering at the end of the age.
🖌️”Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus didn’t say that He would show us a way; He said that He is the way. He didn’t promise to teach us a truth; He said that He is the truth. Jesus didn’t offer us the secrets to life; He said that He is the life. His name is enough !
🖌️” If you had known me, you would have known my Father also . From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Jesus explained why He was the only way to God; because He was and is the perfect representation of God. To know Jesus is to know God.
🖌️””Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
The 3 things we’ll do if we believe in him.
- do the works that I do
- greater works than these will he do
- you ask me anything in my name, I will do it
🖌️”If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
It isn’t fear, pride, or desire to earn blessing. The proper source of obedience is love.
🖌️”And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
Another person of the same kind-
Just as Jesus shows the nature of God the Father, so the Holy Spirit – being another of the same kind – would show the nature of Jesus.
Helper – This word has the idea of someone called to help someone else, and it could refer to an advisor, a legal defender, a mediator, or to an intercessor.
🖌️” You know him , for He dwells with you and will be in you. JOHN 14:17
Jesus would give the Holy Spirit so that He (indicating a person, not a thing) may abide in us permanently
We know the Holy Spirit, He live with us and will be in us
Jesus has given 3 assurances in this chapter.
- Evdn if he is gine from this world, His work will continue on earth
- He will send the Holy Spirit
- He (Jesus) will make himself known to his deciples
🖌️”Jesus answered him, ” If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
WHAT A BLESSED COMMUNION 🙏🏻
Praise the Lord 🙏🏻