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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled!
John 14:1-14. Let not your heart be troubled (Jesus was also troubled in John 13:); you believe in God, believe also in Me. ...I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also!"
What an amazing promise for all eternity! What a joy to follow our Lord! How blessed we are to receive such a gift? How can we grasp such a God-given miracle? What a heavenly gift for all eternity!
Like the Shepherds in the fields on that dark starry night, few of us truly understand the miracle of that night. No wonder! The birth of Jesus was truly miraculous! The eternal Son of our heavenly Father did indeed come to earth as a "helpless" baby to all who had eyes to see and hearts to understand. And remember, such understanding is only only possible for those who know our Lord and love Him with all their heart!
Centuries have passed, and the timeless events of forgotten millennia are long forgotten. But time marches on. But the joy of His birth and the truths of His Word stay with us and fill us with peace and joy!
4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23 Jesus answered and said to 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. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them.“And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
16 “A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.”
17 Then some of His disciples said among themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?” 18 They said therefore, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is saying.”19 Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’? 20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. 21 A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.25 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. 28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”
29 His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! 30 Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.”31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”[John 14:27; 16:22, 24]Lit. dwellingsNU would I have told you that I go or I would have told you; for I goMatt. 25:34; John 13:33, 36; Heb. 11:16[Acts 1:11][John 12:26; 1 Thess. 4:17]Matt. 10:3; John 11:16; 20:24–29; 21:2[John 10:9; Rom. 5:2; Eph. 2:18; Heb. 9:8; 10:19, 20][John 1:14, 17; 8:32; 18:37][John 11:25]1 Tim. 2:5[John 10:7–9; Acts 4:12]John 8:19John 12:45; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3John 10:38; 14:11, 20Deut. 18:18; John 5:19; 14:24John 5:36; 10:38Matt. 21:21; Mark 16:17; Luke 10:17Matt. 7:7; [Mark 11:24]; Luke 11:9; John 15:16; 16:23, 24; [James 1:5–7; 1 John 3:22]John 13:31NU ask Me1 John 5:3NU you will keep[John 15:26; 20:22]; Acts 2:4, 33; Rom. 8:15Comforter, Gr. Parakletos[John 15:26; 16:13; 1 John 4:6; 5:7][1 Cor. 2:14][1 John 2:27][Matt. 28:20][John 14:3, 28]John 16:16, 22[Rom. 5:10; 1 Cor. 15:20; 2 Cor. 4:10]John 10:38; 14:111 John 2:5revealLuke 6:16; Acts 1:132 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 3:17; [1 John 2:24]; Rev. 3:20; 21:3John 5:19Luke 24:49Comforter, Gr. ParakletosJohn 15:261 Cor. 2:13John 2:22; 12:16; 1 John 2:20Luke 1:79; [John 16:33; 20:19; Phil. 4:7]; Col. 3:15John 14:3, 18NU omits I saidJohn 16:16[John 5:18; Phil. 2:6]John 13:19[John 12:31][John 8:46; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15; 1 Pet. 1:19; 2:22]Is. 50:5; John 10:18; Phil. 2:8Matt. 15:13Or lifts up[Matt. 13:12][John 13:10; 17:17]; Eph. 5:26John 17:23; Eph. 3:17; [Col. 1:23]Hos. 14:8; [Gal. 5:22, 23]2 Cor. 3:5Matt. 3:101 John 2:14John 14:13; 16:23NU omits you willPs. 22:23; [Matt. 5:16]; John 13:31; 17:4; [Phil. 1:11]; 1 Pet. 4:11John 8:31John 5:20; 17:26John 14:15[John 16:24]; 1 John 1:4John 13:34; 1 John 3:11Rom. 12:9Eph. 5:2; 1 John 3:16[Matt. 12:50; 28:20]; John 14:15, 21; Acts 10:42; 1 John 3:23, 24Gen. 18:17John 6:70; 13:18; 15:19; 1 John 4:10[Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Col. 1:6]John 14:13; 16:23, 24John 7:7; 1 John 3:131 John 4:5John 17:14Matt. 10:24; John 13:16Ezek. 3:7Matt. 10:22; 24:9; [1 Pet. 4:14]; Rev. 2:3John 9:41; 15:24[Rom. 1:20; James 4:17]1 John 2:23John 3:2John 14:9Ps. 35:19; 69:4; 109:3–5Luke 24:49; [John 14:17]; Acts 2:4, 33Comforter, Gr. Parakletos1 John 5:6Luke 24:48; 1 Pet. 5:1; 2 Pet. 1:16Matt. 3:14; Luke 1:2; 1 John 1:1Matt. 11:6John 9:22Acts 8:1John 8:19; 15:21; Acts 13:27; Rom. 10:2NU, M omit to youNU theirJohn 7:33; 13:33; 14:28; 17:11Matt. 17:23; [John 16:20, 22]Acts 2:33Acts 1:8; 2:1–4, 37Acts 2:22Acts 2:32John 5:32Acts 26:18[Luke 10:18]Mark 4:33[John 14:17]John 14:26; Acts 11:28; Rev. 1:19John 15:26Matt. 11:27; John 3:35NU, M takes of Mine and will declareJohn 7:33; 12:35; 13:33; 14:19; 19:40–42; 20:19John 13:3understandMark 16:10; Luke 23:48; 24:17Luke 24:32, 41Gen. 3:16; Is. 13:8; 26:17; 42:14; 1 Thess. 5:3Luke 24:41; John 14:1, 27; 20:20; Acts 2:46; 13:52; 1 Pet. 1:8Matt. 7:7; [John 14:13; 15:16]John 17:13John 15:11John 7:13[John 14:21, 23]John 3:13John 13:1, 3; 16:5, 10, 17John 21:17John 17:8Zech. 13:7; Matt. 26:31, 56; Mark 14:27, 50; Acts 8:1John 20:10own things or placeJohn 8:29[Is. 9:6; Rom. 5:1; Eph. 2:14]2 Tim. 3:12NU, M omit willRom. 8:37; [1 John 4:4]The New King James Version. 1982 (Jn 14:1-16:33). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
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