John 14:1-3 (NIV) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me.
In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
How does it feel to know that as believers of God and Jesus, that they are making us a room at the Father’s house? When we come to know Christ and love him we gain access to a place that is beyond anything we could ever imagine or build here on earth. Let us thank God that he sent Jesus in the first place and will send him again. Let us also thank Jesus for loving us and the father so much that he fulfilled his calling in his time on earth. Without that where would we be? Definitely not looking forward to the room in God’s house!
John 13:34-35 (NIV) “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Jesus is letting the disciples know that his time on earth is coming near and he will be going home to the Father. He gives them and us a task that would seem easy at first glance, that is love. We seem to have a hard time loving our neighbors, maybe even our family. I see the devil doing his best to try and make it look like Jesus didn’t have disciples and he didn’t die for our sins, but brothers and sisters I am here to glorify Jesus Christ and God Almighty! They fulfilled scripture and I am on a journey to spread that message with everyone I can! Please join me in my journey by passing on this great news! You never know who needs this to be introduced to them!
John 12:48-50 (NIV) There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.
For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it.
I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
Before Jesus’ time on earth was up he called to the heavens to show the Jews yet another miracle of God. (John 12:28 (NIV) Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”). But in order for the God’s will to be done, not all of them could believe Jesus. So, Jesus told them about there being a judge that will hold them accountable for denying Jesus and God. Jesus only spoke into the world what God prompted him to. And what God prompted him is what leads us to eternal life, believing in Jesus!
John 11:25-26 (NIV) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus is speaking to lazarus’s sister Martha. This is also true today, if we will rejoice and accept Jesus as our Savior, we will never die spiritually! How great is it that we have a savior and God that doesn’t make us wait for glory, but they will show us glory in our life if we believe and open our eyes! Jesus performed the miracle of bringing Lazarus back to life after being in a tomb for 4 days. How great is it that he can bring us from our sins and help us be reborn! Hallelujah! Share his glory!
John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Jesus is our Sheppard. In the chapter of John, Jesus is speaking to the Jews and telling them that through him we are saved. We must believe! They still choose to not listen, and attempt to stone him, but he even tells them, that they will not kill him, but that he will lay his life down and rise up again because, God gave him that power! Amen!
John 9:4-5 (NIV) As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Jesus was only doing as Good instructed him to do while on earth, to give God the glory and perform miracles. In John 9, we learn about the man who was born blind, but Jesus helped him see after he put mud over his eyes and had him wash it off. Jesus gave everyone plenty of chances to see that he was the son of God, but sinners did not want to accept this. Do we have the same problem today? Are we too proud to admit, we are sinners and fall short of pleasing God everyday. Do we not understand that God loves us despite our failures and wants nothing, but the best for us. We should be praising his name every chance we get! Praise you God for all the wonderful things you have done for us, all the lessons that we have learned and for sending you son to make us believers!
John 8:49-51 (NIV) “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”
The Jews were questioning at this point if Jesus was possessed by a demon. They didn’t believe him, because he had just kept them from stoning a woman that was caught while committing adultry. He had said for the first stone to be cast by the person who had committed no sins. Same as today, noone could cast that stone, but Jesus Christ. They were having a hard time understanding that Jesus wasn’t there to glorify himself, but to glorify God. He seemed like the outcast, since others did not understand. Do you feel that way today? Do you feel like you don’t have any friends? Sometimes that is because you are living the life God called you to live. Usually in this world big groups of people are full of sin and trouble. Jesus taught the ones that would listen, he never once tried to join a group to fit in, neither should you! God will give you the people you need in your life to fulfill your purpose here.
John 7:8 (NIV) You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.”
Jesus was so in tune with God that he knew something that we have a hard time with, timing. We want what we want NOW. That isn’t how it works. You must realize in God’s PERFECT timing, his will will be done. We just need to stay faithful and obiedent. He has promised the faithful and obiedent blessings beyond what we can imagine. Just ask God to come in your heart and help you be patient for his timing, and to help you do the things you need to do in order to be prepared for his blessings!