“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 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? 3 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. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and 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. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “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. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is 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 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 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still 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 that I have 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 hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.
Rise, let us go from here.
Jesus ends this Word of God telling us to rise up over difficulty.
He begins and repeats that We need to not be troubled, do not be afraid.
How did Jesus want us to do that when in Mark 10 the Word of God tells us the disciples lived in awe of Jesus and fear. So much so that they did not listen to His Words. Like do not be hard hearted and immediately the disciples chased children away from Jesus.
Believe, believe, believe, believe, believe. 5 Times Jesus says to do this. And then receive. Rounding the chapter up is know.
How are we to Believe? The Way, the Truth, the Life. The Authority of Father God in the Word of God. 3 Times Jesus says: Keep His Commandments, Keep His Commandments, Keep His Commandments. Abide in the Word and Jesus will dwell with us and Give us, today, The Holy Spirit to Help us.
The first Chapter of the Word of God is to have Light. God sees His Creation as good. Be salt and light. Flavorful, announce hope, faith and love. When we are able to abide in His Words, we can see the Good. God sees the world, the world, not just Church, God sees the World as worthy of His Love and of His Son.
Does Jesus see the World as easy? Of course not, He is telling us He is going to Die to change the world.
Jesus is telling us in spite of troubles ~ "Rise up".
Genesis 1: 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
If God believes this, we find what makes the day sufficient and good. We find strength knowing our prayers are heard. God delights in His Creation - you. Where you truly dwell is your eternal soul. Making this hearth, eternal and welcoming to God. Abba is Love.
Abba, our Father, Ancient of Days, Lord of Lords, King of Kings,
1 John 4:8 Because God is love.
Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God gives His Child. The Goal is Eternal Life with God. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
What will God bring us for Living in His Word and Commandments? We know in His Word, Jesus gives to us. Gives Christ dwelling in our hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law where we truly are unable to reach. Where we are mortal and frail and flawed. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Father God, in Great Expectation - in the Name of Jesus - I lift up those that I love to You. When we call with Love, You Love First and Best and Enjoy our Prayers. And I will see in this life - I will taste and see - The Goodness of God. We will laugh in times to come of the goodness You prepare us to walk in.
One mere touch of the Favor of God transforms us.
We are praying for the Epi pen increasing in price 500% since 2009. We are praying for our life spans decreasing in the USA and costs rising. We pray the large stores open up trade for affordability. Just as they did for the Zika need for mosquito repellent. Thank God for trade, Retail, being interested in the standard of living. Bless Walmart for leading the way in looking for solutions.
Bless our Grocery Stores for being good employers. Also Bless the Grocery stores for helping the unfortunate. Help us to see the Good in our lives. I see our local Randall's puts out food for the surrounding elderly and apartments to enjoy at very great prices. God Bless the Family of George Mitchell who turned so many of our apartments into communities that assist the elderly and those with physical limitations. Placing them within walking distance.
We will expect the Light of Christ to shine. We will celebrate the Light. We will see more of Heaven done on earth. We call on Jesus for this. We will Love.
Praying for us all to have good health.
Blessing our communities with health and hope and joy. Our Churches with Jesus and His Word. Our Churches to raise up men to lead their sons and families, with such verve and flair that our media again honors men in families. Men who will exemplify the compassion of Timothy, Mark, Luke, Silvanus. Bless the persistence of Pastors. And praying families. Our Nation to Shine with Your Brightness. Calling Upon the Highest Name. Jesus the Lord.
What did Jesus tell us? Be persistent in prayer with Hope. He will answer us. Thank God. In Jesus - Continue to hold up Louisiana with prayer. My mother in Physical Rehabilitation and her hearing. My ear infection to clear up. And my family to continue in health and hope. Amen.