Book of John 14:19-31

Book of John 14:19-31

Remember, we are reading the Personal Words of Lord Jesus.  In the Scriptures, the Apostle Paul, John, and Peter backs up what Jesus says.  We left off, where Jesus gave 3 assurances to the disciples, some encouragement about what the disciples were thinking and wondering about.

1st assurance: disciples feared this was the end what they were part of

2nd assurance: disciples feared Jesus was abandoning them

3rd assurance: the disciples feared the discipleship program was over

John 14:19 “In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also.  {Jesus become personal}

  • The world and the disciples saw Jesus only in the flesh; the disciples would see Him in a spiritual sense, with Jesus living in them and His Saints.
  • From the moment the Lord Jesus was taken down from the cross and entombed, Jesus disappeared from the eyes of the world.
  • Old saying, Out of mind, out of sight.

For a short time, the world saw Jesus with their own eyes, will not see him until Jesus returns to the earth in the clouds of heaven to judge the world, and then every eye shall see Jesus.

This is where faith comes in.

  • As surely as Jesus rise from the dead, so shall we.
  • Jesus resurrection shall be the proof and pledge of our resurrection.
  • And because Jesus lives a life of intercession for His Saints at the right hand of God, the Saints shall live a life of grace and peace here on the earth, and a life of glory after we are changed. 

Revelation 1:17-18 When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, “Stop being afraid!

 I am the first and the last,  (18)  the living one. I was dead, but look,  I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Jesus said because I live, ye shall live also. that higher and eternal life over which death has no power either in Christ or His followers.

Christ has this life in Himself

John 5:26 Just as the Father has life in himself, so also he has granted the Son to have life in himself, {this is important – granted}

His Saints derives life from Jesus

John 5:21 Just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to those he chooses

John 14:20 At that time you will know that I am in my Father, that you are in me, and that I am in you.

“At that day”: What is “that day”? It is the day that began with Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit is given.

You in me, and I in you”: The most profound statement in the Gospel of John or in the whole Bible, so that a little child can understand them.

“You in Me” means salvation. To be saved means to be in Christ. That is why Peter says that we are saved by baptism.

1 Peter 3:21 Baptism, which is symbolized by that water, now saves you also, not by removing dirt from the body, but by asking God for a clear conscience based on the resurrection of Jesus, the Messiah,

  • Baptism means identification, and it means to be identified with Jesus.
  • The Father sees everyone as either in Christ or out of Christ.
  • You are either in Him by faith or you are out of Him with your sins still upon you.
  • If you are in Christ, then God sees you in Christ, and His righteousness is your righteousness. You stand complete in Him.

“I in you”—that is sanctification. That is being Christian living down here.

Paul wrote:

Galatians 2:20 I no longer live, but the Messiah lives in me, and the life that I am now living in this body I live by the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

John 14:21 The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him.”

  • Don’t say that you love Christ if you are not obeying Him.
  • He is making this very clear here.
  • Jesus is going to reveal Himself to the one who loves Him.
  • Later He says that it is the Holy Spirit who will take the things of Jesus and show them to you.
  • Where does He do this? In the Scriptures.
  • That is where Jesus is told who He is: The Logos.

John 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) asked him, “Lord, how is it that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”

“Judas” = Thaddaeus, The only mention of this Judas in NT. Not Judas Iscariot.

The Lord Jesus answers him and His answer is the rest of the chapter.

Judas, who was probably thinking that the kingdom of Christ should extend over all the earth, wonders how this can be, to Jesus disciples and not to the world.

How is it that”: an expression of surprise, you say, meaning of it, can it be or reason of it.

There are three ways:

By Fellowship               vs. 23

By Indwelling Spirit       vs. 24,25

By Inner Peace vs. 26, 27

John 14:23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him.

Ephesians 3:17 and that the Messiah would make his home in your hearts through faith. Then, having been rooted and grounded in love,

Christ is in me!

Galatians 2:20 I no longer live, but the Messiah lives in me, and the life that I am now living in this body I live by the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Fellowship with God:

If a believer loves and obeys the Lord, he or she will experience fellowship with God.

  • The issue, Fellowship with God is our love for Him by our obedience.
  • How about your love for Him?
  • Is He real to you?
  • These are the things that are important.

The way the world is going to find out about the Lord Jesus is through us, and obedience is imperative. We need to explain Jesus to others.

Profession is not worth anything. “Our actions speak so loudly I can’t hear what you are saying.

John 14:24 The one who does not love me does not keep my words. The words that you’re hearing me say are not mine, but come from the Father who sent me. 

 how many times has Jesus said this – must be important.

  • If a person does not love Jesus, he or she will not obey Him.
  • Disobedience is a serious matter.
  • Just saying I love Jesus, does not prove it.
  • Only one way to show love to Jesus.

1 Corinthians 16:22 If anyone doesn’t love the Lord, let him be condemned! May our Lord come!  {or Accursed, Excommunicated}

John 14:25 I have told you this while I am still with you.

Jesus told His disciples these things while He was with them, but when the Holy Spirit come, He would remind the disciples of all things that Jesus had said, and would teach … all things,    We will see this in verse 26 

1 Corinthians 2:13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you.

A special promise to the apostles to teach them all things.

1 John 2:1 My little children, I’m writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous.

2 Timothy 2:7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you to understand all these things.

John 14:27 I am leaving you at peace. I am giving you my own peace. I am not giving it to you as the world gives. So don’t let your hearts be troubled, and don’t be afraid.

“Peace”:  Not shalom, but spiritual peace that only Christ can give.

Peace with God

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Peace of God

Philippians 4:7 Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Don’t be afraid

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. “Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.

John 14:28 You have heard me tell you, ‘I am going away, but I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.

How many times does Jesus have to say this to His disciples.

This does not mean that Jesus is less than deity. Greater indicates a difference in rank. As the humble, submissive Son, Jesus submitted Himself to the authority of His Father

1 Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the Messiah is the head of every man, and man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of the Messiah.

If ye loved me, you would rejoice. The Apostle Peter says this.  A gentle rebuke to the disciples. Their desire that he should not go away was due, in part at least, to selfish motives

1 Peter 1:8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, (9) for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

‘I am going away {by my death}, but I am coming back {by my resurrection}.

John 14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

Jesus wanted to make sure his death should not be a stumbling-block to individuals, that is why Jesus what will happen after with His resurrection.

So when it happens, people may believe.

Matthew 28:7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

John 14:30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

Satan, prince of this world and his demons, are involved in the blinding and controlling of every unbelievers on the earth, Satan has no power over Jesus and His Saints. 

All unbelievers are bound by Satan

Acts 26:18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

All unbelievers are children of Satan

1 John 3:8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

All unbelievers are blinded by Satan

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  (4)  The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 

2 Corinthians 3:14-15 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.  (15)  Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.

All unbelievers are under Satan’s power

1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

All Unbelievers enslaved to Satan 

Matthew 12:26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?  {vs. 22-29}

This includes all of the religions of the world.  No believers in these religions.

Remember, an unbeliever lives have been invaded by Satan influence, but without Jesus protection and God’s power they are open to Satan and demon influence. 

They have free will to use to make wise choices and can limit the amount of

influence demons can have over them.

They can be very good or bad individuals, but they are still unbeliever.

John 12:31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

In a few hours He would be arrested and His disciples scattered. The “Prince of this world” was coming.

Jesus Christ would have another encounter with Satan, which probably took place in the Garden of Gethsemane.  After that, He would go to the cross for the sins of the world.  After His ascension, the Comforter would come to live in believers.

John 14:31 But I am doing what the Father has commanded me to let the world know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us leave this place.”

Jesus’ obedience in the hour of trial demonstrated that he so loved the Father that he sought not his own will, but the Father’s will.

Notice, they left this place, sang a song.  Get up! Let’s get going! It’s time to leave the Passover meal and go to the garden, Mount of Olives.

Matthew 26:30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.        {This is where the Passover Services ends.}

Chapters 15 & 16 is where Jesus and the disciples are going to the Mount of Olives in discussion.

Chapter 17 is Jesus prayer to the Father upon entering the garden

John 18:1 reads they crossed the Kidron Valley into the Garden

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