John Chapter 14 Discussion

  • Warren R R Frank on John 14:18
    I believe in Jesus Christ, begotten Son of God. Many say they have invited the Holy Spirit to dwell in their hearts.....But this is not what Jesus said: John 14:15-18 If you love me, keep my commandments and I will pray the Father and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. I believe that the Comforter is the very Spirit of Truth and that Jesus is the Spirit of truth: for when He was in the world could not receive Him; neither knew Him, But the disciples knew Him because He dwelled with them, and shall be in them. He will not leave them comfortless: He will come to them and he will be in them. Jesus had to die, that he shall come in Spirit. I believe that Jesus will pray for every one likewise, whosoever loves Him and keeps His commandments. Jesus is the word of God and His words are spirit and they are life. We can know the Father and Jesus Christ whom He sent. Jesus sits at the right hand of God. He made no mention as to where the holy spirit shall sit. Yea, we are the branches He is the true vine. As branches we abide in Him. His words must be in and then He shall abide in us. But. if we do not bear fruit, we are cast of from the vine. The fruit is understanding the spiritual meaning of the word of God not the fruits of the Spirit without understanding which we shall have if we receive the good seed into the good ground. It seems that no one understand how we are to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God; if we do not humble ourselves, God shall not give us grace. I do not believe that salvation is a gift of God. Grace in the only freely gift of God which comes from Jesus. I do not think that many have grace or faith, because many have exalted themselves. Many complain about suffering, Some suffer according to the will of God. I suffer and I believe I suffer accordingly. The Father plants us as branches if we continue in the words Jesus spoke.
  • Sacha - in Reply on John 14:18
    Thankyou Warren R R Frank ,i have suffered also ,most of us have ,especially by the time we are middle aged ,i also believe that almost all of my sufferings were caused by me ,my own sinfull behaviour and the consequences of such ,i also know that God is extremely mercifull to us all and even though i am a sinner ,still ,He has always been mercifull to me and always will be ,i try very hard not to take His mercies for granted though , i need Him ,all day every day i need Him .
  • Gerald Webber on John 14
    Looking for the scripture that talks about being cast out of the churches for your righteousness
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on John 14
    Hello Gerald,

    Oops. I replied to Jesse. I'll reply to you(again) so you receive an e-mail. To add to what Jesse offered you. Maybe John 16:1-3.

    God Bless.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 14
    You might be thinking of Matthew 5:20?
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on John 14
    Hello Gerald,

    To add to what Jesse offered you. Maybe John 16:1-3.

    God Bless.
  • Gerald Webber - in Reply on John 14
    Absolutely not. That has nothing at all to do with what I said. Being persecuted and put out of the churches for your righteousness sake. In other words your truth has threatened the authorities of the churches and you are asked to leave. There is indeed a scripture that says that, I have already included in my book in another chapter, but it is a long book and it is hard to locate.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on John 14
    Here's some more for you Gerald. Matthew 5:10-12.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 14

    Maybe Matthew 5:10 might be what you are looking for, which says "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

    This is just a guess on my part. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
  • Jacqueline R Stewart on John 14
    Rev Young said a prayer that overwhelmed me. He said on the Winning Walk TV show. I think it was March 1st broadcast, or perhaps February 22nd broadcast. I was truly inspired by this prayer and would like to have a copy so I can pray it.

    Can you help me find it?
  • Margaret Coleman on John 14
    This greater works God means exactly what he said. I have had pastors say he didn't mean it that work. But I believe exactly what he said. HE said whatsoever you ask the father in Jesus name he will do it. Because of our helper, the Holy Spirit, we can do it. The HOLY SPIRIT IS WORKING IN US. That is how it is being done, the greater works, He sent the Holy Spirit to live on the inside of us to do that Greater Works. I can remember sitting in a church to be specific Word of Faith international Christian Center in Southfield,MI. After praise and worship, the usual lady gave a word of prophecy and a minister on stage interpret the prophecy. For the first time in my life I prophesize in the service but the pastor did not interpret the prophecy but God did. There were complete silence in the place for at least 60 minutes as I can remember but Bishop Butler said it was 70 minutes (he couldn't preach, no singing) but suddenly one of the band member was dancing without music, a young man was running very fast. 70 minutes . That occurred in 2007. I had neve experience anything like that God was in control. and he is still in Control. The Holy Spirit is working through us. He said alll things are possible....
  • Tom on John 14:2
    In other translations the word mansions is translations it appears as places or abodes. I looked it up on a Greek-English NT and it is literally translated abodes. What are your thoughts?
  • Rev Jack C Gutknecht - in Reply on John 14:2
    My thoughts, Tom, is that it could very well be translated "mansion" as the King James Bible has.

    And don't you just love the hymn, IS MY NAME WRITTEN THERE?

    based on

    John 14.2

    "Oh! that beautiful city, with its mansions of light,

    With its glorified beings, in pure garments of white;

    Where no evil thing cometh to despoil what is fair;

    Where the angels are watching, yes, my name's written there."

    Mary A. Kidder, 1876.

    "in the Lamb's book of life." Revelation 21:27
  • Norm Toler on John 14:14
    This verse keeps me from losing all hope when I see all of the turbulence swirling around us in this present time.
  • Rev Jack C Gutknecht on John 14:6
    I love this hymn,"His Eye is on the Sparrow"

    Stanza 2 (based on John 14:1) goes

    2 "Let not your heart be troubled,"

    his tender word I hear,

    and resting on his goodness,

    I lose my doubts and fears;
  • BSP on John 14
    Verse 31-He loved the truths that he received from God and wanted to share them with others and he had love for the people he taught.
  • Mrs Carter on John 14
    GOD is one, Jesus CHRIST in the flesh is doing God's work. GOD is Spirit and he dwells in Jesus CHRIST. So many people get it confused misinterpreting the Bible. Thinking it's three GOD'S instead of one.
  • Lesley Mitchell on John 14
    When Jesus Christ explains to Phillip that if he has seen him then he has seen the Father. Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. Meaning that God was in Christ. But God is not flesh and blood. God is a spirit, the Holy Ghost in which is the Comforter. Meaning that the Father, Word, and Holy Ghost are one God. Not a trinity, but there is no one beside God. As the right hand of God is God's Glory and Power. God is God alone. God is Alpha and Omega; Is Was Is. God is Almighty and is everywhere.
  • Mrs Carter - in Reply on John 14
    Amen, that's right.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 14
    Hebrews 1:3

    Hebrews 8:1

    Hebrews 10:11-13

    Hebrews 12:2

    Luke 16:19

    Mark 14:62

    Romans 8:34

    Ephesians 1:21

    1 Peter 3:22

    Acts 7:55

    Colossians 3:1

    These verses should be sufficient to show that the risen Jesus Christ is now at the Father's right Hand.
  • NORMAN Carter Sr on John 14:1
    Did GOD put the Word in Mary's womb to unite with Mary's egg to be conceived as Jesus?
  • Steve - in Reply on John 14:1
    I believe the Holy Spirit moved upon Mary and she conceived Jesus , God in flesh in perfect union . So that makes Jesus the Son of God come in the flesh to save the world . I would not add more to who Jesus is , this explains everything to me .

    No one ever was born like this but Jesus . Mary was Holy or this never would have taken place . Jesus proved He was of God but the way he lived and did things by God as well , Jesus always gave credit to his father . The Lord God of all even himself .
  • Chris - in Reply on John 14:1
    My understanding on this matter is that, according to Matthew 1:20, "for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost", the seed or embryo placed in Mary's womb was entirely of the Lord. That is, the Word of God was sent in seed form to be placed in a human so that the child to be born was fully from God, as God, being born into the world in fleshly form. I don't believe that Mary contributed anything to the Holy Seed but was used by God to be the means for His Son to come into the world, in fulfilment of His Plan & the prophecies made about Him.

    So when Jesus faced Satan at that time of rigorous temptation (Matthew 4:1-11), it was Satan's goal to cause the sin nature to come into Jesus by Jesus succumbing to him, as Jesus wasn't born with such a nature. Unlike Jesus, we are the products of human seed (not Divine seed) fusing & developing, thereby we have no choice other than inheriting the sin nature of our parents. So when we are tempted to sin, Satan already has a prepared fertile ground on which to make his appeal, & so we give in easily. But with Jesus, Satan had to try desperately to cause a sin nature to develop in Him, thereby rendering His coming & being a worthy Sacrifice, a total failure, leaving mankind wallowing in his sin & eventual judgement by God for it.

    Praise be to God that Jesus resisted Satan's thrusts, proving His Divine Power over evil & being the one & only acceptable & worthy Sacrifice for our sins. What we could never do, Christ fully did for us. So the seed from which we came into the World was already clothed with a sin nature, yet when we are born again, our spirits are made new by the Spirit of God so that it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). What then causes us to fall again & again? Well, we're still in that body of flesh (from the original seed) so the battle against sin rages, until the redemption of the body (Romans 8:23) into a complete change into purity & sinlessness.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on John 14:1
    Amen, Thanks Chris.
  • Mrfloyd on John 14:26
    Where in the bible do I find,,,,in the world but not of the world
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on John 14:26
    I think you are looking for John 17:6-14
  • Ashley on John 14:26
    What is the difference between the bodies soul and spirit?
  • Chris - in Reply on John 14:26
    1 Thessalonians 5:23: "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

    As the Apostle Paul believed & is indeed the case, we are a type of trinity, without any one aspect of our make-up, we cease to be the creation that God made. The 'body' part is easy: we see it & most people give very little thought to any other aspect of our being. Yet, God has given it to us so that the 'real' parts of us can be 'housed' & that both the visible & invisible parts of us are accountable to God, unlike some who believe that we can do whatever we like with & through our bodies.

    Genesis 2:7: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."

    Even though the word 'soul' can be used almost interchangeably with 'spirit', I think we should understand it as "the life of a person". And in that 'life' we also have our faculties, emotions, reasoning powers, etc.

    However, I see that the 'spirit' given to man is quite different. Proverbs 20:27, "The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly (heart)." God gives both man & animals a spirit. In man, God can minister or speak to us. So one might be 'spiritually alive' which means, being receptive to God/to spiritual things, (1 Corinthians 2:9-11). Or one is 'spiritually dead', having no spiritual discernment or is so hindered by Satan, that he no longer is moved by God. Of what sort the spirit in animals is, I don't know, except for what Ecclesiastes 3:21 tells us.

    But when we die, our spirits return to the Lord (Ecclesiastes 12:7): we are not only accountable to God for our lives, but also we are indestructible, or the body can be destroyed but the spirit lives on, whether with God or with Satan.
  • Alex on John 14:26
    The Godhead which is the Trinity is very easy to understand even a 5 yrs old can understand it . Abraham Issac and Jacob are a beautiful picture of the Godhead, Thats y God told Moses that his Name was Abraham Isaac and Jacob and my memorial to all generations. And this Abrahamic trinity resulted in a Special Nation, the nation of Israel Gods chosen ppl and they were father Son and Granson that multiplied as the sands by the seas.and this Abraham was asked to offer up his only son Issac who does that remind us of, God the FATHER that offered up his only son Jesus a type of Issac and outta of Issac came Jacob and Esau then the 12 tribes and outta of Christ the son comes the wheat and the tares . And outta of the Wheat comes a kingdom Child The H.G. which is the ISRAEL OF GOD That God PROMISED WD BECOME AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN, ya gotta realize that this Christ has a seed to sow in humanity, Thus he is gona be multiplied as the stars of heaven which is the ISRAEL OF GOD. the real children OF PROMISE are spirits thats y Jesus said that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats the H.G. the children of PROMISE THAT RESULTS FROM OUR NEW BIRTH VIA HIS SEED ETC. Then there is another great sign The Davidic Kingdom which ISAIAH describes as Jesse, David and Solomon a FATHER SON AND GRANSON TYPE KINGDOM THAT ISAIAH SAYS WILL come in the last days ( The babes and sucklings ) the Gransons that are gona lead Us. Unless ya receive the Kingdom as a lil CHILD ETC which is the H.G. She brought forth a man CHILD that is gonna rule ALL NATIONS NO EXCEPTIONS . A heavenly Jacob that the sun nor any heat can lite on simply b/c he is Spirit and gona be born in US sinners . Which is our new heart and new spirit that answers to the New heaven and the New Earth . No more SEAS implies no more SEAS of humanity that has not been washed by his Blood

    . Unto him that has loved us and has washed US from our sins in his own blood . If i be lifted up I will DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. OK LEMME GO GBU

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