ImmerseMessiah NLT - Flipbook - Page 438
in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own,
but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that
I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of
the work you have seen me do.
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works
I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the
Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the
Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name,
and I will do it!
“If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is
the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him,
because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know
him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not
abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. Soon the world will no
longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. When
I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are
in me, and I am in you. Those who accept my commandments and obey
them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will
love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with that name) said to
him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the
world at large?”
Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love
them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words
are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me.
I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when
the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy
Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything
I have told you.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I
give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again.
If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father,
who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen
so that when they do happen, you will believe.
“I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this
world approaches. He has no power over me, but I will do what the Father
requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come,
let’s be going.