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|Let Not Your Heart
|Let not your heart betroubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house
are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;
that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the
Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me,
Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the
cFather? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I
speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the
works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the
very works' sake.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;
and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye
shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall
ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (KJV)
|In spite of the fact they would scatter and deny Him, He consoles them. Be calm in your heart. Do not
worry. They were to trust in Jesus just like He knew they trusted in God. They knew that God would
sustain them in times of difficulty and trouble. They trust Him to do so. Now, they needed to trust that
Jesus would give them the same type of strength and consolation.
2Sa 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower,
and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Ps 7:1 ¶ O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
Ps 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in
Ps 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the
shadow of thy wings.
I Go to Prepare A Place for You
Jesus tells them He is going to His Father’s house to prepare a place for His disciples. He tells His
disciples where He is going, what He is going to do when He gets there, and that He is going to come
back. Yet, Thomas asks, Where are you going? And, How do we get there?
(Daniel 7:13-14) I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of
heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him
dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is
an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. (KJV)
(Acts 1:9-11) And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two
men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him
go into heaven. (KJV)
There is one way to the Father – Jesus. (John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV) Believe in Jesus. He is telling the Truth. He has the
words of life. This is nothing new. Jesus plainly states there is no other way to go to the Father, there is
no other way to approach God, there is no other way to enter into heaven, than through Him.
(John 6:66-69) From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus
unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast
the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
(John 10:9-14) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find
pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for
the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf
coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The
hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my
sheep, and am known of mine. (KJV)
(John 11:25-26) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Believe Me for the Very Works’ Sake
After all that Jesus has said and done, after spending three years with Jesus day and night, after hearing
His teaching and seeing Him perform miracles from turning the water to wine to the raising of Lazarus
from the dead, Philip asks for Jesus to show them the Father. Have they not been paying attention? Have
they not heard what He has said? Have they not seen what He has done? If they could not understand
nor believe what He said, surely they can believe their own eyes as to what He did. If they would believe
the works, they would have the answer to the question.
(John 5:36) But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to
finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. (KJV)
(John 10:36-38) Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest;
because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye
believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. (KJV)
(John 20:30-31) And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in
this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye might have life through his name. (KJV)
I Will Do It
Once again, Jesus introduces His statement with the words Verily, Verily – truly, truly – amen, amen – to
emphasize they needed to listen to what He said. Remember, He is talking to the apostles. When He is
speaking of performing miracles, it is the repeating of His promise to them. He assures them there is no
doubt of what He will do. If they ask “in His name” or by His authority, He will do it.
(Acts 4:7-10) And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye
done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it
known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye
crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. (KJV)
(Luke 11:5-13) And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight,
and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have
nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut,
and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and
give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he
needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh
it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a
fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then,
being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give
the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (KJV)
(Matthew 21:21-22) Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not,
ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou
removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive. (KJV)