John 14-19-21 Ė Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more: but ye see me, because I liue, ye shall liue also. At that day ye shall know, that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, hee it is that loueth me: and he that loueth me shall be loued of my Father, and I will loue him, and will manifest my selfe to him.Ē
Jesus says to his disciples, ďhere I am, standing before you in this flesh, we are connected to one another, I am connected to the Father, you are connected to me therefore when you keep my commandments you are connected to the FatherĒ this is the good news Jesus brought to this physical realm. Our citizenship on earth does not stand in the face of our citizenship in heaven, our relationships on earth do not stand above our relationship with the Creator God, Jesus is our brother and we belong to his Father, because that is true we are loved by our Father through His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus promised before he ascended that he would always be with us and he would send a comforter to us and this exactly what he did. In this age our communication with God is through the Holy Spirit that lives in us, sent by the Son. Without the Holy Spirit we would not even know what to pray, without the Holy Spirit we would not experience Godís love for us, without the Holy Spirit we would not know Godís love for us, without the Holy Spirit we would not hear Godís voice or experience His guidance, without the Holy Spirit and Godís truth for us to believe we would be like the rest of the world living under a delusion that is confusing at best and at worst snatches us away from Godís love and direction for our lives. How do we know this to be true? We have Godís word and when we hear this word and believe we have faith and thru faith we have the Fatherís love.
Amen, Come Lord Jesus.