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UST YHN Chapter 14

YHN 14 ©

14“Do not be distressed. Trust God. Trust me as well. 2There are many places for people to dwell where my Father dwells. If that were not true, I would have told you so, because I will go there to prepare a place for you to dwell. 3And after I go there to prepare a place for you to dwell, I will return and take you to be with me, in order for you also to be with me where I am. 4You know how to go to the place where I am going.”

5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we have no idea where you are going! We cannot possibly know how to go there!” 6Jesus told him, “I am how people can go there. I am the one who reveals what is true about God, and the one who gives eternal life to people. The only way people can come to my Father is by trusting me. 7Since you know who I am, you know my Father also. From this time forward, you know him, and it is as though you have seen him.”

8Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, let us see the Father and that will satisfy us!” 9Jesus said to him, “I have been with you all for such a long time. Surely you know me, Philip! Those who have seen me are like those who have seen my Father. So you have no reason to say ‘Let us see the Father’! 10You surely must believe that I and my Father are completely united! I did not speak all that I have spoken to you on my own. Rather, my Father who is united with me is working his own miraculous works through me. 11Trust me when I say that I and my Father are completely united! Otherwise, if you are not going to trust what I say, at least trust me on account of all the miraculous works that you have seen me do. 12I am telling you the truth: Whoever trusts in me will also do the miraculous works that I do. He will do even greater works than those I do, because I am going to my Father. 13I will do anything that you request as my representative. I will do this in order that I, his Son, might show how great my Father is. 14I will do anything that you request from me as my representative.

15If you really love me, you will obey everything that I have commanded you. 16Then I will request from my Father, and he will answer me by giving you another one to help you in order for him to be with you forever. 17He is the Holy Spirit who declares what is true about God. The unbelieving people in the world cannot accept him, because they do not see him or know him. You disciples know this Spirit because he dwells with you, and he will later dwell in you. 18I will not leave you without anyone to take care of you. I will soon return to you. 19In a little while the unbelievers in the world will not see me anymore, but you yourselves will see me again. Because I will soon live again, you too will live again. 20When you see me again, you will know that I am united with my Father and that you and I are completely united. 21Whoever knows and obeys what I command truly loves me. And my Father loves whoever loves me. I will love that person too, and I will reveal myself to that person.”

22Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but a different disciple with the same name) spoke to Jesus. He said, “Lord, what has changed to cause you to reveal yourself just to us and not to all the people in the world?” 23Jesus replied to him, “Whoever loves me obeys my teaching. My Father will love that person. He and I will come to that person and dwell inside that person. 24Whoever does not love me does not obey my teachings. What you have just heard me say I did not say on my own. Rather, what I have said has come from my Father, who has sent me. 25I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26But my Father will send the Holy Spirit in my place. He is the one who will help you. He will teach you all of God’s truth that you need to know. He will also cause you to remember all the things that I have told you. 27As I leave you I give you a peaceful feeling. It is my peaceful feeling that I am giving to you. I give to you a peaceful feeling in a different manner than the people in the world give it. Do not be distressed or afraid.

28You heard me tell you that I am going away and will later return to you. If you really loved me, you would rejoice that I am returning to my Father in heaven, because he is superior to me. 29I have told you these things now before they happen so that you will continue to trust me when they do happen. 30I will not be able to talk with you much longer, because Satan, the one who rules this world, is coming. But he has no control over me. 31However, this will happen in order for the people in the world to know that I love my Father and I will do exactly what my Father has commanded me to do. Rise, let us leave this place.”

YHN 14 ©