My peace I leave with you

John 14:1-14

Jesus Comforts the Disciples

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 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. 3 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. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 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 Father? 10 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. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 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. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Jesus comforted His disciples with these words because they heard Him speak of going away. God is always near us and with us in every trial that we face. There is only one Savior and that is Jesus Christ. The whole of God’s Word speaks about Him and points us toward belief in Him, so whether you believe in Him or not is your choice but the evidence of His love for you was shown on the cross that day. When you feel the Holy Spirit touch your heart and you know that you truly need Jesus, don’t hesitate because that time and opportunity may never come again.

Remember, we are not guaranteed tomorrow or even the next minute of our lives. Choose to give your life to Jesus today because it is always possible that you will meet Him tomorrow or even tonight. Eternity is a very long time, make sure of your destination before you arrive.

The only way to Heaven

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