John 13:19-20 ( posted 10-19-14 )
“ Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I amhe.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. “
“ Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I amhe. “
It is interesting that again Jesus said “ I am “.
The Greek reads that Jesus again said “ ego eimi “ translated “ I am “.
If you remember in my earlier study we learned that when Jesus came to His disciples walking on Lake Galilee in the storm He told them “ I am.”
“ But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. “ John 6:20
What is translated “ It is I; “, in the Greek actually reads again “ ego eimi “ - meaning,
“ I am “.
Being God, Jesus told Moses;
“ And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. “ Exodus 3:14
Jesus told His disciples again later the same thing about telling them things ahead of time so that when it does happen they will remember and believe Him;
“ And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. “ John 14:29
“ But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. “ John 16:4
“ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. “
Jesus also said;
“ He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. “ Luke 10:16
“ And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have doneitunto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have doneitunto me. “ Matthew 25:40
“ Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye diditnot to one of the least of these, ye diditnot to me. “ Matthew 25:45
Obviously, the overall relationship is that believers in Jesus are connected to God through Jesus Christ His only begotten Son.
Those who are not believers in Jesus are not connected to God.
I will continue with verse 21 in the next study.