“ 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.
" Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. "
" Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. "