“ 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.
" For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. "
" He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. "
" And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. "
" We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. "
" For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. "