Today I share this passage of Scripture,it is one of my favorites, I pray it will bless you as you read.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
14 He comforteth his disciples, 2, 7 declaring his divinity and the fruit of his death, 16 promising the comforter, 17 even the holy Spirit, 26 whose office he setteth out. 27 He promiseth his peace. 1 Let [a]not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many dwelling places: if it were not so, [b]I would have told you: I go to [c]prepare a place for you. 3 [d]And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will [e]come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there may ye be also. 4 [f]And whither I go, ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas said unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest: how can we then know the way? 6 Jesus said unto him, I am [g]that Way, and that Truth, and that Life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
- John 14:1 He believeth in God that believeth in Christ, and there is no other way to confirm our minds in greatest distresses.
- John 14:2 That is, if it were not so as I tell you, to wit, unless there were place enough not only for me, but for you also in my father’s house, I would not thus deceive you with a vain hope, but I would have told you so plainly.
- John 14:2 All the speech is by way of an allegory, whereby the Lord comforteth his own, declaring unto them his departure into heaven, which is, not to reign there alone, but to go before, and prepare a place for them.
- John 14:3 Christ went not away from us: to the end to forsake us, but rather that he might at length take us up with him into heaven.
- John 14:3 These words are to be referred to the whole Church, and therefore the Angels said to the disciples when they were astonished, What stand you gazing up into heaven? This Jesus shall so come as you saw him go up, Acts 1:11, and in all places of the Scripture, the full comfort of the Church is referred to that day when God shall be all in all, and is therefore called the day of redemption.
- John 14:4 Christ only is the way to true and everlasting life, for he it is in whom the Father hath revealed himself.
- John 14:6 This saying showeth unto us both the nature, the will and office of Christ.