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Do Whatever He Tells You: Week 6 – John 14: 18-24

Jul 9, 2023
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As Jesus continues to teach His disciples during the Passover meal, He says to them, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Jesus never promises us the absence of grief, but He will always provide His presence.

In verse 26, Jesus tells them, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

  1. For the disciples, the Holy Spirit gave them the ability to recall and write the gospels and letters up to 50 years after the events happened.
  2. For us, the Holy Spirit is not only the Author, but our Teacher (Psalm 119:18)

Jesus then reminds them that He is giving them peace (shalom – wholeness). With this peace, He gives them 2 “Do’s”:

  1. Let not your hearts be troubled – what is pressing you from the outside?
  2. Neither let them be afraid – What are you letting have control from the inside?

His presence with you and His promises to you unleash His peace in you. Remind yourself that He is with you and you are not alone. By faith, you know He is with you. Allow His peace to override your fear and anxiety. He is with you and will walk you through any storm.