"The Comforter"


I invite you to join me in learning John 14. Each week I plan to learn a new verse. I will "recite" what I have learned before and give a short study of the next verse. You may email your "recitation" to me or put it as a comment below the post. I am using the KJV. If you use another, please let me know. I am starting the second half of this chapter, starting with verse thirteen. I will learn this block of verses and then attempt to recite the whole chapter later.

John 14:13-24

13. "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do; that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.
15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16. And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.
17. Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not; but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18. I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.
19. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21. He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him."
22. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, "Lord, how is that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us and not unto the world?"
23. Jesus answered and said, "If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him.
24. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's, which sent me."

John 14:25,26
"These things have I spoken unto you,
being yet present with you,
but the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send in my name,
He shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you."

There is so much packed into these verses!

Jesus calls the Holy Spirit, the Comforter-
how reassuring! He understands us. He guides us.
He knows us. He will never leave us.

When we become part of God's family, we receive
the gift of his Spirit. Our minds are opened and
we can understand the things of God. I have seen
those who have never been taught by a pastor
or Bible school teacher, but yet,
they have learned great truths about God.
They were taught by the Holy Spirit.

There are times when we need strength or wisdom,
yet we don't have our Bible with us. God often
will bring to mind Scriptures that we need at that
moment. That is why we should memorize God's Word.
If it's not hidden in our minds, we can't be reminded of it.

We have a wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit.
Are we listening to Him? Are we yielding to Him?

"O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts and human woes abound;
Let ev'ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound,
The Comforter is come!"

(song by Frank Bottoms)


Laury said...

Go Vonnie! Go! Go! Go! You're doing great!

Becki Meek said...

I will take this challenge! I already know 1-6, so will try to catch up with you!


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