“These things I have spoken to you while remaining with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you. Peace, I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. stop letting your hearts Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful.
You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
(The Father, who is Spirit, is not subject to physical suffering as Jesus was. The Son of God was looking forward to His new body for His Spirit was committed to do His Fathers will. Faith, hope and love were looking forward past the cross to the promise. Are you looking forward?)
And now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in regard to Me, (without accusations) but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let’s go from here.” (John 14:25-31 NASB)
Obedience to God’s will was witness to the world that Jesus loved His Father. Obedience to God’s will is still witness to the world and is proof of our love for Jesus. (To be continued)