The Way, the Truth, and the Life
1“Let #(John 14:27; 16:22, 24)not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. #Matt. 25:34; John 13:33, 36; Heb. 11:16I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, #(Acts 1:11)I will come again and receive you to Myself; that #(John 12:26; 1 Thess. 4:17)where I am, there you may be also. 4And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5#Matt. 10:3; John 11:16; 20:24–29; 21:2Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6Jesus said to him, “I am #(John 10:9; Rom. 5:2; Eph. 2:18; Heb. 9:8; 10:19, 20)the way, #(John 1:14, 17; 8:32; 18:37)the truth, and #(John 11:25)the life. #1 Tim. 2:5No one comes to the Father #(John 10:7–9; Acts 4:12)except through Me.
The Father Revealed
7#John 8:19“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
8Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? #John 12:45; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that #John 10:38; 14:11, 20I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you #Deut. 18:18; John 5:19; 14:24I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, #John 5:36; 10:38or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
The Answered Prayer
12#Matt. 21:21; Mark 16:17; Luke 10:17“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13#Matt. 7:7; (Mark 11:24); Luke 11:9; John 15:16; 16:23, 24; (James 1:5–7; 1 John 3:22)And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be #John 13:31glorified in the Son. 14If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Jesus Promises Another Helper
15#1 John 5:3“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and #(John 15:26; 20:22); Acts 2:4, 33; Rom. 8:15He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17#(John 15:26; 16:13; 1 John 4:6; 5:7)the Spirit of truth, #(1 Cor. 2:14)whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you #(1 John 2:27)and will be in you. 18#(Matt. 28:20)I will not leave you orphans; #(John 14:3, 28)I will come to you.
Indwelling of the Father and the Son
19“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but #John 16:16, 22you will see Me. #(Rom. 5:10; 1 Cor. 15:20; 2 Cor. 4:10)Because I live, you will live also. 20At that day you will know that #John 10:38; 14:11I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21#1 John 2:5He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
22#Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, #2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 3:17; (1 John 2:24); Rev. 3:20; 21:3and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and #John 5:19the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
The Gift of His Peace
25“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26But #Luke 24:49the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will #John 15:26send in My name, #1 Cor. 2:13He will teach you all things, and bring to your #John 2:22; 12:16; 1 John 2:20remembrance all things that I said to you. 27#Luke 1:79; (John 16:33; 20:19; Phil. 4:7); Col. 3:15Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28You have heard Me #John 14:3, 18say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, #John 16:16‘I am going to the Father,’ for #(John 5:18; Phil. 2:6)My Father is greater than I.
29“And #John 13:19now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30I will no longer talk much with you, #(John 12:31)for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has #(John 8:46; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15; 1 Pet. 1:19; 2:22)nothing in Me. 31But that the world may know that I love the Father, and #Is. 50:5; John 10:18; Phil. 2:8as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.