23 And Jesus answered and said to him, "If a man loves me, he will obey my spoken words; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him."5 [They make their home in your heart; and they live in a kingdom, into which you are translated. When you are translated into the kingdom, (while still alive on earth), you also see Him. Jesus appears in your heart. Jesus is revealed. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God." Rev 21:3. From the Word of the Lord within: "If you give heed to my words, I will dwell in you and walk in you."]
24 He who doesn't love me, does not obey my spoken words; and the spoken words that you hear are not mine, but are the Father's who sent me.
15 If you love me, you will obey my commands. [Obey the commands you hear Him speak to you from within your heart; the words He speaks to you from within you heart impart the life of God. John 6:63. To hear Him, you must wait, listen, and watch; then obey what He commands you to do — if you love Him.]
16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another comforter [helper], so that he may remain with you forever2 —
17 [Who is] the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him, nor knows him. But you know him because he dwells with you [now], and shall be in you [soon]. [Regarding, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot receive: The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5. For everyone who does evil deeds (sins) hates the light (so hates Christ, who is the light) and does not come to the light for fear his deeds will be exposed and reproved. John 3:20.]
18 I will not leave you comfortless like orphans; I will come to you.
31 We know that God does not hear sinners; but if any man is a worshipper of God and does his will, God hears him.1 [God seeks true worshipers, who worship Him in Spirit and Truth, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth, John 4:23-24, which is to worship with words supplied by the Spirit, while you are also in Truth, (in union with Jesus, who is the Truth); and to be able to do God's will only comes after you have crucified your carnal mind and evil imagination to be prompted by Him in all words to be spoken and deeds to be done. So God only hears what you ask: 1) if you are a true worshiper, and 2) if you do His will. John carefully confirms this: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15. Prayers from those who are still sinning are not heard by God because they cannot know or do His will. When we can do His will, we hear what to pray from Him, and we know for sure such prayers are heard and will be granted. From the Word of the Lord within: "Pray only as you are told."]
|1 John 2:3|
3 And by this we know that we know him: if we obey his commands. [The commands we hear as He speaks to us from within our heart; that is the word of faith that the Apostles preached.]
17 If any man desires to do God's will, he will know whether my teaching is from God, or if I speak from myself.
28 But he said, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God [within your heart] and keep [practice, obey] it." [This is one of the critical verses to be understood. The Greek for word in this verse is logon <3056> which in English means: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said. Hearing someone read words from the Bible is not blessed; but when you hear the word of God within your heart speak to you, you are blessed with receiving a small measure of the life of God, (Jesus is the life); for the words Jesus speaks to you impart the life of God to you. John 6:63. From the Word of the Lord within: "Faith is to hear the Word of God and obey. Hear and live; the Spirit gives life with every word heard."]
|Revelation 3:3 |
3 Remember therefore what you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.2 If you do not wake up and watch, I will come upon you like a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Keep on repenting from the evil He shows you in your heart. Continue with me; continue in obedience."]