38 I speak what I have seen in the presence of my Father, and you do what you have learned from your father the devil.
39 Then they answered him, "Abraham is our father." But Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works [of obedience in faith] of Abraham.
40 But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I have heard from God; this was not the way of Abraham.
41 You do the deeds of your father." Then said they to him, "We were not born illegitimate; we have one Father, even God."
42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me; for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither have I come of my own will, but God sent me.
|John 14:21,23-24 |
21 He who has my commands, and obeys them, it is he who loves me; and he who loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will show myself to him."4 [Obey the commands you hear him speak to you from within your heart, and the words he speaks to you from within your heart impart the life of God, John 6:63; that life of God, Christ, grows within you, as his words are engrafted in your heart, until you become pure and see God in the face of Christ Jesus. Mat 5:8, 2 Cor 4:6.]
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.]
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.