LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, DISTRESSED
FOR THE END IS ALMOST UPON US
04-22-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
(The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)
(God is Thought, God is a Spirit)
(John 14:1-4) Let not your heart be troubled [Gk: stirred up or agitated]: ye believe in God, believe also in me [Jesus Christ]. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again , and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither [Gk: where] I go ye know, and the way ye know.
1. Commentary: “I will come again” here refers to the rapture (1 Thes 4:16,17) wherein we go up to Him, as contrasted to the later second coming (Rev 19:11-21) of the Lord wherein we come down with Him.
(John 14:5-7) Thomas [nick-named Doubting Thomas] saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way [Gk: road: highway] [to Heaven], the truth, and the life [life eternal with God versus death eternal without God, i.e., separation from love]: no man cometh unto the Father [i.e., goes to Heaven], but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him [(for I am telling you now)], and have seen him [(in me)].
(John 14:8-14) Philip [Gk: fond of horses] saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth [Gk: (will) satisfy] us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words [Gk: the rhema] that I [the logos: John 1:14] speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father [the rhema] that dwelleth in me [in the logos], he [the Father] doeth the works [Gk: deeds, acts] [including miracles of healings, signs, wonders, and mighty acts of power]. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily [truth], verily [truth], I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do ; because I go unto my Father [and then the Holy Ghost (Spirit) will be sent unto you]. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
1. (John 7:37-39) In the last day, that great day of the feast [“the feast of tabernacles” (this phrase 10x, is always plural indicating one “tabernacle” for each person)], Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should [Gk: (are) about to] receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified [i.e., risen “unto my Father”].)
a. tabernacle = Heb: a hut or lair /// a hut (as of entwined boughs); also a lair: den.
b. lair = Dict: a bed or resting place of a wild animal; den.
a tabernacle is a shepherd’s hut, or a wild animal’s lair or den. In
application, a tabernacle is
a grave containing “the ark of covenant.” “
(John 14:15-21) If ye love me [i.e., believe me], keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter [in addition to myself] , that he may abide [Gk: dwell] with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive [versus lies (so very true)], because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you [now, in me], and shall be in you. (John 14:18-21) I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day [of my Second Coming] ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 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 [Gk: to exhibit (in person) or disclose (by words): appear, declare (plainly)] myself to him .
1. (Rom 8:16-19) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory [indescribably brilliant light (illumination in all senses)] which shall be revealed [Gk: to take off the cover, disclosed] in us [2 Thes 1:7,10,12] [“in like manner” (Acts 1:11) as the baby Jesus was revealed in Mary]. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons [Gk: huios; (matured, ripened) sons] of God.
(John 14:22-24) Judas [an apostle, brother of James and half-brother to Jesus] saith unto him, not Iscariot [i.e., not the traitor Judas], Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world [Gk: kosmos; “cosmos” (universe)]? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep [Gk: watch; guard from loss or injury: hold fast, preserve] my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 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 14:25-28) 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 [who am the Bible (John 1:14)] have said unto you [i.e., READ the whole Bible]. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth [through fear], give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me [i.e., believed me], ye would rejoice [as we should do at saved person’s funerals], because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
(John 14:29-31) And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince [Gk: first in rank or power: chief ruler] of this world [i.e., Satan] cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
1. (2 Cor 4:1-4) Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy [Gk: divine compassion], we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world [i.e., Satan] hath blinded the minds [Gk: thoughts (fallen angels)] of them which believe not, lest the light [Gk: illumination] of the glorious [indescribably brilliant light (illumination in all senses)] gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine [Gk: beam forth /// radiate] unto them.