Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
"If I desire him to remain till I come," replied Jesus, "what concern is that of yours? You, yourself, must follow me."
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If any one desires to follow me, let him renounce self and take up his cross, and so be my follower.
Then calling to Him the crowd and also His disciples, He said to them, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross, and so be my follower.
And He said to all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower.
Therefore be imitators of God, as His dear children.
These are those who had not defiled themselves with women: they are as pure as virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men, as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.
"Father, those whom Thou hast given me--I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory--my glory--my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world.
"'You have done well, good and trustworthy servant,' replied his master; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.'
2 Corinthians 5:8
So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.
I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
He who has my commandments and obeys them--he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will clearly reveal myself to him."