Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
I will confirm my covenant as a perpetual covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Then they said to one another, "It's not right what we're doing! This is a day to celebrate, but we haven't told anyone. If we wait until dawn, we'll be punished. So come on, let's go and inform the royal palace."
I will declare your name to my countrymen! In the middle of the assembly I will praise you!
Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God who gives me ecstatic joy, so that I express my thanks to you, O God, my God, with a harp.
You ascend on high, you have taken many captives. You receive tribute from men, including even sinful rebels. Indeed the Lord God lives there!
Don't be afraid, for I am with you! Don't be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you -- yes, I help you -- yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!
"But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land," says the Lord. "I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be my people.
Then you will live in the land I gave to your fathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God.
"Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is my associate," says the Lord who rules over all. Strike the shepherd that the flock may be scattered; I will turn my hand against the insignificant ones.
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'
Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead. He is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there.' Listen, I have told you!"
But Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him.
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
But to all who have received him -- those who believe in his name -- he has given the right to become God's children
Then Jesus said, "I will be with you for only a little while longer, and then I am going to the one who sent me.
Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.
Because Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,
There are many dwelling places in my Father's house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you.
Jesus replied, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
You heard me say to you, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.
I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
And now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory I had with you before the world was created.
I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.
Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men know that you sent me.
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and examine my hands. Extend your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe."
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters," says the All-Powerful Lord.
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, who calls "Abba! Father!"
Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men."
For indeed he who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so he is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters,
"For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be my people.
But as it is, they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Dear friends, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: "Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them.
The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
Elisha told Gehazi, "Tuck your robes into your belt, take my staff, and go! Don't stop to exchange greetings with anyone! Place my staff on the child's face."
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,