John 14:15-31 - Jesus Promises The Holy Spirit
15 If you love me you will keep my commands, 16 and I will ask the Father to give you another Helper to be with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of truth: the world cannot receive him, because it neither sees nor knows him, but you know him, because he remains with you and will be within you. 18 I will not leave you forlorn; I am coming to you.
19 A little while longer and the world will see me no more; but you will see me, because I am living and you will be living too. 20 You will understand, on that day, that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 21 He who possesses my commands and obeys them is he who loves me, and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and appear to him."
22 "Lord," said Judas (not Judas Iscariot), "why is it that you are to appear to us, and not to the world?"
23 Jesus answered, "If anyone loves me he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up our abode with him. 24 He who does not love me does not obey my word; and what you hear me say is not my word but the word of the Father who sent me.
27 Peace I leave to you, my peace I give to you; I give it not as the world gives its 'Peace!' Let not your hearts be disquieted or timid. 28 You heard me tell you I was going away and coming back to you; if you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father ??for the Father is greater than I am. 29 I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that, when it does occur, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the Prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me; 31 his coming will only serve to let the world see that I love the Father and that I am acting as the Father ordered. Rise, let us be going."
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