Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | July 30, 2019

“these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”

Today’s devotion comes from John 16:16-22.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+16&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’?  Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice;  you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.  Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come;  but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.  Therefore you too have grief now;  but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”  John 16:19-22.

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Jesus prophesied his own death and resurrection in today’s Scripture.  “Therefore you too have grief now;  but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”  Verse 22.

“I will not leave you as orphans;  I will come to you.  After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me;  because I live, you will live also.”  John 14:18-19.

“yet, with respect to the promise of God, he (Abraham) did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.  Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.  Now not for his sake (Abraham’s sake) only was it written that it was credited to him, but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.”  Romans 4:20-24.

“So when it was evening on that day (resurrection day), the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be with you.”  And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side.  The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.”  John 20:19-20.

“Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;  but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;  and that believing you may have life in His name.”  John 20:30-31.


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