Let my prayer be set before You as incense, Holy and Awesome is His name! The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations.
So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah,[b] do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah,[c] do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”
John 20:7 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" …… So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:28-30
St. John 18:25 (NKJV) Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore, they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not!"
We’re all born with a purpose, a destiny. God knew us before we were born (Jer. 1:5) and had a plan in mind for our lives. Jesus was no different. He was born into this world with a purpose, an assignment directly from God.
John 16:33 (NKJV) These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
1“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;[a] and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
WOW! WOW! WOW! There is so much in this chapter that it just blows my mind! One thing God emphasizes in this chapter is PREPARATION. It is found in verse 2.
John 13 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
“Then, six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.” John 12:1-3 NKJV
JOHN 10: 7 – 11 “Then Jesus said to them again, Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door to the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door, If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and find pasture. …...................... I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep”. (NKJV)
Central Scripture John 9:39-41 (39) And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” (40) Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?” (41) Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore, your sin remains.”
John 8:11 - And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Wow! Just to think about and process what Jesus said to the woman who was caught in the act of adultery. The act of sin means to miss the standard or to do the opposite of God’s commands, laws, and precepts.
1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. 2 Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
“Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.”
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: