(From: JOHN #32 - 14:1-14)
3. 14:1-4 ETERNAL UNION: FORETOLD BY JESUS
a. 14:1 Let not your :heart be troubled: you believe unto :God, believe also unto me.
Meta-rasSEStho huMON hekarDIa: pisTEUe-te eis ton TheON, kai eis eME pisTEUe-te.
b. 14:2 COMFORT DERIVED: FROM CHRIST’S ASCENSION
en teoiKIa tou paTROS mou moNAI  polLAI EIsin; ei de me,
In the house of my :Father are many abodes; if not so,
EIpon an huMIN; HOti poREUo-mai he-toiMAsai  TOpon  huMIN.
I would have told you; for I am going to prepare you a place.
c. 14:3 WE TO BE TOGETHER WITH HIM: IN JESUS’ PREPARED PLACE
kai eAN po-reuTHOkai he-toiMAsoTOpon huMIN, PAlin ERcho-mai,
And if I go and prepare you a place, I come again,
kai pa-raLEMpso-mai  huMAS pros e-mauTON; HIna HOpou eiMI eGO, kai huMEIS Ete.
and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, YOU be also.
d. 14:4 And where I go, you know the way. kai HOpou eGOhuPAgo, OIda-te ten hoDON.
4. 14:5-7 JESUS AS THE WAY FORTHTOLD
a. 14:5 Thomas says to him, Lord, we do not know where you go; how do we know the way?
LEgei auTOThoMAS, KUri-e, ouk OIda-men pou huPAgeis; pos OIda-men ten hoDON?
b. 14:6 NO WAY TO GOD BUT THROUGH CHRIST
LEgei auTOIeSOUS, E-GOei-mi hehoDOS , kai heaLEthei-a , kai hezoE:
Jesus says to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life:
ouDEIS ERche-tai pros ton paTEra, ei medi’ eMOU.
no one comes unto the Father, but through me.
c. 14:7 TO KNOW JESUS - IS TO KNOW THE FATHER
ei egNOkeiTE me, kai ton paTEra mou an Edei-te:
If you had known me, you would have known my :Father also:
ap’ ARti giNOske-te auTON kai he-oRAka-te .
henceforth you know and have seen him.
5. 14:8-14 ANSWERS TO PRAYER FORETOLD, PROVING FATHER IN SON
a. 14:8 Philip says to him, Lord, show us the Father, and it satisfies us.
LEgei auTOPHIlip-pos, KUri-e, DEIxon heMIN ton paTEra, kai arKEI  heMIN.
b. 14:9 PHILIP SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
LEgei auTOho IeSOUS, ToSOUton CHROnon  meth’ huMON ei-mi,
:Jesus says to him, Have I been so long time with you,
kai ouk EGnoKAS me, PHIlip-pe? Ho he-o-raKOS eME heOra-ken ton paTEra;
and you do not know me, Philip? Who has seen me has seen the Father;
pos su LEgeis, DEIxon heMIN ton paTEra?
how do YOU say, Show us the Father?
c. 14:10 CHRIST ONE WITH THE FATHER
ou pisTEUeis HOti eGO en topaTRI, kai ho paTER en eMOI es-tin?
Do you not believe that I amin the Father, and the Father is in me?
ta HREma-ta  ha eGO LEgohuMIN ap’ e-mauTOU ou laLO:
the words that I say to you I speak not from myself:
ho de paTER en eMOI MEnon poiEI ta ERga auTOU.
but the Father abiding in me does his :works.
d. 14:11 ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING THIS
pisTEUeTE moi HOti eGO en topaTRI, kai ho paTER en eMOI:
Believe me that I amin the Father, and the Father in me:
ei de mediA ta ERga  auTA pisTEUe-te.
or else believe for the very works’ sake.
e. 14:12 OUR WORKS: WILL FLOW FROM THE ABOVE UNION
aMEN, aMEN, LEgohuMIN, ho pisTEUon eis eME, ta ERga ha eGOpoiO ka’ ’KEInos poiEsei;
Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who believes unto me, the works that I do shall HE do also;
kai MEIzo-na  TOUton poiEsei; HOti eGOpros ton paTEra poREUo-mai.
and greater than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father.
f. 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my :name, that will I do, that the Father be glorified in the Son.
kai HOti an aiTEse-te en tooNOmaTI  mou, TOUto poiEso,HIna do-xasTHEho paTER en tohuiO.
g. 14:14 If you shall ask me anything in my :name, that will I do.
eAN ti aiTEseTE me en tooNOmaTI mou, TOUto poiEso.
NOTE: Further Insights on Preparing for the Holy Spirit: In H.A.Baker’s “Visions Beyond the Veil,” God revealed through orphans and former beggars - the reality of the New Jerusalem. After the Millennium, Heaven will come down to earth! Baker said he had little understanding of Heaven, of God, of the Book of Revelation, of Theology and much more - till this Visionary Visitation came upon these Chinese orphan and beggar children in S.W. China. Jesus, angels, relatives and friends already there - answered their questions. The answers they received and returned to earth, matched with each other in a remarkable manner.
They also matched with visions received by others at various times. Sadhu Sundar Singh was only one of these from whom Mr. Baker meticulously gathered.
Mark this also – Jesusis God’s appointed way for all of His blessings. They came through Christ and because of Him. Heis the Way, notAllah or other gods. One day at His Second Coming – and people of all nations will clearly understand this.
Lastly, in this two chapter preparation portion of Scripture, Jesus reveals the extraordinary potential of answered prayer that exists for His saints! But a disciple and a saint are conditions for those who would enter into this fruitful union. It is not by “easy believism” for non-disciples. Read again Matthew 28:18-20 to review what Jesus defines as discipleship! Let no person assume or presume! Let us make our calling and election sure! And remember – a saint is one who has experienced the “Covenantal Love” of God. It is “CHEsed,” the glue that holds believers together with God, and the glue that holds believers together in vital relationship with each other.
There are 4 Hebrew words in the OT, which if surely understood, provide a framework upon which the whole of the OT hangs; and is a key to give understanding. The first of these words is Covenant- “b'rith”; the second is Covenantal Love- “CHEsed”; the third is Peace- “ShaLOM”; and the fourth is Meditation- “ChaGAH”.
Oswald Chambers has a knack at reasoning safely in these areas. Delve into his daily one page devotional “My Utmost for His Highest.” It will challenge, but it will ensure a safe passage to heaven, with no false directives. J.A.W.