I will manifest myself to him…..

John 14:21-24:  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

For a very long time now we’ve had the words of the bible telling us that those that have the commandments of Jesus and keep them, is he that loves Jesus and that he that loves Jesus shall be loved by the Father and Jesus would love him, and will manifest himself to them.

When Jesus said those words to the disciples, Judas asked how is it that Jesus would manifest himself unto His disciple, but not unto the world.  Jesus said once again that if a man loves him he will keep Jesus’ words and that the Father and Jesus will come unto him and make their abode with the one keeping his words.

We see the bible recording this happened as well.  Jesus is shown in the book of Acts 1, to have not only told the disciples where they were to go and stay, but that He manifest Himself to them after His resurrection just as He told them that He would do if they kept his words.

We then have Paul recording an experience with Jesus Christ, as well as Ananias, who was told by the Lord to go to the city and inquire of a man named Saul … and this took place, according to the bible after the ascension of Jesus Christ.

So now today, we’ve had the words of Jesus Christ in the pages of countless translations and languages telling us what Jesus said to His disciples said one does that loves Him but the “way” to have Him come and manifest Himself … and to have Him and the Father make their abode here …. and yet the question must be asked today… why are so many awaiting Jesus’ return?

Is it because the writings in the bible that record His words are not trusted or true?  Is it because we’ve had His words and His commandments…and the word of two or more “witnesses” telling us that not only what Jesus said, but also bearing “witness” in their writings of Him manifesting Himself to them as He said He would if one keeps His commandments….. and they are not believed in, therefore not followed?  Or is it because we have had them, the very words of Jesus Christ, know what it required for Him to manifest Himself to the ones that do them…. and we’ve had “beguiled” by the voice of another saying that one can “believe in Christ” or love Him and not follow Him or His words, and follow that of another instead?

Surely this would be something to consider… wouldn’t it?  Which is it do you supposed?  Or could it be that as Jesus said, no man comes to Him except they are drawn of God, and countless millions have not been drawn to Him… being taught by God and hearing and learning from God first?  For Jesus is also shown to have said the following in the bible…

John 6:45:  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

Or could it be….

Luke 17:25: “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.”

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