John 14:15 Context
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that
believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than
these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may
be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he
may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him
not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall
be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Call to repentance
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- If our Lord an Master, Jesus Christ, says: "Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Mt. 4:17), He wants the whole life of the believer to
be one of repentance.
- This repentance begins with a new consciousness and grief about the
former wrong behaviour, not only as individuals but also the church as a whole.
- If there is true repentance it leads to the individual and the church
hating sin and departing from both it and wrong behaviour not through their own
power but through the grace and power of Jesus Christ.
- God promises the repentant forgiveness and a new beginning
(2 Chron. 7:13-14).
- Let Us Then Stand In Awe, And Sinnot. Let Us Fear The Lord's
Displeasure, Hope In His Mercy, And Walk In His Commandments.
Psa 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
- Pro 28:13 He that covereth his sins
shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
- Isa 45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near;
yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath
told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just
God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Isa 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God,
and there is none else.
- Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over
all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall
they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a
Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful
are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good
Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath
believed our report?
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Rom 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth,
and their words unto the ends of the world.
Rom 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to
jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall
have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death
is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
The present situation of society
- People today indulge in many sins such as godlessness, pride,
lovelessness, occultism, disobedience, abortion, immorality, adultery, homosexualism, drug
abuse, lies, greed and robbery (Ex. 20:2-17; Rom. 1:18-31; 1 Cor. 6: 9; Gal. 5:19-21).
- Certain sins were always committed, but today many of them are openly
tolerated and even put on a pedestal: "[They] not only do the same, but have
pleasure in those that do them" (Rom. 1:32).
- In many countries laws that forbad blasphemy, pornography, abortion,
euthanasia, homosexuality, drug abuse and the like, have been slackened or annulled.
- A society that tolerates or even openly encourages such activities
that the Holy Scripture says are "sin" or "abominable" in Gods
eyes, digs its own grave. It is ready for judgement. "Righteousness exalteth a
nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Prov. 14:34).
- Many nations today are in a similar situation than the Roman empire
before its downfall. The internal cause of its downfall was the moral decay.
- It is only a question of time before the national and social systems
that reject Gods commandments today, will collapse.