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Jesus has overcome the world

Posted by on April 14, 2010

Reflections on John 16:25-33:

“In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God” (vs. 26-27). Because Jesus came, we can have salvation and be reconciled to God. We can talk to God in Christ’s name if we believe in Jesus because we are reconciled to God the Father and He loves us.

The disciples still did not understand – even though they thought they did. They believed that Jesus came from God and were excited because they wanted Him to rule. But Jesus foretells their fickle faith – they will scatter, leaving Jesus alone (vs. 32a). But Jesus’ security was not dependent on how many people surrounded Him or stuck with Him. –>

“Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with Me” (vs. 32b). Jesus wants us to look to the things that are eternal, not the things that are temporal and of this world. “I have said these things to you that in Me you may have PEACE. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (vs. 33).

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