Abide in the Lord
Abide in the Lord…..How does that work?
We must understand that Jesus / Yeshua is called the Word of God because the Word of the Father God is in Him.
The Father is the source.
He who that does not love me does not keep not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
The only way to the Father is through Jesus.
This is because the spirit of the Father is in Jesus, and the spirit of Jesus is in the Father.
Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me.. John 14:10-11
But it can go further than that. We can share in this “in-ness”.
The command is to abide in Jesus / Yeshua, who abides in the Father.
At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. John 14: 20
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 15: 3
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15: 4
Without the Spirit of God the Father, and Jesus who carries his Word and spirit, we cannot be happy.
This is how we receive the spirit of God and his Word:
1. We abide in Jesus, who has the Spirit of the Father, and he abides in us.
When we abide in Him, we receive everything He has, as a baby receives from its mother.
When He abides in us, He gives us the spirit of the Father.
2. Over time, the presence of God grows in us and we become more like Jesus, who has already has the spirit of the Father.
3. Finally, this will all continue, if we are obedient and abide in the presence of Jesus and the Word of God, until we go to heaven.
There we will all be the same in the holy spirit of God the Father.
This is the promise:
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither know him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14: 16-18
And obedience to the Word is the condition:
If you love me, keep my commandments John 14: 15
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. John 15:10