Let not your hearts be troubled or afraid

The type of peace that Jesus gave brought His disciples safely through witnessing firsthand cruel and unjust deeds done to the One they loved. He was about to leave them but not abandon them, for the Holy Spirit would come to indwell them.  The Holy Spirit would act as a seal (or authorizing mark). He would be sent from the Father in Jesus’ name as a significant downpayment or deposit, guaranteeing their eternal inheritance. Although at times it appeared as though the ruler of this world had won (aka Satan and the demonic presence that blinded the minds of those running “the world system”), Jesus said that Satan had no claim on Him. Rather, Jesus laid down His life for us in obedience to the Father’s command. – Teresa #Lovewasinourfavor

 John 14: 25-31 (ESV)

25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

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