“Those who truly love me are those who obey my commandments. Whoever passionately loves me will be passionately loved by my Father. And I will passionately love you in return and will manifest my life within you.”
Then one of the disciples named Judas (not Judas the locksmith) said,
“Lord, why is it you will only reveal your identity to us and not to everyone?”
Jesus replied, “Loving me empowers you to obey my word. And my
Father will love you so deeply that we will come to you and make you our
dwelling place. But those who don’t love me will not obey my words. The
Father did not send me to speak my own revelation, but the words of my
Father. I am telling you this while I am still with you. But when the Father
sends the Spirit of Holiness, the One like me who sets you free, he will teach
you all things in my name. And he will inspire you to remember every word
that I’ve told you.
“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile
peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be
troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!
“Remember what I’ve told you, that I must go away, but I promise to come back to you. So if you truly love me, you will be glad for me, since I’m returning to my Father, who is greater than I. So when all of these things happen, you will still trust and cling to me. I won’t speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this dark world is coming. But he has no power over me, for he has nothing to use against me. I am doing exactly what the Father destined for me to accomplish, so that the world will discover how much I love my Father. Now come with me.”