GOD is our refuge and strength, a tested help in time of trouble.   Psalms 46: 1
 

ASK, SEEK, FIND  (LUKE 11: 9- 10)

 
 

The Voice Spoke from Heaven for Your Benefit not  the Benefit of Jesus (John 12:29)


Jesus replied that the time had come for Him to return to his glory in heaven, and that, “I must fall and die like a kernel of wheat that falls into the furrows of the earth. Unless I die I will be alone—a single seed. But My death will produce many new wheat kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. If you love your life down here—you will lose it. If you despise your life down here—you will exchange it for eternal glory. (John 12: 23-25)



“If these Greeks want to be My disciples, tell them to come and follow Me, for My servants must be where I am. And if they follow Me, the Father will honor them. Now My soul is deeply troubled. Shall I pray, ‘Father, save Me from what lies ahead’? But that is the very reason why I came! Father, bring glory and honor to your name.” (John 12: 26-28)



  Then a voice spoke from heaven saying, “I have already done this, and I will do it again.” When the crowd heard the voice, some of them thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him.
   Then Jesus told them, “The voice was for your benefit, not mine. The time of judgment for the world has come—and the time when Satan, the prince of this world, shall be cast out. And when I am lifted up (on the cross), I will draw everyone to Me.” He said this to indicate how he was going to die.
   “Die?” asked the crowd, “We understood that the Messiah would live forever and never die. Why are you saying He will die? What Messiah are you talking about?”
     Jesus replied, “My light will shine out for you just a little while longer. Walk in it while you can, and go where you want to go before the darkness falls, for then it will be too late for you to find your way. Make use of the Light while there is still time; then you will become light bearers." (John 12: 29:36)

 "If you trust Me, you are really trusting God. For when you see Me, you are seeing the one who sent Me. I have come as a Light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer wander in the darkness. If anyone hears Me and doesn’t obey Me, I am not his judge—for I have come to save the world and not judge it. But all who reject Me and my message will be judged at the Day of Judgment by the truths I have spoken. For these are not my own ideas, but I have told you what the Father said to tell you. And I know His instructions lead to eternal life; so whatever He tells Me to say, I say!”(John 12: 44-50)