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God's Promises in the Book of John

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Early church tradition attributes the Fourth Gospel to John "the beloved disciple" who belonged to the "inner circle" of Jesus' followers.  Written in about 85 A.D.

Promises in John


Whoever receives Christ becomes a child of God, is given eternal life, is no longer under condemnation, and has crossed over from death to life.

John 1:12-13
But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God even to them that believe on his name Which were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but of God.

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God loves us so much he gave his only son to die for us so we could go to heaven to be with him.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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John the Baptist laid out two alternatives, genuine faith and defiant disobedience, thereby bringing to the forefront the threat of looming judgment. As John faded from the forefront, he offered an invitation to faith in the Son and clearly expressed the ultimate consequence of failure to believe, i.e., "the wrath of God."

John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him.

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Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned.

John 5:24
Verily verily I say unto you He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation but is passed from death unto life.

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The security of Jesus’ sheep rests with Him as the good shepherd, who has the power to keep them safe. Neither thieves and robbers nor the wolf can harm them.

John 10:27-29
My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father which gave them me is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father s hand.

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He who believes in Jesus Christ will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in him will never die.

John 11:25-26
Jesus said unto her I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

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He is preparing mansions for us.

John 14:2-3
In my Father s house are many mansions if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there ye may be also.

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The word "receive" is very interesting in Hebrew and in Greek. It means "to take to yourself." There is a closeness - an intimacy, almost - inherent in the word.

John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there ye may be also.

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The Lord will give what you need and provide the Helper.

John 14:13-15
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do it. If ye love me keep my commandments.

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John’s Gospel describes this assurance specifically as the promise of the Spirit sharing Jesus’ words with the disciples, so they would know Jesus’ heart.

John 15:15
Henceforth I call you not servants for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth but I have called you friends for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

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The Bible actually promises us persecution and suffering for our faith. The world is in rebellion against God. It hates God, and when he came as a man in the person of Jesus Christ, the world responded by murdering him.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said unto you The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me they will also persecute you if they have kept my saying they will keep yours also.

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What ever you ask the Father in Jesus name, he will give you.

John 16:23-24
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily verily I say unto you Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full.

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Although we will have trouble in this world, Jesus promises us peace in him. Take heart!

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer I have overcome the world.

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When we come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, we are given the gift of life in his name .

John 20:30-31
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and that believing ye might have life through his name.

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