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. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Everything Jesus did when he began his ministry was out of love for God and the people. He came to arm the people with the knowledge of God so they too could minister to one another and overcome life. He also said this,
“ Verily , verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do: because I go unto my Father. 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. John 14:12-14
So Jesus was definitely trying to get his point across, like a mother who is trying to get a message across to their child, he repeatedly tells us to love one another as the Father loves us. The scripture goes on, “If a man love me, he will keep my words ; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
Repeatedly Jesus pounds this message home so that we understand the importance, the absolute magnitude of this principle. He also, obviously wants us to realize that when attached to the vine, He and God, the absolute power of God is available to us, the believer, flowing through us just like the life force of a vine. Glory to God this is powerful! He tells us clearly that when we are loving others, I mean really loving one another, the very power of God is available to us, the believer. This power he showed throughout his ministry works through faith! This is where we put the knowledge of God all together. We love God and one another, we simply love, then incline our ear, that is, listen to the still small voice of God within, then be doers of the word. Glory to God, this is what Jesus wants us to do! He was a powerful example of love and always spoke the word with faith! He wanted us too to be filled with love, acting with faith. He wanted us to be One with the Father like he was. God is love and he told us he was One with the Father and prayed that we too would be One with He and the Father!
Neither pray I for these alone, (speaking of the apostles) but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; (us) That they all may be one as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me , and hast loved them, as thou hast love me. John 17:20-23
Jesus is telling us that we too have access to the marvelous power of God, direct access, doing as He did! How powerful is this? So, we need to arm ourselves with the Word of God which is spiritual power ready to move, love one another and God, then be doers of the word, utilizing God’s marvelous spiritual power as we ask and receive! We are the literal body of Christ! We are to realize that we are One with the Father, to have this awareness and believe in faith. For faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So let us walk by faith, not by sight realizing we are children of God and then heirs! Heirs to the promise, the blessing of Abraham, brought by faith! May you all be filled with love, walking as empowered believers!
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: