The Gift given to those who glorify the Word by
keeping His Commandments.

Without understanding the concepts of faith revealed in the Word, this passage of Scripture can be said by many to be "a hard saying. Who can hear it?" But if we pray to the Father for understanding of HIS Word and place our faith in the Word, He the Word will do the will of the Father and make Himself known unto our understanding.

We cannot begin to understand the Word until we are willing to turn from our ways and our thought to do the Father's will. The Word said, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5, 6). But to the multitude that sought healing from Him, He said, "...Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?"

"Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock" (Luke 6:46-48).

The House that Glorifies the Word

"But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great" (Luke 6:49).

The House built on the earth

In order for us to be members of the church wherein God is well please to dwell, we must build our faith on the Sure Foundation, Which is the Word of God. For it is the Father's will that we should receive and love HIS Word. "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" (John 3:16).

If we do not receive and love HIS Word within our hearts, we will view His Commandments, as the Law of do's and don'ts. But if we receive and love HIS Word, HE will give us Power to love and do the Father's will and we would delight to keep His Commandments. With a love for the Word of God in our hearts, He would give us the eyes to see that the Commandments of God has been based on love all along.

The keeping of the Law
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After receiving the Word by faith and becoming a member in the house of God, David testified of the Word, Who said, "...Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart" (Psalms 40:7,8). And David's son testified of the law and said, "For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life" (Proverbs 6:23).

The desire to do the LORD's will and keep HIS Law had to be within the heart of David for the Word in Him to testify of God. If we receive the Word within our hearts, He will put within us the desire to keep the Commandments of God and testify to the Father that we delight to do HIS will. And once we have glorified Him by keeping His Commandments, He will pray to the Father and HE will give us another Comforter, that HE may abide with us for ever.

Comforter-The Holy Spirit

In Christ name, he that keeps the Commandments of God
will receive another Comforter.

The question is, Who is this other Comforter? Many in the church today seek to understand the Word of God, but because of our formulated thoughts in our minds, we build our faith on our misunderstanding of the Word. But if by faith we trust in the Word, we will understand the Truth revealed by the Word.

In looking to the Word for understanding, He will reveal to us the keys for the understanding of HIS Truth. The first thing we notice in His statement is that He will pray to the Father to give us another Comforter. The word "another" implies that those who believe in the Word have already received a Comforter.

David testified of the Word and said, "This [is] my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me" (Psalms 119:50). He also said, "Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant" (Psalms 119:76). "Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?" (Psalms 119:82)

According to the testimony of David, the first Comforter to the heart of man is the Word of God. The Word Himself testified and said, "All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him]. Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:27-30).

Notice also that according to the Word, there is no one other than the Father, WHO knows the Son and there is no one other than the Son, Who knows the Father and those to whom the Son shall reveal HIM. If there was another divine being who had full knowledge of the Father and the Son would He not made mention of His name? Those who receive the Word and keep HIS Commandments will find rest or comfort for their souls.

Paul testified in his letter to Timothy saying, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time" (1 Timothy 2:1-6).

The work of interceding to save the lost

God the Father sent HIS Word to intercede on HIS behalf to all men.

As He said before, "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]" (John 14:12-14).

Just before making this statement, the Word testified to Philip of the Father and said, "Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake" (John 14:10,11).

And just before making this statement, the Word revealed to His disciples that, "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour" (John 12:26).

The work of ministering to the lost

The Father will do greater works through HIS Son, that the Son might glorify the Father and the Son will do HIS work through those who serve Him, that they might glorify Him.

Based on what the Word is saying, whoever will love and serve Him by keeping His Commandments, He will be to their hearts a Door, Who will open to them communion with the GOOD SHEPHERD, WHO will honor those who serve Him. The other Comforter He desirer to give to His disciples in His name is the Father, WHO was with them in Christ and was soon to be in them through Him.

To confirm this Truth, the Word testified and said, "...I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

"Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, 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. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me" (John 14:15-25).

The Comforter of God Who comforts us

Notice: that when the Word spoke of the word "we", He spoke of Himself and the Father, WHO abides in us through the Word (The Holy Spirit). By Himself, the Word is the Spirit of God. But together with the Father, He is the Holy Spirit, Who gives life to every man born of God.

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