09/01/2006
A Prayer of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will

On Hearing


(Scripture quotations from the Faithful New Testament)


Compiled By Michele Cox


John the Baptist's Testimony of Jesus

John 3

26 And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, [He] who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, to whom you have begotten witness, Behold this [one] baptizes and all come to him. 27 John answered and said: [a] man is able to be receiving nothing unless it have been given to him out of heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness that I said: I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent before that [one]. 29 The [one] having the bride is the bridegroom. But the friend of the bridegroom, the [one] who has stood and has heard him, rejoices with joy because of the sound of the bridegroom. So my joy has been fulfilled. 30 He must be increasing, but I must be diminishing. 31 The [one] coming from above is over all; the [one] being from the earth is out of the earth and speaks out of the earth. The [one] being from heaven is over all. 32 What he has seen and heard, of this he testifies, and no one receives his testimony. 33 The [one] having received his testimony has set his seal [to this], that God is true. 34 For [the one] whom God sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the spirit by measure. 35 The father agape-loves the son, and has given everything into his hand. 36 The [one] believing in the son has eternal zoe-life, but the [one] disobeying the son will not see zoe-life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

 

LIFE THROUGH THE SON

John 5

24 Truly truly I say to you that the [one] hearing my word and believing the [one] having sent me has eternal zoe-life , and does not come into judgment, but is moved out of death into zoe-life. 25 Truly truly I say to you that [the] hour comes and now is when the dead will hear the cry of the son of God and those having heard will zoe-live. 26 For as the father has zoe-life in himself, likewise also to the son he has given zoe-life to be having in himself. 27 And he gave him authority to be doing judgment, because he is [a] son of man. 28 Be not marveling at this, that [the] hour comes in which all those in the graves will hear his voice, 29 [but] those having done [as a practice] worthless [things] will come out to [the] resurrection of judgment. 30 For I am not able to be doing anything from myself; just as I hear do I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the [one] having sent me. 31 If I witness concerning myself, my witness is not true. 32 Another is witness concerning me, and I know that the witness is true that he witnessed concerning me. 33 You sent to John, and he has witnessed to the truth; 34 but I do not receive witness by man, but I say these [things] that you be saved. 35 That [one] was the burning and shining lamp and you wanted to rejoice for [hour] in his light. 36 But I have [a] witness greater than John; for the works that the father has given me in order that I complete them, these works themselves which I do witness concerning me that the father has sent me. 37And the father having sent me, that [one] has witnessed concerning me. Neither his voice have you ever heard nor his visible-form have you ever seen, 38 and his word you do not have abiding in you, because he whom that [one] has sent, in this [one] do you not believe. 39 You search the Scriptures, because you suppose in them to be having eternal zoe-life, and these are those witnessing concerning me. 40 And you do not want to come to me in order that you have zoe-life. and those having done good will come out to [the] resurrection of zoe-life.

 

THOSE WHO HEAR THE FATHER COME TO JESUS

John 6

45 It is written in the prophets,

And they will all be taught by God.

Everyone having heard the father and having learned [from him] comes toward me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the father, except the [one] being from God, this [one] has seen the father. 47 Truly truly I say to you, the [one] believing has eternal zoe-life.

 

JESUS HEARS FROM THE FATHER

John 8

25 So they were saying to him, Who are you? Jesus said to them: What I told you from the beginning. 26 I have many [things] concerning you to be saying and to be judging. But the [one] having sent me is true, and I, what I heard from him, these [things] I speak to the world.

 

John 8

37 I know that you are Abraham's seed, but you seek to kill me, because my word does not have room in you. 38 What I have seen beside the father I speak, and therefore what you heard from your father you do. 39 They answered and said to him: Our father is Abraham. Jesus says to them: If you are children of Abraham, you would have done the works of Abraham. 40 But now you seek to kill me [a] man who has spoken to you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. 41 You do the works [of your] father. They said to him: We were not born out of fornication, We have one father - God. 42 Jesus said to them: If God were your father, you would have agape-loved me, for I have gone out from God and have come. For neither am I come from myself, but that [one] sent me. 43 Why do you not know my speech? Because you are not able to be hearing my word. 44 You are from your father the devil and you want to be doing the desires [of your] father. That [one] was murderer from the beginning, and he has not stood in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the "lie", he speaks from his own [self], because he is [a] liar and his father [also]. 45 But because I tell you the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Who among you convicts me of sin? If I say [the] truth, why do you not believe me? 47 The [one] being from God hears the words of God; because of this you do not hear [me], because you are not from God.

 

HIS SHEEP HEAR HIS VOICE

John 10

1 Truly truly I say to you, the [one] not coming in through the gate into the sheep-pen but coming up from elsewhere, that [one] is [a] thief and [a] robber. 2 But the [one] coming in through the gate is [the] shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens [the gate] to this [one], and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow [the voice belonging] to [a] stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers. 6 Jesus told them this parable; but these [ones] did not know what it was that he was speaking to them. 7 So Jesus said again, Truly truly I say to you that I am the gate of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers. But the sheep have not heard them. 9 I am the gate. If anyone enter through me, he will be saved, and he will come in and will go out and will find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except in order that he steal and slaughter and destroy ; I came in order that they have zoe-life and have [it] exceedingly. 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd appoints his psyche-life in behalf of the sheep. 12 But the hired-hand also not being shepherd, of whom the sheep are not his own, he sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees - and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them] - 13 [he flees] because he is [a] hired-hand and the sheep are not [a] concern to him. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, 15 just as the father knows me, and I know the father, and I lay-down my psyche-life in behalf of the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this sheep-pen, and I must lead [these], and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. 17 Because of this the father agape-loves me, because I lay-down my psyche-life, in order that I again receive it. 18 No one takes it from me, but I dedicate it myself. I have authority to dedicate it, and I have authority to again receive it; this commandment I received from my father.19 [A] division again came to pass among the Jews because of these words. 20 And many among them were saying, He has [a] demon and is insane; why do you hear him? 21 Others were saying, These words are not [those] of [one] demon-possessed. Is [a] demon able to open [the] eyes of [the] blind ? 22 The Festival of Rededication then came to pass in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon. 24 So the Jews encircled him and were saying to him, How long do you hold our psyche-lives [in suspense]? If you are the Christ, tell us openly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you and you did not believe. The works that I do in the name of my father, these witness concerning me, 26 but you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, 28 and I give them zoe-life eternal, and they will not perish to eternity, and no one will seize them from my hand. 29 My father who has given [them] to me is greater than all, and no one is able to be seizing [them] from the hand of my father. 30 I and my father are one [thing].

 

JESUS THANKS THE FATHER FOR ALWAYS HEARING HIM

John 11

40 Jesus says to her: Did I not say to you that: If you believe, you will see the glory of God? 41 So they removed the stone. Now Jesus lifted up his eyes and said: Father, I thank you that you heard me. 42 For I have known that you always hear me, but because of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they believe that you have sent me. 43 And having said these [things] he cried out with [a] great voice: Lazarus! Come out! 44 And the [one] having been dead came out, his feet and hands having been bound with bandages, and his face was bound with [a] handkerchief. Jesus says to them, Loose him and let him be going.

 

WARNING TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HEAR AND GUARD THE WORD

John 12

44 But Jesus cried out and said: The [one] believing in me does not believe in me but [rather] in the [one] having sent me, 45 and the [one] beholding me beholds the [one] having sent me. 46 I am light come into the world, in order that everyone believing in me not abide in darkness. 47 And if anyone hear my words and not guard [them], I do not judge him, for I came not in order that I judge the world, but in order that I save the world. 48 The [one] setting me aside and not receiving my words has [one] judging him: the word that I spoke - that will judge him in the last day. 49 Because I have not spoken from myself, but the [one] having sent me, [the] father himself has given to me commandment what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal zoe-life. What therefore I speak, just as the father has spoken to me, thusly I speak.

 

THE WORD YOU HEAR IS FROM THE FATHER

John 14

24 The [one] not agape-loving me does not keep to my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but of the father having sent me. 25 These [things] have I spoken while dwelling with you. 26 But the advocate, the Holy Spirit, which the father will send in my name, that [one] will teach you everything and will remind you of everything which I spoke to you. 27 Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, not just as the world gives do I give to you. Let your heart not be being troubled, neither let it be being cowardly. 28 You heard what I said to you: I go, and come [back] to you. If you were agape-loving me, you would have rejoiced that I go to the father, because the father is greater than I.

 

YOU ARE PHILIA-BELOVED

John 15

15 No longer do I say you [are] slaves, because the slave does not know what his lord does; but I have called you philia-beloved, because everything that I heard from my father I made known to you.

 

REGARDING THE HOLY SPIRIT

John 16

12 I have yet many [things] to be telling you, but you are not now able to be bearing [them]. 13 But when that [one] comes, the spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself, but as much as he hears will he speak, and the coming [things] will he disclose to you.

 

JESUS RESPONDS TO BEING QUESTIONED

John 18

19 The chief-priest therefore asked Jesus concerning his disciples and his teaching.20 Jesus answered him: I have openly spoken to the world. I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where the Jews all gather, and I spoke nothing in secret. 21 Why do you ask me? Ask those having heard what I spoke to them. Behold these know what I said to them.

 

THOSE ON THE SIDE OF TRUTH HEAR HIS VOICE

John 18

37 Pilate therefore said to him: So are you [a] king? Jesus answered: You say that I am king. I am born for this and am come into the world for this, in order that I witness to the truth. All those being from the truth hear my voice. Pilate says to him: What is truth?


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