18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
The disciples were upset. Jesus was going away. Jesus spoke these words to comfort them.
Jesus wanted his disciples to know he was not leaving them.
Did he mean that he was coming back again when he said "in a little while". Doesn't make sense for it to be this second coming. No he bespoke his resurrection.
He spoke to his living. And since he lives so do his disciples. All this is meaningless without his resurrection.
Because of Jesus' resurrection something greater about Jesus is revealed. The disciples understood even more about who Jesus really is.
The disciples even more how they will never alone. Never.
Faith is shown in obedience.
If we trust in Jesus we have his life in us. Therefore he changes us. Our lives grow to reflect him more and more.
A sign of our love for him is shown by our increasing obedience to him.
Do we keep all of God's word?
How do we show our love for Jesus in the keeping with the word of God?
As we live in obedience Jesus will manifest himself to us.
Jesus is always with us. We are never alone.
Jesus is with us in our obedience to him and God's own word. We are not left alone despite what our feelings may say.
We have his knowledge within us.