“If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.”– John 14:21-22
OBEY HIS WORD.
Then, My Father will love you, He will come to you and He will take up residence with you.
Is Jesus saying that obedience precedes communing and revelation? Loving Jesus brings such radical and amazing benefits! Obeying Him is the key to loving Him. To obey His Word, we need to know His Word, and we need to listen to His voice. God is speaking to us all the time. The problem is that most people don’t know how to hear Him, don’t take the time to listen, and therefore don’t know His will for their lives.
God loves all mankind. That is why He sent His Son, but He takes up residence with and reveals Himself to those who truly love Him in return.