John Lesson 19 Day 5 Day 6
My Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions on John 14:27-31
12. Satan, the god of this age
Strongs defines the Greek word aiôn as “a space of time, an age.” Some translations use the word “world” instead of age.
The devil knows and quotes scripture to Jesus.
Satan cleverly tempted Jesus to turn stones into bread when Jesus hadn’t eaten for forty days.
Satan tempted Jesus to jump from the highest point of the temple to show angels would catch Him and fulfill a prophecy.
Satan offered to give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if You bow down and worship him.
Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers.
because the evil god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers. As a result the light of the good news, the radiant glory of the Anointed—who is the very image of God—cannot shine down on them. (The Voice)
wandering the course of this perverse world. You were the offspring of the prince of the power of air—oh, how he owned you, just as he still controls those living in disobedience. I’m not talking about the outsiders alone; (The Voice) (Emphasis added)
Satan held power over death.
Since we, the children, are all creatures of flesh and blood, Jesus took on flesh and blood, so that by dying He could destroy the one who held power over death—the devil— (The Voice)
Satan led other angels/messengers in a rebellion. God cast them all down to the earth. Since he was angry, he went about deceiving the world into rejecting God.
So the great dragon, that ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was cast down to the earth along with his messengers. (The Voice)
13. “I am leaving you with a gift [bequeath]—[My own] peace of mind and heart.” John 14:27 (NLT)
(text in brackets from Amplified version)
Peace I leave with you. This was a common form of benediction among the Jews. It is the invocation of the blessings of peace and happiness. In this place it was, however, much more than a mere form or an empty wish. It came from Him who had power to make peace and to confer it on all, Ephesians 2:15. (Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament)
The legacy Jesus left for believers when He ascended
He didn’t leave us the way we’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft.
“So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.” (MSG)
“Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.” (AMP)
Courage instead of fear!
This from the NLT grabbed me “If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am.”
Feeling sorry for myself is the opposite of really loving Jesus. It’s loving myself more than I love Him.
Receiving the peace Christ gives shows Him I love HIM more than I love myself.
Father, thank You for sending Your Son. I’m so thankful He willingly fulfilled His calling.
Thank You for the Holy Spirit’s work in my life. I need Him. Oh, how I need Him!
Thank You for providing peace. I need Your peace—the peace that’s beyond our understanding.
Oh, I want to know You, love You and trust You more. Holy Spirit, guide me in that direction. Amen
MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 19 Day 5 Day 6 ~ John 14:27-31