John 12:49 I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.
New International Version (New International Version) For I did not speak on my own initiative; rather, the Father who sent me instructed me to say everything I have said.New Living Translation (New Living Translation) I don’t have the authority to speak on my own behalf.The Father who sent me has given me specific instructions on what to say and how to say it.Version standardized in English For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—both what to say and what not to say—through the Holy Spirit.
Berean Study Bible (also known as the Berean Study Bible) I have not spoken on My own initiative; rather, the Father who sent Me has given Me specific instructions on what to say and how to say it.The Literal Bible of the Bereans In fact, I did not speak from Myself; rather, the Father Himself, having sent Me, gave Me a commandment, instructing Me as to what I should say and how I should say it.The King James Version of the Bible In fact, I haven’t said anything about myself; rather, the Father who sent me gave me specific instructions on what I should say and how I should say it.
New The King James Version (KJV) is a translation of the King James Bible.Because I have not spoken on My own authority, but rather on the authority of the Father who sent Me, who instructed Me on what I should say and how I should say it.The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.For I did not speak on My own initiative; rather, the Father Himself, who sent Me, gave Me specific instructions on what to say and when to say it.1995 New American Standard Bible″For I did not speak on My own initiative; rather, the Father Himself, who sent Me, gave Me a commandment as to what I was to say and what I was not to say.″ ″For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself, who sent Me, has given Me commandment, as well as what to say and when to say it,″ says the NASB in 1977.
The Bible with an amplification system For I have never spoken on My own initiative or authority; rather, the Father Himself, who sent Me, has given Me specific instructions on what to say and when to say it, and I have followed them.The Christian Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in the Christian tradition.For I have not spoken on my own initiative; rather, the Father himself, through the Son, has given me the authority to say everything I have said.Holman The Christian Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in the Christian tradition.
In fact, I have not spoken on My own initiative; rather, the Father Himself, who sent Me, has given Me specific instructions as to what I should say and how I should say it.The American Standard Version is the version used in the United States.Because I did not speak from my own heart, but from the heart of the Father who sent me, who has given me a commandment, what I should say and what I should say.The Aramaic Bible translated into plain English ‘Because I have not spoken on my own behalf, but on behalf of the Father who sent me, he has given me commandments concerning what I will say and what I will utter.’ Version in the Present Tense of the English Language I don’t have a voice of my own.Nothing else I say is other than what the Father who sent me has instructed me to say.The Bible of Douay-Rheims For I have not spoken on my own behalf; rather, the Father who sent me has given me specific instructions on what I should say and how I should say it.
Translation of the Good News This is correct because I have not spoken on my own authority, but rather on the authority of the Father who has sent me, who has instructed me on what I must say and how I must say it.Because I haven’t spoken on my own behalf, I’m using the International Standard Version.Instead, the Father who sent me has himself given me specific instructions on what to say and how to say it.
Because I did not speak on My own behalf, but on behalf of the Father who sent Me, He gave Me a command, directing what I should say and what I should refrain from saying.The New American Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.because I did not speak on my own initiative, but rather because the Father who sent me instructed me on what to say and how to say it.NET Bible is an abbreviation for Networked Information Technology.Because I have not spoken on my own authority, but rather on the authority of the Father, who has sent me, and has instructed me on what I should say and how I should say it.
Revised Standard Version (New Revised Standard Version) because I have not spoken on my own initiative, but the Father who sent me has himself given me specific instructions on what to say and when to say it.The New Heart English Bible is a translation of the New Heart Bible.Because I did not speak on my own behalf, but on behalf of the Father who sent me; he gave me a commandment as to what I should say and how I should say it.Weymouth The New Testament is a collection of writings that were written between the years of ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad Because I did not speak on my own authority, but rather on the authority of the Father who sent me, who gave me specific instructions on what to say and in what words to say them.The English Bible for the Whole World Because I did not speak on my own behalf, but on behalf of the Father who sent me; he gave me a commandment as to what I should say and how I should say it.
- Young’s Literal Translation of the Text Because I did not speak on my own behalf, but on behalf of the Father who sent me, He did give me a command regarding what I may say and what I may not say.
- Translations in addition to the above.
- Context Belief and skepticism…
- 48 Whoever rejects Me and does not accept My words will be judged on the last day by the word that I have spoken to him.
- 49 I have not spoken on My own initiative; rather, the Father who sent Me has given Me specific instructions on what to say and how to say it.
50As a result, I am confident that His command leads to eternal life.Consequently, I say exactly what the Father has instructed me to say.″ … References to Other Sources Deuteronomy 18:18 is a biblical verse.It is from among their brothers that I will raise up a prophet like you for them to serve them.It is My words that I will put in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him to say.John 3:11 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love and that we are to love one another.
- I swear to you, I swear to you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have witnessed, and yet you people refuse to believe us when we tell you what we have seen.
- 5:19 (John 5:19) As a result, Jesus responded, ″To be honest with you, I swear to you that the Son cannot do anything by himself unless He is present when the Father is doing it.
- For whatever the Father does, the Son will also do in the same manner.
- 6:68 (John 6:68) Simon Peter responded in the affirmative ″To whom, Lord, would we turn for help?
- You have the words of eternal life in your possession.
- 7:16 (John 7:16) ″My teaching does not come from Me,″ Jesus clarified.
- ″It is a gift from the One who sent Me.
- 8:26 (John 8:26) ″I have a lot to say about you and a lot of opinions about you.
- However, the One who sent Me is trustworthy, and I share what I have learned from Him with the rest of the world.″ 8:28 (John 8:28) As a result, Jesus said, ″As soon as you have lifted up the Son of Man, you will recognize that I am He and that I do nothing on My own initiative, but only speak what the Father has taught Me to say.
The Scriptures are a treasure trove.In fact, I haven’t said anything about myself; rather, the Father who sent me gave me specific instructions on what I should say and how I should say it.3:11,32 John 3:11,32 I swear by Allah, I swear by Allah, we speak what we know, and we testify what we have seen, and you do not believe us when we testify to you…John 5:30 p.m.I can do nothing of my own accord: as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me, as I understand it.6:38-40 (John 6:38-40) For I did not come down from heaven to do my own will, but to carry out the will of the one who sent me…
(49) Because I haven’t said anything about myself.-Comp.John 5:30; John 7:16-17; John 7:28-29; John 8:26; John 8:28; John 8:38.The word ″for″ connects this by way of reason with the condemnatory power of His word….Verses 49, 50.
– There is much emphasis to be laid upon the ὅτι, which implies that our Lord would give a sacred reason for the tremendous power with which his λόγος would be invested.The λόγος, the ῤήμα, is not simply his; it did not proceed from himself only, from his humanity, or even his Divine Sonship alone, but from the Father which sent me.He stood and spake always as the Voice of the Eternal One, from whom he came, with saving powers.
He has given me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak.The two words εϊπω and λαλήσω (dicam and loquar, Vulgate), though Hengstenberg says it is frivolous to distinguish, are supposed by Meyer, Westcott, and Godet, to discriminate matter and form, as Godet says, ″What I should say, and how I should say it.″ My words and their manner and opportunity and tone are all of them the outcome of the Father’s ἐvτολὴ.It certainly is incredible that John could have put these words into the lips of Jesus.They are no mere summary.
They are set down with awful sincerity as having burned themselves into his memory.But the Lord added, ″I may be rejected and my words spurned, and yet they may go on as apparitors of judgment, but however that may be, and I know (οϊδα) that his commandment, his commission to me, is life eternal – is so now″ (cf.John 3:36; John 17:3; 1 John 5:12, 13).
(cf.John 3:36; John 17:3; 1 John 5:12, 13).″The Law is decreed unto life,″ stated Paul, and ″the goodwill of God leadeth us toward repentance.″ The profundity of this wonderful experience stretches down and back into the eternal counsels.The things which therefore I speak (am speaking now at this moment), according as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak.″In rejecting me and my teachings, they reject and disrespect the Father.
His word they dare to repudiate, as grave and unalterable as the word pronounced on Sinai.They not only reject me, but they believe themselves unworthy of eternal life.They not only defy the law, but they also defy love.″ As a result, towards the conclusion of the public ministry, the evangelist summarizes the topic of the prologue, insofar as it is accomplished in the offering of a complete revelation of the Logos to the world in human flesh, in a few powerful words.The human life and lips of Jesus provided appropriate expression for this Logos to be realized.″The Father has been revealed in such a way that the non-believer and rejecter, who hears my words but does not act on them, is doubting and rejecting Hill.″ These powerful remarks, as well as the excellent end to the entire historical narrative of Jesus’ public career, serve as a suitable summary of the lessons that have now been delivered in a dosage.They do not have any precise analogies, but they embody the spirit of the entire instruction and serve as the foundation for the prologue.
It is, however, significant because the language is distinct from that of the prologue and from the evangelist’s reflections in the preceding verses.In the same way that the entire Gospel is a collection of recollections that combine to form a sacred inimitable whole out of their own intrinsic glory and truth, this spicilegium is a brief evangelium in evangelio – a condensed version of the whole contained within the confines of a few precious lines.Despite the fact that ″the hour″ has arrived, it continues to wait.Especially striking is the contrast in approach between the evangelist and the apocalyptist.Commentaries that run in parallel.Greek The I (eg) Personal / Possessive Pronoun is used in the Nominative case.
1st Person Pronoun SingularStrong’s 1473 is as follows: I, the pronoun in the first person.a first-person main pronoun that indicates the first person I.do not want to (ouk) AdverbStrong’s 3756 is as follows: No, not at all.Also known as ouk and ouch, this is a basic word; it is an absolute negative adverb, meaning either no or not.spoken ″ (elalsa)″ means ″elalasa″ in Swahili.The Aorist Indicative Form of the Verb 1st Person Pronoun: Active SingularStrong’s 2980 is as follows: A shortened version of an otherwise archaic verb; to speak, i.e.
to express oneself via words.on the other hand (ex) PrepositionStrong’s 1537 is as follows: In other words, it suggests that something is coming out of the inside, rather than from inside.Origin, from, and forth are all denoted by the basic preposition The personal / possessive pronoun (emautou) is used to refer to a masculine genitive.1st Person Pronoun It is written as follows in SingularStrong’s 1683:Genitive case compound of emou and autos; of myself it is written as follows in Dative case emautoi, em-ow-to, and accusative case emauton, em-ow-ton’.but’ (all of a sudden’) The following is ConjunctionStrong’s 235: However, with one exception.
Allos is the neuter plural of allos, which means ″other things,″ or ″contrariwise.″ a b c d e f g h I l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l (ho) Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3588:the, which is the definitive article.This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.Father Noun – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3962:Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, older, senior, father-in-law ‘Father’ appears to be a primary word in the language.a message was sent (pempsas) Strong’s 3992: to send, transmit, permit to go, and put forth.
- Verb – Aorist Participle Active – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3992: to send, transmit, permit to go, and put forth.
- personal pronoun (me) Possessive pronoun (me) Accusative first person pronoun (me) SingularStrong’s 1473:I, the first-person pronoun, is a good example of this.
- A main pronoun used to refer to the first person I.has ordered Me (entolon) is a slang term for ″mean.″ An ordinance, injunction, mandate, or law, according to Strong’s 1785: The word entellomai means ″injunction,″ which means ″authoritative prescription.″ What exactly is it?
- (ti) Accusative Neuter SingularStrong’s 5101: who, which, what, and why.
It is most likely emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, such as who, which, or what; and a question mark.to put it another way (eip) is an abbreviation for eip.Strong’s 2036:Answer, bid, bring word, command, and so on.A fundamental verb, which means to talk or utter anything.and as well as (kai) ConjunctionStrong’s 2532 includes the words and, more more importantly, specifically.
what is the best way to say it (ti) Neuter Accusative Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun – Interrogative Neuter SingularStrong’s 5101 is as follows: Who, what, when, and why are all important questions to ask.It is most likely emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, such as who, which, or what; and a question mark.to put it bluntly (lals) is a slang term for ″lals.″ Verb tense: Aorist Subjunctive Active tense: 1st Person Pronoun SingularStrong’s 2980 is as follows: A shortened version of an otherwise archaic verb; to speak, i.e.to express oneself via words.PreviousAccord Authority Command Commanded Commandment Initiative Orders NextAccord Authority Command Commanded Commandment Speak in Phrases Jump to NextAccord Authority Command Commanded Commandment Initiative OrdersAccord Authority Command Commanded Commandment Initiative Orders Speak in Phrases Links John 12:49 New International Version 12:49 (John 12:49) NLT ESV (English Standard Version) John 12:49 John 12:49 New American Standard Bible 12:49 (John 12:49) KJV 12:49 (John 12:49) BibleApps.com 12:49 (John 12:49) Biblia Paralela 12:49 (John 12:49) The Chinese version of the Bible 12:49 (John 12:49) The Bible in French 12:49 (John 12:49) The Bible according to Catholic tradition Gospels of the New Testament: 12:49 (John 12:49) Because I did not speak on my own behalf (Jhn Jo Jn)
What did Jesus mean when He said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30)?
Question Answer In John 10 Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd and, in a debate with the Jewish leaders, makes the claim, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).(John 10:30).It was a bold statement—one His audience found quite audacious—and it reveals much about who Jesus is.Five key observations can be made concerning this passage.
First, Jesus claimed to be one with God in the sense of being equal to Him.Jesus did not claim to be merely a messenger or prophet of God, but of equal power with God.Second, His audience understood that Jesus was claiming equality with God the Father.
In verse 31, “The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.” Why?Blasphemy was a crime punishable by death according to the Jewish Law.When Jesus asked why they were planning to kill Him, they answered, “For blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God” (John 10:33).(John 10:33).If Jesus had been lying or deceived, His statement would have been blasphemous.
In fact, the only way His words were not blasphemy is if Jesus was telling the truth about His equality with God.Third, Jesus referred to Himself as God’s Son and to God as His Father (John 10:36–37).He used Psalm 82:6 to show that the Messiah has the right to claim the title “Son of God.” Fourth, Jesus claimed that that Father sent Him: “the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world” (John 10:36).(John 10:36).
In this statement, Jesus claimed preexistence in the Father’s presence.No biblical prophet had ever made such a claim before; yet Jesus claimed to exist before Abraham (John 8:58).(John 8:58).Fifth, Jesus only stated that the Jews did not believe Him; He never said they misunderstood His claim to be God.John 10:38 notes, “Even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” Jesus was not correcting a misunderstanding.They understood what He said perfectly.
He was correcting their willful rejection of Him.Colossians 1:16–17 affirms Jesus’ same teaching: “In him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” John 1:1 explicitly notes that Jesus was both with God in the beginning and was God.
In summary, Jesus claimed to be one with the Father as part of a larger argument to note that He had existed from eternity past, lived in perfect oneness with the Father, held the same power as God, and was sent by God the Father’s authority.Unfortunately, He was rejected as divine by the Jewish leaders.Jesus’ claim to have equal power as the Father was not blasphemy.It was the plain truth.Return to: Questions about John What did Jesus mean when He said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30)?
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Jesus Will Only Do What The Father Does (So Can You)
Do what the Father does: Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman instructs us on how to communicate with the Holy Spirit and our heavenly Father in heaven.When Jesus travels to Samaria, he waits at a well while his followers walk out to get some food for the journey.A woman approaches the well, and he begins a discussion that changes her life and offers an evangelistic opportunity for the rest of the congregation.While on his journey, Jesus demonstrates to us how we, too, can ″only do what we see the father doing.″
I Want To Only Do What The Father Does
Something about the narrative of the Samaritan lady (John 4:4-34), or as she is more often known, ″the woman at the well,″ has always affected my heart.A record of an interaction that is both profoundly intimate and also has a larger and more widespread meaning is provided by this document.When I read this story, I am impressed by Jesus’ deep knowledge and comprehension of the woman’s predicament, which I find to be rather remarkable.But he also has compassion for her: he accepts her for who she is, but he does not abandon her in her state.
He delegated his responsibilities to his heavenly Father, who carried them out through the Holy Spirit.What really fascinates me, though, is the implicit partnership between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.When we go below the surface of the text, we may perceive a complex interaction between the parts of the Holy Trinity.
Furthermore, the end product is nothing short of a miracle: The lady has a glimpse of who Jesus is and instantly returns to her hamlet to round up everyone she knows to witness his miracle for herself.Consequently, when Jesus talks to his followers about the impending harvest shortly after, they look up and see the harvest arriving!
Do What The Father Does: How Jesus Cooperates With Holy Spirit
- The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan lady demonstrates how Jesus connected with his heavenly Father. It turns out just as Jesus predicted in John 5:19: When they asked what the Son could do by himself, Jesus said, ″Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself
- he can only do what he sees his Father doing, since everything his Father does the Son likewise does, because the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does.″ And this is the key to understanding how Jesus operated: choosing to follow the Father at all times, in all situations, every day and night. The fact that Jesus always knew what to do, whether he was speaking to the multitudes, praying alone with his father late into the night, healing the sick, slapping the Pharisees (! ), or just spending time with his followers, gives us great confidence.
This informs us three things about him and how he conducted himself at work:
- The only way he knew how to do that was because the Holy Spirit revealed it to him
- he always talked from a place of love because he always did what he saw the Father do
- he could only know how to do that because the Holy Spirit revealed it to him
- As a result, he was constantly on the lookout for and listening to the Holy Spirit in order to receive that revelation in the moment
The good news is that we can accomplish it as well; all we need to do is put in the effort.
Do What The Father Does: How Jesus Operates
Let’s take a deeper look at the narrative of the Samaritan lady, and see if we can gain a clearer understanding of how Jesus functioned as a result.Due to the limited amount of space available, I will not quote the entire section here.However, if you want to follow along, open your Bible at John 4:4-34 and start reading.As I previously stated, in order to comprehend what was taking place, it was necessary to read between the lines.
The highlights are as follows:
v7: Jesus asks for a drink
When a Samaritan woman came to fetch water, Jesus asked her whether she would mind giving him a sip of her water.He might have been able to find a way to acquire some water on his own, but the Holy Spirit instructs Jesus to initiate a discussion.The woman (who will remain nameless) is taken aback.She is well aware that the hatred that existed between Jews and Samaritans at the period would ordinarily bar any engagement between the two groups.
Given the cultural standards of first-century Judea, the fact that Jesus (a lone man) would even speak to, much alone acknowledge, a woman was even more revolutionary than it already was.As a result, she inquires of Jesus as to how he could possibly ask her for a drink.
v10: Jesus makes a leading statement
- She requested for a drink, but Jesus responded, ″If you had known the gift of God and who it is that is asking you for a drink,″ he said, ″you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.″ The Holy Spirit persuades Jesus to include her in the dialogue further.
- The truth of his assertion is grounded in reality, yet it is shrouded in mystery.
- With a new query, she responds, asking what this live water is and where he may get his hands on some for herself.
- She begins to wonder who this man Jesus is and what he is up to.
v13-14: Jesus speaks a truth about himself
- ″Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never be thirsty again,″ Jesus responded.
- Indeed, the drink I give them will turn into a spring of water inside them, welling up to eternal life,″ says the Lord.
- Jesus has now thoroughly captivated her attention.
- Most significantly, his words are transformed into a prophetic proclamation, which begins to open the door to the spiritual world.
- The woman inquires as to if she may have some of the live water.
v16-18: Jesus speaks a word of knowledge
- ″Go, call your husband, and then come back,″ he instructed her.
- ″I don’t have a husband,″ she said.
- ″You are correct in claiming that you do not have a spouse,″ Jesus responded to her.
- The reality of the matter is that you have had five spouses, and the man you are now seeing is not your husband.
- ″What you’ve just said is absolutely correct.″ The Holy Spirit directs Jesus to utter these things, and this is another another lever that he employs to bring enlightenment and blessing to this particular woman.
- She realizes he is a prophet, and this realization propels the dialogue in the direction of its conclusion.
- It prompts Jesus to utter additional prophetic utterances as a result.
- He declares everlasting truths about worship, the people that his father desires, and, at the end of the day, he discloses the reality of his own identity.
v26: Jesus reveals himself to be the Messiah
- ″I am aware that Messiah″ (also known as Christ) ″is on his way,″ the woman stated.
- When he arrives, he will go through everything in detail with us.″ ″I, the one speaking to you—I am he,″ Jesus revealed at that point.
- And the rest, as they say, is history: when the disciples return, the lady flees to her town, where she summons her people to welcome Jesus.
- And since it was such a stunning incident, the gospel writers felt compelled to include it in their narrative of Jesus’ life and teachings.
- Following his death, we are informed that a large number of the villagers chose to believe in him not because of the lady, but because of his words and teachings.
Do What The Father Does: A Transaction
- More than anything else, the narrative of the Samaritan lady discloses a transaction. A transaction involving God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit is defined as follows: When the Father wishes to love someone whom he understands perfectly, he sends a message to Holy Spirit
- Holy Spirit receives the message and passes it on to Jesus
- Jesus accomplishes what he sees and hears, partnering with Holy Spirit
- and the Father loves the person whom he understands perfectly.
- A miracle occurs, and the Father is exalted as a result
This time, Jesus’ basic obedience results in prophecy and a word of insight for those around him. The prophetic words open the door to an evangelical miracle, and all honor and glory are due to God. Every step of the discourse is being seen and listened to by Jesus, who is paying close attention to every detail.
Do What The Father Does: How We Can Do The Same
As we learn to collaborate with the Holy Spirit, we will be able to perform the same things that Jesus accomplished. As a result, we can emulate the Father’s actions. We have three options for accomplishing this:
- Inquire about the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
- Pay attention to what he does and follow his instructions
- Continually push forward until he tells us differently
Seek the anointing of Holy Spirit
- We might be filled with the Holy Spirit, or we can be overflowing with the Holy Spirit.
- This is critical for our sense of self, our confidence, and the development of the ″fruit of the Spirit″ – the character that God desires to give us.
- But we also require the presence of the Holy Spirit IN us.
- ″He’s in me for me, He’s on me for you!″ says one sermon I’ve heard: ″He’s in me for me, He’s on me for you!″ We are able to minister to others because of God’s anointing on our lives.
- Moreover, it is essential if we are to make a genuine impact in people’s lives.
- The anointing is followed by the manifestation of spiritual talents.
- In the same way that Jesus had no idea what was in store for the Samaritan woman, we never know what our simple obedience could lead to.
- This is especially true when it comes to the gift of prophecy.
- Prophecy frequently paves the way for other spiritual gifts to operate or to be more effective as a result of its operation.
Watch what Holy Spirit does and obey
- It follows that if the Christian life is one of increasing reliance on God, it is also a life marked by increasing reliance on the Holy Spirit. As we grow in our understanding of how to accomplish this, we must more concentrate on listening to and monitoring Holy Spirit in the intricacies of our everyday life. I used to believe that the Holy Spirit would just instruct me in a specific route and then leave me to my own devices. I was completely wrong. Since then, I’ve discovered that this is just not the case! In our midst, the Holy Spirit is attentive and responsive to our needs as well as to the will of the Father. Regardless of where we are, he want to be personally involved in every scenario we face. And, as with Jesus, there is a cooperative effort, a transaction that we may participate in. If we take the example of praying for another person, what occurs is as follows: we seek God on their behalf
- he provides us with something for them
- we pass it on to them and they are encouraged, cured (or whatever God wishes to accomplish)
- we are blessed in the process and God is exalted.
Keep going until he tells us otherwise
- In his conversation with the Samaritan woman, Jesus demonstrates how he is reliant on the power of the Holy Spirit.
- It is important to note that the aforementioned transaction occurs not just once, but multiple times over the duration of their talk.
- And this was the way Jesus conducted himself throughout his whole life.
- Everything about it.
- (Hint: it has something to do with his way of life) I don’t have enough room to go into detail about this, but the gist of it is as follows:
- As we go about our everyday lives, we make the decision to remain in a state of intimacy with God.
- Despite the fact that we have plans for each day, we are always keeping an eye and ear out for the Holy Spirit and what he wants to accomplish
- When he gives us a specific task to complete, we continue to listen to him as we carry out our instructions.
- We will continue to obey until something extraordinary occurs.
Do What The Father Does: Wrapping Up
- I’ve made it my life’s mission to ″only want to do what I see the father doing,″ and this has become my heart’s desire.
- In spite of the fact that I don’t always succeed, I think it is my calling and my message for others, especially since I’ve discovered the gift of prophecy.
- And I feel it has something to do with you.
- Every disciple of Jesus, I think, has the ability to live in this manner if they so desire.
- But it’s a choice that we have to make over and over again in our lives.
- We can be set free, and we can help others be set free, by making that choice.
- Will you join me in making that decision?
- Will you chose to follow in the footsteps of your Father?
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John 12:50 And I know that His command leads to eternal life. So I speak exactly what the Father has told Me to say.″
- I know that his mandate is life everlasting—i.e., the commission of the Messianic work—and I am grateful for that knowledge.
- It is preferable to read about everlasting life here, as it was previously.
- (See, for example, John 3:15, et al.) The Son does not talk of Himself, but rather of the commission He is entrusted with, which is to provide spiritual and everlasting life to the entire world.
- It couldn’t possibly be any other way.
- Due to the fact that this commandment represents eternal life, it follows that the entire teaching of the Messiah must be merely an expression of it.
- I speak in accordance with what the Father has spoken to me.
- – This sentence responds to the question of ″what I should say and what I should say″ in the previous verse.
- The Son’s labor is seen as the source of the exterior revelation.
- The Father declares that the truth has been disclosed, and the matter and form are specified in this passage.
- Commentaries that run in parallel.
Greek in addition to that (kai) ConjunctionStrong’s 2532 is as follows: And, in addition, specifically.I’m aware of it.o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o (oida) Perfect Indicative Active – 1st Person Pronunciation SingularStrong’s 1492: to be aware of, recall, and appreciate.that Strong’s 3754:Neuter of hostis as a conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, since Genitive Masculine Personal/ Possessive Pronoun His (autou)Personal/ Possessive Pronoun 3rd Person Pronoun SingularStrong’s 846: He, she, it, they, them, the same, and so forth.The reflexive pronoun self, which is used in the third person as well as the other persons, is derived from the particle au.command (entol) is a noun in the Nominative Feminine form.
- An ordinance, injunction, mandate, or law, according to SingularStrong’s 1785.
- The word entellomai means ″injunction,″ which means ″authoritative prescription.″ it leads to the conclusion of (estin)Verb – Present Indicative Active – 3rd Person ‘I am, exist,’ says SingularStrong in 1510.
- I exist in the first person singular present indicative; it is a protracted form of a primary and deficient verb; it is in the first person singular present indicative.
- In the Greek language, everlasting is an adjective meaning ″eternal″ in the Nominative Feminine Singular form.number Strong’s 166: From the Greek word aion, which means ″perpetual life.″ (z) is an abbreviation for the letter z.
- a noun in the Nominative Feminine SingularStrong’s 2222:Life, both in the sense of bodily (now) and spiritual (especially future) existence From the Chinese character for life, zao.
As a result, (oun)ConjunctionStrong’s 3767 says: As a result, Evidently, a basic term; unquestionably, or in accordance with The I (eg) Personal / Possessive Pronoun is used in the Nominative case.1st Person Pronoun SingularStrong’s 1473:I, the first-person pronoun, is a good example of this.a first-person main pronoun that indicates the first person A protracted form of an otherwise archaic verb; to talk, i.e.Utter words.2980:A Strong’s prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e.Utter words.precisely (kathy’s)Adverbial phrase Strong’s 2531:in accordance with the manner in which, to the extent that, in the same way, as From the words kata and hos; it’s as simple as that.
- Personal / Relative Pronoun – Accusative: what (ha) Neuter PluralStrong’s 3739: who, which, what, and that are examples of neuter plurals.
- a b c d e f g h I l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l (ho) Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3588:the, which is the definitive article.
- This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.
- Father Noun – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3962:Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, older, senior, father-in-law A ‘father’ has taught (eirken) his son that this is a basic term in the language.
- Perfect Indicative Form of the Verb Strong’s 2046: Possibly a broader version of rheo; an alternate for epo in some tenses; to utter, i.e.
- to speak or say.
- The Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Dative – Me (moi) Strong’s 1473:I, the first-person pronoun, is the first-person singular.
- ″I.to speak″ is a main pronoun that refers to the first person.
- Strong’s 2980:A protracted form of an otherwise archaic verb; to speak, i.e.
- to utter words.
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John 14:31 But I do exactly what the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us go on from here.
- (31) The most likely arrangement of this verse is to omit the period after ″so I do,″ and to consider everything up to this point as being governed by the word ″that.″ (32) ″But, in order that the world may know that I love the Father, and that I do as the Father has commanded, arise, and let us go hence,″ we will read then.
- Since His sinlessness has been established in the previous verse, His act has been determined entirely by Himself.
- He now expresses His willingness to submit His will to the will of the Father, and He calls on the Apostles to join Him in rising from the table and exiting the room.
- However, given the state of the world…- The words appear to refer back to the ″prince of this world″ who has just been mentioned earlier in the passage.
- It is true that the prince will come, but it will be in defeat, and the very world over which he has reigned will behold the love of the Father in the self-sacrifice of Jesus.
- That love will set them free from the oppressor’s shackles and restore them to their rightful place as children in the world.
- It is an intriguing question, one that we cannot be certain will be answered, whether or not they left the room immediately in obedience to the command.
- It is a question worth exploring further.
- Was the discourse of John 15, 16, and 17, as well as Jesus’ prayer in John 17, delivered in the room after he was called away, or on the road leading up to Gethsemane?
- The immediate connection between the opening words of the next chapter and the present verse naturally leads to the conclusion that they were both spoken in the same place, and in the absence of any indication of a change, it is safe to rule out any possibility of a shift in the location.
The words of John 18:1 are most likely those that express the act to which the words of our Lord have just summoned them, and they are found in the Bible.However, see Chronological Harmony of the Gospels, p.xxxv.Verse 31 of the New Testament.- But that – v is elliptical (Westcott translates, ″But I surrender myself, that,″ etc.; Meyer, ″But he cometh, that,″ etc.), not dependent on – the world may know – that very world over which this alien spirit has so long ruled may know, if not now, then eventually – that I love the Father, if not now, then eventually.The world, on the other hand, is to be drawn to him despite his being ″lifted up″ (John 12:52) – the world that the Father loves so much that he is willing to save and redeem it from the power of the enemy.And I carry out the Father’s command – which is unquestionably consistent with the entire representation of the Father’s character – exactly as he has instructed me.
- My feelings for you are as strong as death.
- Despite the fact that the prince of the world has no authority over me, I obey the Father’s command to carry out his will, to suffer, but ultimately to triumph, and to destroy the one who possesses the power of death.
- Arise, let us proceed – these are words that are also found in Matthew 26:46, and they are a touch of the eyewitness that nothing will be able to wipe away from the record.
- A feature like this would not have been introduced by a second-century theologian.
- In any case, they leave the guest-chamber, and so, under the light of the Paschal moon and the shadow of Jerusalem’s wall, or in some corner of the temple area, or in a convenient location on the way to Gethseman, Jesus delivered the remaining portion of his discourse.
Prior to crossing the Kedron River, however, he uttered these words: (John 18:1).He appears to have picked up his parable once more while on his way there.Commentaries that run in parallel.Greek But’ (all’) that being said ConjunctionStrong’s 235: but, except, and in any case Allos is the neuter plural of allos, which means ″other things,″ or ″contrariwise.″ It is true that I do (poi)Verb – Present Indicative 1st Person Pronoun: Active SingularStrong’s 4160 is as follows: (a) I create, manufacture, and construct; (b) I act, cause, and do.According to appearances, this is a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or perform.what (kathy’s) exact words were AdverbStrong’s 2531 is as follows: According to the manner in which, to the extent that, just as, and so forth.
- From the words kata and hos; it’s as simple as that.
- Nominative Masculine Article – the (ho)Article It’s the definite article, according to SingularStrong’s 3588:the.
- This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.
- Father (Patr)Noun – Nominative Masculine – (Patr)Noun – Nominative Masculine – (Patr)Noun – Nominative Masculine – (Patr)Noun – Nominative Masculine – (Patr)Noun – Nominative Masculine – (Patr)Noun – Nominative Masculine – (Patr)Noun – Nomin ancestor, elder, senior are all terms used to refer to Father in SingularStrong’s 3962:Father (Heavenly) Father.
- It appears to be a primary word; ″father″ has been commanded.
- The Aorist Indicative Form of the Verb Third Person (Middle – Third Person) Orders are given in SingularStrong’s 1781: From en and the base of telos; to enjoin.
- Me,μοι (moi)Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Dative 1st Person SingularStrong’s 1473:I, the first-person pronoun.
- a first-person main pronoun that indicates the first person I.so thatἵνα (hina) (hina) Conjunction Strong’s 2443:In order that, so that.
- Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.
- theὁ (ho)Article – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3588:The, the definite article.
This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.worldκόσμος (kosmos) (kosmos) Noun – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e.Decoration; by implication, the world (morally) (morally).may know γνῷ (gnō) Verb – Aorist Subjunctive Active – 3rd Person SingularStrong’s 1097:A prolonged form of a primary verb; to ‘know’ in a great variety of applications and with many implications.
thatὅτι (hoti)ConjunctionStrong’s 3754:Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.I love ἀγαπῶ (agapō)Verb – Present Indicative Active – 1st Person SingularStrong’s 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem.Perhaps from agan; to love.
- theτὸν (ton)Article – Accusative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3588:The, the definite article.
- Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.Father.
- Πατέρα (Patera)Noun – Accusative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior.
- ‘Father’ appears to be a major term in the language.
- Get up!
- Ἐγείρεσθε (Egeiresthe) (Egeiresthe) Verb – Present Imperative Middle or Passive – 2nd Person PluralStrong’s 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up.
- Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e.
- Let us go onἄγωμεν (agōmen) Verb – Present Subjunctive Active – 1st Person PluralStrong’s 71: A primary verb; properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, go, pass, or induce.
- from here.
ἐντεῦθεν (enteuthen)AdverbStrong’s 1782:Hence, from this place, on this side and on that.From the same as enthade; hence; on both sides.Jump to PreviousAct Arise Command Commanded Commandment Exactly Hence Love Obedience Order Ordered Rise World Jump to NextAct Arise Command Commanded Commandment Exactly Hence Love Obedience Order Ordered Rise WorldLinks John 14:31 NIV John 14:31 NLT John 14:31 ESV John 14:31 NASB John 14:31 KJV John 14:31 BibleApps.com John 14:31 Biblia Paralela John 14:31 Chinese Bible John 14:31 French Bible John 14:31 The Bible according to Catholic tradition NT Gospels: John 14:31 But that the world may know that (Jhn Jo Jn) (Jhn Jo Jn)
What does John 5:19 mean?
- ″Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does, the Son also does.″ John 5:19, New International Version: Jesus gave them this response: ″Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his Father doing.″ According to John 5:19, the Son can do nothing of his own accord but only what he sees the Father doing.
- ″Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing,″ Jesus remarked to them.
- Because everything the Father does, the Son accomplishes in the same way as well.
- According to John 5:19 KJV, Jesus then responded to their questions by saying, Verily, surely, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but only that which he seeth his Father do: for whatsoever the Father doeth, the Son also doeth alike.
- ″Verily, verily,″ Jesus said.
- Because of this, Jesus responded and was saying to them, ‘Trust me when I say that the Son can do nothing of Himself unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son likewise accomplishes in the same way.’ (John 5:19, New International Version) So Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can accomplish nothing by himself,’ according to John 5:19 (New Living Translation).
- He just acts in accordance with what he observes the Father doing.
- Whatever the Father does, the Son will likewise do in the same way.
- ″Truly I tell you, the Son is not able to accomplish anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing,″ Jesus said in John 5:19, the Christian Standard Bible.
- For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in imitation of the Father.
Bible Gateway John 5: NIV
- 51st chapter of John A few while later, Jesus traveled to Jerusalem to participate in the Jewish festival of Passover.
- 2 There is a lake in Jerusalem, near the Sheep Gate, which is known in Aramaic as Bethesda and which is flanked by five covered colonnades, which is a symbol of peace.
- 3 A large number of handicapped individuals used to sleep here, including the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed.
- 4 5 One of those present had been a disabled person for thirty-eight years.
- 12 ″Do you want to be well?″ Jesus inquired of him when he saw him laying there and learnt that he had been in this condition for a long time.
- The sick responded, ″Sir,″ stating that he had no one to assist him into the pool when the water was agitated.
- I am trying to go into the building when another person enters ahead of me.
- 8 Then Jesus told him to get up, saying, ″Get up!
- ″Take your mat and go for a walk.″ Immediately following his cure, the guy got up his mat and began walking.
- ″It is the Sabbath; the law bans you from carrying your mat,″ replied the Jews to the guy who had been cured on the day in question.
11 But he said, ″The guy who healed me said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk,’″ which he translated as ″Pick up your mat and walk.″ 12 As a result, they inquired of him, ″Who is this one who commanded you to pick it up and walk?″ 13 The guy who had been healed had no clue who had performed the healing since Jesus had vanished among the multitude that had gathered.14 Later, Jesus discovered him at the temple and told him, ″See, you have recovered your health.″ Keep your sins under control, or something worse may happen to you.″ 15 The man left and informed the Jews that it was Jesus who had cured him of his illness.16 The Jews crucified Jesus as a result of his actions on the Sabbath, according to verse 16.17 Jesus responded to them, ″My Father is constantly at work, and I, too, am working.″ He continued, ″My Father is always at work.″ 18 It was for this reason that the Jews worked even harder to put him to death; not only was he violating the Sabbath, but he was also addressing God as his own Father, so elevating himself to the status of God.The following is the response Jesus gave them: ″I assure you that the Son can accomplish nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his Father doing, since everything the Father does, the Son likewise does.″ 20 For the Father adores the Son and expresses his affection for him in all he does.Yes, to your astonishment, he will demonstrate far bigger feats than those described here.
- 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and imparts life to them, so the Son imparts life to those to whom he feels a desire to impart life.
- In addition to this, the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son23, so that all may honor him as they honor the Father.
- He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him, according to the Bible.
- 24-″Believe me when I say that whomever hears my message and trusts in him who sent me has eternal life and will not be punished; he has crossed over from death to life.″ 25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming, and it has now arrived, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come back to life.
- 26 For just as the Father possesses life in himself, he has also gave the Son the ability to possess life in himself.
27 And because he is the Son of Man, he has been given the ability to judge others.Do not be surprised by this, for a time will come when all those who are in their graves will hear his voice29 and come out-those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be punished.30 I am powerless in my own right; I only judge according to what I hear, and my judgment is righteous because I seek not my own pleasure but the pleasure of the one who sent me.″When I give a witness on myself, my testimony is not admissible.″ 32 There is another witness who testifies in my favor, and I am confident that his testimony about me is accurate.″You have sent John, and he has testified to the truth,″ says the Lord.34 Although I do not accept human testimony, I bring it up in the hopes that you will be rescued.
- 35 John was a lamp that blazed and shone brightly, and you picked a time when you would bask in his light.
- 36 ″I have testimony that is more significant than John’s.
- Because the very task that the Father has assigned me to complete, and which I am currently engaged in, serves as a witness to the fact that the Father has sent me.
- 37 In addition, the Father who sent me has personally attested to my existence.
- You have never heard his voice or seen his form,38 and his message does not live in you because you do not believe the one he sent to tell you the truth.
- 39 You devote a great deal of time and effort to studying the Scriptures because you believe that it is through them that you will get eternal life.
- Although these are the Scriptures that bear witness to my existence, you refuse to come to me in order to find life.
- 41 ″I do not take compliments from men,42 but I am familiar with you.
- I am well aware that you do not have the love of God in your hearts for one another.
- 39 But if someone else comes in his or her own name, you will welcome him or her; but if I come in my Father’s name, you will reject me or her.
44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another while making no attempt to receive the acclaim that comes from the single source of all praise, God?45 ″However, do not expect me to bring you before the Father as a result of this.Moses is your accuser, and it is in him that your hopes are pinned.46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me as well, because he wrote about me in his writings.
47 If you don’t trust what he wrote, how can you expect to believe what I say?″
- The fifty-first chapter of John In a short period of time, Jesus traveled up to Jerusalem to participate in a Jewish festival. A pool named Bethesda exists in Jerusalem, next to the Sheep Gate, and it is flanked by five covered colonnades, according to the Aramaic name for it. 3 A large number of impaired individuals, including the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed, used to sleep here, including the blind and the lame. 4 The person present had been unable to work for 38 years due to an illness. 12 ″Do you want to be well?″ Jesus inquired of him when he saw him laying there and learnt that he had been in this state for a long time. The invalid responded, ″Sir,″ stating that he had no one to assist him into the pool if the water were agitated. I am attempting to enter into the building when another person comes in ahead of me. Then Jesus told him, ″Rise, get out of your seat! Take your mat and go for a stroll.″ 9 The man was instantly healed, and he stepped away from his mat. ″It is the Sabbath
- the law prohibits you to carry your mat,″ replied the Jews to the guy who had been cured on the day in question, which happened to be a Sabbath. 11 But he said, ″The guy who healed me said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk,’″ which he translated as ″pick up your mat and walk.″ Twelve of them approached him and said, ″Who is this individual who commanded you to pick it up and walk?″ 13 The man who had been healed had no clue who had performed the healing since Jesus had vanished among the crowd that had gathered around him. 14 14 Later, Jesus discovered him at the temple and told him, ″See, you have recovered your health. ″ Put an end to your sins or something worse may come to you.″ 15 The man left and informed the Jews that it was Jesus who had cured him of his ailments. 16 As a result of Jesus’ actions on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. ‘My Father is constantly at his job,’ Jesus explained to them. ‘Even now, my Father is at his work,’ Jesus added. The Jews worked even harder to put him to death since he was not only violating the Sabbath, but he was also referring to God as his own Father, therefore elevating himself to the level of God. 19 The following is the response Jesus gave them: ″I assure you that the Son can do nothing by himself
- he can only do what he observes his Father doing, since everything the Father does, the Son likewise does.″ Moreover, the Father loves the Son and manifests this love in all he does for him. 20 Yes, he will reveal him far bigger things than these, much to your surprise. 19 As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son gives life to anyone he chooses in accordance with his own will. 22 Furthermore, the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son23, so that all may respect the Son as they do the Father. It is those who do not honor the Son who are disobeying the Father who sent him. 24-″Believe me when I tell you that whomever hears my message and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be punished
- he has crossed over from death to life.″ 25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming, and it has now arrived, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come to life. 25 26 For just as the Father possesses life in himself, he has provided the Son the ability to possess life in himself. 27 And because he is the Son of Man, he has been granted authority to judge. Do not be surprised by this, for a time will come when all who are in their graves will hear his voice29 and come out-those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. 30 I am powerless in my own right
- I only judge according to what I hear, and my judgment is righteous because I seek not my own pleasure but the pleasure of the one who has sent me to perform this work. ″When I give a witness on myself, my testimony is not admissible in court.″ 32 There is another witness who testifies in my behalf, and I am confident that his account of me is accurate. The truth has been confirmed by John, who was dispatched to testify on your behalf. 34 Human testimony isn’t something I accept, but I bring it up in the hopes that you may be rescued. John was a lamp that burned and shed light, and you selected a time when you would bask in his radiance. ″I have testimony that is more credible than John’s. In fact, the very task that the Father has assigned me to complete, and which I am currently engaged in, serves as a testament to the fact that the Father has sent me. The Father who sent me has testified about me, and I have also testified about the Father. As a result of your refusal to believe the one he sent, you have never heard his voice or seen his form38, nor does his word live in you. 39 You devote a great deal of time and effort to studying the Scriptures because you believe that it is through them that you will attain immortality. The Scriptures bear witness to my existence, yet you refuse to come unto me in order to be saved.40 41 ″I do not take compliments from men,42 but I am familiar with your work. ″ Knowing your hearts, I am certain that you do not have the love of God inside them. 39 But if someone else comes in his or her own name, you will welcome him or her
- but if I come in my Father’s name, you will reject me. 44 So how can you be sure of your faith if you accept praise from one another while making no attempt to seek acclaim from the one and only God? 45 ″However, do not expect me to bring you before the Father as a result of this.″ Moses is your accuser, and it is in him that you place your trust. 46 You would believe me if you trusted Moses, since he wrote about me. 47 And because you don’t trust what he wrote, how are you supposed to believe what I say?″
Chapter 11: ‘I Seek Not Mine Own Will, but the Will of the Father’
I am seeking not my own will, but the will of the Father″ (Chapter 11), says the author. Lorenzo Snow’s teachings on the Church’s Presidents are available online (2011)
From the Life of Lorenzo Snow
- On March 31, 1899, President Lorenzo Snow traveled to Brigham Young Academy (now Brigham Young University), where a large assembly of Latter-day Saints had assembled to honor his 85th birthday.
- President Snow was greeted with a standing ovation.
- In the morning, he addressed the males in the congregation with a devotional message.
- During the same time period, the women attended a similar meeting, which was led by spouses of Church leaders from the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
- In the afternoon, everyone gathered in one place.
- After singing two songs and presenting President Snow with a bouquet of flowers, 23 youngsters ″marched onto the rostrum and faced President Snow,″ according to a report published by the New York Times.
- President Snow extended his thanks to the youngsters and bestowed a blessing on them.
- President Snow Then, one by one, eight Brigham Young Academy students made their way to the front of the stage.
- Each one, who represent