A Better Place
by Ken Pullen
Scripture is from the King James Version Holy Bible
the acceptable year of the LORD,
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Let, I pray thee,
thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
according to thy word
unto thy servant.
were written for our learning,
through patience and comfort of the scriptures
might have hope — HaTikvah
of the LORD
is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
the idols have spoken vanity,
and the diviners have seen a lie,
and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain:
went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
Her filthiness is in her skirts;
she remembereth not her last end;
therefore she came down wonderfully:
she had no comforter.
behold my affliction:
for the enemy hath magnified himself.
though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
As one whom his mother comforteth,
so will I comfort you;
and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
I may be comforted together with you
by the mutual faith both of you and me.
In the multitude of my thoughts
thy comforts delight my soul.
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
thy judgments are right, and that
thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth,
both sons and daughters:
they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings:
and ye shall be comforted
concerning the evil
that I have brought upon Jerusalem,
even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
they shall comfort you,
when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause
all that I have done in it,
saith the Lord GOD.
be God, even the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;
comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
whether we be afflicted,
it is for your consolation and salvation,
which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings
which we also suffer:
whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
that as ye are partakers of the sufferings,
so shall ye be also of the consolation.
Great is my boldness of speech toward you,
great is my glorying of you:
exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
Sing, O heavens;
and be joyful, O earth;
break forth into singing,
for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
For the LORD shall comfort Zion:
he will comfort all her waste places;
he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD;
thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death unto life.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so,
I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto myself;
that where I am,
there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know,
and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him,
Lord, we know not whither thou goest;
and how can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also:
and from henceforth ye know him,
and have seen him.
Philip saith unto him,
shew us the Father,
and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?
he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;
and how sayest thou then,
Shew us the Father?
Believest thou not that I am in the Father,
and the Father in me?
the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:
but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Believe me that I am in the Father,
and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me,
the works that I do shall he do also;
and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.
whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name,
I will do it.
If ye love me,
keep my commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;
Even the Spirit of truth;
whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not,
neither knoweth him:
but ye know him;
for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Yet a little while,
and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:
because I live,
ye shall live also.
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
He that hath my commandments,
and keepeth them,
he it is that loveth me:
he that loveth me
shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him,
and will manifest myself to him.
Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot,
how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him,
If a man love me, he will keep my words:
and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:
and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.
If ye loved me, ye would rejoice,
because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you before it come to pass,
when it is come to pass,
ye might believe.
Hereafter I will not talk much with you:
for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
But that the world may know that I love the Father;
and as the Father gave me commandment,
even so I do.
let us go hence.
be of good comfort,
be of one mind,
live in peace;
and the God of love and peace shall be with you.