John Chapter 14

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in G-d, believe also in Me.

Now that is a very comforting verse. In the times in which we live it is easy to let our hearts be troubled. Yeshua knew that we would face many uncertainties and tells us to trust in Him, believe in Him.

Yeshua will come back for the believers some day.

1 Thess. 4:16-17 For the L-rd himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of G-d: and the dead in (Messiah) Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the L-rd in the air: and so shall we ever be with the L-rd.

This is the Rapture. Yeshua will not stand on the earth until the second coming. He will meet us in the clouds at this time. It parallels the wedding story beautifully. Zola Levitt has a booklet about it. Basically, when the wedding contract is made the groom goes to prepare a place for the bride and he does not know when he will come for the bride. His father inspects the home he has prepared for his bride and the father makes the decision when the son can retrieve his bride. (See Matthew 25:1-13)

John 14:2-3 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 you may be also.

So when the father gives the son the go ahead, the son goes to retrieve the bride. It could be morning, noon, or night. She has no idea and must be ready. He comes through the streets and a friend blows a trumpet. He takes her to his bridal chamber at that time.

The following seven years, the true believers (the bride) are in heaven with the groom, Yeshua. This seven-year period is known as the 70th week of Daniel, or the Tribulation period.

I explain all of this in great detail in Understanding Daniel (see our website chapter 9 covers the 70 week prophecy) also the rest of the book covers various aspects of the tribulation period.

At the end of the 7 years (the 70th week), the second coming happens see the following verses. The armies of heaven are the "true believers" coming back with him.

Rev 19:11-14 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called: The WORD of G-d. And the armies, which were in heaven, followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

For more information on the rapture

Yeshua says He is “the Son of man from heaven.” (John 18:36)

John 14:4-5 And where I go you know, and the way you know." Thomas said to him, L-rd, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way?

John 14:6 Yeshua (Jesus) said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

There was, is, always will be only one-way to completion whether we look ahead or behind that way is through Yeshua and trusting what He would do for us. Yeshua speaks of the spiritual kingdom not the earthly one here.

Rom 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of G-d: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

This does not negate His other promises regarding His earthly reign.

There is ONLY ONE way to heaven; it is through Yeshua.

John 14:7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."

To know Yeshua is to know G-d. Yeshua is the Word. (John 1). G-d created the world through speaking. Why did He have to speak to create? There was a creative force in the Word. (Memra’). In the Tanakh it speaks of the Divine Word. (See Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 107:19-20

They did not understand what He must do. They wanted to bring in the physical reign of the kingdom on the earth. All the disciples including Peter knowing the promise of the Davidic reign. Peter later tried to bring in this reign by the sword but the time had not come. Messiah’s kingdom on earth would begin with the fulfillment of the time of the Gentiles. (Luke 21:24)