John 15:9 – Amp. – I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].

This verse sums up the Lord’s teaching on the Holy Spirit on that historic last night Jesus spent with His disciples. Today I want to look at several translations of this verse that shows us the hidden shades of meaning found here. In the Amplified Bible we are instructed to walk in the Father’s love with Jesus. This is the very essence of being baptized in the Spirit, being caught up in the incredible love between the Father and His Son.

The next version is the NKJV – Jn.15:9 – NKJV – “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love”. In this translation we see this is the place we can actually live our lives. We are told to abide there or to stay there. This is not a place to visit but a place to live our lives.

Next we find the Passion Translation Jn.15:9 – TPT – “I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts”.

Here we see that living our lives connected to the Vine is the place of nourishment. He is our very source of life. The New American Standard Bible shows us that this is our place to live in difficult times. Jn.15:9 – NASB – “Just as the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you; remain in My love”. When the fiery darts start to fly we have a place of refuge, we are hidden away in the love of God. The King James Bible is always incredible, it has stood the test of time and speaks to our hearts today. Jn.15:9 – KJV – “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love”. Here we find we are to continue perpetually in His love. This is something that will keep us today and throughout eternity. The final translation I want to use today is the Message. John15:9 – The Message – “I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love”. Here we see the clear message that Jesus began to speak that night, “I am going to prepare a place (home) for you”. The love of God poured out upon us in the person of the Holy Spirit is our new home, our dwelling place. Make your home here, this is where we are meant to live our lives.


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