Read Revelation 3:20 to learn Who else is knocking, and where.
 
Matthew 8:1-3
    1When Jesus came down from the mountain, great throngs followed Him.
    2And behold, a leper came up to Him and, prostrating himself, worshiped Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me by curing me.
    3And He reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I AM willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed.

 
Father God hears unspoken prayers as perfectly as He hears spoken prayers:
 
Matthew 9:21-22
    21For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His [Jesus’] garment, I shall be restored to health.
    22Jesus turned around and, seeing her, He said, Take courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well. And at once the woman was restored to health.
 
Matthew 9:28-29
    28When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I AM able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.
    29Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you;
 
Matthew 10:29-31
    29Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave (consent) and notice.
    30But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
    31Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.
 
Matthew 11:28-30
    28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
    29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I AM gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
    30For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
 
Matthew 13:3-9
    3And He told them many things in parables (stories by way of illustration and comparison), saying, A sower went out to sow.
    4And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and ate them up.
    5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they had not much soil; and at once they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
    6But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they dried up and withered away.
    7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them out.
    8Other seeds fell on good soil, and yielded grain--some a hundred times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some thirty.
    9He who has ears [to hear], let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.
 
Matthew 13:18-23
    18Listen then to the [meaning of the] parable of the sower:
    19While anyone is hearing the Word of the kingdom and does not grasp and comprehend it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the roadside.
    20As for what was sown on thin (rocky) soil, this is he who hears the Word and at once welcomes and accepts it with joy;
    21Yet it has no real root in him, but is temporary (inconstant, lasts but a little while); and when affliction or trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, at once he is caused to stumble [he is repelled and begins to distrust and desert Him Whom he ought to trust and obey] and he falls away.
    22As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the pleasure and delight and glamour and deceitfulness of riches choke and suffocate the Word, and it yields no fruit.
    23As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the Word and grasps and comprehends it; he indeed bears fruit and yields in one case a hundred times as much as was sown, in another sixty times as much, and in another thirty.
 
Matthew 18:1-5
    1At that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
    2And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them,
    3And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
    4Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    5And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My Name receives and accepts and welcomes Me.
 
Matthew 18:11-14
    11For the Son of man came to save [from the penalty of eternal death] that which was lost.
    12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?
    13And if it should be that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost.
    14Just so it is not the will of My Father Who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost and perish.
 
Matthew 18:19-20
    19Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.
    20For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My Name, there I AM in the midst of them.
 
Matthew 20:29-34
    29And as they were going out of Jericho, a great throng accompanied Him.
    30And behold, two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, Lord, have pity [compassion] and mercy on us, [You] Son of David!
    31The crowds reproved them and told them to keep still; but they cried out all the more, Lord, have pity [compassion] and mercy on us, [You] Son of David!
    32And Jesus stopped and called them, and asked, What do you want Me to do for you?
    33They answered Him, Lord, we want our eyes to be opened!
    34And Jesus, in pity [compassion], touched their eyes; and instantly they received their sight and followed Him.
 
Matthew 21:21-22
    21And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done.
    22And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.
 
Matthew 22:37-40
    37And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).
    38This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.
    39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.
    40These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.
 
Matthew 26:53
    53Do you suppose that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions [more than 80,000] of angels?
 
Matthew 28:18-20
    18Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
    19Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I AM with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).
 
Mark 1:40-42
    40And a leper came to Him, begging Him on his knees and saying to Him, If You are willing, You are able to make me clean.
    41And being moved with pity [compassion] and sympathy, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I AM willing; be made clean!
    42And at once the leprosy [completely] left him and he was made clean [by being healed].
 
Mark 11:22-24
    22And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
    23Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
    24For this reason I AM telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
 
Mark 16:15-20
    15And He [Jesus] said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].
    16He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned.
    17And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My Name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
    18They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.
    19So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and He sat down at the right hand of God.
    20And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [their preaching]. Amen (so be it).
 
Luke 5:1-11
    1Now it occurred that while the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the message of God, He was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee).
    2And He saw two boats drawn up by the lake, but the fishermen had gone down from them and were washing their nets.
    3And getting into one of the boats, [the one] that belonged to Simon (Peter), He requested him to draw away a little from the shore. Then He sat down and continued to teach the crowd [of people] from the boat.
    4When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon (Peter), Put out into the deep [water], and lower your nets for a haul.
    5And Simon (Peter) answered, Master, we toiled all night [exhaustingly] and caught nothing [in our nets]. But on the ground of Your word, I will lower the nets [again].
    6And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish; and as their nets were [at the point of] breaking,
    7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and take hold with them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
    8But when Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
    9For he was gripped with bewildering amazement [allied to terror], and all who were with him, at the haul of fish which they had made;
    10And so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon (Peter). And Jesus said to Simon, Have no fear; from now on you will be catching men!
    11And after they had run their boats on shore, they left everything and joined Him as His disciples and sided with His party and accompanied Him.
 
Luke 5:17-25
    17One of those days, as He was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the Law sitting by, who had come from every village and town of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was [present] with Him to heal them.
    18And behold, some men were bringing on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they tried to carry him in and lay him before [Jesus].
    19But finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him with his stretcher through the tiles into the midst, in front of Jesus.
    20And when He saw [their confidence in Him, springing from] their faith, He said, Man, your sins are forgiven you!
    21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason and question and argue, saying, Who is this [Man] Who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?
    22But Jesus, knowing their thoughts and questionings, answered them, Why do you question in your hearts?
    23Which is easier: to say, Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Arise and walk [about]?
    24But that you may know that the Son of Man has the [power of] authority and right on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralyzed man, I say to you, arise, pick up your litter (stretcher), and go to your own house!
    25And instantly [the man] stood up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went away to his house, recognizing and praising and thanking God.
 
Luke 6:27-36
    27But I say to you who are listening now to Me: [in order to heed, make it a practice to] love your enemies, treat well (do good to, act nobly toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred,
    28Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God's blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].
    29To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your undergarment as well.
    30Give away to everyone who begs of you [who is in want of necessities], and of him who takes away from you your goods, do not demand or require them back again.
    31And as you would like and desire that men would do to you, do exactly so to them.
    32If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the [very] sinners love their lovers (those who love them).
    33And if you are kind and good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same.
    34And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again.
    35But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.
    36So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these].
 
Luke 6:38
    38Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you.
 
Luke 6:46-49
   46Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?
    47For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their teaching] and does them, I will show you what he is like:
    48He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock.
    49But he who merely hears and does not practice doing My words is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, against which the torrent burst, and immediately it collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.
 
Luke 7:36-50
    36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to dine with him, and He went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.
    37And behold, a woman of the town who was an especially wicked sinner, when she learned that He was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment (perfume).
    38And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume).
    39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw it, he said to himself, If this Man were a prophet, He would surely know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him--for she is a notorious sinner (a social outcast, devoted to sin).
    40And Jesus, replying, said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Teacher, say it.
    41A certain lender of money [at interest] had two debtors: one owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
    42When they had no means of paying, he freely forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?
    43Simon answered, The one, I take it, for whom he forgave and cancelled more. And Jesus said to him, You have decided correctly.
    44Then turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
    45You gave Me no kiss, but she from the moment I came in has not ceased [intermittently] to kiss My feet tenderly and caressingly.
    46You did not anoint My head with [cheap, ordinary] oil, but she has anointed My feet with [costly, rare] perfume.
    47Therefore I tell you, her sins, many [as they are], are forgiven her--because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little.
    48And He said to her, Your sins are forgiven!
    49Then those who were at table with Him began to say among themselves, Who is this Who even forgives sins?
    50But Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go (enter) into peace [in freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin].
 
Luke 10:17-20
    17The seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name!
    18And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven.
    19Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
    20Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.
 
Luke 10:25-37
    25And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?
    26Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?
    27And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
    28And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God].
    29And he, determined to acquit himself of reproach, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
    30Jesus, taking him up, replied, A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened.
    31Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
    32A Levite likewise came down to the place and saw him, and passed by on the other side [of the road].
    33But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity [compassion] and sympathy [for him],
    34And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
    35And the next day he took out two denarii [two day's wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return.
    36Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
    37He answered, The one who showed pity [compassion] and mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise.
 
Luke 10:38-42
    38Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house.
    39And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet and was listening to His teaching.
    40But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!
    41But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
    42There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.
 
Luke 11:9-13
    9So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.
    10For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.
    11What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?
    12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
    13If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!
 

Read Revelation 3:20 to learn Who else is knocking, and where.
 
Luke 12:22-34
    22And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious and troubled [with cares] about your life, as to what you will [have to] eat; or about your body, as to what you will [have to] wear.
    23For life is more than food, and the body [more] than clothes.
    24Observe and consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn; and [yet] God feeds them. Of how much more worth are you than the birds!
    25And which of you by being overly anxious and troubled with cares can add a cubit to his stature or a moment [unit] of time to his age [the length of his life]?
    26If then you are not able to do such a little thing as that, why are you anxious and troubled with cares about the rest?
    27Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither [wearily] toil nor spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory (his splendor and magnificence) was not arrayed like one of these. [I Kings 10:4-7.]
    28But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today, and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O you [people] of little faith?
    29And you, do not seek [by meditating and reasoning to inquire into] what you are to eat and what you are to drink; nor be of anxious (troubled) mind [unsettled, excited, worried, and in suspense];
    30For all the pagan world is [greedily] seeking these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
    31Only aim at and strive for and seek His kingdom, and all these things shall be supplied to you also.
    32Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom!
    33Sell what you possess and give donations to the poor; provide yourselves with purses and handbags that do not grow old, an unfailing and inexhaustible treasure in the heavens, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
    34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 
Father God’s virtues are displayed through the father in the following story.
 
Luke 15:11-32
    11And He said, There was a certain man who had two sons;
    12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the part of the property that falls [to me]. And he divided the estate between them.
    13And not many days after that, the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loose [from restraint] living.
    14And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want.
    15So he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs.
    16And he would gladly have fed on and filled his belly with the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but [they could not satisfy his hunger and] nobody gave him anything [better].
    17Then when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father have enough food, and [even food] to spare, but I am perishing (dying) here of hunger!
    18I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.
    19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; [just] make me like one of your hired servants.
    20So he got up and came to his [own] father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity [compassion] and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [fervently].
    21And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son [I no longer deserve to be recognized as a son of yours]!
    22But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.
    23And bring out that [wheat-]fattened calf and kill it; and let us revel and feast and be happy and make merry,
    24Because this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found! And they began to revel and feast and make merry.
    25But his older son was in the field; and as he returned and came near the house, he heard music and dancing.
    26And having called one of the servant [boys] to him, he began to ask what this meant.
    27And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed that [wheat-]fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and well.
    28But [the elder brother] was angry [with deep-seated wrath] and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him,
    29But he answered his father, Look! These many years I have served you, and I have never disobeyed your command. Yet you never gave me [so much as] a [little] kid, that I might revel and feast and be happy and make merry with my friends;
    30But when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your estate with immoral women, you have killed for him that [wheat-] fattened calf!
    31And the father said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
    32But it was fitting to make merry, to revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!
 
Luke 17:5-6
    5The apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith (that trust and confidence that spring from our belief in God).
    6And the Lord answered, If you had faith (trust and confidence in God) even [so small] like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.
 
Luke 17:20-21
    20Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying, The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display,
    21Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].
 
Luke 18:15-17
    15Now they were also bringing [even] babies to Him that He might touch them, and when the disciples noticed it, they reproved them.
    16But Jesus called them [the parents] to Him, saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such [as these] belongs the kingdom of God.
    17Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all].
 
Luke 21:25-28
    25And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring (the echo) of the tossing of the sea,
    26Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken and caused to totter.
    27And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great (transcendent and overwhelming) power and [all His kingly] glory (majesty and splendor).
    28Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near.
 
Luke 21:29-31
    29And He told them a parable: Look at the fig tree and all the trees;
    30When they put forth their buds and come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and perceive and know that summer is already near.
    31Even so, when you see these things taking place, understand and know that the kingdom of God is at hand.
 
Luke 21:33
    33The sky and the earth (the universe, the world) will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
 
Luke 21:36
    36Keep awake then and watch at all times [be discreet, attentive, and ready], praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things [taken together] that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man [Jesus].
 
Luke 24:36
    36Now while they were talking about this [after Jesus’ crucifixion], Jesus Himself took His stand among them and said to them, Peace ( freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin) be to you!
 
John 3:14-17
    14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross],
    15In order that everyone who believes in Him [who cleaves to Him, trusts Him, and relies on Him] may not perish, but have eternal life and [actually] live forever!
    16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
    17For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.
 
John 3:18-21
    18He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation--he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the Name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ's Name.]
    19The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.
    20For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.
    21But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are--wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God's help, in dependence upon Him].