Saturday, March 4, 2023

The APOSTLE whom JESUS loved


Luke 5:9-11

King James Version

9 For he was astonished, 

and all that were with him, 

at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

10 And so was also James, and John, 

the sons of Zebedee, 

which were partners with Simon. 

And Jesus said unto Simon, 

Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

11 And when they had brought their ships to land, 

they forsook all, and followed him.

JESUS loved all His apostles.

But there's one particular apostle the Bible said He "loved".

SPIRIT led me to the verses that give proof of this.

John 13:20-26

King James Version

20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; 

and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

21 When Jesus had thus said, 

he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

that one of you shall betray me.

22 Then the disciples looked one on another, 

doubting of whom he spake.

23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom 

one of his disciples, 

whom Jesus loved.

24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, 

that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.

25 He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, 

Lord, who is it?

26 Jesus answered, 

He it is, to whom I shall give a sop,

when I have dipped it. 

And when he had dipped the sop, 

he gave it to Judas Iscariot, 

the son of Simon.

John 19:25-27

King James Version

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, 

and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, 

and Mary Magdalene.

26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, 

and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, 

he saith unto his mother, 

Woman, behold thy son!

27 Then saith he to the disciple, 

Behold thy mother! 

And from that hour that disciple took her 

unto his own home.

John 20:1-10

King James Version

20 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, 

when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, 

and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, 

and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, 

and saith unto them, 

They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, 

and we know not where they have laid him.

3 Peter therefore went forth, 

and that other disciple, 

and came to the sepulchre.

4 So they ran both together: 

and the other disciple did outrun Peter, 

and came first to the sepulchre.

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, 

saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him,

 and went into the sepulchre, 

and seeth the linen clothes lie,

7 And the napkin, that was about his head, 

not lying with the linen clothes, 

but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, 

which came first to the sepulchre, 

and he saw, and believed.

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture,

that he must rise again from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went away again 

unto their own home.

John 21:1-7

King James Version

21 After these things Jesus shewed himself again 

to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; 

and on this wise shewed he himself.

2 There were together Simon Peter, 

and Thomas called Didymus, 

and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, 

and the sons of Zebedee, 

and two other of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. 

They say unto him, We also go with thee. 

They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; 

and that night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was now come, 

Jesus stood on the shore: 

but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, 

Children, have ye any meat? 

They answered him, No.

6 And he said unto them, 

Cast the net on the right side of the ship, 

and ye shall find. 

They cast therefore, 

and now they were not able to draw it 

for the multitude of fishes.

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved 

saith unto Peter, 

It is the Lord. 

Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, 

he girt his fisher's coat unto him, 

(for he was naked,) 

and did cast himself into the sea.

John 21:20-24

King James Version

20 Then Peter, turning about, 

seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; 

which also leaned on his breast at supper, 

and said, 

Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, 

Lord, and what shall this man do?

22 Jesus saith unto him, 

If I will that he tarry till I come, 

what is that to thee? 

follow thou me.

23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, 

that that disciple should not die: 

yet Jesus said not unto him, 

He shall not die; 

but, If I will that he tarry till I come, 

what is that to thee?

24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, 

and wrote these things: 

and we know that his testimony is true.

JESUS truly loved John, for He entrusted this apostle with the prophetic BOOK of REVELATION.

Revelation 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, 

which God gave unto him, 

to shew unto his servants things 

which must shortly come to pass; 

and he sent and signified it by his angel 

unto his servant John:

2 Who bare record of the word of God, 

and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, 

and of all things that he saw.

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