Remember the word I spoke to you: 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours.
If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
"I assure you: A slave is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him.
"Don't cling to Me," Jesus told her, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father-- to My God and your God."
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
no longer as a slave, but more than a slave-- as a dearly loved brother. This is especially so to me, but even more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings.
Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those who have obtained a faith of equal privilege with ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ, and a brother of James: To those who are the called, loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ.
The revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave Him to show His slaves what must quickly take place. He sent it and signified it through His angel to His slave John,
So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, and he was called God's friend.
"Sir," the woman replied, "I see that You are a prophet.
I have revealed Your name to the men You gave Me from the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
Now they know that all things You have given to Me are from You,
because the words that You gave Me, I have given them. They have received them and have known for certain that I came from You. They have believed that You sent Me.
Then the LORD said, "Should I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?
Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.
For I have chosen him so that he will command his children and his house after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just. This is how the LORD will fulfill to Abraham what He promised him."
When the king of Aram was waging war against Israel, he conferred with his servants, "My camp will be at such and such a place."
But the man of God sent [word] to the king of Israel: "Be careful passing by this place, for the Arameans are going down there."
Consequently, the king of Israel sent [word] to the place the man of God had told him about. The man of God repeatedly warned the king, so the king would be on his guard.
The king of Aram was enraged because of this matter, and he called his servants and demanded of them, "Tell me, which one of us is for the king of Israel?"
One of his servants said, "No one, my lord the king. Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in your bedroom."
The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.
Indeed, the Lord God does nothing without revealing His counsel to His servants the prophets.
He answered them, "Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.
Then turning to His disciples He said privately, "The eyes that see the things you see are blessed!
for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the sacred secret kept silent for long ages,
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the command of the eternal God, to advance the obedience of faith among all nations--
But as it is written: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man's heart, is what God has prepared for those who love Him.
Now God has revealed them to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.
For who among men knows the concerns of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the concerns of God except the Spirit of God.
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, in order to know what has been freely given to us by God.
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him
This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:
the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints.
They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow.