14:12 Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Here is the PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS who keep

There are three characteristics of SAINTS:

  1. Perseverance through trials
  2. Keeping God's commandments (as much as possible)
  3. Having a FAITH in JESUS.

Compare this verse with Revelation 13:10. Note the difference. This "HERE" includes keeping God's commandments.

In the previous verse, we indicated that we are seeing a role reversal. HERE we see the SAINTS' viewpoint.

While SAINTS generally means all believers in Christ, here this is more targeted at Jewish believers - "he came unto His own .... (John 1:9-13). The few Jewish believers exhibit the three characteristics above. As Gentile believers, we will play a supportive role (Matthew 25:31-40-46).

Lastly, the "HERE" in this verse = "In that day....." in John 14:20.


References to the Revelation of Jesus Christ are in bold italics. Words spoken by Jesus are in red All other references are in bold only

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