Happiness in the Lord by Jesse Hendley

Happiness in the Lord
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
John 14:1-31

Now turn with me to the 14th chapter of the Gospel of
John. Jesus says, "Let not your heart be troubled." So
it is possible for us to have an untroubled heart, a
happy heart, happy in the Lord. Now in this chapter,
and I'll not take it verse by verse, we find three
statements by three men: by Thomas, by Phillip, and
finally, by Judas (not Iscariot, but the other Judas.)
In the answer to the statements of these men we find
the sure guide, the sure way, to happiness in the

Jesus had told them he was going away, and in verse 5
we read, "Thomas saith unto Him, Lord, we know not
whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?"
Thomas meant, "Lord, we don't know where you are
going, so how can we know the way?"

Now, beloved, Jesus had been talking to them about
Heaven and about the Father's House, and Thomas as
much as said, "All that is well and good, but how can
we get there if we don't know the geographical
location of Heaven?" Well, we do not know today,
friends, speaking geographically, where Heaven is
located, but we do not have to know where it is
located. We who are trusting Jesus know that we're on
the way and that is the important thing. Jesus said
to him, "I am the way." I'm the way to the Father's
House. I am the way to the many mansions. "I AM THE


Now "the way" is the Greek word Hodos and means
"road," so Jesus literally says, "I'm the road that
leads to the Father's House." We don't have to worry
about getting there eventually, if we know every 24
hours that we are that much nearer to Heaven; we're
farther along the road. Thank God, it's so. Every
passing minute I am getting nearer to Heaven. Every
week, every month, and every year I am nearer to The
Gates of Pearl, the Streets of Gold, and the Presence
of God. Isn't it wonderful? We do not know how near we
are t ...

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