TEXT: John 14:19-21
Marcus Dods said, "The love to which Christ promises a manifestation of Himself is not an idle sentiment or shallow fancy, but a principle prompting obedience."
Jesus has expressed that the disciples are and forever will be uniquely connected to Him and the Father. This union would be further solidified in Jesus' death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to Heaven. On Earth, they would be filled with the Holy Spirit, the representation of Jesus living inside of them. When Jesus returned to take them to Heaven, they would be with Him and the Father forever.
Jesus has previously identified those who are true believers as those who love Him and who have the love of the Father in them. Now, He expands on another qualification that He has only touched on before. "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me..."