5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
Ticket to Heaven
5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life
Jesus has authority from God to execute judgement!
5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
5:27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
A different Ticket to Heaven!
5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Is this why you can't pray for Jesus to appear in my kitchen?
5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
But... see John 8:14: Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true.
And John 8:18: I am one that bear witness of myself
Jesus appeared to many and did many miracles.
Why can't He do a miracle and appear before me?
Why didn't he do miracles that amounted to something rather than cure one person of whatever, another of whatever, water into wine etc. Where are the real miracles that really show he was God?
e.g. Bring peace between warring tribes; Quell an earthquake, end slavery, end child molestation.