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They Both Go Hand In Hand

Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? – John 5:45-47

Many people today say just live in, study and obey the New Testament, that Jesus is the author or a newer and better covenant, that Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament when He died, that the LAW has no power over us.  To the BELIEVER, that is TRUE.   However, the above verses show that the laws of the Old Testament are still in effect today. Whether you believe in Jesus or not, you can’t go around killing people. Exodus 20:13  In fact, if you DO NOT believe in Jesus, you are going to be JUDGED by the laws of the Old Testament and Jesus is not going to be your accuser, MOSES is!

This concludes my notes and thoughts on John Chapter 5

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Find Jesus

Search the scriptures; for in them ye THINK ye have eternal life: and they are they which TESTIFY of me. – John 5:39

This is one of the most awesome verses in the entire bible.  I know so many people who study and know their bible and still DO NOT know Jesus!  In fact, a lot of Atheists know their bible better than most Christians do, yet they still do not believe.

Let me get something straight right now.  The bible is NOT the word of God.  It is the WORDS of God.  The bible is NOT Jesus.  It merely TESTIFIES of Jesus.

Jesus is REAL.  He was a REAL person and HE lived on this earth among us.  Many people seen Him, many people seen the miracles HE did, many people even seen HIM after HE raised from the dead.  1 Cor 15:6, yet many people still have not found HIM, nor do they believe in HIM.

The bible records 12 times that Jesus appeared after HE raised from the dead.  They are:

1st of 12 The appearance of Jesus to Marry Magdalene Sunday 17th or 21st of Nisan – Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18

2nd of 12 The appearance of Jesus to the other women – Matthew 28:1

3rd of 12 The appearance of Jesus to two disciples (Cleophas and another) on the road to Emmaus – Mark 16:12-13, Luke 24:13-32, John 24:33-35, 1 Corinthians 15:5

4th of 12 The news of the appearance of Jesus to Simon Peter – Luke 24:33-35, 1 Corinthians 15:5

5th of 12 The appearance to the astonished disciples (Thomas absent) with a commission – Mark 16:14, Luke 24:36-43, 1 Corinthians 15:5

6th of 12 The appearance of Jesus to the disciples the next Sunday night  – John 20:26-31

7th of 12 The appearance of Jesus to seven disciples besides the Sea of Galilee – John 21:1-25

8th of 12 Jesus appears to the eleven disciples on a mountain in Galilee – Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-18

9th of 12 12 Jesus appears to about 500 hundred people on a mountain in Galilee – 1 Corinthians 15:6

10th of 12 12 Jesus appears to James his brother  – 1 Corinthians 15:7, Galatians 1:9

11th of 12 Jesus appears to the disciples with another commission –  Luke 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8

12th of 12 Jesus appears to the disciples with another commission –  Luke 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8

And yet, with all that recorded testimony, there are still people who still do not or will not believe!  Go figure!

There, I did all the hard work for you.  NOW will you believe?

 

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The Hour Is Coming

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 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. – John 5:28-29

This speaks of two resurrections.  The first, those who are saved and then those who are not.  I believe the latter is the “great multitude that no man can count” as recorded in Revelation 7:9.  To me, it is just common sense that the number of non believers will be greater than the number of believers.

It may not be today, or tomorrow, or the next day, but rest assured the hour is coming!  Are YOU ready?

 

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3 Statements

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: – John 5:19-22

In these verses Jesus made 3 profound statements:

01.  I AM God and I do what God does.  verse 19

02.  The Lord Jesus raises the dead.  Verse 21

03.  All judgement has been given to Jesus. Verse 22

He is God, He will raise the dead, and He will judge both the believer and the non believer.  The believer will only have his WORKS judged, but he himself will be saved.  The non believer will be judged because they did not believe in Jesus.

Now there is an apple of gold to chew on.

 

 

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Sin Makes You Sick

Afterward Jesus findeth him in the TEMPLE and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin NO MORE, lest a worse thing come unto thee. – John 5:14

The man Jesus healed, not only got healed physically, but spiritually as well.  After he got healed Jesus found him in the TEMPLE.  Most likely, he was thanking God, confessing his sins and repenting.

I believe this verse also shows us CLEARLY that the man was sick for 38 years because of some sin or sins he had committed.  Jesus proved this when HE told the man to sin NO MORE.  All sin has consequences.  However, this verse also shows that when we confess our sins, and TURN AWAY from them, we will obtain mercy and be healed.

REPENTANCE is the LEAST preached about topic in most churches today.

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Only Believe

When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? – John 5:6

At the pool of Bethesda, there was a man who had suffered 38 years with a disease, sickness or as the bible says it an infirmity.  He tried to get in the pool to get healed, but someone always beat him to it.  I believe Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be made whole for 2 reasons.

  1. To stir up hope in the man.  Most likely the man at that time was probably hoping Jesus would put him in the water.

  2. The second reason I believe was to get the mans eyes off the pool and get them focused on Jesus. Here the impotent man meets the omnipotent God!

How many times have we asked Jesus to heal us and instead of BELIEVING, we subconsciously still look for other means to be healed?  We pray “Jesus please heal me of this cold, (or whatever) and then we go look for cough medicine, aspirin, or we make an appointment to go see a doctor.

I’m guilty of this myself.  I believe we all are at one time or another.

Jesus don’t need any outside help to heal us.  He has only 1 condition.  BELIEVE what HE says!

And that truly is an apple of gold.

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What Caused The Jews To Want To Try To Kill Jesus?

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. – John 5:16

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. – John 5:18

The text here is John Chapter 5:5-18 there is so much to write about in these verses.  Jesus healed a man at the pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath day.  This was a huge no no to the Jews.  According to them, nobody was allowed to do the slightest bit of work on the Sabbath Day.  That included carrying a mans bed.

Jesus changed all of that when He told the man to “Take up thy bed and walk” John 5:11. Doing that, Jesus showed He was God and that He could do anything HE wanted at any time HE wanted. 

The Jews seen Jesus as just a man. They were insulted and embarrassed and more than any other miracle Jesus had done, this one was the most offensive to the Jews.