Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

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?

 

Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

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?

 

Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

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.

 

 

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

His Name Is Jesus

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. – John 3:18

His name is JESUS!

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. – Acts 4:12

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Saved By Grace

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

The message I got from this verse is that God does not save by love.  He saves by grace.  Ephesians 2:8-9 says For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

God does save us BECAUSE HE loves us, but He actually saves us by GRACE.

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Born of Water

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. – John 3:5

Water here means “the Word of God”.  Jesus said in John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  And Hebrews 4:12 says  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

We need to read, study, memorize and meditate on the bible, which will lead us to Jesus, who will save us and baptize us in the Holy Spirit.

Now that truly is an apple of gold.

Posted in John Chapter 1, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Short Answers

And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.  And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. – John 1:20-21

Notice how Johns answers get shorter and shorter here?  First he says “I am not the Christ”.  Then he says “I am not” and lastly he says “no”.