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 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

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.

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

Staying Humble

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven – John 3:27

I know a lot of people who take pride in the fact that they accepted Christ as their Savior.  Little do they realize it had little to do with their effort and a whole lot to do on Gods.

John 6:65 says And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. and John 6:44 says No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

So don’t take pride in the fact that you accepted Christ as your Savior.  Instead, take pride in the fact that God invited you to come to him.

 

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

Where Did The People of The Old Testament Go When They Died?

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. – John 3:13

Where did the Old Testament people go when they died for Jesus had not come and risen up yet?  I believe they went to a place called “Abrahams Bosom”  or as Jesus called it “Paradise”.  After Jesus had died and went back up to heaven, that is when the Old Testament people went to heaven.

I am not claiming to be right or wrong here.  Its just something I believe is all.

 

Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

My Wendy Is Home

Wendy was released from the hospital yesterday.  Praise God again for another miracle.  She does not need rehab. 

I am at her house as I write this.  I am with her and will take care of her until she is 100%.  I am staying right here until she is better.  She has an extra bedroom and a couch I can sleep on, so there is no need for me to leave.

Right now, she is getting some much needed rest.  Her throat is still very sore, but she ate some cereal both last night and this morning.  She has pills she has to take and she still needs to visit a doctor regularly, but other than that, she is doing fine.

She slept straight through the night and is sleeping peacefully again right now. I am so happy!  I feel whole again, lol.

Right now, I am sitting at her computer, going over all the scriptures God taught me during all of this.  I wrote them on 3 x 5 cards and am calling them “My Emergency Bible Pack”.

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers!  You ARE my Christian family and when you need me, I will be there for you.  I have been taking care of myself and I also got some much needed sleep last night.  I feel pretty good today and I will get back to normal posting tomorrow.

Please don’t let the miracle of Wendys healing die.  I know I am not going to let it.  I plan to use it to lift and help others.  Lets pass this miracle on to others who may need it.  Families and sick people.  We have all proven Gods love and the power of prayer.  Now it is our job to pass it on to the rest of the world in hopes that God might save some.

I love you all very very much.  My posts from here on out will be much different.  They will not be so much about what I have read in the bible but how God has taught me to LIVE it and what I have tried and what has worked for me.

God bless you all so much.

On a side note:  I am moderating comments because porn sites seem to be typing just enough of a comment now to get past the spam filter and until I figure out what to do, I have no choice but to moderate comments.  Please do not let that stop you from commenting.  I need to hear from “my family”.

Lots of Love,

Bibleman

Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

With My Wendy

Hi everybody!!!!! I am writing this on my kindle so forgive any errors. I am at the hospital visiting Wendy. I have been here since noon yesterday.  She is so much better today. She is eating, walking, talking almost like her old sweet self. I am the happiest man in the world. Our love for each other is stronger than ever too. Right now we are waiting to see if she is going to be released today. The doctors said yesterday, that she might. This is just a quick update. This is so hard to do on my kindle lol. Please keep us in your prayers and thank you all very much.

Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

The Refreshing Peace Of God

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. – Colossians 3:15

When you have someone you love sick and in the hospital, Satan tends to attack the mind of the Christian with a vengeance.  So how did I deal with it?   I took long walks and observed God’s creation and I also kept my mind fixed on the above verses.  At first, your mind is a jumble of confusion and worry, but then it starts to go away.  When I wrapped myself up in the thoughts of God and what HE has done, for brief moments, I stopped worrying and felt hope and peace.

It comes and goes, but there is peace in fixing ones thoughts upon God and not the problems.  I am speaking not on what I have read here, but on what I KNOW and have tried and what has worked!

Our sick loved ones need us as strong as we can be for them.  So if you have a loved one who is sick and in the hospital, give my method a try.  Get out and walk, observe nature, pray, praise, and fill your mind with thoughts of God. Before you know it, the worry will cease and you will be filled with Gods peace on the matter.

God Bless!