Sunday, May 29, 2016

The First Disciples Follow Jesus

John 1:35-50 shares the disciples Jesus chose. In verse 35, John shares with two by saying to them, "Look, the Lamb of GOD." Verse 40 shares that Andrew (Simon Peter's brother) was one of the two. He, Andrew, shared, "We have found the Messiah (that being Christ Jesus)" Verse 43 shares that the next day Philip Jesus said to him (Philip), "Follow Me." Verse 45 has Philip finding Nathanael, bringing him to Jesus. Jesus tells Nathanael in verse 51, "I (Jesus) tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of GOD ascending and descending on the Son of Man (Jesus, Himself)"

Monday, May 23, 2016

Behold, The Lamb of GOD

John 1:35-36, "The next day John was there again with  two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, 'Behold, the Lamb of GOD!' " Jesus is known as the Sacrificial Lamb for mankind's sin. While upon the Cross, He paid the ultimate price for mankind's sin. All each individual need do is accept with humble heart His salvation. "Behold, the Lamb of GOD, Who takes away the sin of the world." (John 1:29) "All who call upon the Name of the LORD will be saved." (Acts 2:21)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Jesus' Baptism

John 1:29, "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of GOD who takes away the sin of the world!' " Under the Old Testament covenant, innocent lambs were offered to GOD as a "temporary" sin covering (Leviticus 1:1-17:16). Jesus (GOD in the flesh) became the ultimate sin offering for mankind (Hebrews 7:27). While on the Cross, He paid the penalty for man's sins.

John 1:30, "This is the One I (John) meant when I said, ' A Man Who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me." When Jesus' mother, Mary went to visit John's mother, Elizabeth, (while He and John were still in their mothers' wombs), John leaped for joy (Luke 1:42-45).

John 1:31, "...the reason I (John) came baptizing with water was that He might be revealed to Israel." John the Baptist had declared Jesus to be The Messiah upon Jesus' baptism when verse 32 occurs...

John 1:32, "John testified, ' I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove that remained on Him (Jesus).'  (Verse 33), John baptized with water, but He (GOD) will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. (Verse 34), I (John) have seen and I testify that He (Jesus) is the Son of GOD."  Here is the Presence of Two of the Three in the Godhead, Son and Holy Spirit (GOD the Father being the other.)

Read the Book, Bible! Open your heart to His leading. He will reveal His truths to you in your need for His salvation for you!  

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

John the Baptist Declares His Mission

The Jewish priest and Levites must have been seeking "The Christ" when John told them he was not "The Christ." They then ask if he was Elijah to which he said he was not. John tells them in verse 23 chapter 1, "I (John) the voice in the desert saying, 'Make straight the way of the LORD.' They then asked why he baptized if he were not Christ, Elijah, or a prophet. Verse 26, "John replied, 'I baptize with water, but He Who comes after me I am unworthy to untie His sandals.'  " Jesus would soon be coming into His ministry which would bring thousands to realize Who He is! Yet, there would still be denial by them concerning the truth of Jesus being their Messiah. "He (Jesus) came to His Own and they received Him not." (John 1:11) This opened the door for the Gentiles Who did recognize His salvation for all who came unto Him for forgiveness of sins. Have you realized your condition for the need of Jesus Christ's salvation for you? There is a time coming when every single person will stand before Him. I pray you stand for your reward and not your eternal judgment of punishment. Know the joy of your salvation in Him by accepting His sacrifice on the Cross for your sins. Hear John's message of Jesus' preparing The Way! 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Grace and Truth Comes Through Jesus Christ

John 1:17-18, "For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen GOD, but GOD the One and Only (Jesus) Who is at the Father's side, has made Him known."  Jesus is called GOD! Let His truth through His WORD bring you into His saving grace!