Presentation on theme: "Presents Compiled and Illustrated from The Scriptures & The Spirit of Prophecy April 2014 And This is Life Eternal And This is Life Eternal Part 1."— Presentation transcript:
Presents Compiled and Illustrated from The Scriptures & The Spirit of Prophecy April 2014 And This is Life Eternal And This is Life Eternal Part 1
As a disciple of Jesus Christ, John bore witness to us of the words of Jesus, Who prayed to The Father for all, whom HE has given unto HIS Son. John wrote of Christ Jesus and said… John wrote of Christ Jesus and said…
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent (John 17:1-3).
As we study the words that Jesus spoke, we need to focus our minds, not just on the letters that form the words that we read from time to time, but to take note of the message that He has revealed to us in His words. Notice how and why the hour had come for The Son to give glory to The Father. As we receive the message of His words, we will be blessed to receive The Promise He has given to us in His words. Jesus has revealed to us in His prayer that the hour had come for The Father to glorify HIS Son, that HIS Son also may glorify HIM. The Father has given to HIS Son Power over all flesh. Why? The answer is given, that He--The Son should give eternal life to as many as The Father has given to Him.
Jesus has revealed in His words the definition of Eternal Life, or the meaning of Life Eternal. It was after Judas had departed from those, who were gathered together with Jesus at the Passover fellowship, that John, in testifying of Jesus, said of Him… He made this meaning clear when He declared that life eternal is knowing The Father--The Only TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ, Whom HE has sent. Did Jesus change the meaning of Eternal Life since that time of His ministry with His disciples? Are we to believe that these words are still True? Or believe that the meaning has been changed? Are we to believe that these words are still True? Or believe that the meaning has been changed? If we trust in GODS Word, then we will believe that HIS Word, Whom HE has sent is True.
…when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him (John 13:31, 32).
Notice what Jesus has revealed in these words about giving glory to The Father, WHO sent Him. It was in His prayer to The Father that Jesus Christ prayed and said… He said, Now is The Son of man glorified, and GOD is glorified in Him. He said, If GOD be glorified in Him, GOD shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him. Would the church be giving glory to Christ Jesus, if the members bypassed Him, to give His glory to someone else, whom many say is a mystery? Is there not a problem in declaring The Truth of Eternal Life, as It is revealed by The Son of GOD?
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word (John 17:4-6).
Notice that Jesus has revealed that He has finished the work on earth that The Father give Him to do. Has The Father given to the church evidence to bypass Christ Jesus, and give His glory to someone else? Notice what Paul said about what GOD has revealed. Has The Father given to the church evidence to bypass Christ Jesus, and give His glory to someone else? Notice what Paul said about what GOD has revealed. He did not leave this work to be completed by a mysterious someone, whom the world knows not. Jesus has prayed to The Father that HE might glorify Him with HIS OWN SELF, with the glory which He had with The Father before the world was. Our Eternal Life is based upon knowing The Only True GOD, and Jesus Christ, Whom HE--The Father has sent.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1- 7).
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (Romans 1:16-20).
Notice that Paul was called to represent the gospel concerning our Lord--Jesus Christ--The Son of GOD. It was after the declaration of being glorified by GOD that Christ Jesus said to His disciples, saying… As with Eternal Life, which is based upon knowing The Father, as The Only True GOD and Jesus Christ, Whom HE has sent, the gospel is the means of revealing The Righteousness of GOD unto our salvation from faith to faith. That Which may be known of God is manifest to men; for God has shown The Truth unto men. For the Invisible Things of HIM are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS Eternal Power and Godhead; so that men are without excuse for not knowing What Christ Jesus has revealed.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him (John 14:1-7).
Notice what Jesus has revealed to His disciples of The Father, WHO is INVISIBLE to men, and has sent Him unto men, and was in Him. And because Philip did not quite understand, John said… Now is The Son of Man glorified, and GOD is glorified in Him. Ye believe in GOD, believe also in Me. I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto The Father, but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know HIM, and have seen HIM. Jesus said,
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father? (John 14:8, 9)
Like Philip, many in the world today do not understand The Truth GOD has revealed to us by HIS Word. Philip said… To confirm The Fathers WITNESS by HIS Word, Jesus said… Lord, show us The Father, and it would be sufficient for us. If The Father, WHO is INVISIBLE was in Jesus--The Son of Man, giving HIS glory unto Him, then, WHO was it that was speaking by HIS Word unto Philip? John testified that Jesus said, or He revealed something unto Philip. But it was The Father, WHO was speaking to Philip by HIS Word, saying… Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known ME, Philip? Jesus bore Witness of The Father, WHO was speaking by Him and said, he that has seen Me hath seen The Father; and how say you then, Show us The Father?
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake (John 14:10, 11).
Notice that The Father was glorifying HIS Son, by revealing HIMSELF to the disciples, who had received HIS Word, Whom HE had sent. In His prayer to The Father, Jesus had revealed the work that The Father gave Him to do here upon the earth. Jesus did not deny The Glory of The Father, WHO was speaking to them through Him. For He said to them… Believe you not that I am in The Father, and The Father is in Me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but The Father that dwells in Me, HE does the works. Notice that Jesus is both The Word of GOD and The Witness of GOD to men.
Jesus made it clear that His work was to glorified The Father upon the earth. He declared that He had finished the work which The Father gave Him to do. To confirm that The Son of Man was giving glory to The Father, WHO sent Him, as HIS Word unto men, John said… Notice that the work that Jesus did upon the earth was to make The Father known to men. For He said, I have manifested YOUR NAME unto the men which YOU gave Me out of the world: YOURS they were, and YOU gave them Me; and they have kept YOUR Word. He also made it clear in His prayer that He is The One, Whom The Father has sent. Our eternal life is based upon knowing The Truth of What Jesus has revealed about The Father and about Himself.
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him] (John 1:18).
Notice that no man has seen GOD at any time. The Only Begotten Son has declared and manifested HIS NAME to men. If Jesus was sent to declare The Fathers NAME to men, then When did He begin to manifest HIS NAME to men? Jesus said… The Father did not bypass HIS Son, to be made known through someone else. For it was the work of The Only Begotten Son to make known The Father, WHO is INVISIBLE to men. And Jesus declared to The Father that those, who received Him, as The Word of GOD, Whom The Father has sent, they have kept HIS Word. For the words that He spoke unto them He spoke not of Himself: but of The Father, WHO was dwelling in Him. HE--The Father does HIS works by HIS Word. We are to believe HIS Word for the very works' sake.
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (John 5:39).
From His Own Testimony, Jesus has declared that all of Scripture is testifying of Him, as The Word, Whom The Father has sent Old Testament New Testament ---- All of Scripture Testifies of Him, Whom The Father has sent. Notice that if all of Scripture Testify of Christ Jesus, and it is He, Who has declared The Fathers NAME to men, then is there a verse in Scripture that can confirm this Truth? Jesus Said…
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. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life (John 6:44-48).
Notice what Jesus has reveal to those, who have received His words of Life. He, in speaking to His disciples and to the Jews, who came to Him for bread, He said, As a servant of The Word of GOD, David has confirmed that The Word of GOD spoke The Will of GOD through him. For He said by him… No man can come to Me, except The Father, WHO has sent Me--The Word, to draw men unto The Father. The Scriptures at that time were of the written words of the prophets. For all the prophets testified that it was The Word of The LORD, Who came unto them saying unto them The Will of The LORD. Jesus made it clear that every man that have heard, and have learned of The Father came unto Him, Who has revealed to men The Fathers Will.
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation (Psalms 40:7-10).
It was through His servants the prophets that The Word of GOD declared and made known GODS glory to His people. It was by His servant Paul, who wrote of Him and of GOD and said… He has revealed that He comes to us in The Volume of The Book, because It is written of Him--His-story. He delights to do The Fathers Will, because HIS Law is within His heart. The LORD knows that He did not refrained His lips. Through those, like Noah, who received Him, He has preached HIS Righteousness in the great congregation. He did not hide HIS Righteousness, or conceal HIS Love, or HIS Truth within His heart. He did declared HIS Faithfulness and HIS salvation to the great congregation.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Hebrews 1:1, 2).
Notice what The Son of GOD has revealed to us of The Father and of Himself through His servant Paul Old Testament New Testament ---- GOD, WHO at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. HE has in these last days spoken unto us by HIS Son. HE--The Father has appointed HIS Son Heir of all things. And it is by HIS Son--(The Word of GOD) that HE--The Father also made the worlds. From this verse, it is confirmed that GOD--The Father has spoken to the fathers in times past, not directly, but by the prophets.
HE--The Father has sent HIS Word, and HE spoke by HIS Word to men, and through men Old Testament New Testament ---- Notice The Truth of how The Father spoke to men by HIS Son. HE spoke to the fathers by the prophets. HE spoken unto His disciples by HIS Son.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake (John 14:8-11).
Notice that in the same way that Philip wanted to see The Father, WHO was speaking to him by HIS Son--The Word of GOD, in Whom HIS PRESENCE was revealed, Moses also wanted to know The Way of The Father, WHO was being revealed to him by HIS Word, Whom HE did send to men. And just as Philip did not know that The Father was speaking to him by HIS Son, Moses did not know that it was through The Son that The LORD was speaking to him. For it is written that…
…the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, [and] go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite (Exodus 33:1, 2).
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood [at] the door of the tabernacle, and [the LORD] talked with Moses. And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand [at] the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man [in] his tent door. And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle. And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight (Exodus 33:9-12).
Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation [is] thy people. And he said, My presence shall go [with thee], and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not [with me], carry us not up hence (Exodus 33:13-15).
Notice that Moses testified that he was in the Tabernacle, and The Cloudy Pillar descended, and stood at The Door of The Tabernacle. It was Moses understanding that The LORD would send an Angel to be with him, but he did not know that The Angel, Whom The LORD had sent was already there speaking with him. The LORD talked with Moses through The Door of The Tabernacle. The LORD spoke to Moses Face to face, as a man speaks unto his Friend. See, YOU say unto me, Bring up this people: and YOU have not let me know Whom YOU will send with me. And Moses said to The LORD…
Notice the request that Moses presented to The LORD. Moses said… Notice the request that Moses presented to The LORD. Moses said… Notice that it was Jesus--The Christ, Who said to Thomas…. I pray THEE, if I have found grace in THY sight, show me now THY Way, that I may know THEE, that I may find grace in THY sight: and consider that this nation [is] THY people. And The LORD spoke by HIS Word to Moses and said… My PRESENCE shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
Notice that the answer that Jesus gave to Thomas applies to all. The question to all is this: Do we really believe that He is The Only Way to know The Father, or is there another Way? Notice that the answer that Jesus gave to Thomas applies to all. The question to all is this: Do we really believe that He is The Only Way to know The Father, or is there another Way? Notice what Paul wrote about the faith of Moses and of The Son of GOD, Who came to him. Paul said, He is The Way to know The LORD, even for Moses. He is The Word of GOD and The Witness of GOD, Who has revealed to men The Truth of GOD. He is Life to all, Who will receive Him.
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible (Hebrews 11:24- 27). Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15).
Notice that by faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him, Who is Invisible. Notice what Paul said about This Pillar of Cloud that went with and before Moses and the children of Israel. For Christ--The Word of GOD is also Invisible to men, but He chose to reveal His Presence to men, as a Pillar of cloud.
…brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ (1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
Notice that all did eat of The Spiritual Meat, and drink of The Spiritual Drink. For they ate and drank of That Spiritual Rock that followed them, Who is The Word--The Spirit of Christ. Notice what Christ Jesus has said about The Spiritual Meat and Drink that all are to receive. John testified of Him, Who said… Christ, The Son of GOD revealed Himself to Moses and the children of Israel, as a Pillar of Cloud. And He--The Spirit of Christ came to earth and revealed Himself to men also in the form of flesh. And Speaking to The Father, WHOSE NAME He manifested to His disciples, He said… …I have given unto them The words Which YOU gave Me; and they have received them, …and have known surely that I came out from YOU, and they have believed that YOU did send Me.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat? (John 6:47-52).
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever (John 6:53-58).
John wrote of Him and said of His words, saying… These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard [this], said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? (John 6:59, 60)
Notice What Jesus has revealed to His disciples in His words of Life. But many of the Jews, and His Own disciples, who heard His words of Life, they did not understand. John said… He, who believes on Christ Jesus, he has Eternal Life. For He is The Bread of Life. He is The Bread, Which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. He is The Bread, Which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. He is The Living Bread, Which came down from heaven. If any man eat of Him, to receive Him, he shall live forever, for The Bread He has given is His Spiritual flesh--The Meat of The Word, Which He give for the life of the world. He is The Living Bread, Which came down from heaven. If any man eat of Him, to receive Him, he shall live forever, for The Bread He has given is His Spiritual flesh--The Meat of The Word, Which He give for the life of the world.
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? [What] and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father (John 6:61- 65).
From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve (John 6:66-71).
Notice The Truth of The words of Christ, that it is He, Whom The Father has sent, to draw men unto The Father, WHO sent Him. But many of His Own disciples, who thought that His sayings were hard to understand, they turned away from following Him. Yet, it is said… Except we eat The Flesh of The Son of Man, and drink His Blood, we have not His Life--His Spirit in us. Whosoever eat of His Flesh, and Drink of His Blood, has Eternal Life; and He will raise us up at the last day. He made it clear that he that eat of His Flesh, and drink of His Blood, dwells in Him, and He in him. This saying should be really clear to us, on Who it is that dwells in us. To make His words even more clear to us, Jesus said… As The LIVING Father has sent Him, and He lives by The Father: so we, who eat of Him, even we shall live by His Spirit of Life in us. As The LIVING Father has sent Him, and He lives by The Father: so we, who eat of Him, even we shall live by His Spirit of Life in us.
The Holy Spirit always leads to the written Word, and calls the attention to the great moral standard of righteousness. To be honored of God in thus being privileged to testify of the truth is a wonderful thing. Said Christ to His disciples just before He ascended up and the clouds of angels received Him out of their sight, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8). They were qualified by the heavenly endowment of the Holy Spirit to testify of Christ. I wish to impress upon you the fact that those who have Jesus abiding in the heart by faith have actually received the Holy Spirit. Every individual who receives Jesus as his personal Saviour just as surely receives the Holy Spirit to be his Counselor, Sanctifier, Guide, and Witness.
The more closely the believer walks with God, the clearer his witness, and, as a sure result, the more powerful will be the influence of his testimony upon others of a Saviour's love; the more he will give evidence that he prizes the Word of God. It is his meat, it is his drink, to satisfy the thirsty soul. He prizes the privilege of learning the will of God from His Word. Some souls who claim to be believers have slighted, and turned from, the Word of God. They have neglected the Bible, the wonderful Guidebook, the true tester of all ideas, and claim that they have the Spirit to teach them, that this renders searching the Scriptures unnecessary. All such are heeding the sophistry of Satan, for the Spirit and the Word agree. Say the Scriptures, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." He only is a free man whom the truth makes free.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 14, pp. 70, 71." (Ye Shall Receive Power, Page 118)
The same turning away from Him, many are today being led to do, in turning away from believing His words of Life. End of Part - 1 As the seventy disciples turned away from Him, because His sayings were hard for them to digest, many have been led to turn away from The Truth of The Father and HIS Only Begotten Son, because they have been told that His words are a Mystery. Yet, those, who believe on Him, He has declared that they have kept The Fathers Word, Whom HE has sent. And they have believed that He came out of The Father, to be The Son of The LIVING GOD, to be sent by HIM unto men. As The LIVING Father has sent Him, and He lives by The Father: so all, who receives Him, even we shall live by Him, Who is The Word of Eternal Life. As The LIVING Father has sent Him, and He lives by The Father: so all, who receives Him, even we shall live by Him, Who is The Word of Eternal Life.