The First Epistle of John

As I was thinking about what I was going to write about, John came across my mind. I opened up my Bible and started reading the first chapter and part of the second chapter. I began to see things that took me back to the very beginning of the Word in Genesis. I see how it all ties together for us to understand what Jesus is telling us.

To my understanding we have seen God in the flesh through His Son Jesus Christ. He has always been here since the beginning. He was in Spirit form. His voice was heard by everything, and by His speaking everything was created.

We touch Jesus whenever we touch the Word of God, and not only do we touch Him, but He touches us, and not only does He touch us, He speaks to us as well. He speaks to or spirit because it is His Spirit that keeps us alive. We can do nothing without Him, but with Him we can do all things.

Jesus is not only the Son of God , but He is also the Word of Life; the Living Word of Life. Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

First John 2:1-2 John Writes: My little children, these things I write to you , so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

He laid down His life for us that we may have eternal life with Jesus in heaven and not be separated from God for all eternity. He made all things new for us that we may have a better life; a life in Him more abundantly. He stands up for us when we do something wrong, or when someone does wrong to us to speak for us that we may have a second chance to do things right and to forgive those that have wronged us. When we forgive in His name, we are right with Him, but if we withhold forgiveness it is withheld from us, because in order for us to be forgiven, we must first forgive all those that have done us wrong. Jesus asked the Father on the cross before He hung His head and died to forgive us for we know not what we do. If He can do that for us why is it so hard for us to forgive others? We can do nothing in our own strength, but when we ask God to give us strength in His Son’s name , He does and we can then forgive someone. Forgiveness is not for the person being forgiven, it is for us so the person will not have power over us. Forgiveness is about release. We put that person in God’s hands to deal with, because it is between them and God then.

There is so much in the Book of First John that would take me days to explain, but just take some time and read it. God has a wealth of information and wisdom in His Word just for all of us to read and share with those that does not know Him. He wants every person to know Him and His Son, and to trust and believe in them. He loves us all. Nothing can ever change that. There is nothing that we can do to stop God from loving us because we are His children and His creation.

May God be praised forevermore. Amen.

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