JOHN 12:44-46 FATHER – SON – HOLY SPIRIT: 3 IN 1
John 12:44-46 WEB44 Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. 45He who sees me sees him who sent me. 46I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.
Jesus and Father are one but let’s not forget about the Holy Spirit: one God but three divine persons in perfect oneness with one another. In outward appearance they look different but in the Spirit they are one. When we come out of the darkness into God’s marvelous Light, we are one with Jesus. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. I John 4:17 NKJV. We are all different on the outside but one in spirit.
Dear Jesus! Thank You for calling us out of the darkness into Your marvelous Light. Your Amazing Grace kept calling and calling us until You opened up our hearts to believe and receive. There are still many in darkness and so we call them into Your marvelous Light. ” LIGHT BE ” in Jesus name Amen! The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org
JOHN 12:28-32 LIFT JESUS UP
John 12:28-32 WEB28Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came out of the sky, saying, “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 Therefore the multitude who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice hasn’t come for my sake, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
This is the 3rd time that a voice came from heaven. The first time when Jesus was baptized by John. The second time was on the mountain with Peter and John. I am not sure if Jesus needed to hear the Father’s voice with words of encouragement and adoration.
Jesus says that the prince of this world ( Satan) will be cast out. Why hasn’t IT happened yet? The earth has been given to all mankind. Every single person has been given authority. There are now 2 kingdoms on the earth: the Kingdom of God which came by Jesus’ sacrifice and the kingdom of darkness ( Satan kingdom) . The fact of the matter is that most people are a part of the kingdom of darkness. They have failed to believe and receive Jesus into their lives. Most of the world doesn’t care about God or what God desires. For the past 50 years those in the Kingdom of God have been failing to fight against the kingdom of darkness.
Dear Jesus! It seems that we, the church, need to hear from You. It’s easy to get caught up in the cares of the world. You said that whoever does your will,that they would bear much fruit. We pray that You will continue to wake us up. Remind us who we are in You. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear what is going on in the spiritual world. Remind us that we are kings and priests in Your Kingdom. We will continually lift You up, the king of kings and Lord of lords. the Savior of the world. Although we may be outnumbered, one can put a thousand to flee and two can make ten thousand to flee. We call upon Your Grace for us to fight this battle and for those that are lost. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org
JOHN 12:23-27 JESUS DEATH PRODUCE UNLIMITED HARVEST
John 12:23-27 WEB23 Jesus answered them, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there my servant will also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.27”Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this time?’ But I came to this time for this cause.
Jesus is about to enter His great. sacrifice for mankind. He will and forever be glorified for this. His death bore unlimited fruit. You and I are a part of the harvest. The Kingdom of God continues to grow by those that also lay their lives down and declare the Good News.
Dear Jesus! We can’t imagine all that You went through. It’s no wonder that Your soul was troubled. We can’t bear to watch a movie that displays what You went through. We can’t praise You enough for all that You have done. We all rejoice when another soul is saved by Your Amazing Grace. We pray now for the lost and will rejoice when they receive Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
JOHN 12:9-11 JESUS IS CALLING
John 12:9-11 WEB9 A large crowd therefore of the Jews learned that he was there, and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
So everyone heard about how Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave. The chief priest’s heart is cold hardened. Even this great sign doesn’t move him, but many came to Jesus.
Dear Jesus! In the world then and today, there are those that will believe and those that won’t. We thank You for revealing Yourself to us. In a way we were dead but You brought us out of the grave. Now we have the life that You sacrificed Your life for : love, peace, joy, and righteousness. We now pray for the lost that Your Amazing Grace will soften their hearts and come out of the grave into Your presence where there is everlasting life. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org
JOHN 12:2-5 BLESS TO BE A BLESSING
JOHN 12:2-5 WEB2 So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. 3 Therefore Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed Jesus’s feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4 Then Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said, 5 “Why wasn’t this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?”
Some people have a hard time understanding why Jesus never told Mary to help her sister. Someone complained that Mary should have sold the ointment and given the money to the poor.
Dear Jesus! Mary knew that You must come first. We are nothing without You. All our efforts will be lacking, if we don’t seek You first. We praise and adore You, Lord Jesus. You are full of mercy, love, honor, and grace. When we come to You, It is You that gives us the sources to bless others. You give us more than what we need. Now we are blessed to be a blessing. As You blessed us with Your Amazing Grace , we now bless others. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
JOHN 12:1 JESUS WORKS ARE ALMOST COMPLETED
John 12:1 Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
Names and numbers play a significant part in understanding God’s Word. It says 6 days before. Before what? Back in Genesis and the story of Creation, God worked for 6 days and then rested on the 7th day. The Passover being the 7th day. This is when Jesus will finish all that the Father asked Him to do. His sacrifice will be complete.
Dear Jesus! Your work is completed and yet it continues. You are now seated on Your Throne. You are the King of kings. You have appointed us kings and priests in Your Kingdom. As Kings we are called to put on the armor of God and use the sword of the Spirit against the kingdom of darkness. As priests we are called to bless not curse one another. We now declare Your Word: ” Light Be ” against the kingdom of darkness. ” Shalom/ Peace ” against the storms that come from the evil one. We declare blessings on all the people of the world.The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org
JOHN 11:49-53 SAVED BY GRACE
John 11:49-53 WEB49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” 51 Now he didn’t say this of himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day forward they took counsel that they might put him to death.
It is better that one man should die than the whole nation perish. This is why Jesus had to come and die. We all were doomed to perish for none of us could keep the Law. ( for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 NKJV )
Dear Jesus! It was prophesied long before You came, that You would come and sacrifice Yourself for us. The Father always wanted children made in His image and likeness and so by Your sacrifice, You made a way for this to happen. It’s because You give us the Grace needed when we put our faith in You. We pray for this Grace to come upon the face of the earth. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
JOHN 11:39-43 JESUS COMMANDS
John 11:39-43 WEB39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see God’s glory?”41 So they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, “Father, I thank you that you listened to me. 42I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude standing around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
We see here that Jesus is telling Martha, believe and you will see God’s glory. Believing always comes first; the invisible faith before the visible promise. Jesus expresses His confidence that the Father always hears Him.
Now we come to Lazarus. He has been dead for several days. Jesus commands in a loud voice, ” Lazarus come out “.
Dear Jesus! You keep on displaying, Your confidence in the Father. You tell us to have this confidence also. ( Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 NKJV ) You also reveal that the Father has given You authority and so You commanded Lazarus come out. You have given us Your name, Your power and authority. In the name of Jesus, we command that the blind see, deaf hear, lame walk, unrighteous clean, and the captives set free. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen! II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org
NEW COVENANT OR NEW TESTAMENT
The New Covenant or New Testament is what God promises to do for us, if we believe in Him. We really have nothing to offer God except faith.
God’s Covenant with man is a Heavenly Exchange. God offers us everything we need or want ( Psalm23). Man has nothing to offer to God. All things that we have came from God. Even faith is a gift from God.
What does God want from us, for all that He has given us.? He wants us to know, believe and declare; what He has given us. To really acknowledge that He is God. When we praise other people and things more than God, we are not treating God as God.
God considers this ” Idolatry “. This is the main cause for a lot ( not all ) of the bad thing that happens in the world. By doing this, we leave God’s protection and care. This opens the door for the devil to do his destructive work. Joh 10:10 NET The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
The Father sent Jesus to save not to condemn. Joh 3:17 NET For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. Jesus name means ” Jehovah saves “. This is what the New Testament is about. Unfortunately it is presented more by our works, instead of our faith in Jesus to do the work in us. This is what ” grace ” does. By our declaring our righteousness is from Jesus by faith, the Holy Spirit then ” quicken ” what we speak by faith.
2Co 5:21 NET God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. Joh 6:63 NET The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. We believe, we declare and the Holy Spirit quicken makes it come alive in our hearts to obey. This is how Jesus lives in us by faith.
1Jn 4:9 NET By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.
Isn’t this ” good news ” the Gospel, the New Covenant. By spending time with Jesus: through praise, worship and Thanksgiving and communion with Him in the word; we received the grace that saves us. Note: the word ” save ” applies to the whole man: body, soul and spirit. God does everything way above what we can think or reason with our natural senses.
Dear Jesus! We are in awe of your great sacrifice to redeem us from the curse of the law and the power of the devil. When we come to you, help us Lord to grow in faith, so that we can trust and believe in you, who does the works in us. To God be the glory, now and forever Amen ! Www.Shalom2u.org
GOD : MALE & FEMALE
THE FEMALE GOD : Gen 1:27 KJV So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. HERE GOD IS SAYING THAT HE IS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS, WE HAVE TO COMPARE HOW THE PHYSICAL FEMALE IS LIKE GOD IN THE SPIRIT. FIRST WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT GOD IS SPIRIT AND THREE DIVINE PERSONS : FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. THE FATHER IS MALE. LIKE THE NATURAL MAN PRODUCES SEED, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER PRODUCES SPIRITUAL SEED. Joh 3:6 KJV That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. JESUS IS THE ULTIMATE SEED IN THAT FROM HIM, ALL THINGS HAS ITS BEING. Joh 1:3 KJV All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. THIS SEED IS SOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORD. Mar 4:26 KJV And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; TO BE ” BORN AGAIN ” , ONE HAS TO RECEIVE THE SEED BY FAITH. WHEN WE CONFESS THAT WE ARE A SINNER AND ASK JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS TO SAVE US, THEN JESUS COMES INTO OUR OUR LIVES TO SAVE US. PETER TELLS US : 1Pe 1:23 KJV Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. THIS IS INCORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT IT HAS TO GROW IN ORDER TO SEE ANY CHANGE IN OUR LIVES.
AS MAN SEED NEEDS A FEMALE TO PRODUCE HUMAN LIFE; WE NEED TO COOPERATE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL GIVE LIFE TO THE SPIRITUAL SEED SOWN IN OUR LIVES. WE COOPERATE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN WE: KNOW, BELIEVE AND DECLARE GOD’S LIFE GIVEN WORD IN OUR LIVES.. IT IS A PROCESS THAT CAN TAKE SOME TIME. MANY PROPHECIES DECLARED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TOOK A LONG TIME BEFORE IT CAME TO PASS. THE BIRTH OF JESUS WAS PROPHESIED BACK IN GENESIS BUT : Gal 4:4 KJV But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, IT TAKES FAITH AND PATIENCE TO RECEIVE AND SEE THE RESULTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT , SHE GIVES LIFE TO their SEED. LET’S USE AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE GIVES BIRTH TO THE SEED OF GOD’S WORD SOWN INTO OUR LIVES. WE ALL WANT THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO BE EXHIBIT IN OUR PHYSICAL LIVES. MANY SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS BY TRYING TO KEEP THE LAW BY THEIR FLESH : OWN SELF EFFORTS. THIS PRODUCES ” SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE WANT GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS. Phi 3:9 KJV And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 2Co 5:21 KJV For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS TO SAVE US, WE BECOME A NEW CREATION. THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE QUICKEN’S ( GIVES LIFE ) TO THE WORD AND MAKES US A ” BORN AGAIN ” SPIRIT BEING, MADE INTO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. 1Jn 4:17 KJV Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. OUR NATURAL PHYSICAL MAN HASN’T CHANGED BUT WE ARE A NEW CREATION IN OUR SPIRIT. Gal 2:20 KJV I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. NOW WE NEED THE SOUL AND BODY TO CONFORM TO THE IMAGE OF GOD. BY FAITH, WE DECLARE WHO WE ARE ” IN CHRIST “; NOT WHO WE ARE IN THE FLESH. 2Co 4:18 KJV While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. BY DECLARING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST, THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL QUICKEN OUR MORTAL BODIES TO CONFORM INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. Rom 8:11 KJV But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. RELIGION WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO LIVE A CERTAIN WAY TO BE RIGHTEOUS. GOD’S WORD SAYS : Rom 3:24 KJV Being justified ( made righteous ) freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: SO AS WE CONTINUE TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT, DECLARING WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS; THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL QUICKEN OUR MORTAL BODIES TO CONFORM INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. CONFESSING WHO WE ARE IN THE NATURAL ( ONCE WE ARE BORN AGAIN ) DOESN’T CHANGE US INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. IT’S ONLY CONFESSING BY FAITH WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST THAT WE RECEIVE THE GRACE TO LIVE LIKE JESUS. THE HOLY SPIRIT , SHE WILL QUICKEN US INTO HIS IMAGE. JESUS IS RIGHTEOUS, LOVE, PEACE, JOY, MEEK, SELF CONTROL, FAITH, GENTLE, LONG SUFFERING, ETC. WHEN WE CONFESS JESUS IN US, THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL “GIVE LIFE ” TO THAT INCORRUPTIBLE SEED AND BRING FORTH THESE FRUITS INTO OUR LIVES. IT ALL COMES FROM JESUS, THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
THE FOLLOWING IS SOME DEFINITIONS OF THE HEBREW WORD QUICKEN.
QUICKEN : H2421. BDB Definition: to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health. to live. To have life to continue in life, remain alive. to sustain life, to live on or upon. To live (prosperously)
to revive, be quickened. from sickness. To preserve alive, let live. to give life. to quicken, revive, refresh
to restore to life. to cause to grow. to restore to revive. to preserve alive, let live to quicken, revive. to restore (to health). to revive. to restore to life QUICKEN : Origin: a primitive root [compare H2331, H2421]
Strong’s Definition: A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive: – keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.
THE WORD ” QUICKEN ” MEANS : TO GIVE LIFE, RESTORE LIFE, MAKE COME ALIVE, REVIVE, ETC. IT ALL HAS TO DO ABOUT BRINGING LIVE INTO EXISTENCE. TO BRING WHAT IS UNSEEN TO SEEN. THIS IS HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LIKE A FEMALE. A FEMALE RECEIVES THE SEED AND BRINGS FORTH LIVE. THE HOLY SPIRIT FUNCTION IS TO BRING FORTH LIFE FROM THE SPIRIT OF MAN TO THE FLESH OF MAN. INSIDE OF EVERY ” BORN AGAIN ” BELIEVER IS A NEW CREATION : A ” BORN AGAIN. ” SPIRIT MADE INTO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. WHEN WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD FROM THE ” TREE OF LIFE “; IT IS A SEED THAT NEEDS TO BE NOURISHED. WE NOURISHED THAT SEED BY MEDITATION ON THE WORD SO THAT WE CAN BELIEVE IT. WHEN WE SPEAK IT IN FAITH THE SPIRIT CAN THEN QUICKEN ( BRING TO LIFE ) WHAT WAS DECLARED IN FAITH. GOD’S WORD WILL MAMAFEST WHEN WE KNOW, BELIEVE, AND DECLARE WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US. 2Co 1:20 KJV For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT TELLS US THAT THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME SCRIPTURES THAT TELLS US ABOUT THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT ” GIVEN LIFE “.
Rom 8:11 KJV But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
2Co 3:6 KJV Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Eph 2:1 KJV And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2:5 KJV Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Col 2:13 KJV And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
1Pe 3:18 KJV For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: