John, chapter 20

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    God the Father and God the Son are as One, supremely sovereign, independent, all in all and all knowing. (See Colossians 1:15-20) Jesus said, (Rev 1:8; I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God – the One who is, and who was, and who is still to come – the All-Powerful.) To His apostle John Jesus said, (Rev 21:6; “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life.) and (Rev 22:13; I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!)

    In a beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Conditions caused the earth to become chaotic and in need of Re-Creation on preparation for His plan. (Gen 1:2; Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.) (Always study the whole text.) create them after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.

  (Gen 1:26-28; Then God said, Let us make humankind in our image, God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.”) 

   Creating man in His image included the potency for him to inherit spiritual sovereign. This, and jealously over learning of God’s plan for people may have caused Satan’s rebellion. God’s plans that mankind ultimately become literal children and be over angels.

   Jesus’ blood brother tells of our future and Satan’s demise, (Jude 1:6; You also know that the angels who did not keep within their proper domain but abandoned their own place of residence, He has kept in eternal chains in utter darkness, locked up for the judgment. When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the saints?) AND Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write about judging, (1Cor 6:2-3; Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters!)

   Before Re-Creating planet earth and people in His image, God dealt with Satan’s rebellion. (Rev 12:7-9; And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.)

Jesus teaches Nicodemus about the Holy Spirit making people at one with Himself.

     (To Nicodemus, “a man of the Jewish ruling council” Jesus said, “the wind blows wherever it will, you hear the sound but do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the spirit.” John 3:8)

    Gifted Holy Spirit is, “God’s fathering” “the miracle of being born again” a silent revealing, an opening of the mind. God’s gifted Holy Spirit isn’t something that can be conjured up or gained by works. Jesus’ teaching Nicodemus in this text isn’t a parable, but straight forward revealed truth.

      Nicodemus said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:2-8) “What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’(8) The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

      Jesus was fathered in the womb of a virgin “to a Spirit filled flesh and blood life.” That fathering was the re-incarnation of the Creator Son of God. Through Jesus, all things were created and is sustained. (See John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:) Jesus is the first and only to have been conceived by God the father through His Holy Spirit. Jesus was the first flesh and blood living being to be born immortal: “Elizabeth and John the Baptist were spirit filled when Mary visited.” (See Luke 1:39-55) All spirit begotten “learned from things experienced - suffer and attain perfection the way Jesus did. The Hebrews writer was spirit inspired to share Jesus’ spirituality.

      (Hebrews 5:7-10; “During Christ’s earthly life He offered both requests and supplications with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His devotion. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through the things He suffered. And by being perfected in this way, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, and He was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.)

       The Son of God, “Creator and Sustainer of all things” purposely came in the flesh to, “save the world by remitting its sin.” He was sent from above by God the Father and together planned all things. (Being “born from above” means to be, “spiritually fathered by God the Father,”) All such, ‘are immortal children of God.’ These lives are hidden in Christ, “temple of God‘s spirit” and live as being “clothed in Christ, and immersed in Christ.”

      In the seventh chapter of “the book of John” Jesus told the people “He was leaving soon and where going they couldn’t come. (“Then the Jewish leaders said to one another, “Where is He going to go that we cannot find Him? He is not going to go to the Jewish people dispersed among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is He? What did He mean by saying, ‘You will look for Me but will not find Me, and where I am you cannot come’?” John 7:35-36 )

      Jesus was teaching in Jerusalem “observing the Feast of Tabernacles.” Israelites from far and near, were observing the Feast season. This season has four annual Sabbath’s, foreshadowing the first resurrection, being at one with God, the millennia and final judgment. They are Trumpets, Atonement, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day; “the greatest day.”

      (John 7:37-39; “On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within Him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now He said this about the spirit, whom those who believed IN Him were going to receive, for the spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

       A great mystery to this world’s unbelievers. The Feast of Tabernacles season is a foreshadowing of Jesus’ followers becoming at one with Him. Jesus’ apostle Paul’s shared revealed light.

      (1Cor 15:50-55; Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”)

      THE awesomeness is, “our God has it all preplanned!” (The result “pay off” is gifting to believe IN Jesus eternal life.) “From within belief IN Him, will flows rivers of living water.” Believers IN grow to have confident believing IN faith; “knowing that Jesus keeps His promises.”

      Jesus said: “Many will say, I am the Christ and deceive many.”

 

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