Daily Word

John 3

Read John 3 – Truth and Love – Jesus meets with Nicodemus.  He is a Pharisee (a sect of Judaism that was intent to follow the Law of Moses to the extreme of legalism), also a member of the Sanhedrin (a lower court that ruled over disputes within the Jewish community).  He speaks to Jesus after dark, indicating he did not want to be publicly associated with Jesus.  Jesus explains the necessity of being born-again, and explains what he means by this.  

In Chapter 3, we see the famous John 3:16 in context: FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. Beloved, there is no plan B or plan C.  Many paths do not lead to God, only Jesus, and He came to rescue ALL.  

Next, John the Baptist explains Christ’s deity to his followers.  He gently explains he must fade as Jesus Messiah becomes greater, and that he does so with joy.  He also confirms 3:16 in verse 3:36 HE WHO BELIEVES IN THE SON HAS EVERLASTING LIFE; AND HE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE, BUT THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDES ON HIM.  

Jesus message is so simple and open to all.  Beloved, read John 3 for yourself and let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart.  May your day be a reflection of His great love.

Daily Word

John 1

Read John 1 – Jesus’s divinity is clear from the very first word – My heart is full as I take in John’s statements.  IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD…. I could rest in verses 1:1-5 all day long and know I am only catching a glimpse of the essence of our Trinity Father… and I can look ahead toward heaven, when I will bask in His presence with adoration and worship.  We have great things in store for us!  John starts with the beginning of time, and moves into the beginning of Jesus’s earthly ministry, announced by John the Baptist. Then John shares how he and Andrew, first disciples of John the Baptist, became the first to follow Jesus.  Peter, Philip and Nathanael join as disciples.  And our chapter closes with Jesus speaking of the greater things they will see.  He calls himself the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth….  Sweet Jesus… Jesus Divine… Jesus Messiah.🥰🙌💖🙏🏻💖🙌🥰