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Lesson # John 3:34-36
Study Material - John 3:34-36
You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
34 'For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. 35 'The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 36 'He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.'
Finally we reach the conclusion of chapter 3 and the conclusion of John's testimony of Christ. Jesus was sent from heaven and comes from heaven. All the words He speaks are from God because He is God, so all He has to say is divine viewpoint and the truth. He is a single person, and not a mere manifestation of different individuals, so other religions are not authorized. Only Jesus Christ came from the Father and not from elsewhere, and no one else has come from the Father or from heaven. Jesus is the single individual that the scriptures have spoken about since Adam. He is the Savior, the Son of God, the Messiah, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, and He was sent here without limits from the Spirit, which refers to the Holy Spirit.
All of humanity has had a gift of some type or another. Al of humanity has had some type of blessing. Granted you and I do not have the same blessings. I may have more of something than you, and you may have more of something than I, but we should not be critical of our situation no matter what it is, be it rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy. God gives to each of us in accordance to what He deems fit and appropriate for us and for history. By this God demonstrates that He can get any person through any situation merely by the doctrine in their soul and by depending on Him alone. When we depend on our resources, then we tend to push God to a lessor role in our life.
Jesus Christ was given the Spirit without measure, and so too, He relied on the Holy Spirit to get Him through life, in His first advent. He of course is God and could do anything He wished, but here were given a lesson on relying on God. And that reliance comes not only through our knowledge of scripture, but by means of the control the Holy Spirit has over our lives through our fellowship status. All things have been given to the Son, and likewise since we are in union with the Son, we too have received all things, including unlimited availability of the Spirit. Unfortunately too many people are out of fellowship most of their lives, assuming that they are believers of course, and they miss out on the blessings that God has to offer.
God loves the Son as only a God can love. With a perfect and legitimate love. He cared for the world, that is those who look to Him for help, that He gave His Son to save us. Through this loving of the Son and gift to mankind, God demonstrates His dependability and love for doing what is right. We, none of us had any say in our situation. We were not consulted before we were born, were not consulted before our lives unfolded in the right or wrong neighborhood. Only as we grew up and became responsible for our own lives, do we then have a say in our own future. That say, begins with our attitude toward God, toward Christ, and toward doctrine. If we are positive on all three counts, then we will have a good life as far as our soul is concerned. We will still see problems because this world is filled with problems, but we will always have a way out of them. That is Gods method of demonstrating His love and security to us.
It all begins by believing in Jesus Christ, which gives us eternal life. That one time decision is good forever. You can never lose it. If Hitler believed in Christ at any point in his life, then he is in heaven today despite all his atrocities. One does not have to be an unbeliever to commit atrocities. Of course if he did not believe in Christ, then he is cooking as we speak, in Torments, one of the four compartments in the underworld where all unbelievers go and remain until their last great judgment at the Great White Throne of God. You can be sure that they are not happy campers as Hollywood portrays.
For believers there is no second judgment. We survived the first judgment of the Cross as did all of humanity, when Jesus Christ took our place and bore the punishment of our sins. We accept this when we believe in Christ. For those who reject God, there is a second judgment, a second evaluation. Since they reject the work of Christ on the Cross, then God looks to their own works in life, and human works do not stack up to the work of Christ, so God rejects them and condemns them to eternal separation from God, which means the eternal fires of hell. Since God holds this universe together, it is maintained with a certain order. The laws of physics hold true and so forth. But when God is not a part of something, then it falls into chaos, and totally out of control. Such is the lake of fire. Total chaos, total pain, total suffering. Coming face to face with Gods wrath, I something that no one should want. Better to believe in Christ and avoid the terrors of hell.
John was clear on his doctrine. He did not desire more than he was given by God. He knew that his life was not important in the grand scheme of things, but the life and work of Christ is of the utmost importance, above all of creation, for all of creation depends on Christ and His success. So hopefully his followers understood this message and retreated from their argument and somewhat misguided loyalty to John, and began to think more about just why they are on this planet. Not to gain for themselves, but to glorify God by advancing to spiritual maturity. And then gaining far more from Gods blessing than they could ever gain on their own.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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