Monday, July 23, 2012

Comments on Matthew 7:21, 22

Matthew 7:21  "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."  Matthew 7:22 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils?  And in thy name done many wonderful works?"

  In these verses, the Bible is stating that not every one will enter into heaven.  Even if someone calls Jesus Lord, and in verse 22 Jesus even states that those who say they prophesied in His name and even cast out devils or even have done many wonderful works.  Just because these people have clamed these things does not give them the credentials to enter into heaven.

  In these verses, Jesus tells who can enter into heaven.  Look again at verse 21.  He that dose the will of God, which is in heaven, can enter into heaven. 

Let’s look at the will of God.  These people describe doing the will of God; prophesying, casting out devils, good works.  The Bible only mentions one will of God that entitles a person to enter inter into heaven.  John 3:3  "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."  Thos that are born again, that have asked Jesus into their hearts.  These are the ones that can enter into heaven.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Comments on 1 John 5:7, 8

These two verses go hand in hand as well.  As I begin to comment on these verses on a personal note, these two verses are probably my most favorite verses in the Bible, with that said this in tells that I am limited on the particular version of scripture I use.

1 John 5:8.  I will begin with this verse that describes Jesus as fully man, though he is fully God as verse 7 describes, we can see here the three baring witness in earth.  The spirit of man opens this verse; Jesus being born a man has the same spiritual state as each one of us has.  Jesus was born of water, this waster is referred to in 1 John 5:6 ‘This is he that came by water’, and we have reference to the water with the conversation with Nicodemus in John 3:5 about being born of a woman.  Jesus has the spirit and was born of water and also we have reference here that Jesus is of blood, a human factor often used “flesh and blood”.  This blood is referred to in 1 John 5:6 ‘this is he that came by water and blood.’  We have a reference of this blood in John 1:13 as well.  Why is this important that we see Jesus as a man?  Jesus had to be fully man to be able to be perfect and fulfill the law of God to be our sacrifice.

1 John 5;7 deals with Jesus as fully God.  This verse begins that Jesus is the father.  There is a great deal of controversy as to how Jesus can pray to himself, but keep in mind God is “Omnipresent”.  We have reference to Jesus being the father in Isaiah 9:6 ‘...The everlasting Father...’  Then we have Jesus as the Word, which is most accepted, as we find in John 1:1 ‘In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.’   Then we have Jesus as the Holy Ghost, this is not necessarily argued one way or another, but here it is mentioned.  Jesus also makes a statement in John 16:7 that he must go so the comforter may come.  We must agree that this is not because the Holy Ghost could not come while Jesus was here being both one in the same, but because if Jesus did not die on the cross as our sacrifice and raise again then we could not be born again and then the comforter would not come.  The bible says these three; the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost are one.   Why is it important to see Jesus as the Father?  It is important because he is God and creator.  He loved us first and set aside himself to become one of us to be the perfect sacrifice and to take our sin upon him.  Who else can take away our sin but God?  Mark 2:7 ‘Who can forgive sins, but God only?’

Comments on John 1:12, 13

  These two verses run hand and hand.  John is describing Jesus’ relationship with people, as in verse 10; ‘He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.’  The people have rejected Jesus according to verse 11; ‘He came unto his own, and his own received him not.’  Here in this verse John1:12 we (People) are to receive Jesus to become the children of God; ‘But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:’ This is not in the physical, flesh and blood you may say, but as it is described in John 1:13, this is a spiritual receiving of Jesus.  One is born again (born into the family of God) by spiritually receiving Jesus into our heart; ‘Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.’