Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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.’

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