Tag Archive | John

Power of The Word

The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?” declares the Lord. “Is not My word like fire?” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?
Jeremiah 23:28‭-‬29 NASB

The Word spoken rightly, in truth is powerful! The Word of God is like fire, all consuming everywhere it spreads.
The Word of God shatters, destroying falsehood, lies, deception.

If you have God’s word speak His truth. Someone needs to hear.

🌹Jesus is the Word. (John 1:14).
for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:29 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Not of This World

If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
John 15:19‭-‬21 NASB

🌹Expect to be persecuted and hated by the world if you walk with God and live out the call to share the gospel.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Kingdom Bound

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
John 18:36 NASB

The kingdom of God is not of this world. Jesus made that clear. He came to show the way to the kingdom. He paid the price for redemption. And He gave the Holy Spirit to every believer who instructs and leads us in speaking the gospel message, “and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
Mark 1:15 NASB

🌹Jesus came as the gospel and we are to introduce the gospel to all for God’s kingdom.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

White for Harvest

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
John 17:17‭-‬19 NASB

Christian, you have been cleansed by the Word, sanctified. Sanctified for a purpose. As Christ was sent into the world by the Father, you have been sent into the world by Jesus.

Purpose: Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
John 4:34‭-‬38 NASB

🌹This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
John 17:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Disciples

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
John 17:20‭-‬21 NASB

Jesus praying for His disciples then and now. Jesus was also praying for every new disciple who comes by our sharing the gospel, that we all may be one. One as the body of Christ, even as Jesus and the Father are one. And the glorious privilege of being in them for the purpose of the world believing the Father sent Jesus for the salvation of humanity.

🌹What a wonderful privilege to be a part of God’s redemptive plan. Who is hearing from your spoken words God’s salvation?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Whose Glory Do You Seek?

The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?” So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
John 7:15‭-‬18 NASB

If you are willing to do God’s will then you will know of God’s teaching. Being God’s child you have received the wonderful gift of God’s Holy Spirit, the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26 NASB

For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Matthew 10:20 NASB

for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Luke 12:12 NASB

🌹Be in the word of God. Fill your mind, your heart, your soul with His holy word. And trust the Holy Spirit to speak through you for His will to be done. To God be the glory!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

A Disciple of Christ

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
John 8:31‭-‬32 NASB

Belief in Jesus in not enough. Even the demons believe in Jesus and they shudder (James 2:19).
Jesus instructed “those Jews who had believed” that if they continued in the word, “then you are truly disciples of Mine”.
Why should we stay, continue, in the word? Because Jesus said to but also because “you will know the truth, and it will make you free”.

In this world of so many differing views it is hard to tell truth from fiction. The word of God will set the truth before you and in that there is freedom.

🌹 Are you a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Without Measure

What He (Jesus) has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
John 3:32 NASB

Have you received the testimony of Jesus Christ? The Son of God sent to earth to seek and save those who are lost?

He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
John 3:33 NASB

Do you believe that God is true? That His word is truth?

If yes, then rejoice because you have been given the Spirit of God without measure who resides in you!! The Spirit who guides, teaches, speaks through you the “Good News” of salvation through Christ to others who can also receive the Holy Spirit of God, without measure, to do the same!!!

For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
John 3:34 NASB

🌹To whom is the Holy Spirit leading you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Is God Dwelling Today?

My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” ’ ”
Ezekiel 37:27‭-‬28 NASB

The Old Testament speaks of the dwelling of God amongst His people. His dwelling with them would be known among all the nations.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NASB

The New Testament speaks of God who came in the flesh, Jesus Christ, and dwelt amongst us. His glory was seen.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 14:26 NASB

Today, God is seen in the believer by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. All nations will know that God is Lord by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in His people.

🌹Do others see Jesus in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

As I Live Says God

Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’
Ezekiel 33:11 NASB

The living God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. The compassionate God desires the best for you. What level of desire do you have for others around you to avoid death and know the best life?

🌹Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:6 NASB
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
John 1:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon