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1 John 5:20 (KJV)
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
The foundation of the Christian faith is the acceptance of the virgin birth. If one cannot accept or believe that Jesus is the Son of God then all the others truths of the bible cannot be reconciled by the child of faith. Jesus before the incarnation was spirit form, and dwell in the bosom of the father from eternity past, but He must put on the fleshly garment step into time to experience our life and die that we might be saved. Thus, Jesus appeared not as God entirely or as man exclusively, but as the unique combination of the God-Man, very God and the perfect man in one body. So John, here makes sure we know He Jesus is the Son of God, only begotten! Jesus must be accepted by the believer as deity and Son of deity. He must be God to remove our sin and man for only a natural man could taste death. So God became manifest in the flesh that we may know Him, he revealed Himself to us in Jesus our Christ. He was man when He said I thirst but God when he turn water into wine, He was man when he had lay in the ship and sleep, but he was God when rose and told the wind and waves to behave, He was man when He wept at the tomb of Lazarus but God when told him to come forth, As man He was born a baby but as God he existed before He was born, He hungered in the wilderness as man, but as God he fed 5,000 on a hillside, as man He died on Calvary’s hill but a s God He rose on Sunday morning. Bless His name! Christ had power over diseases in all their consequence in the human race. He had power over all the elements of Nature, power over sin and death, power over demons, power over hell and the grave, He came with power and now He has all power!
The only person that can know Jesus and believe in the incarnation is a person that has been born of the spirit and not of the flesh. How do we know He came? None of us were alive over 2000 years ago, when His birth divided time, but we know he came by our faith, His spirit that lives within us, and his Holy written record! See church when you walked in spiritual darkness, having our conversation with the world, we were not enlightened to the things of God, but now being in Christ and Christ in us, we know He lived, He lives and is alive for evermore. Christmas means so much more when we have a spiritual understanding of the birth of Jesus, the Son of God. Christmas has come and gone, but we that know Christ and have Him in our hearts always and not just at the season of His birth. He came into this world to save us “His people from our sin.” To all those that receive Him He has come to live in you! We know that He lives in us because we have love in our hearts for Him and that makes us love the brethren. 1 John 5:5 (KJV) 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? Our overcoming the world depends on the fact if we believe Jesus is the Son of God! Unless you believe He is the Son of God and He lives in you, that in Him you live and move and have your being then you live a defeated life in the world. 1 John 5:10 (KJV) 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: Somebody ought to say He’s in me! If you believe on the Son, Johns says then you have the witness in you that He has come! We that once sat in darkness have seen a bright light and now we walk in the light of Jesus our being purged of dead works we live unto Him!
"The Son of God" is never used of His supernatural birth, because it was not by birth that this relationship was brought about, but by the election of God in a past eternity. He was God's eternal Son before He became the Mary’s baby. Jesus came to rebuke the world of Sin, He came to save lost mankind, He came to destroy the yoke of the devil, He came to destroy death, to preach the year of the Lord, came to give man the abundant life, to seek and save the lost! And we can testify He has come. He brought joy where there was sadness, hope where there was despair, and to the peace to trembling soul. When Jesus came he brought understanding into the heart of man all that will accept Him! Man walks in darkness with no spiritual understanding until Jesus shines into his heart. He does not understand the purpose of his life, the wisdom of truth, nor the mystery of God. He came that we might have understanding!
Scripture says the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Without God in our lives we are as brute animals that knows not his own stall. We cannot live, what we do not know how to live, unless our minds are enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Jesus gives us the knowledge to know God is real, that He is the true God, which He is in all, above all and through all. Colossians 1:9-11 (KJV) 9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; see you can’t walk worthy, be fruitful, do good works or have the full power of Christ in our life until He comes and gives understanding. We sat in darkness our understanding blinded until we accepted Jesus as Lord. Matthew 4:16 (KJV) 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. John says,“ that we should know Him which is true,” real, genuine, one who cannot lie! The Son of God is the only true and living God, creator, redeemer, and our high priest.
We shall Know him in His love, know him in His forgiveness, Know Him power, and know eternal life. We can trust in His promises because He’s a God that cannot lie and can do just what He said! Jesus Christ gives us the knowledge that we know the true God who lives eternally: that we are in Him; that we have eternal life; and know-one can snatch us out of His mighty hand, which we will never die, but will live with God forever and ever. 1 John 5:11 (KJV) 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son, and we are in the Son, therfore we shall never die. We are in Him that is True! We know that we are in Him and He is in us because He has sealed us with His spirit. Jesus Christ gives us the knowledge that we are in God and in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ; that we have been born of God; that God has placed us in Him and in His Son; that we live, move, and have our being in God and in Christ; that we are secure forever and ever in God and His dear Son because we are in the very divine nature of God Himself. John 14:20 (KJV) …..Ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. Jesus sent the comforter that He might teach us and lead us into all truth. If we are in Him we already sitting in the heavenlies, if He is in us we have power to be overcomers, we have Jesus and if we have Jesus we have eternal life. I’m glad I got Jesus, Glad I got a friend, Glad I got Joy! Anybody Got Jesus? He’s real down in my soul, yeah He is!!
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Proverbs 18:16 (KJV)
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Ephesians 2:8 (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: