Will You Please Let Me Know When You Get It?

GOD IS THE WORD MADE FLESH / 1 John 1:1-4

 

Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr/ I Owe you All GOD'S Love and The Truth of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 That which was from the Beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.  The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.  We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with The Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.  We write this to make our joy complete.

 

Apostle John begins his first letter with a lengthy introduction in which he assures GOD'S people that what he is going to tell them about, he saw, heard with his own ears, and even touched. He wants us to understand that his message is grounded in reality, a reality he himself was witness to. In this introduction, which comprises the first four verses, John gives two reasons why he is passing on this good news to us. In verse 3 he says that it is "so that you may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship is with The Father and with His Son Jesus Christ." So the purpose of this letter is relational. The sharing of this truth brings about fellowship, participation with one another and with The True GOD Himself. I find it so easy to impersonalized truth so that its endpoint is merely to increase my spiritual  knowledge, but Apostle John here is saying that truth leads to changed relationships, to New fellowship in Christ. Secondly, apostle John says in v. 4 that "we are writing this that our joy may be complete." Joy comes as we can share in and fellowship in this truth with others--having others enjoy the Jesus with us!

 

The main point, though, that I find myself focusing on is in the next verse: "This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaims to you, that GOD is Light and in Him is No darkness at all." I found this verse fascinating. After building his the body of Christ up through the introduction to trust what his message is, Apostle John tells us succinctly the main point he wants to make. And it is that GOD is Light and there is absolutely No darkness in Him at All. Now, why is this the best news Apostle John has for Christ Believers. Why should this be the first thing he wants us to hear? Well, I started thinking about what it would be to know someone in whom there is no darkness. I realized that there is something in us that longs to know someone we can totally and completely trust to be who they appear to be. Amen, somebody!

 

Don't we long to be able to be transparent with others? To find that someone who we can be vulnerable with and trust that they will know how to handle our vulnerability. I was thinking that the darkness that hurts and makes us weak at times, that keeps us from completely doing this with any other human is not just direct sin, but our sinful condition which means we are still somewhat dark, because we are not yet ourselves, we don't fully know the truth about ourselves and others. Darkness comes partly from the ignorance that comes with our sinful condition. We cannot totally reveal ourselves because we don't fully know ourselves and because some of what we are still toxic to others (and ourselves). say, Amen.

 

Apostle John wants us to know that our LORD GOD can be counted on completely. There is no deceiving in GOD, no "dark side." He is all one thing, light. We need not be afraid to put our trust in Him. We need not be afraid to reveal ourselves to Christ because He knows us better than we know ourselves and He will not betray our confidence, intentionally or unintentionally. If the circumstances in our life look dark at times, Beloved Apostle John reminds us that we needn't be afraid that now we're seeing a "dark in our lives at times" Our.Savior GOD remains the same, all that He is is light and life-giving. Say with me, GLORYYYYYYYY!!!

This is not to say we can't have fellowship with one another--we do, although imperfectly. But we can, as Apostle John will go on to say later, have fellowship with one another only in Him, for He becomes our light and the light of our relationships with one another. We can enjoy each other best when we count on JESUS!!!!! to be the one in whom there is no darkness at all! Amen.

 

We Are Leading All Souls To GOD Our Holy and Blessed Savior.

 

Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Nations Media Jesus Ministries

 

GOD Says, Where your treasure Is this where your heart will be also!