1 Jn 1:1-10; 1 Jn 2:7-17; 2 Tim 2:19; 2 Tim 2:2-17;
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He is the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the End. He is the bright and morning star in Isaiah and the soon to coming king in Revelation. He is and will always be He will not and cannot change from everlasting to everlasting. Jesus is savior to the believer. Yeshua, to the messianic Jew, whom they are believing in Messiah. When the world finally realizes who He is it will be too late and we who believe cannot believe in our heads only but believe in our Hearts that He is and that He is coming again. We are to be His reflection in the earth not reflecting ourselves only and not just serving ourselves. The Apostle John makes the scripture clear because even in that day many were saying that Jesus didn’t physically come. So John wrote in 1Jn. 1:1-10 how the apostles were with Jesus in the beginning and physically touched Him and walked with Him and saw Him crucified on the Cross. This is our testimony also of who He is and all He has done in our lives.
BODY OF TEXT: 1 Jn.1:1-10; 1 Jn. 2:7-17; 2 Timothy 2:19; 2 Tim 2:2-17;
The Apostle John makes it clear that we cannot love the world and hate our brother and say we love God. Now that challenges those who will not separate themselves from the two. I always say and others if you pray for someone it is hard to hate them and maybe if you pray for them it is really you who are receiving the blessing because in prayer you are being set free from yourself. Paul tells Timothy in 2Tim. 2:19 that nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal (Jesus, Holy Spirit), “The Lord knows those who are His,” and , “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.” How can I stay close to the Lord? Paul tells us in 2Timothy 2:15-16 to be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workmen who does not need to be ashamed, (who) accurately handling the word of truth. But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Those are pretty strong words to those who want to just complain and make judgement decisions because of hurts and not seeking God. We should always go to the Lord in prayer many times till we here from God before going to any one person and always seek wisdom before you make a decision and speak. If we know and trust in the HOLY SPIRIT to guide and direct us we will never get caught in issues and get trapped in the quagmire.