Jesus Explains the Need for the Fathers’ “Messiah Principle”!

John 8:33–47

33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave1 to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. 38 I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”

You Are of Your Father the Devil

39 They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 41 You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. 43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.

A note from Bob:

This is truly a word from Jesus to not only the religious people of that day, but to ALL of us today! They thought that because God had dealt so intimately with Abraham, their ancestor, that their relationship with God could be based on Abraham’s relationship! The truth is that God HAS NO GRAND-CHILDREN! The Jews of that day (like us) were born innocent, but reached “the age of reason” where each of us in our ignorance take control of our lives and place ourself on “the throne”! At that point, we become children of Satan. We take care of number one first. At that point, our spirit withers and dies. We have no communication with the Father in Heaven because He is a Spirit and MUST be communicated with through the spirit. In today’s terminology, our WiFi is disabled!

In this chapter, Jesus is attempting to communicate this reality to these folks who don’t accept it at all. He is talking about His Mission from the Father to begin the building of God’s Kingdom on earth! The KEY to enabling our WiFi and hearing from the Father again is simply accepting the Fact that; JESUS is that promised Messiah! Upon that one simple (but profound) step, your dead human spirit is QUICKENED, and Your ability to again hear God’s Word begins a brand new exciting relationship with God! You are Reborn! From then on, your worldview changes.

You CANNOT make this happen! You can only seek God with a humble but open heart! His Spirit will draw you to Him and give you opportunities to believe, but you can always walk away! When you do believe however, you become a member of a Royal Priesthood! You will be one of the “Lively Building Blocks” that make up the Body of Christ! When the Holy Spirit enters your heart, as promised by Jesus, he brings with him all the Gifts and power you will need to now, do the Fathers works instead of your own! This will then be your NEW WORLD VIEW! It Will Be EXCITING!

Author: livinginthemastersshadow

Christian, Conservative, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Retired Engineer, Firefighter, Paramedic, Elder in the Church, Hunter, Fisherman and Fisher of men

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