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Monday, April 23, 2018

I Have No Greater Joy Than To Hear That My Children Are Walking In JESUS The TRUTH






3 John 1:1-14 NIV






1The elder,



To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in The Truth.



2Dear friend, 


I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may 

go well with you, even as your soul is getting along 


well. 







3It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to The Truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. 


 
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children 

are walking In The Truth.








5Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. 6They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors GOD. 7It was for the sake of The Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for The Truth.






9I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. 10So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.






11Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is From GOD. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen GOD. 


 12Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone—and even by The Truth Itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.


13I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. 






14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.


Peace to you. 

The friends here send their greetings. 

Greet the friends there by name.











JESUS CHRIST Came In The Flesh






2 John 1:1-13 NIV







  
1The elder,


To the lady chosen By GOD and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— 2because of The Truth, Which Lives in us and Will Be with us forever:



3 Grace, Mercy and Peace From GOD The FATHER and 

From JESUS CHRIST, The FATHER’S SON, Will Be 

with us in truth and love.







4It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as The FATHER Commanded us. 5And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to HIS Commands. As you have heard from the beginning, HIS Command Is that you walk in love.



7 I say this because many deceivers, who do not 

acknowledge JESUS CHRIST as Coming in the flesh, 

have gone out into the world. Any such person is the 

deceiver and the antichrist.


8Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked 

for, but that you may be rewarded fully.




9Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the Teaching of CHRIST does not have GOD; whoever continues in the Teaching has both The FATHER and The SON. 


10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this Teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.


12I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.


13The children of your sister, who is chosen By GOD, send their greetings.







JESUS IS THE TRUE GOD And ETERNAL LIFE






1 John 5:1-21 NIV







Faith in The INCARNATE Son of GOD








1 Everyone who believes that JESUS Is The CHRIST is 

born of GOD, 






and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2This is how we know that we love the children of GOD: by loving GOD and carrying out HIS Commands. 3In fact, this is love For GOD: to keep HIS Commands. And HIS Commands are not burdensome, 4for everyone born of GOD overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 






5 Who is it that overcomes the world?


Only the one who believes that JESUS Is 



The SON of GOD.



6This Is The ONE WHO Came By Water and Blood—

JESUS CHRIST. HE Did Not Come by Water only, but 

by Water and Blood. And It Is The SPIRIT WHO 

Testifies, Because The SPIRIT Is The Truth. 



7For there are three that testify: 



8 The SPIRIT, The Water and The Blood;

and The Three are in agreement. 



9We accept human testimony, but GOD’S Testimony Is Greater because It Is the Testimony of GOD, Which HE Has Given about HIS SON. 10Whoever believes In The SON of GOD accepts this Testimony. Whoever does not believe GOD has made HIM out to be a liar, because they have not believed the Testimony GOD Has Given About HIS SON. 





11And this is the testimony: 



GOD Has Given us Eternal Life, and This 

Life Is In HIS SON. 








12 Whoever has The SON has Life; 

whoever does not have The SON of GOD 


does not have Life.








Concluding Affirmations








13I write these things to you who believe in The Name of The SON of GOD so that you may know that you have eternal life.



14This is the confidence we have in approaching GOD: that if we ask anything according To HIS Will, HE Hears us.



15And if we know that HE Hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of HIM.







16If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and GOD Will Give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. 



There is a sin that leads to death


I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death. 18We know that anyone born of GOD does not continue to sin; 


The ONE WHO Was Born of GOD Keeps them safe, and 


the evil one cannot harm them. 



19We know that we are children of GOD, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 







20 We know also that The SON of GOD Has Come and 

Has Given us understanding, so that we may know 


HIM WHO Is TRUE. And we are In HIM WHO Is TRUE 


by being In HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. 



HE IS THE TRUE GOD And ETERNAL 

LIFE.



21Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.







Every Spirit That Acknowledges That JESUS CHRIST Has Come In The Flesh Is From GOD







1 John 4:1-21 NIV









On Denying The Incarnation







1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are From GOD, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 


2 This is how you can recognize The SPIRIT of GOD: 


Every spirit that acknowledges that 

JESUS CHRIST Has Come in the flesh is 


From GOD,


3but every spirit that does not 


acknowledge JESUS is not From GOD.








This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have 

heard is coming and even now is already in the world.



4You, dear children, are From GOD and have overcome them, because The ONE WHO Is in you Is Greater than the one who is in the world. 5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are From GOD, and whoever knows GOD listens to us; but whoever is not From GOD does not listen to us. This is how we recognize The SPIRIT of Truth and the spirit of falsehood.






GOD'S Love and Ours








7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes From GOD. Everyone who loves has been born of GOD and knows GOD. 8Whoever does not love does not know GOD, because GOD Is Love. 


9This Is How GOD Showed HIS Love among us:


HE Sent HIS ONE and ONLY SON into the world that 

we might live Through HIM. 


10This Is Love: 


Not that we loved GOD, but that HE Loved us and Sent 


HIS SON As An Atoning Sacrifice for our sins.






 

11Dear friends, Since GOD So Loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen GOD; but if we love one another, GOD Lives in us and HIS Love Is Made Complete in us.


13This is how we know that we live In HIM and HE in us: 



HE Has Given us of HIS SPIRIT. 









14 And we have seen and testify that The FATHER Has Sent HIS SON 

To Be The SAVIOR of the world. 






15 If anyone acknowledges that JESUS Is The SON of GOD, GOD Lives in them and they In GOD. 







16And so we know and rely on The Love GOD Has for us.


GOD Is Love. 


Whoever lives in love lives In 


GOD, and GOD in them. 








17This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the Day of Judgment: 




In this world we are like JESUS.


 

18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.



19 We love because HE First Loved us.







20Whoever claims to love GOD yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love GOD, Whom they have not seen. 


 
21And HE Has Given us this Command:



Anyone who loves GOD must also love 

their brother and sister.