The Deity of Christ -Continuing, John 1:35-51

I thank the Lord Jesus for all the saints of God, who continue to study and read his word. Paul told us “to study to show yourself approved” so that you an understand His word. Thank you all for following this series of messages!
Bill

Continuing from where we left off in our last message!

35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

A lamb has always been associated with sacrifice with the Jews.  What was it that convince John that Jesus was the Lamb of God?  John 1:32-33

REFERENCE:

Hebrews 10:17-18 King James Version (KJV)

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

Let’s connect Genesis 4:4 and Hebrews 11-4 with Faith.

REFERENCE:

Genesis 4:4 King James Version (KJV)

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Hebrews 11:4 King James Version (KJV)

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

REFERENCE:

John 10:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

For more understanding of this passage and why Jesus said this, review John 10:22-30.

John 10:22-30 King James Version (KJV)

22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

The Disciples did not have this problem of doubt. 

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

30 I and my Father are one.

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

What Jesus said to the two disciples Philip also said to Nathaniel, “Come and See”. Verse 39.

 40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

What was it that convinced them that Jesus was the Messias? 

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth Nathaniel, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

Look at Philip’s understanding of prophecy.  Philip makes 4 points  to Nathaniel:

  1. Moses
  2. The Law
  3. The Prophets
  4. Jesus, the son of Joseph

Reference to point # 4

Luke 3:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Look at John 7:41; John 7:52 and

REFERENCES:

John 7:41 King James Version (KJV)

41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?

John 7:52 King James Version (KJV)

52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

REFERENCES:

Psalm 32:2 King James Version (KJV)

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

This is in referencing Nathanael:

Psalm 34:11-14 King James Version (KJV)

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

When Jesus came to Cana of Galilee, all of his disciples believed on him.

REFERENCES:

John 2:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

It is also interesting to note what was said of him by the chief priest and Pharisees in Jerusalem:

REFERENCES:

John 7:40-53 King James Version (KJV)

40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?

42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

43 So there was a division among the people because of him.

44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?

46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?

48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.

50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?

52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Jesus did his first miracles in Cana of Galilee!!  And they did not know this?

53 And every man went unto his own house.

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

NEXT, I will be covering John chapter 2: 1-25.

Praise God for His blessings!!

Bill

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