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JOHN CHAPTER 3 -CONTINUING WITH THE DEITY OF JESUS!

PRAISE THE LORD EVERYONE!  I pray that your time in the study of God’s word has been profitable FOR you in 2019 and that 2020 WILL be even better!!!

It is vitally important to study the word for yourself.  Search the scripture, John 5:38-39, as Jesus himself mentions.

Now, let us  continue from where we left off, I will start with verse 9 of John chapter 3.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

It is here that Jesus gives to Nicodemus a private understanding of what he just shared with him.

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
REFERENCES:
John 3:32 King James Version (KJV)
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

John 8:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
REFERENCE:
Philippians 3:17-19 King James Version (KJV)
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

1 Corinthians 2:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
REFERENCES:
Proverbs 30:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

John refers to this in verse 31:
John 3:31 King James Version (KJV)
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
REFERENCE:
Numbers 21:4-9 King James Version (KJV)
4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

Daniel speaks to this:
REFERENCE:
Daniel 7:13-14 King James Version (KJV)
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
REFERENCE:
John 6:47-51 King James Version (KJV)
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
48 I am that bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

What Jesus says in verse 15 about eternal life, John makes it his declaration in verse 36:
John 3:36 King James Version (KJV)
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Jesus rebuked James and John for wanted to have fire come down from heaven, like Elias.
REFERENCE:
Luke 9:54-56 King James Version (KJV)
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
REFERENCE:
Ephesians 5:12-13 King James Version (KJV)
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
REFERENCE:
1 John 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

John 15:4-5 King James Version (KJV)
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

JANUARY 17, 2020

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SHARING GOD’S WORD TODAY BROADCAST MINISTRY JOHN CHAPTER 3

Dr. William T. Bailey, jr.
SGWTBM
December 18, 2019

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ from whom ALL blessing flow!

I will continue with JOHN CHAPTER 3.

John 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
REFERENCE:
John 7:45-53 King James Version (KJV)
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.
53 And every man went unto his own house.

However, what does John 2:11 state?
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

REFERENCE:
Acts 10:38 King James Version (KJV)
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
REFERENCE:
1 Peter 1:23-25 King James Version (KJV)
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

REFERENCE:
The Kingdom of God:
Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

In verse 3 Jesus explains to Nicodemus the WHAT of being born again. Here in verse 4 Jesus explains the HOW of being born again.

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

In John’s Gospel, VERILY, YERILY is mention by JESUS, 66 TIMES!
REFERENCES:
Psalm 51:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Jeremiah 17:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Now, Jesus’s Words
REFERENCES
Mark 7:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

1 Corinthians 2:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Romans 8:7-8 King James Version (KJV)
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Ephesians 2:3-9 King James Version (KJV)
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The new birth is not a reformation of the old nature.
REFERENCE:
Romans 6:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

JOHN SUPPORTS THIS IN JOHN 1; 12-13
REFERENCE:
John 1:12-13 King James Version (KJV)
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

When we review Ezekiel 36:24-27 Nicodemus should have known this about the new birth.
REFERENCE:
Ezekiel 36:24-27 King James Version (KJV)
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

IT IS HERE THAT JESUS GIVES TO NICODEMUS A PRIVATE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HE JUST SHARED WITH HIM.

More to come ……….

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May God Bless you thru our Lord Jesus Christ!

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.

SHARING GOD’S WORD TODAY BROADCAST MINISTRY Chapter 2

Dr. William T. Bailey, jr.
SGWTBM
November 20, 2019

Greeting in the wonderful and mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, from whom all blessing flow!
I will now continue with the book of John chapter 2.
In this chapter, John shows us Jesus manifesting His power in public ministry, the first miracle at Cana and the first purification of the temple.

John 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Each of the six waterpots contain 2 to 3 firkins apiece. Each firkin held 8-9 gallons. This meant that Jesus produced 162 gallons of wine!!

7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

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

There are three points to consider:
The second Miracle is noted in John 4-54. The healing of the nobleman’s son.
REFRENCE 1
John 4:54 King James Version (KJV)
54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
REFERENCE 2
John 1:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
REFERENCE 3
Not only did his disciples believed on Him but also the Samaritans in John 4:39
John 4:39 King James Version (KJV)
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
At this time in Jesus ministry , His brother travel with Him and his mother and disciples.
REFERENCE:
Matthew 12:46 King James Version (KJV)
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Matthew 13:55 King James Version (KJV)
55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

REFERENCE:
Matthew 21:12-14 King James Version (KJV)
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

REFERENCE:
Mark 11:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Note what Isaiah 56:7 states:
Isaiah 56:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

In verse 14, What did Jesus find in the temple is what was the main fall of the Jews.
REFERENCE:
2 Chronicles 36:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

REFERENCE: Jeremiah 7:30
30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.

15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;

16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
REFERENCE:
Psalm 69:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

The Jews remembered this in Matthews 27
REFERENCE:
Matthew 27:39-42 King James Version (KJV)
39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Remember in verse 11 “they believed on Him”. Here, they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus spoke.

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

NEXT – CHAPTER 3

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.

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

The Deity of JESUS

Praise the Lord Everyone!  Thanks for reading these messages, I hope you are gaining something from them in your study of the scriptures.   For us Bible Students, it is abundantly important that we continue to study God’s word, to know the truth for ourselves.
John 1:15-34

To Begin, let’s see what John has to say about John the Baptist, remembering that John writes in regard to Jesus’s Deity. A reading of Matthew 3:1-17 (The King), Mark 1:1-11 (The Servant), Luke 3:1-22 (The Man) will give you different perspectives on this event.

John 1:15-26 King James Version (KJV)

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

Again, look at Malachi.
Reference: Malachi 3:1
3 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John speaks of Grace, in Verses 14, 16 and 17 and connects it to Jesus/The Word.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

References to lamb of God:
1. Hebrews 10:17-19 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.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

2. Isaiah 53:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

3. Matthew 1:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

4. 1 Peter 1:18-21 King James Version (KJV)
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Reference:
1. Colossians 1:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

Reference:
1. John 11:23-27 King James Version (KJV)
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

Praise God from whom ALL BLESSING FLOW!

Dr. W T Bailey, Jr.

AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH – The Deity of Jesus Christ

July 15, 2019

Hello again as we continue to go scripture as to the Deity of Jesus!  I will try to update this blog as time permits.  With all the things going on in the world today, we as born again believers must not be unaware of what is going on!  May God our Father be with you and your family.  Amen

Last time, we left off at verse 13, so now we will pick up at verse 14.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
There are 5 Key references to verse 14
1 References Revelation 19:13
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

2 Reference 1Timothy 3:16
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

3 Reference Genesis 3:15
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

4 Reference Acts 1:11
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

5 Reference 2 Peter 1: 16-18
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
17 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
NEXT: John 1:15-34

To Begin, let’s see what John has to say about John the Baptist, remembering that John writes in regard to Jesus’s Deity. A reading of Matthew 3:1-17 (The King), Mark 1:1-11 (The Servant), Luke 3:1-22 (The Man) will give you different perspectives on this event.

John 1:15-26 King James Version (KJV)

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Again, look at Malachi.
Reference: Malachi 3:1
3 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John speaks of Grace, in Verses 14, 16 and 17 and connects it to Jesus/The Word.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
What Prophet are they referring to?
First, look at what Luke says in 1:12-19 about John the Baptist

12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

And what Deuteronomy tell us about the Lord:

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 King James Version (KJV)

15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
17 And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

Look at what Isaiah says in 40:3
3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Malachi makes the same statement in 3:1
3 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

May God continue to bless you!

WT Bailey

Continuing – The Deity Of JESUS CHRIST

Greeting in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!!

I want to thank all of you who read and following this blog.  For we know that all things work together for them that love God, to them who are the called acording to his purpose. Romans 8:28  Therefore let your calling and election be sure.  The purpose of Sharing God’s Word Today Broadcast Ministry is to continue to get the WORD out to a world that needs the Lord Jesus Christ.  My goal is to let the Bible speak for itself, with the help of the Holy Spirit.  My desire is that you received something from these blogs in Jesus name!

Note:  When I conduct Bible Studies, there is a lot more that is added to these scriptures that is not contained in these blogs.  Watch the video’s on the web-site.  www.sharinggodswordtoday.com

CONTINUING WITH JOHN 1:6-14

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

Reference: Malachi 3:1

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

Reference: John 5:33-36

33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.

34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.

35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

Reference: Isaiah 9:2/ 49:6

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

A study of Isaiah 49 will show that Jesus is not only a light to Israel but to the Gentiles as well.

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

References John 3:17-21

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Reference John 8:12

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Reference John 9:5

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Reference John 12:35-36

35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

Now, Look at what Jesus says in verses 44-50

44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

 

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

References Acts 13:27-30

27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.

30 But God raised him from the dead:

Reference 1 Corinthians 2:8

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Reference 1 John 5: 1-2

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU IS MY PRAYER!!

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.

John’s Gospel – The Deity of Jesus Christ

SHARING GOD’S WORD TODAY BROADCAST MINISTRY

JOHN CHAPTER 1

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.
SGWTBM
April 29, 2019

Greeting in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ whose name is above all names!  Grace and Peace be with you all!

The book of John is set apart from the other synoptic gospels in that he writes specifically about the deity of Christ.

Just for point of reference, there were two people in the Bible that were called “beloved”, Daniel and John.  What Daniel started, John through Jesus, gave clarity and understanding.  It  was he also who Jesus said: In John 19: 25-27

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Also, look at John 13: 23-25 and note:

23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.

25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

Who, other than John, could speak of the Deity of Jesus, but John.

The Deity of Jesus Christ

John 1:1-2

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2   The same was in the beginning with God.

Reference John 10:30 / Hebrews 1: 5-13

John 10:30

30 I and my Father are one.

Hebrews 1: 5-13

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

  1. And again, concerning the Word,

Revelations 19:13

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

  1. And, the Word was with God,

John 17:5

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

  1. And the Word Was God.

John 5:20

20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

John 1:3-5

All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

Colossians 1: 16-17 tells us that:

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

  1. And Ephesians 3:9

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

  1. And Hebrews 1:2

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

In him was life;and the lifewas the light of men.

  1. Look at John 3:15
  • That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
  1. Look at Matthew 7:13-14

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

          14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and                                     few there be that find it.

  1. Look at Psalms 36:9
  2. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 3:19 tells us:

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

NEXT,I WILL LOOK AT JOHN 1:6-14

Bill

ENDURING SOUND DOCTRINE

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.
SGWTBM
November 26, 2018

Definition for Doctrine:
Instruction as it applies to lifestyle application.

The first thing that is readily apparent is the word “instruction”.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that:

  16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Paul goes on to tell us in 2 Timothy 4:3-4:

 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Paul’s letter to Titus 2:1-9 speaks of sound doctrine:

But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,[a] sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of [b]you.

Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, 10 not [c]pilfering, but showing all good [d]fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

Now we know that ALL scripture is good for doctrine, Let’s consider some Biblical Doctrine and what it teaches:

  1. The nature and the character of God.
    1. Psalm 90:2; 97:2; John 4:24
  2. The path of salvation.
    1. Ephesians 2: 8-9; Romans 10: 9-10
  3. Instruction for the Church.
    1. 1 Corinthians 14:26; Titus 2: 1-9
  4. God’s standard of holiness for our lives.
    1. 1 peter 1:14-17; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
  5. When we accept the Bible as God’s word to us.
    1. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21

These few verses will give us a solid foundation for our doctrinal beliefs.

Biblical is that which incorporates the “whole counsel of God”.  Acts 20:27:  27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Read Acts 20:1-38.

Watch out for the teaching of False Doctrine.  1Timothy 6:3-4

 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

And, Galatians 1: 7-9:

Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Next – Justification
Elder Bailey

First Thessalonians Paul’s Second Missionary Journey Results – CONTINUE

Dr William t. Bailey,
SGWTBM
OCTOBER 8, 2018

PRAISE THE LORD SAINTS!  It is inporant for us to know and to understand our doctrine of Faith and in what we believe. Peter warns us that in the last days, scoffers will come:
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

It is necessary and notwworthy that we know the times and seasons that we live in today!

I will cover 4 main points Paul makes in 1st Thessalonians:

  1. The Model Church
  2. The Doctrine of the Lord’s coming
  3. The Model Servant and Reward
  4. The revelation of the rapture of the Church
  5. The Model walk and Day of the Lord.

The Model Church

Be it known that 1st and 2nd Thessalonians are the only Epistles that are addressed to the Church.

Romans, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians are addressed to the ‘Saints”.  1st and 2nd Corinthians are addressed to “the church of God at Corinth”, and Galatians to the “churches of Galatia”.

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The Model Church is noted in Chapter 1: 5-10

For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Verse 5 gives reason that the Gospel was not received in word only, but in power.

In chapter one Paul reveals some of the doctrines of Christian faith.

  1. The Trinity – Verses 1:1 and 5-6

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

As be noted, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost is mention in the verses and speaks of their conversion.

Verses 7-8 Paul speaks about how they were examples.

So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

Not only were they examples in word and deed, but every place the went they sounded out the word of the Lord that was given to them by Paul.

This is what the Macedonians and Achaias saw in the Thessalonians.  We must take note of what is stated in verse 7, “to all that believe” speaks of their Faith!  Remember, in Verse 6, Paul talks about the Thessalonians as “having received the word in much affliction, with JOY of the Holy Ghost;”.  This is what the Macedonians and Achaias saw.

The hope of the Thessalonians Paul reveals in verses 9-10:

For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

There is much contained in these verses, of which I will cover briefly.  Verse 9 reveals how they turned to God from worshiping idols to serve the living and true God.  Remember, Paul spent only 3 sabbaths in Thessalonica before he had to departed.  From this you can see just how effective is the word of God!

In Verse 10 Paul begins to reveal to us to wait for his Son from heaven.  Paul tells the Thessalonians that Jesus is coming again and we will be delivered from the wrath to come.  And what wrath is coming?  The tribulation.  Jesus Himself speaks of this in Matthews 24:42:

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Additionally, Jesus in Matthew 25:13 gives us more insight:

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Do you see what Jesus said?  He said “the Son of man cometh”  The Son of man is the crucified Messiah, the one who died for our sins is who is coming again.  That is why Paul tell the Thessalonians in verse 10 to WAIT.

NEXT TO COVER, THE TRINITY, THE HOLY GHOST AND THE 2ND COMING OF THE LORD.  ALL COVERED IN 1 THESSALONIANS 1 !

PRAISE THE LORD!!