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JOHN’S GOSPEL CHAPTER 6:50-71
Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.
SGWTBM

Praise the Lord saint of the Most High God! Again, thank you for following the truth of God’s word, for the WORD is Jesus Christ.

It is the word of God that we must followed today, look at Joshua’s final message to Israel:

Joshua 24:15
King James Version
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

The question for us today is who are you following, the World or Jesus? From the very beginning God separated the believers from the world.

Genesis 3:15
King James Version
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

NOW, CONTINUING WITH TODAY’S MESSAGE – JOHN 6:50

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.

LOOK AT WHAT THIS MEANS TO US AS BELIEVERS AS REVEALED BY PAUL:
REFERENCE:
Galatians 2:20
King James Version (KJV)
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Colossians 3:3-4 King James Version (KJV)
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

SPEAKING OF THE RESURRECTION

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

FROM VERSES 60 TO 65 THE DISCIPLES ARE TESTED BY DOCTRINE

60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

REFERENCE:
Daniel 7:13
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.
Daniel 7:14-15 King James Version (KJV)
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 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

It not that Daniel understood what he saw, he just reported what he saw.

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

OR, GIVES LIFE.

64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

REFERENCE:
John 10:24-25
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.

65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

HERE IS PETER’S CONFESSION OF FAITH

66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT VERSE ACCORDING TO 1st JOHN 2:19

REFERENCE:
1 John 2:19
King James Version (KJV)
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY IS MY PRAYER!

NEXT, JOHN 7: 1-53

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.
SGWTBM

SHARING GOD’S WORD TODAY BROADCAST MINISTRY

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.

SGWTBM January 1, 2021

JOHN CHAPTER 5: 1-37

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for all He has done for us and from whom ALL blessing flow!

This chapter was written around 27 AD and begins the second period of the Lord’s ministry, from 5-6:11.

All in this chapter takes place in Jerusalem.
John 5: 1-15 represents the 3rd of 8 signs presented by Jesus.

John 5:1-15 King James Version (KJV)
5 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

  1. The feast of Purim is suggested, but uncertain. The Feast of Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from genocide during their exile in the Persian Kingdom. The Old Testament book of Esther provides the historical and theological background that explains the importance of the Feast of Purim.

2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
REFERENCE:
Nehemiah 3:1
King James Version (KJV)
3 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.

SHEEP MARKET
In the Revised Version (RV) It is translated “sheep gate”. In the KJV in is translated as “sheep market”. It is noted that it was near the Temple; the sacrifices for the Temple probably entered by it.
POOL
Daniel Webster defines pool as a small collection of water in a hollow place, supplied by a spring, and discharging its surplus water by an outlet.

PORCHES
D Webster’s definition is a gate, entrance or passage, or from a shelter.
John mention 5 porches. Five is the number for GRACE.
REFERENCE:
John 1:17
King James Version (KJV)
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
The impotent Man was under the law, BONDAGE, and it was by Grace that set him free.

This porch at the pool of Bethesda, was a covered colonnade in the Temple called Solomon’s porch.

REFERENCE: John 10:23 King James Version (KJV)

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

3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
12 Then asked they him, what man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

Before getting totally into the lesson, I would like to touch briefly on the 8 signs which in themselves a separate teaching.

The 8 signs themselves also reveals pairs, which divine order:
1-8
2-7
3-6
4-5

The 8 signs given in John’s gospel are:
1st Sign – The Marriage in Cana –
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.

As can be noted in this miracle, Israel could have no joy, no supplies, no blessing, no glory.
Here you will note that Jesus manifests his glory. This sign is also connected to the 8th sign which I will cover later.

In terms of Israel’s state, look at what Isaiah had to say:
REFERENCE:
Isaiah 1:10-23
King James Version (KJV)
10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

2nd Sign – The Nobleman’s son – John 4: 46-50
REFERENCE:
John 4:46-50
King James Version (KJV)
46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
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.

John 4:54 tells us that this is the second miracle and the demonstration of His power also called dunamis.

Other expressions/meaning of the miracle as expresses in verse 54, is inherent power, strength power that is put forth, Endowed power called physical strength, energy power and authority with power.

Miracles as expressed in the New Testament our termed:
Dunamis = power
Teras = a wonder
Semeion = a sign

Hebrews 2:4 uses all three words.
REFERENCE:
Hebrews 2:4
King James Version (KJV)
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
The English word for miracle is from the Latin word “miraculum”, and means “wonder and is most used with “Teras”.

Here is what Daniel has to say about signs and wonders.
REFERENCE:
Daniel 4:1-3
King James Version (KJV)
4 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.

There many scriptures that speak of Signs and Wonders, here are some:

I WILL COVER THEM IN THE NEXT LESSON

Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.