John was an Israelite, the son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of James in the fishing industry.
Tradition says that he managed, at Jerusalem, the retailing end of the fishing business in Galilee, and certainly his gospel reveals intimate knowledge of Jerusalem and the notabilities who lived there.
John was the disciple whom Yahshua loved. Admitted, with his brother James, and Peter, to a closer relationship with our Prince than was afforded to the other disciples.
John was the one to whom Yahshua on the cross gave the sacred charge of His mother.
John was the first one to run to the Tomb, seeing the grave clothes, and realizing their significance.
John was banished to Patmos, an island in the Mediterranean and received the Revelation of Christ.
John was in charge (with other assemblies of Asia Minor) of the Assembly of Ephesus, where he apparently lived to an extreme old age. There is no record of his death or burial though tradition has it that he died at Ephesus.
The book of John is mainly concerned with the sayings of Yahshua, but one-third of his book, which is devoted to the last 24 hours of our Prince's earthly life, combines both actions and sayings.
The original Greek will be used to clarify mistranslations, both innocent and ignorant mistakes, as well as deliberate deception.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Greek word for 'word' is 'plan'.
In the beginning was the Plan, and the Plan was with God, and the Plan was God.
Christ is the fulfillment of the Plan, because He is the Plan. The Plan is the test that we, Yahweh's children, must strive for, the imitation of the Plan, the imitation of Christ.
Proverbs 8:22 Yahweh possessed (erect, create, procure) Me in the beginning of His Way, before His works of old.
1John 1:1 That (Christ) which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word (Plan) of life;
Proverbs 8:30 Then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him;
1:2 The same (Christ) was in the beginning with God. (Gen 1:1)
1:3 All things were made by (through) Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
Psalm 33:6 By the word (plan) of Yahweh were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Ephesians 3:9 And to enlighten all concerning the management of the household of the mystery which was concealed from the ages by Yahweh, by whom all things are being established.
Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the society; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and acknowledged the favor of God in truth:
1:4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Prince, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith Yahweh of hosts.
1:7 The same (John) came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light (Christ), that all men through Him might believe.
'men' is in italics, meaning it was added. This invites the doctrine of universalism, which the scripture is NOT. The Bible is by, to, for and about the race of Adam, and more specifically, the seed of Abraham, the children of Israel. The context is All, Every, and Whosoever, is always the children of Israel.
1:8 He (John) was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world (society).
The word 'world' almost never means the globe. The Greek word is 'kosmos', meaning arrangement, decoration. It refers to Adamic society. The race of Adam, by definition, describes the anglo-saxon peoples of Europe, America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
1:10 He was in the world (society), and the world (society) was made by (through) Him, and the world (society) knew Him not.
These next 3 verses are a deliberate deception:
1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
1:12 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:
1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Verse 11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. The words 'own'. The first 'own' is a neuter plural. The second 'own' is a masculine plural.
The first 'own' designates something material. His native land. The second 'own' refers to people. The people of that land. At that time those would consist of His people, Israelites, and also include Canaanites and Edomites.
Verse 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: The middle clause is the problem.
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of Yahweh your God: ...
Luke 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Acts 17:28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
The people of Christ's native land that received Him are Israelites, His kinsmen. They are already sons of God through the race of Adam. Hence, offspring.
In verse 12, 'power' comes from the Greek word that means 'authority'. And 'to become' means to come into being, to attain. What is being attained? Those things that Christ is. The apostles got a taste of what it was like to attain what Christ is.
2Maccabees 13:13 And Judas, being apart with the elders, determined, before the king's host should enter into Judea, and get the city, (the same word for “to attain”) to go forth and try the matter in fight by the help of Yahweh.
Acts 27:16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: ('barely able to attain full control of the skiff')
What is referred to regarding 'to attain' can also be found in:
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My assembly; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Prince, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. See Luke 10:1-16 also.
Verse 13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The word 'blood' should be plural, 'bloods'. All the older manuscripts have 'bloods', plural.
Hosea 4:2 Cursing, and lying, and murder, and theft, and adultery abound in the land, and they mingle blood with blood. (From Septuagint) (Should also be plural, 'bloods with bloods)
This is referring to race mixing. Yahweh demands we remain pure and undefiled.
Now let's look at the Greek for the correct translation of verses 11-13.
11 He came into His own land, and the men of the country received Him not.
12 But as many who received Him, He gave to them the authority which the children of Yahweh are to attain, to those believing in His Name:
13 not those from of mixed origin nor from of desire of the flesh nor from the will of man, but they who have been born from Yahweh.
This heritage, this Word (Plan) is for the family of Yahweh. Those not born into the race of Adam cannot become of the race of Adam.
1Peter 1:23 Being born from above, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word (plan) of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1:14 And the Word (Plan) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory-splendor, the glory-splendor as of the only begotten-most beloved of the Father,) full of grace (favor) and truth.
1:15 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.
1:16 And of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
...'favor for the sake of favor.'
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell;
Because of the promises made to Abraham's seed, we have favor (grace). Abraham's seed was chosen to be the light of society. Christ demonstrated the model of the fulness that we are to attain.
1:17 For the law was given by (through) Moses, but grace (favor) and truth came by (through) Jesus Christ.
1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
18 No one ever yet having seen Yahweh, the only-born God, He being in the bosom of the Father, He has explained.
Exodus 33:20 And He said, Thou canst not see My face: for there shall no man see Me, and live.
1Timothy 6:16 Who (Christ) only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Judaeans sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
The Levites were the priesthood for the children of Israel. At the time of Christ, the Edomite Jews had taken control of the religious sects of Judaea.
1:20 And he confessed (admitted), and denied not; but confessed (admitted), I am not the Christ.
1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. (Mal 4:5, Deut 18:15)
1:22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Prince, as said the prophet Isaiah. (Is 40:3)
1:24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that (the) Christ, nor Elijah, neither that (a) prophet?
1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
1:28 These things were done in Bethabara (Bethania) beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
John, a Levite, was sent to cleanse the Levitical priesthood and prepare the final sacrifice.
1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (society). (Ex 12:3, Is 53:7)
1:30 This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me.
1:31 And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Again, John's purpose was to cleanse the priesthood and prepare the Lamb. This was done with water. After Christ died, the priesthood expired because Christ assumed the role of High Priest. Baptism by water expired, it's purpose fulfilled. Immersion in the knowledge and understanding of Christ is how we are baptized.
1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him.
1:33 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 Spirit.
1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
When we repent and ask for remission of error, we are cleansed and the Holy Spirit can abide in us. With knowledge and understanding of our heritage, plan and righteousness we are immersed with the Holy Spirit.
1:35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
1:36 And looking upon Jesus as He walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
1:38 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?
1:39 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 (4pm).
1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
Messiah means 'oil'. Christ means 'anointed'.
1:42 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.
1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow Me.
1:44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found Him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, (the OT) did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
1:48 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.
1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto Him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
1:50 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.
1:51 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. (Gen 28:12)
Verse 49 states that Christ is the King of Israel.
The “churches” teach that the “church” takes the place of Israel.
The scriptures teach that the Israel of the OT is the same as the NT. This is the seed of Abraham, the kinsmen of Christ, our brother. Yahweh did not change His mind and replace His children with the “church”.
John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2:2 And both Jesus was called (invited), and His disciples, to the marriage.
2:3 And when they wanted (were short of) wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto Him, They have no wine.
2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
4 And Yahshua says to her: “What is there with Me and with you, woman? My hour has not yet come!”
2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.
Christ honored His mother by following her demand.
2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Judaeans, containing two or three firkins apiece.
2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
2:8 And He saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
2:9 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,
2:10 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.
2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory (honor); and His disciples believed on Him.
2:12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He, and His mother, and His brethren, and His disciples: and they continued there not many days.
Christ came for His kinsmen, both near and far, His disciples were His kinsmen, His brethren (in verse 12, were His brothers through Mary, evidently after Joseph died).
2:13 And the Judaeans' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
Exodus 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to Yahweh throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
This is the 1st of 4 Passovers during the ministry of Christ. It is evident that this was the first of two temple overthrowings by Christ. The other event happens later in His ministry and recorded by Matthew in chapter 21, Mark in 11, and Luke in 19.
2:14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
2:15 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;
2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not My Father's house an house of merchandise.
2:17 And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten Me up.
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten Me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon Me.
2:18 Then answered the Judaeans (Edomites) and said unto Him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
2:20 Then said the Judaeans, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
2:21 But He spake of the temple of His body.
Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Prince pitched, and not man.
2:22 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.
2:23 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.
2:24 But Jesus did not commit (entrust) Himself unto them, because He knew all men,
The end of verse 24 should read, '...on account that He knowing everyone,'
2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in (a) man.
Christ knew that there were Canaanites and Edomites among the Israelites in Judaea. He knew He was a threat to the children of darkness, and that He had work to fulfill, so He did not tarry there putting Himself in jeopardy.
John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
3:2 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.
Nicodemus was an Israelite Judaean and a member of the sect of Pharisees. The religious sects were under the control of the Edomites at this time. Very similar to our government.
3:3 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.
3 Yahshua replied and said to him: “Truly, truly I say to you, unless a man should be born from above, he is not able to see the Kingdom of Yahweh.”
Born (G1080) means by definition, to bring forth or be delivered of.
Again (G509) means by definition, from above, or from the beginning.
3:4 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?
Note: Nicodemus said a “second time, or again.”
Jesus said “from above.”
Jesus did not use this word 'deuteros'; Jesus used the word 'anothen':
Strong G509 anothen- “from above”, or “from the first”.
Nicodemus used the word “deuteros”
Strong G1208 deuteros- “again”, or “a second time”
The “churches” are like Nicodemus, and focus on what Nic said.
The scriptures teach the true meaning, which is born from above. Which is what Christ said.
3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (birth sac) and of the Spirit (race, DNA), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
7 You should not wonder that I said to you that it is necessary for you to be born from above.
Same thing, born (G1080) and again (G509) Bring forth from above.
Here's a few more examples:
John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, except it were given thee from above (G509): therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin.
Why does it say “from above” when the same word is G509 which is incorrectly translated “again”, in John 3:7? The word “again” would not make sense in John 19:11 would it?
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above (G509), and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Once more, why did the KJV keep “from above” here? Every good gift and every perfect gift is “again”. Doesn't make sense.
James 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above (G509), but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
And here, This wisdom descendeth not “again”? No
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above (G509) is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
But the wisdom that is “again”?
Born again is a deliberate mistranslation that is used to support universalism of Yahweh's promises to the seed of Abraham, to everybody in the world.
3:8 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.
Those born of the Spirit have the law in their hearts. It's in our DNA.
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, How can these things be?
3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master (teacher) of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Nicodemus should now these things, but when evil infiltrates, they subtly distort truth. The Pharisees and religious sects of the time were overrun with Edomites, teaching for doctrine the 'commandments of men', Judaism. The same problem exists in our “churches” today.
3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
11 Truly, truly I say to you, that which we know we speak and that which we have seen we attest to, and you do not receive our testimony!
3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
In verse 13, 'even' does not belong, and 'which is in heaven' is not in the oldest manuscripts.
13 Now no one ascends into the heaven except he who has descended from heaven: the Son of Man.
Proverbs 30:4 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?
3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Numbers 21:9 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.
Christ compared His own crucifixion to Moses lifting up the serpent in the wilderness.
For reason that the serpent race, by crucifying Christ, would be ensuring it's own destruction.
Verse 14 is a prophecy and sign that the serpents would crucify Christ.
The serpent facilitated the fall of our race intentionally, and also unwittingly facilitated our restoration.
Christ redeemed us, and indicted them. Just as the serpent deceived Eve and indicted Adam.
3:15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
The Greek word is 'pas', meaning 'each'. Each of those who He came for. (Matt 10:6, 15:24, Luke 15:4, 6)
3:16 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.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His best loved Son into the society, that we might live through Him.
In verse 16, the 'world' is 'kosmos', meaning the society, the decoration of the dwelling place.
'only begotten' comes from 'monogenes', meaning only born, meaning fulfilled, resulting in 'best loved'.
We are loved, Christ was 'best loved' because He fulfilled His position of Son, we have yet to do this.
Other examples are found in Hebrews 11:17 By faith (allegiance) Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Abraham had other sons, Isaac was his most beloved. (See also Josephus Ant. 20:2:1)
'whosoever' comes from 'pas', meaning 'each', each of a group. In the context of the Bible, whosoever, every, and all, refers to the group of the race of Adam, specifically the children of Israel.
Now verse 16 properly translated from the original Greek:
16 For Yahweh so loved the Society, that He gave the most-beloved Son, in order that each who believes in Him would not be lost but would have eternal life.
Some say that verse 16 is not in the older manuscripts and was added later. It is evident by the oldest manuscripts that verse 16 is indeed there, and indeed different than the newer translations.
3:17 For God sent not His Son into the world (society) to condemn the world (society); but that the world (society) through Him might be saved.
3:18 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 (most beloved) Son of God.
Most people do not know His name, and most put their trust in what the “churches” teach.
3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world (society), and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
People love what the 'churches” teach. Friends, the “churches” are just repeating and supporting the distortion that has been pulled over their eyes.
3:20 For every one that doeth (practices) evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (exposed).
3:21 But he that doeth (practices) truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought (engaged in) in God.
3:22 After these things came Jesus and His disciples into the land of Judaea; and there He tarried with them, and baptized.
3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Judaeans about purifying.
3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to Him.
3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Hebrews 5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him. (Mal 3:1)
3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; Yahweh of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall He be called.
Hosea 2:7, 19-20
7 And she (the bride) shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
19 And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
20 I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Prince.
3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
30 It is necessary for Him to be augmented, and for me to be diminished.
3:31 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.
The first 'above' is G509, the same word that is incorrectly from 'born again'. The other two words 'above' are from G1883, meaning rank.
3:32 And what He hath seen and heard, that He testifieth; and no man receiveth His testimony.
3:33 He that hath received His testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3:34 For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
'unto him' is added.
Some of us are stronger in the Spirit than others, but we are of one body, we are all important members.
3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand.
3:36 He that believeth (G4100) on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth (G544) not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
The second word 'believeth' is a different Greek word than the first.
'...but he disobeying the Son does not see life. Rather the wrath of Yahweh waits for him!'
John 4:1 When therefore the Prince knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
4:2 (Though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples,)
4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4:4 And He must needs go through Samaria.
4:5 Then cometh He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Genesis 33:19 And he (Jacob) bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
Genesis 48:22 Moreover I (Jacob) have given to thee (Joseph) one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour (noon).
4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give Me to drink.
4:8 (For His disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, How is it that thou, being a Judaean, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Judaeans have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Samaria was the capitol of the House of Israel (the 10 northern tribes, also known as the uncircumcision, the dispersed Nations, and wrongly “Gentiles”). When the children of Israel were taken captive and out of that land, they were replaced with Canaanites and other nations of peoples. The Judaeans were the remnant of the House of Judah that returned after the Babylonian captivity. This is also why the religious sects became corrupted by the time of Christ. The Edomite/Canaanite people grew among the wheat (Israelites). Matt 13:30
2Kings 17:24 And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim (a branch of Jew), and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.
The Samaritans and the Judaeans had a history of war with each other.
...How is it that thou, being a Judaean, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Judaeans have no dealings with the Samaritans.
4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.
Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring:
4:11 The woman saith unto Him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
This woman living in Samaria, which at that time was a land of many nations of peoples, makes a statement of kinship to Jacob. She is an Israelite. Christ does not deny this.
4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
The water in the well.
4:14 But whosoever (he who should) drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
'whosoever' is referring to those of a group, the group being the children of Israel. The promises and inheritance was given to Abraham and his seed. This was a covenant that did not include those outside the race of Adam.
4:15 The woman saith unto Him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
Some say that this can also be referring to the waves of the 5 kingdoms that punished the bride (Israel) in that land. Assyrians, Babylonians, Medo-Persians and Macedonians and Romans.
4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
22 You worship that which you do not know. We worship that which we know, because salvation is from among the Judaeans.
2Kings 17:29 Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.
They worshiped dumb gods, myths.
Christ was a Judahite from the tribe of Judah. The remnant that returned was responsible for preserving the law and bringing in the Messiah.
Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
The Israelites of Judaea. The House of Judah received the gospel first (Acts 13:46).
4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision (Judaeans), who in spirit are serving Yahweh, and boast in Christ Jesus, and not trusting in flesh.
4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when He is come, He will tell us all things.
This woman, being an Israelite, would be familiar with her heritage and prophecy. The Israelites were expecting Christ.
4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am He.
4:27 And upon this came His disciples, and marvelled that He talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto Him.
4:31 In the mean while His disciples prayed Him, saying, Master, eat.
4:32 But He said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
4:33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought Him ought to eat?
4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than My necessary food.
4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
4:37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
4:38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
4:39 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.
4:40 So when the Samaritans were come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them: and He abode there two days.
4:41 And many more believed because of His own word;
4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world (society).
The true Israelites living in Samaria had ears to hear.
4:43 Now after two days He departed thence, and went into Galilee.
4:44 For Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in His own country.
4:45 Then when He was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
4:46 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.
4:47 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.
4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
4:49 The nobleman saith unto Him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
4:50 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.
4:51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
4:52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour (1pm) the fever left him.
4:53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
It's not about “just believing”. The definition includes commitment. That would be 'practicing' by obeying His commandments and following His example. Allegiance (faith).
4:54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when He was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Judaeans; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
This is the 2nd of 4 Passovers of Christ's ministry.
5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
Bethesda means, 'house of mercy'.
The oldest manuscripts have 'Bethzatha', which means 'house of olives'. Both are adequate.
5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
5:4 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.
Verse 4 is not in any of the older manuscripts. It is found in the Majority Text and the Codex Alex.
5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
5:6 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?
5:7 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.
5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
5:10 The Judaeans therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
These Judaeans would be the Edomite Pharisee agitators.
5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
5:13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed (withdrew) Himself away, a multitude being in that place.
5:14 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.
“Once saved, always saved”?
5:15 The man departed, and told the Judaeans (Pharisees) that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
5:16 And therefore did the Judaeans (Pharisees) persecute Jesus, and sought to slay Him, because He had done these things on the sabbath day.
The religious rulers were not Israelites at this time, save a few. The Edomite Pharisees and Sadducees have gained authority and controlled the people with their doctrine and commandments.
Scripture does not say that good deeds cannot be performed on the Sabbath. The Pharisee Jews did.
Notice it was not the Romans that persecuted Christ, but the Jews.
5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
5:18 Therefore the Jews (Judaeans) sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
Notice that the Israelite Judaeans knew Him and followed Him. The Canaanite and Edomite Judaeans denied Him and sought to KILL HIM!
5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
5:20 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.
5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will.
5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Enoch 69:27 And He sat on the throne of His glory,
And the sum of judgment was given unto the Son of Man,
And He caused the sinners to pass away and be destroyed from off the face of the earth,
And those who have led the world astray.
5:23 That all should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.
1John 2:23 Each denying the Son has not the Father either; he being in agreement with the Son also has the Father.
5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
5:26 For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself;
5:27 And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man.
Acts 10:42 And He commanded us to proclaim unto the people, and to testify that it is He which was appointed Judge of living and dead by Yahweh.
Acts 17:31 For that He has established a day in which He is going to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness, by a man whom He has appointed, having provided an assurance to all: raising Him from the dead.
5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice,
5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with My dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
1Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
5:30 I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me.
5:31 If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.
5:32 There is another (John) that beareth witness of Me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of Me is true.
5:33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved (preserved).
5:35 He (John) was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
2Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
5:36 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.
1John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.
5:37 And the Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape.
5:38 And ye have not His word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not.
Christ is still speaking to the Edomite Pharisees.
5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they (these, the scriptures) are they which testify of Me.
Greek: 39 Search the scriptures; because you suppose by them to have eternal life, and these are they which testify of Me.
5:40 And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life.
5:41 I receive not honour from men.
41 I would not receive an opinion from men.
5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
5:43 I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
44 How are you able to believe an opinion being received from each other, and the opinion from the One and Only you do not seek?
The Edomite Jews followed the letter of the law and had a form of godliness. They sought the praise of men.
Romans 2:29 But he is a Judaean, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Look how the Jews give awards to each other for praise. Emmy's, Globes, Nobel Peace Prize, Pulitzer.
5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust (in whom you have hope).
5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
John chapter 8 reinforces that the Edomite Jews do not have the truth in them. They do not have the Spirit (DNA). They are of their father the Devil. Christ will set the record straight, just keep reading.
John 6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
6:2 And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased.
6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Judaeans, was nigh.
This is the 3rd of 4 Passovers during Christ's 3 ½ year ministry.
6:5 When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6:6 And this He said to prove him: for He Himself knew what he would do.
6:7 Philip answered Him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
6:8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto Him,
6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
2Kings 4:43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith Yahweh, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
6:12 When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
The five loaves and 2 fish. It has been said that this is referring to the 5000 years of Adam to Christ, and 2000 years after the crucifixion.
In Bible prophecy, a day is as a thousand years to the Prince. 2Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Prince as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Prince: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
The former and latter rain would be the OT and the NT. The prophecies of Him and Him fulfilling them.
If you understand the symbolism of how we, the anglo-saxon children of True Israel, the Bride, will be remarried to our husband (Christ) when He returns, then you might can see how this “grace” period has been a test to prove if we can conform to and 'practice' His Ways, so we may become one again. We are basically in a dating stage with Christ. We need to show our team spirit.
6:13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
The 12 tribes of Jacob, the remnant will always be preserved.
6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world (society).
Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
Deuteronomy 18:18 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.
6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a king, He departed again into a mountain Himself alone.
He came as the Lamb, He will return as the Lion of Judah.
6:16 And when even was now come, His disciples went down unto the sea,
6:17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
6:18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
28 Then they cry unto the Prince in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.
31 Oh that men would praise the Prince for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
6:20 But He saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
6:21 Then they willingly received Him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
6:22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto His disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples were gone away alone;
6:23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Prince had given thanks:)
6:24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
6:25 And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said unto Him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Free loaders. They followed Him to fill their bellies.
6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for Him hath God the Father sealed (confirmed).
6:28 Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.
1John 3:23 And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Yahshua Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
6:30 They said therefore unto Him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which Yahweh hath given you to eat.
Numbers 11:7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
'coriander' has a meaning of assembled, a crowd, group. The children of Israel.
'bdellium' has a meaning of distinguish, separate, divide. Yahweh did separate (called out) His children from everyone else. He also divorced us, put us away for disobedience.
Psalm 78:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith Yahweh.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but My Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
6:33 For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world (society).
The bread (manna) in the desert was a “type” of Christ.
That bread was physical, fleshly bread, it preserved the body to sustain life.
THE bread is Christ. He preserves your Spirit. He gives LIFE.
Eating His bread is NOT “just believing”.
Eating His bread includes: repentance, acknowledgment, understanding, practicing, obedience, righteousness, godliness, actively and consciously striving, seeking, pursuing, imitating, and thanking Him. Having total allegiance (faith).
6:34 Then said they unto Him, Prince, evermore give us this bread.
6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.
If you “believe” in Him, you must “believe” in His doctrine and commandments and follow them. “Believing” in Him requires standing for Him and Honoring Him by being a loyal example of what He represents. It's a heritage, a family tradition. An heir should act like one in order to receive the inheritance.
6:36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen Me, and believe not.
6:37 All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.
6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me.
6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose (destroy) nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
6:40 And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:41 The Judaeans then murmured at Him, because He said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
6:42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that He saith, I came down from heaven?
6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me.
Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of Yahweh; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
6:46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He which is of God, He hath seen the Father.
6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.
6:48 I am that bread of life.
6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
6:51 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 (society).
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Christ is our Spiritual food.
6:52 The Judaeans therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat?
6:53 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.
All about DNA. The race of Adam has the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh.
It's in our DNA to imitate Christ. His law is written on our hearts. His blood runs through our veins. We are members of His body.
6:54 Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:55 For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
6:56 He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.
This is done by imitating Him. Doing, practicing, being.
6:57 As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.
6:58 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.
You are what you eat. You are what you partake in. If you live according to Christ, you will live with Christ. Your mind over matter should be Spirit over flesh.
6:59 These things said He in the synagogue (assembly hall), as He taught in Capernaum.
6:60 Many therefore of His disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
6:61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, Doth this offend you?
6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before?
6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth (produces life); the flesh profiteth (benefit) nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
6:64 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.
Christ knew who He was speaking to at all times. Sometimes He was with His students alone. Other times He was among crowds of Judaeans, which included Israelites as well as Canaanites and Edomites.
Verse 64 states that Christ knew the race that would betray Him.
Let's look at the Greek, which does not leave out the pronoun 'they', that the KJV does.
64 “But some from among you are they who do not believe.” (For Yahshua knew from the beginning who they who do not believe are, and who it is who shall betray Him.)
6:65 And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto Him of My Father.
6:66 From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.
6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
6:68 Then Simon Peter answered Him, Prince, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
'Devil' means false accuser. This would include his children.
6:71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray Him, being one of the twelve.
The 11 apostles were all Benjamites of the tribe of Benjamin. Judas Iscariot was an Edomite Jew. The priesthood at the time was controlled by the Sadducees and Pharisees. These high priests were descendants of Esau. Esau is known as Edom. Cain and Esau's descendants are always at enmity with the children of Jacob/Israel. (Gen 3:15)
John 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for He would not walk in Jewry (Judaea), because the Jews sought to kill Him.
'Jew' in the Bible should always be 'Judaean'. Jewry is not a place. And Christ certainly did not walk in the ways of Jews. The last word 'Jew' in verse 1 fits the context of the race that kills Christ, so it is left alone. If you use the correct word 'Judaeans', then you have to understand that there were Edomite Jews in Judaea that sought to kill Him.
7:2 Now the Judaeans' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7:3 His brethren therefore said unto Him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
7:4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world (society).
7:5 For neither did His brethren believe in Him.
These were Mary's other children, after Joseph, who evidently passed. They did not believe in Him and were challenging Him to prove Himself.
7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
7:7 The world (society) cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for My time is not yet full come.
7:9 When He had said these words unto them, He abode still in Galilee.
7:10 But when His brethren were gone up, then went He also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
7:11 Then the Judaeans sought Him at the feast, and said, Where is He?
7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but He deceiveth the people.
7:13 Howbeit no man spake openly of Him for fear of the Jews (Edomite Judaeans).
When people are afraid to speak in public, you know Satan is in control.
7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
7:15 And the Judaeans marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me.
7:17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine (teaching), whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.
7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh His glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness (injustice) is in him.
7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
Exodus 24:3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahweh hath said will we do.
7:20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil (demon): who goeth about to kill thee?
Who's trying to kill you? Referring back to healing the lame at the pool on the Sabbath. The Edomite Pharisees were trying to kill Christ. He was upsetting their religious authority.
7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
7:22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. (Lev 12:3, Gen 17:10)
7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Deuteronomy 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger (sojourning kinsman) that is with him.
7:25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this He, whom they seek to kill?
7:26 But, lo, He speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
Some people in the crowds were aware of the Pharisees intentions.
7:27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence He is.
This was a Pharisaic doctrine that was taught. That no man will know Him when He comes and from where.
Verse 42 reads, 'Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?' David was of the seed of Judah, who was of Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Noah, down to Adam.
The Pharisees taught the opposite of the scriptures, just like today's “churches”.
1Kings 8:19 Nevertheless thou (David) shalt not build the house; but thy son (Solomon) that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto My name.
Solomon built the Temple of Yahweh. Christ was the temple of Yahweh.
Luke 2:4, 11
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Prince.
Practicing Israelites knew where Christ would come from, and were expecting Him, and knew Him.
7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying, Ye both know Me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is true (truthful), whom ye know not.
The Edomites did not know Him because they were not His people, they were not His race. Christ was of the children of Light. The Edomites of the children of Darkness.
7:29 But I know Him: for I am from Him, and He hath sent Me.
7:30 Then they sought to take Him: but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour was not yet come.
7:31 And many of the people believed on Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
The True Israelites among the Judaeans accepted that He was Him.
7:32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.
These were not Romans, they were the priest's officers.
7:33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me.
7:34 Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, ye cannot come.
He is still talking with the Pharisees.
7:35 Then said the Jews (Judaeans) among themselves, Whither will He go, that we shall not find Him? will He go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
The 'dispersed' is correctly translated here, as it refers to the dispersed Nations of the tribes of Israel. Those that did not come back to Judaea after captivity and forgot their heritage.
“Gentiles”, which should not be in the Bible, is a Latin word that only means a nation, race, or people. Most of the time it refers to the dispersed Nations of Israel, sometimes it refers to the other nations of peoples.
Here in verse 35, the KJV translators took the Greek word 'Hellen', which means a Greek speaking person, and put 'Gentile'. This is a deliberate error used to support universalism.
35 Therefore the Judaeans said to themselves “Where is He about to go that we shall not find Him? Is He about to go to the dispersion of the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
7:36 What manner of saying is this that He said, Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. (Isa 55:1)
7:38 He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Deuteronomy 18:15 Yahweh 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;
Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honour Me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen.
7:39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring: (Joel 2:28)
7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
7:42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
Psalm 132:11 Yahweh hath sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
7:43 So there was a division among the people because of Him.
Yes, Israelites that agreed, Israelites that didn't yet. Edomites who didn't and those Israelites that followed the Edomites.
7:44 And some of them would have taken Him; but no man laid hands on Him.
7:45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought Him?
7:46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
These were not Roman soldiers.
7:47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on Him?
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
These would be the Israelite priests such as Nicodemus and others that saw through the deception of the Edomite Pharisees.
1Corinthians 1:20, 26
20 Where is the cunning? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this age? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this society?
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, since not many are wise in accordance with the flesh, not many powerful, not many are noble.
7:49 (The Pharisees saying) But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
This crowd not knowing the law are accursed because they didn't know the law like the Pharisees did. Typical authoritarian arrogance. Looking down on the people.
7:50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
7:51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? (Deut 1:17)
7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
They wouldn't even recognize Nahum the Prophet.
7:53 And every man went unto his own house.
John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Verses 7:53 – 8:11 are not in the oldest manuscripts. It is found in only one, the Codex Bezae.
The only positive thing is that it does not contradict scripture.
Chapter 8, Christ is talking to the Edomite Pharisees for the benefit of True Israel. Those Israelites in the crowd that hear His voice with understanding.
8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world (society): he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
8:13 The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
8:14 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.
8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
8:16 And yet if I judge, My judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me.
8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
Deuteronomy 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
8:18 I am one that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.
8:19 Then said they (Edomite Pharisees) unto Him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know Me, nor My Father: if ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also.
If you are not of Him, you will not know Him.
Christ is stating that these Edomite Jews do not know Christ or the Father.
8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.
8:21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go My way, and ye shall seek Me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
He is still talking directly to the Pharisees.
8:22 Then said the Jews (the Edomite Judaeans), Will He kill Himself? because He saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
8:23 And He said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above (G507): ye are of this world (society); I am not of this world. (I am not from of this society)
8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.
Origin is being stated here in verse 23. (Gen 3:15)
In verse 23, 'above' is the same word from chapter 3, describing 'you must be born from above'. Born again is not what happens. You must be born of water (child birth) and born of the Spirit (DNA) ('from above').
The Edomites and Canaanites are from of this world. They came from beneath. They are the children of the serpent. Only Yahweh's children, the race of Adam, came from above. We have the Spirit.
8:25 Then said they unto Him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
The beginning of the conversation at verse 12.
8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but He that sent Me is true; and I speak to the world (society) those things which I have heard of Him.
8:27 They understood not that He spake to them of the Father.
Because the Jews do not know Him.
8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things.
The Edomite Pharisee Jews were the ones that were going to crucify Him. Not the Romans, as the “churches” teach. Christ is in dialogue with the Devil's children. He is calling them out.
8:29 And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him.
8:30 As He spake these words, many believed on Him.
The True Israelites in the crowd believed because of the prophets and the prophecies, they knew their heritage and were expecting Him, these Judaeans were starting to realize that their Prince has come.
8:31 Then said Jesus to those Judaeans (the Israelite Judaeans) which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed;
8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under favor.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
The law still exists and we are to follow it, but if we 'practice' righteousness, then we are not under the law, we are blessed and highly favored.
After Christ said to the Israelite Judaeans... And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
8:33 They (the Edomite Pharisees) answered Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Here, the Edomite Jews unwittingly gave themselves up. Because they are not Israelites.
The children of Israel were in bondage in Egypt, in bondage to the Assyrians, and to the Babylonians.
8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Commit also means to practice, as in continually.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you.
Christ knows that the Edomites are Abraham's seed through Esau. But Esau was a race traitor and sold his birthright. He took Canaanite wives and his, as well as Cain's, seed was a mixed seed. A mixed seed is a broken cistern that cannot hold water. They had no part in the covenants and promises made to Jacob's seed. Neither does anyone else.
8:38 I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Christ Himself distinguishes between His Father Yahweh God and the Edomite Pharisee Jews father Satan.
8:39 They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Even though they are a mixed breed they still cling to Abraham as if it gives them any validity.
A mule can't claim that it is a pure bred, or GMO corn, natural.
Romans 2:28 For he is not a Judaean (Israelite), which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Judaean (Israelite), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
8:40 But now ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father (the Devil). Then said they to Him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
The Jews, and the “churches” claim we are all God's children. Scripture tells a different story.
The Edomites are most certainly born of race mixing.
8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.
1John 5:1 Each believing that Yahshua is the Christ has been born from of Yahweh, and each loving He who engendered loves he having been engendered by Him.
8:43 Why do ye not understand My speech? because ye cannot (are not able to) hear My word.
8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own (devices): for he is a liar, and the father of it.
8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.
8:46 Which of you convinceth (censures) Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?
8:47 He that is from of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
1John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
This was not a name calling event. Christ set the record straight. The religious ruling sects of the Edomites were identified as the children of the Devil. When you realize that we, the anglo-saxon race of Adam, are the descendants of the ancient Israelites, and that the Jews are of Cain and Esau's descendants, the scriptures fit perfectly and understanding is broadened.
8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil (evil spirit, demon)?
8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour My Father, and ye do dishonour Me.
8:50 And I seek not Mine own glory (credit): there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep My saying, he shall never see death.
Obey the Word. If you love Him, keep His commandments. Seek Him.
8:52 Then said the Jews unto Him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep My saying, he shall never taste of death.
These Edomites just don't get it.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (allegiance), not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar, and welcoming and professing that they are strangers and sojourners on the earth.
They believed and trusted in the promises, and await them.
8:53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
8:54 Jesus answered, If I honour Myself, My honour is nothing: it is My Father that honoureth Me; of whom ye say, that He is your God:
8:55 Yet ye have not known Him; but I know Him: and if I should say, I know Him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know Him, and keep His saying.
8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it, and was glad.
8:57 Then said the Jews unto Him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
So in chapter 8, Christ identifies the children of the Devil. The Edomite Jew Pharisees.
In chapter 9, Christ opens the eyes of a man blind from birth. This would represent those born into an apostate religion and society, and the Truth is revealed.
In chapter 10, Christ will state who His sheep are.
Chapter 9 is symbolic of the blindness of the children of Israel to the gospel. Their heritage, the covenants and promises made to our father Abraham.
John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth.
9:2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in (by) him.
We are for His purpose.
2Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (honor);
Yahweh works through some of us to show the rest of us His purpose.
9:4 I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
9:5 As long as I am in the world (society), I am the light of the world (society).
9:6 When He had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
9:7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. (Neh 3:15)
9:8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9:9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
9:10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
9:11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
9:12 Then said they unto him, Where is He? He said, I know not.
9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
9:14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
9:15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because He keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
Don't forget, these Edomite Pharisees had their own version of Moses' Law. They forbade doing good on the Sabbath. This is not a scriptural teaching.
9:17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of Him, that He hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
9:18 But the Jews (the Edomite Pharisees of Judaea) did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
9:19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
9:21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess (profess) that He was (the) Christ, he (those professing) should be put out of the synagogue (assembly hall).
So evidently, the Edomite priesthood had agreed that anyone who supported that the Prince was the Christ, they would be excommunicated. The Jews will not accept Him. Not then, not now, not ever.
9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
9:24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
They just couldn't believe, because they have not the truth (DNA) in them. They wanted him to deny Christ.
9:25 He answered and said, Whether He be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
9:26 Then said they to him again, What did He to thee? how opened He thine eyes?
Total blindness, the children of darkness abide in darkness.
9:27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be His disciples?
This really pissed the Jews off!
9:28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art His disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
The Edomites adopted the Laws of Moses, they distorted it and twisted it into their own interpretation, and used it as a 'form of piety', to rule over the people. Their doctrine is called the 'traditions of the elders', Judaism, Communism, Talmudism. It is their doctrine that is being taught to our people in the “churches”. They are usurpers, impostors, vampires, a parasitic organism.
9:29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence He is.
9:30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence He is, and yet He hath opened mine eyes.
9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth.
Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Job 35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
Psalm 18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto Yahweh, but He answered them not.
9:32 Since the world began (from of old) was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
9:33 If this man were not of God, He could do nothing.
Yahweh in the flesh, doing wonderous works in the open, yet darkness cannot comprehend the Light.
This guy gets it, not only was his vision restored, but his understanding of who he is and whose he is. He didn't “just believe”, as verse 31 states, he was awakened by the Spirit.
9:34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
The blind man who received sight, and understanding, just gave the Pharisees a lesson and their pride was slammed.
9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on (entrust, have allegiance with) the Son of God?
9:36 He answered and said, Who is He, Master, that I might believe on (entrust, join with) Him?
9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee.
9:38 And he said, Master, I believe. And he worshipped Him.
9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world (society), that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
They which see not were His sheep, His people, the children of Israel.
The Pharisees claimed to know the law. But they were really blind. They claimed to see, but were not His sheep. They were the children of Cain and Esau.
9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said unto Him, Are we blind also?
9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
If the Edomites were blind, they would have been “put away” (lost sheep) who didn't know the law and the prophets, didn't make a claim to, and their sins wouldn't be accounted to, they would have been innocent because of ignorance.
The dispersed tribes of Israel lost and/or forgot their heritage because of their captivities.
He's telling the Edomites that they know they are doing wrong, and still pretend to be good, “but now you say you see, therefore your sins remain. Liars, hypocrites.”
Christ identifies His sheep and distinguishes the enemy by their tactics.
The 'lost sheep' are the children of Israel. Because of disobedience, they were cast off, put away in punishment, alienated from Yahweh because they went after their own gods.
The 'thief and robber' are the Edomites and Canaanites. The children of darkness. The Jews.
Christ is still talking to the Pharisees. Of course there are Israelite Judaeans among the crowds, and this discourse is for their benefit.
John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they (the Pharisees) understood not what things they were which He spake unto them.
10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (preserved), and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The Jews have been kicked out of 109 countries over time because of their destructive and parasitic habits. Now they are those in our own government passing their regulations, opening the doors to every race to consume our substance, and scattering the sheep by their Judaism which is taught in our “churches”.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.
Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
15 And Yahweh said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off (cast off), neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken (faith, allegiance), nor feed that that standeth still (the ignorant, the unlearned): but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
17 Woe to the idol (vain, no value) shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine.
2Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Prince knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ Yahshua depart from iniquity (lawlessness).
Isaiah 56:8 Yahweh GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather to Him, beside those that are gathered unto Him.
Christ came for the Israelites in Judaea and those of the dispersed tribes that are still “lost”.
10:15 As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep.
10:16 And other sheep I have (House of dispersed Israel), which are not of this fold (House of Judah): them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
This is all about one race, one flock, one people. The seed of Jacob.
Christ came for both Houses, the house of Judah (Israelites in Judaea, the circumcised), and the house of Israel (the rest of the children of Israel who were dispersed since their captivities, they were the uncircumcised, they forgot their history and the laws).
Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Both Houses are reconciled. Other races are not added to the flock.
Just a note: According to the Jews and the “churches”, the word 'nations' should be “Gentiles”, but that can't work according to the altered definition of the word 'nations'.
10:17 Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.
10:18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father.
Isaiah 53:7 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.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the favor of God should taste death for every man.
10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Judaeans for these sayings.
10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye Him?
10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
Exodus 4:11 And Yahweh said unto him (Moses, who was slow of speech), Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I Yahweh?
10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
10:24 Then came the Judaeans (Edomite priests) round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Again, these Edomites just don't get it, because they are not able to, they are not His sheep.
10:25 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.
10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)(speaking of His sheep) and I know the blasphemy of them (speaking of the Jews) which say they are Jews (Israelite Judaeans), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
The Jews are the ones teaching and claiming that they are Israel. And our people believe them!
Romans 9:6-8 Paul knew that there were Edomites living among Israelites in Judaea.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. Since not all those who are from Israel are those of Israel:
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:
10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
10:29 My Father, which gave them to Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand.
10:30 I and My Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me?
10:33 The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (...make Yourself a god)
10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
10:35 If He called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
10:36 Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world (society), Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of Yahweh your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
10:37 If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not.
10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.
The children of Light do the works of light. The children of darkness do the works of darkness.
Christ was calling them out, exposing them.
10:39 Therefore they sought again to take Him: but He escaped out of their hand,
10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there He abode.
10:41 And many resorted unto Him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
10:42 And many believed on Him there.
John 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Prince with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto Him, saying, Prince, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
11:4 When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
2Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (honor);
11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
11:6 When He had heard therefore that he was sick, He abode two days still in the same place where He was.
11:7 Then after that saith He to His disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
11:8 His disciples say unto Him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
11:11 These things said He: and after that He saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. (Deut 31:16)
11:12 Then said His disciples, Prince, if he sleep, he shall do well.
11:13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that He had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus (means Twin), unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
This may be a rhetorical question.
16 …”Must we also go, that we may die with him?”
Thomas is more afraid of the Judaeans than he has faith in Christ. This may be one of the reasons why he is called 'doubting Thomas'. This was a pattern with him.
11:17 Then when Jesus came, He found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
11:19 And many of the Judaeans came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him: but Mary sat still in the house.
11:21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Prince, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
11:22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
11:23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
11:24 Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
This shows that these Israelites knew of the scriptures and prophecies to a certain extent.
11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?
11:27 She saith unto Him, Yea, Prince: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world (society).
11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto Him.
11:30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him.
11:31 The Judaeans then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
11:32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, Prince, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Judaeans also weeping which came with her, He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
11:34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto Him, Prince, come and see.
11:35 Jesus wept.
11:36 Then said the Judaeans, Behold how He loved him!
11:37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
11:38 Jesus therefore again groaning in Himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto Him, Prince, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard Me.
11:42 And I knew that thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent Me.
11:43 And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
11:45 Then many of the Judaeans which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him.
11:46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
While some of these Judaeans may have been spies, some, out of ignorance of the situation, reported to the Pharisees to prove that this is the Christ.
11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Prince, and against his anointed (the group, the children of Israel)
11:48 If we let Him thus alone, all men will believe on Him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
Occupancy, opportunity, and people.
Noteworthy: 'nation' is G1484, the same word that “Gentile” is used for. So by Jewish and “church” definition, the Jews are Gentiles.
Their position of authority was in jeopardy because Christ was exposing them.
11:49 And one of them (a chief priest), named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient (advantageous) for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
Caiaphas was talking about his own nation, the Edomite Jews.
Acts 4:6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
Acts 5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,
13 And led Him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was advantageous that one man should die for the people.
11:51 And this spake he (Caiaphas) not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
Christ's message threatened the position of the Jews, Caiaphas said that Christ must die for His people instead of what would happen to Caiaphas' kindred if Christ lived.
11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. (Is 49:6)
Caiaphas knew that Christ came for His people who were among the Judaeans, and that those scattered abroad were also His people, the “lost”, or dispersed Nations of Israel.
11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put Him to death.
Now the Edomites are full aware of the real threat.
11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Judaeans; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with His disciples.
11:55 And the Judaeans' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
This is the 4th of 4 Passovers in Christ's ministry.
11:56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that He will not come to the feast?
11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where He were, he should shew it, that they might take (seize) Him.
The Edomite Jews had an all points bulletin out on the Prince.
The remainder of John counts down the last week of Christ's life and ministry.
DAY 6 – Anointing and 1st Supper
John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom He raised from the dead.
12:2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him.
12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
12:4 Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him,
12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Just like a true Jew. They are always the money lenders, bankers and handlers.
12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
12:8 For the poor always ye have with you; but Me ye have not always.
12:9 Much people of the Judaeans therefore knew that He was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He had raised from the dead.
12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
The Jews want to kill Christ AND dispose of the evidence (Lazarus)!
12:11 Because that by reason of him many of the Judaeans went away, and believed on Jesus.
The true Israelites were leaving the brainwashing of the Pharisees and Sadducees and turning to Christ. More proof that the religious sects at the time were infiltrated by the enemy. Why can't people see this today?!
DAY 5 – Palm Day
12:12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Prince (Yahshua).
Psalm 118:26 Blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Prince: we have blessed you out of the house of Yahweh.
12:14 And Jesus, when He had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
12:16 These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things unto Him.
Now the true Israelites were starting to remember.
12:17 The people therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
12:18 For this cause the people also met Him, for that they heard that He had done this miracle.
12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world (society) is gone after Him.
12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
A great number of the Greeks were of the dispersed northern tribes of Israel, the uncircumcised. Also, any 'practicing' Judahites, living in Greece, would be coming to the feast.
12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired Him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
12:22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
Christ is referring to the Christian Era, His death brought forth much fruit.
12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world (society) shall keep it unto life eternal.
12:26 If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour.
I don't recall Christ saying anything about “just believing”.
12:27 Now is My soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to Him.
Could it be that those who were not His sheep (the Edomite and Canaanite Jews) heard thunder, and His sheep (the children of Israel) heard the voice?
12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes.
12:31 Now is the judgment of this world (society): now shall the prince of this world (society) be cast out.
The prince of this world is currently Satan and his children.
12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.
12:33 This He said, signifying what death He should die.
12:34 The people answered Him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
12:35 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.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now light in the Prince: walk as children of light:
The children of light walk in a world of darkness, filled with darkness. Walk as the child of light you are, which has the Spirit (DNA) of Christ, and you will find your way.
12:36 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.
12:37 But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on Him:
12:38 That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Yahweh, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Yahweh been revealed? (Is 53:1)
12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again,
12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
The Israelite Judaeans (Judahites) were the ones that came back from Babylonian captivity to re-establish the law and bring in the Messiah. Yet the Edomites slithered in and distorted the law and the way, and as a result, the children of light became numb, and many did not hear the Shepherd's voice.
12:41 These things said Isaiah, when he saw His glory (honor), and spake of Him.
Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Prince sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train (hem, skirt) filled the temple.
12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
It is evident that some of the few true Israelites among the chief rulers understood that this was Him, but did not make it known, 'for fear of the Jews'.
12:43 For they (the Jews) loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on Me, believeth not on Me, but on Him that sent Me.
12:45 And he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me. (1 Pet 1:21)
12:46 I am come a light into the world (society), that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness.
12:47 And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world (society), but to save the world (society).
12:48 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.
Deuteronomy 18:19 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.
Why do the “churches” and everyone call Him by a title? (Lord, God, Father, etc.)
The name of our God is YAHWEH (I am). The name of our Savior is YAHSHUA.
12:49 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.
12:50 And I know that His commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto Me, so I speak.
DAY 2 – The Last Supper
John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world (order) unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world (order), He loved them unto the end.
His own. The “churches” teach that everyone can become a child of God's.
Scripture teaches exclusivity. The Bible is by, to, for and about the race of Adam. His generations. Christ was of Abraham's seed. He was an anglo-saxon Israelite. His people are His kinsmen. That is why He is called our Kinsmen Redeemer. He follows His own law of Kinsmen Redemption.
47 And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:
49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.
When our ancestors agreed to the law given on Mt Sinai, they agreed to follow it. They didn't. As a result Yahweh divorced them. By His own law, He had to die to redeem us. He bought us with His blood. The same blood that is in us.
13:2 And supper being ended, the devil (False Accuser) having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him;
Since Judas is already a devil by race, it was likely that the notion was put in his head by the Pharisees of betraying Christ.
13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He was come from God, and went to God;
13:4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girded Himself.
7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
13:5 After that He poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded.
13:6 Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto Him, Prince, dost thou wash my feet?
13:7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
13:8 Peter saith unto Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me.
Ephesians 5:26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
This washing is symbolic. Since only Israel was given the law, only Israel needed cleansing from the errors of disobeying the law.
13:9 Simon Peter saith unto Him, Prince, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
13:10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
The only one who could not be cleansed was Judas, he was an Edomite.
13:11 For He knew who should betray Him; therefore said He, Ye are not all clean.
Even though He probably washed Judas feet along with the 11, there is no Light in him.
13:12 So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
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.
13:13 Ye call Me Master and Prince: and ye say well; for so I am.
13:14 If I then, your Prince and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Christ showed us the example. If He, the Most High, will serve you, you must in return serve Him, and your brethren, for we are all one family, one member, one group. Unity
13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his master; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
13:17 If ye know these things, happy (blessed) are ye if ye do them.
13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel against Me.
Talking about the Jew Judas.
Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of My bread, hath lifted up his heel against Me.
If Christ, in all His fairness, gave His enemy a chance, for 3 years, and the fruit is still rotten, how do the “churches” think that they can convert Jews?!
13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am He.
13:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me; and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.
13:21 When Jesus had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me.
13:22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom He spake.
13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
John did not refer to himself by name in his writings.
13:24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him (John), that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake.
13:25 He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto Him, Prince, who is it?
13:26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
13:27 And after the sop Satan (the Adversary) entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
The deal Judas made with the Pharisees was set in motion. It just got real.
13:28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent He spake this unto him.
13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
13:30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
13:31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified (magnified), and God is glorified (magnified) in Him.
13:32 If God be glorified (magnified) in Him, God shall also glorify (magnify) Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify (magnify) Him.
Even the apostles were not aware of the enemy that was among them. Just as the parable of the 'wheat and the tares', the tares will grow among the wheat, the harvest is at the end of the age. (Matt 13:24)
13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me: and as I said unto the Jews (the Edomite scribes and Pharisees), Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Yahweh.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.
13:36 Simon Peter said unto Him, Prince, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow Me afterwards.
Christ told the Edomite Jews that they can never follow Him, here in verse 36 He tells Peter he can't follow Him now, but after.
13:37 Peter said unto Him, Prince, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
13:38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for My sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied Me thrice.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.
14:2 In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
'mansions', the Greek word is 'mone', meaning a staying (the act or the place) :- abode
It comes from 'meno', a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy:- continue, endure, stand.
The “churches” teach that when you are “raptured” you will stay in a mansion in the sky somewhere.
The word does not mean a 'mansion' as a building or physical place. A 'mansion' is a noun. The Greek word is a verb. The KJV is notorious for changing nouns into verbs and vice versa.
The word 'place' is 'topos', it refers to a space, a locality, a position, condition, opportunity:- a territory.
This isn't talking about a neighborhood with stacked out condominiums in the clouds where all the Judeo-Christians go.
If we pass this test in this mortal life, by striving for allegiance with Christ, we will have a place, a relation, a position in the Kingdom. Our eternal abode. The kingdom is righteousness.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (Acts 1:11)
14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
To realize that Christ is the Tree of Life. Christ was the model, the perfect example. Imitate that, and you are on your way.
14:5 Thomas saith unto Him, Prince, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by (through) Me.
8 This signifying the Holy Spirit, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
The sacrifices and the Levitical priesthood was the way to patch our errors.
Now that Christ ended those ordinances with His life, He is the High Priest and the only way to Yahweh is through Christ. The only way to be recognized by Christ is to act like Him.
14:7 If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him.
Because the disciples knew Christ and followed Him.
14:8 Philip saith unto Him, Prince, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me (Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation:) hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.
14:11 Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake.
14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.
14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified (magnified) in the Son.
14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.
14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever;
This word 'abide' is the same Greek word in verse 2 that the KJV translators put 'mansions'.
So by their translation it should have read '...that He may mansions with you for ever'.
14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world (society) cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
14:18 I will not leave you comfortless (fatherless): I will come to you.
Our greatest family member will not leave us.
14:19 Yet a little while, and the world (society) seeth Me no more; but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also.
14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you.
14:21 He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.
1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.
1John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.
14:22 Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, Prince, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world (society)?
14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Abode- the same word from the Greek as verses 2 and 16.
Why didn't the KJV translate it '…and make our mansions with him.'?
Deliberate deceptions in translations lead our people astray.
1John 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
14:24 He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father's which sent Me.
14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
We will remember because we forgot. The scriptures are our heritage.
14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world (society) giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I.
14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world (society) cometh, and hath nothing in Me.
Christ has nothing in common with Satan and his Canaanite and Edomite children.
14:31 But that the world (society) may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman.
Symbolic statements of the tree, the Adamic race, made in the image of Yahweh.
15:2 Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Ephesians 5:26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water in the word,
15:4 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.
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith (allegiance) grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope (expectation) of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creation which is under heaven; whereof I Paul (and Christ) am made a minister;
15:5 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.
A tree does not have many genetics, it is one DNA. Christ is one DNA (Spirit). His people are the same DNA. Without His DNA, we can do nothing. We are rejected. Don't race mix.
15:6 If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Those who are not of Him, and those who are of Him that reject Him will be thrown in the fire.
15:7 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
15:8 Herein is My Father glorified (honored), that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.
15:9 As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue ye in My love.
15:10 If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love.
15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
But the “churches” teach that all you have to do is “believe” and the law was “done away with”.
15:12 This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Abraham was called Yahweh's friend. He did what Yahweh told Him to.
15:14 Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Don't worry about Christ's commands, “just believe”. You're going to be “raptured” anyway.
15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his master doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.
15:16 Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.
The “churches” teach that you get to choose Him. You get to declare on your own that “your saved”.
Scripture teaches different.
How can someone who is “saved” by their own declaration, and think that they will avoid the trials and tribulation by a “rapture”, eat pork and other unclean things, and not know and 'practice' scripture, be so arrogant?
15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
15:18 If the world (society) hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you.
1John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
15:19 If ye were of the world (society), the world (society) would love his own: but because ye are not of the world (society), but I have chosen you out of the world (society), therefore the world (society) hateth you.
1John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.
15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for My name's sake, because they know not Him that sent Me.
15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
There is no excuse now, Christ set the record straight.
Both for the children of Israel, and the Edomite priesthood and their 'doctrines of men'.
15:23 He that hateth Me hateth My Father also.
1John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; he being in agreement with the Son also has the Father.
15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both Me and My Father.
15:25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated Me without a cause.
Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over Me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate Me without a cause.
Psalm 69:4 They that hate Me without a cause are more than the hairs of Mine head: they that would destroy Me, being Mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me:
15:27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with Me from the beginning (of ministry).
John 16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
The Greek word is 'skandalizo', meaning 'to scandalize, entrap'. Don't fall into a trap.
16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues (assembly halls): yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me.
When we, just as Christ did, proclaim Truth, the world hates us.
The “churches” proclaim peace, love and joy, and nobody hates them.
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
They always had that reassurance of His presence. Now He's warning them.
16:5 But now I go My way to Him that sent Me; and none of you asketh Me, Whither goest thou?
16:6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient (an advantage) for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
The Comforter is no doubt the Holy Spirit.
It is possible that the last part of verse 7, and through to 15, is speaking of Paul (him).
16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world (society) of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on Me;
Paul will rebuke the society because of error, which he did.
Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more;
Paul convinced them of Christ's righteousness.
Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
And Paul convicted, or charged the enemies of Christ that they are sentenced.
16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Paul was purged on the road to Damascus and became a powerful example in the name of the Prince.
He was a purged branch. John 15:2 Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away (Saul): and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit (Paul).
16:14 He shall glorify Me: for he shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.
The Prince chose Paul to show us our heritage and the magnificence of our God.
16:15 All things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.
16:16 A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me, because I go to the Father.
16:17 Then said some of His disciples among themselves, What is this that He saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me: and, Because I go to the Father?
16:18 They said therefore, What is this that He saith, A little while? we cannot tell what He saith.
16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask Him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me?
16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world (society) shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
16:21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world (society). (Is 26:17)
16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
16:23 And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
16:26 At that day ye shall ask in My name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
16:27 For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God.
16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world (society): again, I leave the world (society), and go to the Father.
The phrase, 'am come into'.
The Greek has, 'spoke to society'.
16:29 His disciples said unto Him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask (question) thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave Me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world (society) ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world(society).
Our end result is to be like Christ. Christ suffered in this ungodly world. He upheld the allegiance (faith). He built His foundation upon Yahweh. He suffered tribulation. He came through it.
We must endure the same cycle. This is our test. Our duty and expectation as children of Yahweh is to imitate His example.
The “rapture” is a false doctrine. It goes against the Word (Plan) of Yahweh. Children of Yahweh must go through trials. This is the refinement process.
John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
17:2 As thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given Him.
17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest Me to do.
His mission, showing us the example, dying for us. The first Advent as the Lamb.
The “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”.
Scripture teaches us that we have the same path to experience as Christ. Knowing and understanding the Word (Plan). Being an example of that plan. Enduring persecution for remaining on the path. And we will eventually die. But if our deeds were built on the truths of the Plan (Word), we will be honored.
17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou Me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world (society) was.
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creation:
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest Me out of the world (society): thine they were, and thou gavest them Me; and they have kept thy word.
His followers, the people that followed Him during His ministry on earth. They practiced what they preached. These weren't just “believers”. They were doers.
17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given Me are of thee.
17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send Me.
17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world (society), but for them which thou hast given Me; for they are thine.
1John 5:19 We know that we are from of God, and the whole society lies in the power of the Evil One.
So Christ does not pray for the world, or society?
You read His words. The society has become so antichrist in every way. Christ loves a righteous society, but certainly not an unrighteous one.
17:10 And all Mine are thine, and thine are Mine; and I am glorified in them.
17:11 And now I am no more in the world (society), but these (disciples) are in the world (society), and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as we are.
One mind, one will.
17:12 While I was with them in the world (society), I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition (Judas); that the scripture might be fulfilled.
If it weren't for the adversary, what would facilitate our glorification?
Since the children of darkness hate us so much, they falsely indict us by intention, and unintentionally they bring about our redemption.
17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world (society), that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world (society) hath hated them, because they are not of the world (society), even as I am not of the world (society).
1John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world (society), but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Verse 15 sounds like Christ doesn't believe in the “rapture”.
He prays that they be preserved under His protection while in this evil society.
This life is our trial, our test. The only way to pass is to imitate His example.
17:16 They are not of the world (society), even as I am not of the world (society).
17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
17:18 As thou hast sent Me into the world (society), even so have I also sent them into the world (society).
17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Sanctify means, to make holy, blameless, clean, separated.
Isaac's seed was sanctified. Israel is a holy, separated people from all others. Called.
1Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word;
The Gospels, Paul's epistles, and those whom the Spirit gives understanding.
17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in Me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world (society) may believe that thou hast sent Me.
17:22 And the glory which thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
1John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
17:23 I in them, and thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world (society) may know that thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved Me.
Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which thou hast given Me: for thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world (society).
17:25 O righteous Father, the world (society) hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent Me.
17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which He entered, and His disciples.
18:2 And Judas also, which betrayed Him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with His disciples.
18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
These were not Roman soldiers, they were the priest's officers.
18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
18:5 They answered Him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am He. And Judas also, which betrayed Him, stood with them.
18:6 As soon then as He had said unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
18:7 Then asked He them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
18:8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am He: if therefore ye seek Me, let these go their way:
18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which He spake, Of them which thou gavest Me have I lost none.
18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?
18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound Him,
18:13 And led Him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
The true high priests of Israel did not play musical chairs, a high priest was for life. This is more evidence of the Edomite authority in the priesthood then.
18:14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Judaeans, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. (John 11:50)
18:15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple (John) was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
18:16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple (John), which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
18:17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not. (1st denial)
18:18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus of His disciples, and of His doctrine.
18:20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world (society); I ever taught in the synagogue (assembly hall), and in the temple, whither the Judaeans always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
18:21 Why askest thou Me? ask them which heard Me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
18:22 And when He had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou Me?
18:24 Now Annas had sent Him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of His disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. (2nd denial)
18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with Him?
More evidence that the high priests were Edomites.
18:27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.
DAY 1 – Day Trial and Crucifixion
18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
18:29 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?
18:30 They answered and said unto him, If He were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him up unto thee.
18:31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye Him, and judge Him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:
18:32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He spake, signifying what death He should die. (John 3:14, 8:28, 12:34, 13:18)
The Romans did not kill Christ, as the “churches” teach.
The Jews killed Christ. They wanted the Romans to carry it out so the Jews were not to blame.
If the Romans were not there, the Jews would have stoned Christ. Crucifixion was a Roman punishment. The Jews facilitated His death, thus fulfilling prophecy.
18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto Him, Art thou the King of the Judaeans?
18:34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of Me?
18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Judaean? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world (society): if My kingdom were of this world (society), then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence. (now- not yet, but upon the 2nd Advent)
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
18:37 Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world (society), that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.
18:38 Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Judaeans, and saith unto them, I find in Him no fault at all.
The Romans find no fault at all.
18:39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Judaeans?
18:40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
John 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged Him.
19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe,
19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Judaeans! and they smote Him with their hands.
19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring Him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in Him.
19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
19:6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, Crucify Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye Him, and crucify Him: for I find no fault in Him.
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.
19:8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
Pilate did not want to be a part of an unrighteous murder.
The Jews could stir up trouble for Pilate against the Caesar.
19:9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave Him no answer.
19:10 Then saith Pilate unto Him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin.
19:12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release Him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.
The Jews are experts at blackmailing, entrapping and agitation.
19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour (noon): and he saith unto the Judaeans, Behold your King!
19:15 But they cried out, Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
More evidence that the Jews are not Israel.
Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
The Jews never gathered unto Him. But His people did, the Adamic race, the anglo-saxon peoples of Europe and America, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.
19:16 Then delivered he Him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him away.
19:17 And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
19:18 Where they crucified Him, and two other with Him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JUDAEANS.
19:20 This title then read many of the Judaeans: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Judaeans; but that He said, I am King of the Judaeans.
19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
If Jesus were a Jew, why would the Jews kill one of their own to give salvation for everyone else?
19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also His coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted My raiment among them, and for My vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
Exodus 28:32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
Psalm 22:18 They part My garments among them, and cast lots upon My vesture.
19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
19:26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple (John) standing by, whom He loved, He saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son!
19:27 Then saith He to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Evidently John took care of Mary after Christ died.
19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Psalm 69:21 They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.
19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the spirit.
19:31 The Judaeans therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
If those crucified were not dead before late afternoon, their legs were broken.
19:32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with Him.
19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His legs:
19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
19:John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
19:35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
Spear of Longinus
As Jesus hung dying on the cross, a Roman centurion named Gaius Cassius Longinus looked on. It was Law at the time that no one could be executed on the Sabbath day. Therefore any man who survived until the evening of the eve of the Sabbath would have both legs broken, this prevented the crucified man from keeping his weight off his arms and chest and he would then slump down and slowly be suffocated. The Romans would sometimes shorten the executions by breaking the legs of the crucified, to make it impossible for them to stand, bringing about immediate suffocation. The centurion Longinus who had watched Christ carry the cross through the streets and hadn't left His side until now could no longer bare to watch His suffering.
Now here the hammers and ladders were being brought to the crosses way too early. While spying on Jesus, Longinus had become very familiar with the prophecies in scripture about a Messiah to come, among other things, that not a bone in his body would be broken. Longinus was certain that the Pharisees were anxious to put an end to the speculation that Jesus was this “Messiah” by breaking His bones in the guise of hastening Jesus' death. Then people would say, “He can't have been the Messiah, See, bones were broken.”
This filled Longinus with rage. He knew they were going to break His legs just to prove a point.
As the men began their work with the two malefactors, to hide special interest in breaking Christ's legs, Longinus saw to his surprise that Christ was dead already. Seeing that the men were still moving to break His legs anyway, he was overcome with anger and zeal, Longinus jumped on his horse, and spurred over to a soldier holding a spear, seized it and spurred his horse over to Christ's cross and pierced His side. Saying, “See, you morons, He's already dead, no need to break His legs!”
And that is why John's gospel says that instead of having His legs broken, Christ was stabbed in the side. This was an act of love.
When the tip of Longinus' spear pierced Christ's side, the accumulation of lymph and blood filling Christ's lungs, generated from the seizing caused by His savage scourging hours earlier, exploded outward and flooded down the spear and down Longinus arm, and splashed into his eyes. Having vision problems previously, his cataracts fell off. Suddenly, his vision was perfect.
19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of Him shall not be broken.
Exodus 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
In one race is the heritage, it should not be given to those outside the house (family), neither shall the DNA be broken (by race mixing).
19:37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on Him whom they pierced.
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David (house of Judah), and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Israelites of Judaea), the spirit of favor and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Even though the Jews agitated and facilitated the murder of Christ, the Israelites of Judaea ignorantly played a part in allowing it.
19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
Joseph was Mary's uncle. He was a wealthy man and a member of the Sanhedrin.
The Sanhedrin was the religious body of leaders. The council of the elders.
19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
Nicodemus was one of the few Israelite Judaeans that was a Pharisee. Even he had to be careful because of the Jews. Remember these Edomite Jews were the rulers of the priesthood at that time.
19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Judaeans is to bury.
19:41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
19:42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Judaeans' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
9 And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.
John 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
20:2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Prince out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid Him.
20:3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple (John), and came to the sepulchre.
20:4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple (John) did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
20:5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
20:6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
20:7 And the napkin, that was about His head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
20:8 Then went in also that other disciple (John), which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
20:9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
Psalm 16:10 For thou wilt not leave My soul in hell (the grave); neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (Is 53:10-13)
20:10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
20:11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
20:12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
20:13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Prince, and I know not where they have laid Him.
20:14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
20:15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne (moved) Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away.
20:16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.
20:18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Prince, and that He had spoken these things unto her.
20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20:20 And when He had so said, He shewed unto them His hands and His side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Prince.
20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you.
20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:
The Greek has, 'He inhaled, and said to them “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Symbolic of Genesis 2:7 when Yahweh breathed His Spirit into Adam.
He gave His disciples powers to heal and to forgive.
20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Notice that they were not baptized in water, they were immersed in understanding and knowledge by the Holy Spirit. If they had been baptized before, they did not receive the Holy Spirit, because they just did here. Water baptism was a cleansing ritual that John cleansed the priesthood and Christ by. This expired, as well as the priesthood, Christ is now our High Priest. Knowledge and understanding in the Holy Spirit is the immersion we must seek.
20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Prince. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe.
20:26 And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
20:27 Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless, but believing.
1John 1:1 That which was from the beginning (of ministry), which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Prince and my God.
20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.
Yahshua the Anointed Messiah.
John 21:1 After these things Jesus shewed Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed He Himself.
21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of His disciples.
21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
21:4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
21:5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered Him, No.
21:6 And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Prince. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Prince, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
21:8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
21:10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
21:11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
Some believe that this represents the 153 generations from Adam to Queen Elizabeth II, who is of the tribe of Judah. The net representing unbroken genetics. It also raises the question, what happens after she dies? Because her husband has mixed blood.
21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask Him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Prince.
Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.
21:13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.
21:14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed Himself to His disciples, after that He was risen from the dead.
21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yea, Prince; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed My lambs.
Preach to the flock, the children of Israel. Exclusive. Ezekiel 34.
21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? He saith unto him, Yea, Prince; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed My sheep.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.
21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? Peter was grieved because He said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? And he said unto Him, Prince, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep.
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Prince Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
1Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Peter needed to hear things 3 times to get it. His vision in Acts 10 about the dispersed of Israel being His sheep too. That he would deny Christ thrice. And here, to feed the sheep of Israel.
21:18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
21:19 This spake He, signifying by what death he (Peter) should glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He saith unto him, Follow Me.
2Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Prince Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
Peter was martyred also.
21:20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved (John) following; which also leaned on His breast at supper, and said, Prince, which is he that betrayeth thee?
21:21 Peter seeing him (John) saith to Jesus, Prince, and what shall this man (John) do?
21:22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he (John) tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou Me.
It doesn't matter what John's purpose is, YOU follow Me.
21:23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple (John) should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him (John), He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
21:24 This is the disciple (John) which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world (society) itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen
JOHN – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the Gospel of John.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of John is a Gospel that contains Narrative History, Sermons, Parables, and a few Prophetic Oracles. It was written by the Disciple/Apostle John around 85-95 A.D. The key personalities of this book are Jesus Christ, His Twelve Disciples, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Lazarus, his sisters Mary and Martha, Jewish religious leaders, and Pilate. They are right about Jewish religious leaders, for the scribes, Sadducees and Pharisees were mostly Edomites.
It was written so that all may believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God who gives eternal life. All would be exclusively and only the race of Adam, the anglo-saxon people whom Christ came for. The lost sheep. Mat 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The Bible is the book of the generations of Adam.
John’s gospel uses the word “Believe” 98 times and the word “Life” 36 times, in an effort to embed the importance that one must believe in order to live eternally. Typical “church” doctrine. “Just believe”. Yet none of these so called 'Christians' can tell you about the scriptures, who's who, the heritage, parables, never even heard of a concordance. All they know is “Jesus loves you”, “personal salvation”, “I'm saved”, and think that Jesus was a Jew. It is evident if you read scripture, that we must do WAY MORE THAN “Just believe”. John is not one of the three synoptic (common view) gospels, but instead was written with a more theological substance, yet equally as inspired and important as the first three gospels.
• Chapter 1 is the preamble of the Messiah’s coming ministry. John gives clear evidence that Jesus is more than just a man, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (1:1). John then describes that the “Word” is Jesus who became a man to “live among us” (1:14). The beginning verses in the first chapter teaches us that Jesus is more than just a man who came into existence but rather, He is infinite God.
• Chapters 2-12 consist of Jesus’ ministry. He meets with a religious leader named Nicodemus and teaches him that no one can enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless they are personally “Born-Again” (3:3). This is a huge misunderstanding and false doctrine. Please go back and read John 3 at the beginning of this study. Several times throughout the book, Jesus claims that He Himself is God, “I am the Father are one” (10:30). Jesus also repeats and applies to Himself, the Jehovaic statement, “I AM” as found in Exodus 3:14, for example, when Jesus declares, “I am the resurrection and the life” (11:25), “I am the way the truth and the life” (14:6), “I am the door” (10:9), and “I am the bread of life” (6:35).
'Jehovah' is a distorted version of the name of Yahweh. It is clear from the older manuscripts that the name of our God is Yahweh (YHWH in Paleo-Hebrew). The name 'Jehovah' came much later on among the other perversions that have happened to the Word.
• The events in Chapters 13-17 occur less than 24 hours before Jesus’ death. They describe the details of the Last Supper with Jesus and His disciples. Jesus taught many important topics to the Disciples during this time. Some of these were topics about the Kingdom, and about the work of the Holy Spirit that would be sent to them. He also prays for Himself, His disciples, and for all the future believers. These “believers” Christ is talking about would be His kinsmen. The greatest heritage of our family is Christ. Our family does not include anybody else in the world. The other races did not have the breath of life (DNA) breathed into them by Yahweh, they did not get offered to Yahweh on the alter, they were not brought out of Egypt and given the law on Sinai. This is not their heritage passed down through generations. Yahweh did not divorce them, and send His son to die for them in order to redeem and remarry them. This is OUR heritage. This is OUR God. These are OUR people.
• Chapters 18-21 portray the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In these final chapters, He is on trial and then convicted illegally. After which He is appallingly beaten, humiliated, and then crucified. Jesus resurrected and arose from the tomb and appeared to Mary Magdalene and to His disciples. When John finishes his gospel he writes one of the most amazing truths about Jesus Christ,
“And there are many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written” (21:25).
Summary of the Gospel of John
The author is the apostle John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved" (13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20,24). He was prominent in the early church (assembly) but is not mentioned by name in this Gospel -- which would be natural if he wrote it, but hard to explain otherwise. He was humble. The author knew Jewish life well, (the word should be 'Judaean'. Judaea's inhabitants were Israelites, and included Canaanites and Edomites. The word 'Judaean' in the scriptures has been switched with 'Jews' in order to deceive the whole world into thinking that the Jews are Israel. They are NOT.) as seen from references to popular Messianic speculations (1:21; 7:40-42), to the hostility between Jews (Judaeans) and Samaritans (4:9), and to Jewish (Judaean) customs, such as the duty of circumcision on the eighth day taking precedence over the prohibition of working on the Sabbath (7:22). He knew the geography of the Holy Land, locating Bethany about 15 stadia (about two miles) from Jerusalem (11:18) and mentioning Cana, a village not referred to in any earlier writing known to us (2:1; 21:2). The Gospel of John has many touches that appear to reflect the recollections of an eyewitness -- such as the house at Bethany being filled with the fragrance of the broken perfume jar (12:3). 'Broken perfume jar', really? Christ was anointed with this oil. Necessary for kings and sacrifice. Early writers such as Irenaeus and Tertullian say that John wrote this Gospel, and all other evidence agrees.
In general, two views of the dating of this Gospel have been advocated:
The traditional view places it toward the end of the first century, c. a.d. 85 or later.
More recently, some interpreters have suggested an earlier date, perhaps as early as the 50s and no later than 70.
The first view may be supported by reference to the statement of Clement of Alexandria (died between 211 and 216) that John wrote to supplement the accounts found in the other Gospels (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, 6.14.7), and thus his Gospel is later than the first three. It has also been argued that the seemingly more developed theology of the fourth Gospel indicates that it originated later.
Purpose and Emphases
John's Gospel is rather different from the other three. Whether or not he knew them (or any one of them) continues to be debated. In any event, his witness to Jesus goes its own way, highlighting matters that in the other Gospels remain implicit and underdeveloped. The literary style of this witness of Jesus is also unique among the Gospels; here focus is on the "signs" of Jesus' identity and mission and on lengthy, theologically rich discourses.
John begins with the profound announcement that Jesus is the "in the beginning" creative Word of God who had become embodied (incarnated) as a human being to be the light of life for the world. After this comes the proclamation that this Jesus is the Son of God sent from the Father to finish the Father's work in the world (4:34). God's own glory is made visible in him ("Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father," 14:9), and what he does glorifies the Father. In him the full grace and truth of God has shown itself. Strikingly, a series of "I am" claims on Jesus' lips echoes God's naming of himself in Ex 3:14, further strengthening the link between the Father and the Son (see 6:35; 8:12; 9:5; 10:7,9,14; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1,5).
Jesus' words to Nicodemus nicely summarize this Gospel's central theme: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (3:16). Christ is not Yahweh's only son, we who have His Spirit (DNA-Adamic man) are also His children, Christ is our brother. The Greek word states 'most beloved'. And the Greek word for 'world' should be rendered 'society', sometimes 'order' or 'age'. Although a variety of motivations for the composition of John's Gospel have been posited by interpreters (such as to supplement the other Gospels, to combat some form of heresy, to oppose the continuing followers of John the Baptist), the author himself states his main purpose clearly in 20:31: "that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
Who wrote the book?
Not surprisingly, the gospel of John never provides the name of its author. Such identifications were not made in any of the other three biblical gospels either. However, two significant factors point to the identification of John as the author. First, the book itself identifies the author as the disciple whom Jesus loved. This description likely pointed to John for three reasons: the author had to be one of the twelve disciples because he was an eyewitness to the events in the gospel (John 21:24); he was probably one of the inner circle of three disciples (James, John, and Peter) because he was among the first Mary told of the resurrection (20:1–10); and this disciple is distinguished from Peter in the book, while James died too soon after the resurrection to be the author.
The second significant evidence for John’s authorship is the unanimous testimony of early Christians, among them the second-century Christian Irenaeus, who declared that John was the disciple who laid his head on Jesus—the disciple “whom Jesus loved” (13:23)—and the author of the gospel.
Where are we?
In Christian tradition, John’s gospel has always been referred to as the fourth gospel, meaning it was composed after the other three. Polycarp, a second-century Christian martyr who knew John personally, told Irenaeus that John had written the book during the apostle’s time serving the church (assembly) in Ephesus. These factors suggest that John wrote the book between AD 85 and AD 95.
Why is John so important?
John did not include the nativity story in his gospel; instead, he introduced his book by going back even further into history. Invoking the “in the beginning” language of Genesis 1:1, John made a direct link between the nature of God and the nature of the Word, Jesus Christ. Referring to the beginning of Christ's ministry, not Genesis. The emphasis on the deity of Christ is a striking quality of John’s gospel. It also comes through clearly elsewhere in the book, particularly in John 8:58 when Jesus claimed the divine name—“I am”—for Himself, which led an angry mob of Jews to try and kill Him for blasphemy. True that.
What's the big idea?
While the other three gospels portray Jesus as the King, the Servant, and the Son of Man, John portrays Jesus as the Son of God. John stated his theme more clearly than any of the other gospel writers. He wrote so that his readers might “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,” so that they may have life in His name (John 20:31). Not quite that simple. Again, this is a heritage of a family, a race of people. You must be family by genetics, know and understand your heritage and commandments, and imitate His example. You must have allegiance (faith). There is more to “just believing”. To accomplish that goal, John presented a riveting and distinctive picture of Jesus Christ, one in complete unity with the portraits in the other three gospels, but one that also adds significantly to the Bible’s revelation of Jesus Christ, the God-man.
John used a variety of techniques to communicate to his readers the nature of Jesus. These include his citation of Jesus’s seven “I am” statements, in which Jesus spoke of Himself in terms such as “the Light of the world” (8:12), “the resurrection and the life” (11:25), and “the way, and the truth, and the life” (14:6). Much of John’s gospel (chapters 2–12) might be called the Book of Signs, as it recounts Jesus’s performing of seven different miracles—such as the turning water to wine at Cana and raising Lazarus from the dead at Bethany. These miracles illustrate His identity as the Son of God.
How do I apply this?
Jesus’s identity as the divine Son of God sets Him apart from any other man who ever lived. He carries with Him the transcendence that comes only with God Himself. Therefore, His work on our behalf makes our salvation sure. Only if you keep His commandments (John 14:15). Salvation is our “free gift”, but you must be eligible. “Just believing” does not get you there. If you “believe” in something, you accept what that involves, and action is a big part also. Because He is God, His sacrifice on the cross has eternal implications, unlike the limited effect of the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament. Which was the shadow of things to come. It served it's purpose. Jesus, the God-man, has atoned for our sins. We can place our confidence in Him because of His divine nature.
For readers of John’s gospel, the question is a simple, though significant, one: Do you believe that Jesus is Lord? If you believe, you will receive eternal life, claiming the truth that you will one day live in the presence of God in a place with no more pain, no more tears, and no more death. This is typical “church” doctrine. “Just believe” and YOU, by your own declaration receive. Imagine that. If it were so simple. Don't learn when, where, how and why this happens. Just sit in your own “pew” and talk about love, littering, and friendship, all the while sitting next to mixed race couples and homosexuals. Keep on supporting a Jewish Jesus. All free loaders, the “rapture” is now boarding.