In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. , , . This should be translated, not in the imperative, but in the indicative mood - thus, Ye search the Scriptures diligently. Notably He is now applying it to the reconciliation of a people, who are also baptized by the Holy Ghost into one body. Do they receive Him not? Thus in one way or the other all must honour the Son. Thus we have here the other side of the truth: not merely what God is in life and light, in grace and truth, as revealed in Christ coming down to man; but man is now judged in the very root of his nature, and proved to be entirely incapable, in his best state, of seeing or entering the kingdom of God. 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. It was much, yet was it little of the glory that was His; but at least it was real; and to the one that has shall be given. Further, John attests that he saw the Spirit descending like a dove, and abiding on Him the appointed token that He it is who baptizes with the Holy Ghost even the Son of God. English Standard Version. (Ver. Such shall live. . "The law was given by Moses." John the Baptist was one such human witness, for He proclaimed: "This is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world." And both the Father and the Holy Sprit were heavenly witnesses of Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan (an act . It is evident that the failure of many men to find Christ is not from any deficiency in th. It is not merely or most of all a great prophet or witness: He is the Son; and the Father has given all things to be in His hand. What Does It Mean That There Is No One Holy Like God? (ver. Do any believe on His name? John 1:26-27; John 1:26-27) For himself he was not the Christ, but for Jesus he says no more. There is the need of another nature, and the only way in which this nature is communicated is by being born of water and the Spirit the employment of the word of God in the quickening energy of the Holy Ghost. John 5. The rejection of Christ is the contempt of God Himself, in that of which He is most jealous, the honour of the Saviour, His Son. and the two disciples leave John for Jesus. The Light, on coming into the world, lightens every man with the fulness of evidence which was in Him, and at once discovers the true state as truly as it will be revealed in the last day when He judges all, as we find it intimated in the gospel afterwards. The incarnate Word was here full of grace and truth. In verses 37 and 38, Jesus criticized the local religious leaders for never hearing the voice of God. Nay, "the world knew him not." And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. As the Lamb of God (of the Father it is not said), He has to do with the world. (1-3) Jesus teaches from a boat. It is not simply the new birth such as a saint might, and always must, have had, in order to vital relations with God at any time. John 5:1-13 Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda. THE FINAL THREE PROOFS OF DEITY - John 5:36-40. This language is said of both, but most strongly of the latter. John 5:39-42New International Version. Resurrection will be the proof; the two-fold rising of the dead, not one, but two resurrections. Leftists Backtrack on Being Wrong About Wuhan Lab Leak Former Communist from East Germany Warns Americans About the Nightmare of Living Under Authoritarian Rule Russia Warms to China as Zelensky Insists Sending America's "Sons & Daughters" to DIE For NATO - FULL SHOW 03/01/23 EcoHealth Alliance Whistleblower: I Believe Ukraine Conflict . of Not Jacob was there, but the Son of God in nothing but grace; and thus to the Samaritan woman, not to the teachers of Israel, are made those wonderful communications which unfold to us with incomparable depth and beauty the real source, power, and character of that worship which supersedes, not merely schismatic and rebellious Samaria, but Judaism at its best. The looking for signs and wonders is rebuked; but mortality is arrested. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. What love! Verse 43. The healing of the courtier's son, sick and ready to die, is witness of what the Lord was actually doing among the despised of Israel. 4 5 One man was there who had been an . Did they charge Jesus with self-exaltation? As the new birth for the kingdom of God, so the cross is absolutely necessary for eternal life. Nothing is said about the fan in His hand; nothing of His burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire. 5:39 The indicative of eJrauna'te fits the context better (indicative and imperative forms are the same here). Their refusal to come to Jesus was despite their searching of the Scriptures ( John 5:39 ). Expressly had He told the man to take up his couch and walk, as well as to rise. But as many as received him, to them gave he power [rather, authority, right, or title] to become children of God." Indeed, He was the great Prophet, as He was the great King, and as He is now the great Priest on high. Shakespeare's explanation was good John Kennedy, but my favourite is still the 5 year old's explanation of the dangers of email, e.g. When we use the term "Scriptures," we are referring to the entire Bible. (VersesJohn 5:8-12; John 5:8-12), But were the Jews mistaken after all in thinking that the seal of the first covenant was virtually broken in that deliberate word and warranty of Jesus? Some thoughts on today's scripture. (412) Though Christ does not permit his people to repel violence by violence, yet he does not forbid them to endeavor to avoid an unjust attack. What a witness all this to His person! Why should He not show Himself to the world? John 5:31-38 Bear Witness. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Si nous voulons avoir cognoissance de Christ. Do I need to pray the prayer again?On this episode, we address the question, "Can You Lose Your Salvation?" We start by looking at some tough Scriptures and using the rest of the Bible as a commentary to understand some passages in Hebrews. Pharisaic jealousy had wrought; and Jesus, wearied, sat thus at the fountain of Jacob's well in Sychar. This we have had fully before. Alas! VERSION, NIV Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. We have seen already that thus light was shed on men. And he answered, No. What can be conceived more notably standing out in contrast with the governmental system God had set up, and man had known in times past? Then He rebukes the carnality of His brethren. God orders matters so that a favoured teacher of men, favoured as none others were in Israel, should come to Jesus by night. Under all changes, outwardly, He abode as from eternity the only-begotten Son in the bosom of the Father. He has not placed his salvation in sacraments, or books, or priests, but he has kept it in himself; and if you want to have it you must come to him." (Spurgeon) ii. Spite of the most express signs, and the manifest finger of God that wrote the ten words on tables of stone, the law sinks into comparative insignificance. All this clearly goes down to millennial days. John 5:39 - Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible. But they learn that it was his divine Physician who had not only healed, but so directed him. He who, living, was received for eternal life, is our meat and drink in dying, and gives us communion with His death. (Verses John 5:1-7), On the other hand, the Lord speaks but the word: "Rise, take up thy couch and walk." This leads Philip to Nathanael, in whose case, when he comes to Jesus, we see not divine power alone in sounding the souls of men, but over creation. He that comes from above from heaven is above all. It is here we learn in what condition of His person God was to be revealed and the work done; not what He was in nature, but what He became. He who inspired them to communicate His thoughts of Jesus in the particular line assigned to each, raised up John to impart the highest revelation, and thus complete the circle by the deepest views of the Son of God. John 5:19-25 Father and Son. For He who spoke was divine. John 5:14-18 Jesus Claims to be God. So does his confession: Rabbi, thou art the Son of God: thou art the King of Israel. Truth and grace were not sought nor found in man, but began to subsist here below by Jesus Christ. ( NASB: Lockman) Greek: ego de lego ( 1SPAI) umin me antistenai ( AAN) to ponero; all' ostis se rapizei ( 3SPAI) eis ten dexian siagona [sou], strepson ( 2SAAM) auto kai ten allen. Later He was determined to be Son of God with power by resurrection of the dead. It is our evangelist's way of indicating His Galilean sojourn; and this miracle is the particular subject that John was led by the Holy Ghost to take up. (Verse John 7:39), Nothing can be simpler than this. The issue of all is, that the will of man is the real cause and spring of enmity. How can such have relationship with God? Do not resist evil. Join Profs. A person who refuses to believe cannot be convinced, no matter what evidence they are given (John 5:40). 37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Following on from yesterday's share here is the wastewater treatment explanation, nice and simple as before. For were it not God Himself in the person of Jesus, it had been no glory to God, but a wrong and a rival. If he receives Him, it is everlasting life, and Christ is thus honoured by him; if not, judgment remains which will compel the honour of Christ, but to his own ruin for ever. Sons they might have been in bare title; but these had the right of children. By . John 5:39-40. It was worldliness in its worst shape, even to the point of turning the glory of Christ to a present account. Get This Daily Devotional by Email. (Verses John 7:19-23) What judgment could be less righteous? But the Scriptures point to me! No doubt there are intervening applications; but such is the ultimate result of His work as the Lamb of God. Blessed servant he of an infinitely blessed and blessing Master! 1 t, I*-: I hilharmorut Orchestra "Baron Ncuh h;-> ' Suite (Mtlicnart T The first four chapters of John precede in point of time the notices of His ministry in the other gospels. This is indispensable; for God is a Spirit, and so it cannot but be. These two are interwoven, because what he taught explained what he did, and what he did confirmed what he taught. He speaks of Himself as the Son of man in death; for there could be no eating of His flesh, no drinking of His blood, as a living man. He wanted nothing; He came to give yea, the very best, so to speak, that God has. This should be translated, not in the imperative, but in the indicative mood-thus, Ye search the Scriptures diligently.That these words are commonly read in the imperative mood is sufficiently known; but this reading can never accord well with the following verse, nor can the force and energy of the . Read full chapter. God never left Himself without witness; He did not even among the Gentiles, surely yet less in Israel. But when the Lord speaks of His cross, and not God's judicial requirements only, but the gift of Himself in His true personal glory as the occasion for the grace of God to display itself to the utmost, then, and not till then, do we hear of eternal life, and this connected with both these points of view. Glory would be displayed in its day. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life . John 1:29-34) How rich it is, and how marvellously in keeping with our gospel! He is a divine person; His manhood brought no attainder to His rights as God. "He came unto his own [things], and his own [people] received him not. Friday, April 15, 2022. 5:39-44 The Jews considered that eternal life was revealed to them in their Scriptures, and that they had it, because they had the word of God in their hands. Such is God's vindication of His outraged rights; and the judgment will be proportionate to the glory that has been set at nought. John 5:39-40: "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.". The following section summarises the teaching by which Jesus tried to bring the more favourably disposed of the " Jewish" party to a fuller faith. And they are they which testify concerning me. Search the Scriptures The writings of Moses, and the prophets, which were of divine inspiration and authority, and are often appealed unto by Christ, and his apostles, for the truth of what they delivered; and were the standard of faith, and the test of doctrines; and therefore to be searched diligently into, for finding divine knowledge and improvement in it, and for the trial of . John chapter 5. For the astonishing thought is, not merely that Jesus receives the Holy Ghost without measure, but that God gives the Spirit also, and not by measure, through Him to others. There was purpose in it. Hence the Lord, while fully owning the labours of all preceding labourers, has before His eyes the whole boundless expanse of grace, the mighty harvest which His apostles were to reap in due time. (Verse John 3:10). After this we have, suitably to this gospel, John's connection with the Lord Jesus. Of course they are just as truly inspired as John's; but for that very reason they were not inspired to give the same testimony. And Jesus answers, "I that speak unto thee am he." (SeePsalms 2:1-12; Psalms 2:1-12) But the Lord tells him of greater things he, should see, and says to him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, henceforth (not "hereafter," but henceforth) ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man. The Jews, with all their privileges, were strangers here. and they are they which testify of me; as they do of his proper deity and divine sonship, calling him Jehovah, God, the mighty God, and the Son of God; and of his offices as prophet, priest, and King; and of his incarnation of a virgin; and of the tribe, family, and place of his birth; of the miracles which he should work; of the treatment he should meet with from men; of his sufferings and death; of the circumstances leading on to them, and attending them; as his riding on an ass into Jerusalem, the betraying him by one of his familiar acquaintance, the selling him for thirty pieces of silver, the spitting upon, and scourging him, giving him gall for his meat, and vinegar for his drink, and parting his garments, and casting lots for his vesture, and the crucifixion of him, and that between two thieves; and of his burial, resurrection from the dead, ascension to heaven, and session at the right hand of God, and of his future coming to judgment. Man is morally judged. They had no common thoughts, feelings, or ways with the Father and the Son. "Ye do search the Scriptures," and ye do well to do so. First, a new nature is insisted on the Holy Ghost's quickening of each soul who is vitally related to God's kingdom; next, the Spirit of God takes an active part not as source or character only, but acting sovereignly, which opens the way not only for a Jew, but for "every one." The one, like the other, contributes to this great end, whether the Son of man necessarily lifted up, or the only begotten Son of God given in His love. It is not now the revelation of God meeting man either in essential nature, or as manifested in flesh; nor is it the course of dispensational dealing presented in a parenthetic as well as mysterious form, beginning with John the Baptist's testimony, and going down to the millennium in the Son, full of grace and truth. 1. (e.g. Amen. They had the mine, and they dug in that mine in quest of the eternal riches. Thus, in fact, we have the Lord setting aside what was merely Messianic by the grand truths of the incarnation, and, above all, of the atonement, with which man must have vital association: he must eat yea, eat and drink. John. No doubt He must become a man, in order, amongst other reasons, to be a sufferer, and to die. We have now the Word made flesh, called Jesus Christ this person, this complex person, that was manifest in the world; and it is He that brought it all in. He who owns the reality of Christ's incarnation, receives most thankfully and adoringly from God the truth of redemption; he, on the contrary, who stumbles at redemption, has not really taken in the incarnation according to God's mind. TO-NIGHT (MONDAY) l\A AUCKLAND (050 k.c. None else could do either work: for here we see His great work on earth, and His heavenly power. John Chapter 5 Bible Study Questions (Handout) JOHN 5:1-2 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. First, we must worship, if at all, in spirit and in truth. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." 4.16.6 Fixed npm-shrinkwrap.json support in --update-db (by Geoff Newman). Nay, therefore it was they, reasoning, denied Him to be God. Here again, apart from this divine insight, the change or gift of the name marks His glory. What sayest thou of thyself? Thus the Holy Ghost, given by the Son in humiliation (according to God, not acting on law, but according to the gift of grace in the gospel), was fully set forth; but the woman, though interested, and asking, only apprehended a boon for this life to save herself trouble here below. (Verses John 6:59-71) What and if they should see Him, who came down and died in this world, ascend up where He was before? But if the Spirit speaks of the Son of God, the law dwindles at once into the smallest possible proportions: everything yields to the honour the Father puts oil the Son. Commentary on John 5:39-44. And he saith, I am not. (Ver. In John 6:1-71 our Lord sets aside Israel in another point of view. A second and wholly new man appears the bread of God, not of man, but for men. Nor was it yet complete. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me. Robert, Lord Bishop of Clogher. Now they testify about me; (40) but you will not come to me so that you may receive life. All this, however, was abstract, whether as to the nature of the Word or as to the place of the Christian. Rest is not the question now at all; but the flow of the Spirit's power while Jesus is on high. This He does in verses 16-19. Jesus saw the man, and knowing that he was long thus, prompts the desire of healing, but brings out the despondency of unbelief. It was not that they were better than their neighbours. John 3:31-36) he speaks of His person in contrast with himself and all; of His testimony and of the result, both as to His own glory, and consequently also for the believer on, and the rejecter of, the Son. This will be displayed in the millennium, when the marriage will be celebrated, as well as the judgment executed (Jerusalem and its temple being the central point then). "The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came ( ) by Jesus Christ." These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, You examine the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is those. Still, such is the effect on man under law, that he could not take advantage of an adequate remedy. And He did accept that place thoroughly, and in all its consequences. Art thou Elias? Verse 1. John 5:30-47 Blindness to the Truth of the Scriptures. Now it is that the great question is decided; now it is that a man receives or refuses Christ. (Verses John 7:3-5) The Lord intimates the impossibility of anticipating the time of God; but then He does it as connected with His own personal glory. His joy was that of a friend of the Bridegroom (to whom, not to him, the bride belonged), and now fulfilled as he heard the Bridegroom's voice. Verse John 1:29 opens John's testimony to his disciples. VERSION, NIV Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. For them, Israel, or the world, all is over. No man hath seen God at any time. It was sabbath-day. His glorious person would have none now in relation to God but members of the family. (VersesJohn 3:20-21; John 3:20-21). It was not the time now to demonstrate in public power these coming, yea, then present truths. John 7:38; John 7:38) And then we have the comment of the Holy Ghost: "(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified)" There is, first, the thirsty soul coming to Jesus and drinking; then there is the power of the Spirit flowing forth from the inner man of the believer in refreshment to others. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. This is grace and truth. * The best text omits other expressions, evidently derived from verses John 1:15; John 1:30John 1:30. Verse 5:4. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? INTRODUCTION: Hans Christian Andersen wrote a fairy tale about a young woman who was tested to determine whether or not she was truly a princess. As there is an absolute necessity on God's part that man should be thus born anew, so He lets him know there is an active grace of the Spirit, as the wind blows where it will, unknown and uncontrolled by man, for every one that is born of the Spirit, who is sovereign in operation. Here He is not portrayed as the Son of man who must be lifted up, but as the Son of God who was given. To this last the Lord attaches the deepest importance. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? He also stated he had engaged several contractors, one of which was supposedly set to begin work "in the next week or two.". Till then the Holy Ghost could not be so given only when Jesus was glorified, after redemption was a fact. What Does It Really Mean That Your Body Is a Temple? For evidently it is the theme of worship in its Christian fulness, the fruit of the manifestation of God, and of the Father known in grace. a. (Verses John 3:11-13) He (and He was not alone here) knew God, and the things of God, consciously in Himself, as surely as He knew all men, and what was in man objectively. And such was Jesus. But Jesus finds him in the temple, and said, "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." This question is raised, or rather settled, by the Lord in Jerusalem, at the passover feast, where many believed on His name, beholding the signs He wrought. The person of the Son was there the object of divine and overflowing joy even then, although, of course, in the full sense of the word, the Holy Ghost might not be given to be the power of it for some time later; but still the object of worship was there revealing the Father; butJohn 7:1-53; John 7:1-53 supposes Him to be gone up to heaven, before He from heaven communicates the Holy Ghost, who should be (not here, as Israel had a rock with water to drink of in the wilderness outside themselves, nor even as a fountain springing up within the believer, but) as rivers flowing out. In John He is One who could be described as Son of man who is in heaven; but He belonged to heaven, because He was divine. They had eyes, but they saw not; ears had they, but they heard not, nor did they understand His glory. Bible sermons, Evidence that Jesus Christ is God, John 5:36-40. The Scriptures teach the way of life, and it is our duty to study them. Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible. It is the wider, universal glory of the Son of man (according toPsalms 8:1-9; Psalms 8:1-9); but the most striking part of it verified from that actual moment because of the glory of His person, which needed not the day of glory to command the attendance of the angels of God this mark, as Son of man. Man, dead in sins, was the object of His grace; but then man's state was such, that it would have been derogatory to God had that life been communicated without the cross of Christ: the Son of man lifted up on it was the One in whom God dealt judicially with the evil estate of man, for the, full consequences of which He made Himself responsible. What can be more evident, or more instructive? WITNESS. Jesus urged them to search those Scriptures with more diligence and attention. John 4:1-54 presents the Lord Jesus outside Jerusalem outside the people of promise among Samaritans, with whom Jews had no intercourse. (Verses John 1:41-44), On the morrow Jesus begins, directly and indirectly, to call others to follow Himself. Luke 5 - Disciples Are Called A. In the Word was life, and the life was the light of men. Meanwhile there was a manifestation of goodness, active in love in the midst of evil, and toward such; active in the making known God and man, and every moral relation, and what He is toward man, through and in the Word made flesh. This is the marked effect on the third day (ver. Yet before a miracle, as well as in the working of those which set forth His glory, it is evident that so far from its being a gradual growth, as it were, in His mind, He had, all simple and lowly though He were, the deep, calm, constant consciousness that He was God. One needs no more than to read, as believers, these wonderful expressions of the Holy Ghost, where we cannot but feel that we are on ground wholly different from that of the other gospels. Here there could not be more, and He would not give less: even "grace upon grace." To achieve eternal life in the . "But He said to them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of." For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Here the Lord was really owned by the multitudes as the great Prophet that should come; and this in consequence of His works, especially that one which Scripture itself had connected with the Son of David. And herein is that true saying, One soweth, and another reapeth. (Ver. There is a crying need today for people to seek out the wisdom of God as revealed in His Scriptures and make application of it in their lives. In vain did any come to the Baptist to report the widening circle around Christ. (Ver. (Ver. infinite truth!