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Friday, September 19, 2014

1 John Chapters 1 and 2 (Blogging Through the Bible)

Friends, we have all we need in Jesus! Do not let anyone else try to deceive you with anything other than JESUS. Because of Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us Who will lead us into the truth of God found in His Word.

This is what our time so far in 1 John has spoken to my heart. Here are my S.O.A.P.s for our reading so far in 1 John. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below of what the Holy Spirit has shown you during Your time in the Word.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

1 John 1

Scripture: 1 John 1:2-3 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

Observations: Salvation through Jesus Christ brings eternal life and fellowship with God the Father and Jesus the Son of God. This is the message the apostles proclaimed to everyone.

Application: God loved us so much that He provided salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. It is through our salvation that our fellowship with God and with Jesus is restored from its broken state. As believers, we need to make this message known to others who are not in fellowship with the family of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your Son, Jesus, to die for our sins so that our relationship with You can be restored. Thank You for the sweet gift of fellowship that is ours as Your children. Help us to proclaim the Good News of salvation that is available to everyone. I pray that those who have yet to come into fellowship with You will call on the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. In the saving name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

Friday, September 19, 2014

1 John 2

Scripture: 1 John 2:20, 26-27  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.  26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

Observations: John is speaking to Christians in an attempt to encourage them from being led astray by false teachers who had infiltrated the church.

As Christians, we received an anointing from the Holy One (Jesus Christ). This anointing is the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity). It is the Holy Spirit that teaches us the truth of God.

This anointing of the Holy Spirit remains in us as we remain in Jesus Christ. We are commanded to “remain in Him” – do not abandon the Truth of God for the lies of those from Satan/antichrist/false prophets who will try to lead us astray.

Application: The Bible is my final authority on all matters. The Holy Spirit is my teacher. The truth of God is revealed to me through the Holy Spirit living inside of me. I must call on the Holy Spirit through prayer before reading the Word of God asking Him to open my understanding to the Word of God so He can teach me and I can learn the truth and be set free from any lies that Satan or other deceivers in this world would try to lead me astray with.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word that is revealed to me through the Holy Spirit that lives inside of me. Thank You for the truth of Your Word that sets me free from the lies of the enemy. I pray that I will never forget the importance of being in Your Word for myself and for calling upon the power of the Holy Spirit to open my eyes to Your truth that sets me free. There is no other way to prevent being led astray from the lies of the devil. I pray that my hunger and thirst for the truth of Your Word would never diminish. I pray for others who are not getting into the Word of God for themselves and that You would help them to see the importance of spending time daily in the Word so that they can protect themselves from the enemy who wants nothing more than to lead them astray with his lies. Oh God, give us all an urgency to be in Your Word in these last days. I pray and ask this all in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!

***It's your turn...please share your thoughts about 1 John Chapters 1 and 2 in the comments section below!

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