He That Receiveth Not My Words

“‘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” – John 12:48

There will be no one in Heaven that boasts that they had anything to do with why they are there.

There will be no one in Hell that blames God that He had anything to do with why they are there.

The same word the unbeliever rejects will be his judge.

“This man does not need to attack Jesus or rage against His sayings; simply not to receive them is fatal and insures his judgment.” – R.C.H. Lenski, Commentary on John, 1963, p. 896.

The More Light You Let In


The more light you let in, the brighter you become. It’s your choice; shut the blinds completely  & remain in the dark, crack the blinds & let in just a fraction of light, or tear the blinds down & flood the room with light!

Light has come into the world (John 3:19). It’s up to you how much of it you let in.

Your Sins Have Been FIRED!

Let’s say someone comes up to you, removes your coat, and sends it away. Would you say you still had your coat?

No. It was removed. It was sent away. Literally, the coat is no longer here.

Jesus takes our sins away. (1 John 3:5). When John the Baptist saw Jesus he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:19)!”

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to FORGIVE US OUR SINS and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9 (Emphasis mine)

Just like that coat; they’re gone. Now, of course we don’t miss the coat or go shopping for new coats, right?

“No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin,” – 1 John 3:9 (AMP)

Therefore, if we repent and turn to Him, Jesus forgives our sins (something only God can do, by the way).

The Greek for “forgive” carries the word picture of discharging something so as to leave.
I note it because:

  • It is so much fun to say: aphiémi (af-ee’-ay-mee).
  • Its roots are apó, “away from” and hiēmi, “send.”
  • Properly then, aphiémi means: send away; release (discharge).
  • By forgiving our sins, Jesus removes them and discharges them.

Therefore, because of Jesus’s wonderful Love & Grace, your sins have been:
Let go; fired, dismissed, sacked, axed, laid-off, and canned. They have been given their “pink slip” and “walking papers.” Like Elvis, your sins have left the building.

  • Stop re-living them.
  • Stop obsessing about them.
  • Stop beating yourself up over them.

Brother and sister, they are not even there! (Heb. 8:12, Rom. 11:27, Mic. 7:19, Psa. 103:12)

To pretend otherwise is to act like you still have that coat on that someone removed from you and sent away.

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Many Other Things

John 21:25
John 21:25

John ends his account with a bang. I’ve often thought about that last intriguing verse with a big smile.

“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25)

“Many other things.”

What were they? I mean, we know that He raised people from the dead, gave sight to the blind, and literally walked on the water. And He did many other things as well?! So many in fact, that the world could not hold the books if they were all written down?!

Just imagine!

I want to know what those other “things” were, don’t you? I want the unabridged version of His ministry. I know we are given what we need (John 20:31), but I am interested in what some of those other things were. I want the complete version of what Jesus said and did.

I guess I will just have to wait and ask Him in person.

May God’s Love be with you

I Am The Door

I Am The DoorIn John 10:9, Jesus made the profoundly simple statement, “I am the door.”

• Notice He didn’t say, “I am a door.” He used the definite article the. As in, “The only” Door.

• He did not say, “I was, or am going to be, the door.” He used the present tense: am. As in, right now!

• Using “I” made it exclusive. Jesus is the only one that can be the door.

• And finally, the basic imagery of a door. We all know what a door does: It lets you into something. Without a door, there is no way through. Without a door, you are stuck outside.

In 2 Cor. 6:2, we are invited to come and enter. It doesn’t get any more simple than that.

God Bless!

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