In our October 20th broadcast, we are continuing our explorations of “Zoe”…Life that God has in Himself and that He gives to every true believer to have in themselves. To listen click on the link above.
Mt. 15:19: out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Mt. 23:27: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
John 1:4: in Him was life and that life was the light of men.
The Word in the beginning.
The Word with God.
The Word was God.
The Word created all things.
IN the Word was Life.
That Life was the Light of men.
The Light of That Life shines out into the darkness.
The darkness does not overcome it.
The Word took on flesh and dwelt among us.
And we beheld His Glory.
Full of Grace & Truth.
Who was the Word?
John 1:17 tells us that the Word has a Name: “Jesus Christ“.
“The law came by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”
Thinking is important…
Think about these words:
“IN Him was Life…and the Life WAS the Light of men”.
Don’t come to the Bible with a hurry spirit. Or to these notes or radio broadcast as well. What I am sharing cannot be ‘apprehended’ by those who hurry.
For example, in this verse: “In Him was Life and the Life was the Light of men”.
“IN” Him…when you think about what the word, ‘in’ means, you actually see a picture within yourself of Jesus and you sense yourself looking ‘in’ Him….at what is on the inside of Him: a substance…..LIFE.
What does that LIFE that is on the INSIDE of Jesus look like?
Ezek. 1 & 2.…fiery/glorious.
Rev. 1…brighter than the noon day sun.
Matthew 17:2: white, glistening, shimmering.
Rev. 4:5: full of thunderings and lightenings.
If you think about these things properly, they will take you captive.
Reviewing the four kinds of life spoken of in the Greek New Testament:
1) Bios…physical life.
2) Psuche….personality, emotions, mind, will.
THE LIFE that is in Jesus:
4) ZOE (zo-aay)…Life from another dimension/Heavenly Life.
Life as God has it IN Himself and that He gives to every true believer to have IN themselves. Life in the absolute sense.
God has this Life IN Himself. He is the eternally existent One.
I AM THAT I AM, He told Moses: Exodus 3:14.
Believe God is…and receive the Reward of this Life.
Believe involves action.
Zoe gives you an ability to subdue kingdoms and work righteousness.
It is the ability of God given to us that we might bring about His Kingdom in this world.
We are SALT and LIGHT….how are we able to BE salt? BE light?
Zoe makes us salt. Makes us light.
Jesus made known this New Kind of Life when He came into the world.
The Old Testament was a preparation for the revealing of this Life.
“When the fulness of the time was come (to bring this Life into the world), God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law.”
He who has the Son has LIFE/ZOE.
God has given to us has eternal life (Zoe) and this life (Zoe) is in His Son. He who has the Son has Zoe, he who has not the Son has not Zoe.
1 John 5:11 & 12.
If you want this New Kind of Life, receive the Son for in Him is the life.
“Lord Jesus, come into me and bring me this New Kind of Life. I repent of my sins. I believe that You came into the world to bring this Life. I believe that You died for my sins that I might receive this life. I believe that You were raised from the dead by that Life…Resurrection Life. I believe that You are alive today and are in heaven ready to give me that Life. I receive You. I receive that life. Fill me now, Lord Jesus. Help me to learn about and live this New Life, in Your Name I pray, Amen.”
If you have prayed this prayer, I would like to send you a little booklet to help you grow in your knowledge of this New Life. You can send your information to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.