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No Sign-in/All Your Information Anonymous > The Word of Life, First John Chapter Three

The book of 1 John

Chapter 3

1John3:1 Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him.

How shocked would Christian's be to learn that the world does not know them, because the world did not know Christ? Just be honest, think of all the constant effort in preaching, building, good works and all the rest Christian's do to be known by the world, so what indeed was the apostle John thinking in writing such contradictory words?

John. 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn't recognize him.
1:11 He came to his own, and those who were his own didn't receive him. 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:

First, what is the context, the main point of the letter of first John? who was it written to, and for what reason that would help us explain Johns strange unpracticed words in today's world?

John.1:13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 1:14 The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus was known by the world, everyone at Christ time was speaking of what he was doing, and there is no doubt that Christ lived because even secular history from his enemies wrote about the Christ and the uproar he was causing at his time! So its not a question of being known in the flesh from a set of parents, or the things he did in his flesh, but of something the world cannot know, and what is that?

John 7:24 Don't judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

John 8:15 You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.

Christ was not of this world, although, being born a man in the flesh was not his real birth which came from his Father, when anointed by him to do the works of God. In other words, Christ was born again, into God, as part of God being directly created into as spirit son of God, his world was no longer on earth but from above in a Spirit and truth, the Father indwelt Christ, and Christ was in the Father as part of him, the world, and/or the flesh cannot know the Spirit, or the truth of the Spirit.

John 1:32 John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.

John 1:33 I didn't recognize him, but he who sent me to baptize in water, he said to me, 'On whomever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'

John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can't enter into the Kingdom of God!

John.17:22 The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one;
17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me. 17:24 Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.

That operation and relationship the world knows nothing about, no one can intercede into a Father son relationship with God, not unless the Father allows it to happen for his further glory. What was Christ was Gods, and what was God is Christ and his life he had personally birthed into a son of God.

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 5:19 Jesus therefore answered them, "Most certainly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things he does, these the Son also does likewise.

John 5:20 For the Father has affection for the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

That is, the context of John's letter, nothing but the Christ and him alone as our salvation and our new birth. Thus, the world cannot know a son of God, they cannot hear their words correctly unless they themselves are anointed with the same Spirit of God to teach them the truth. Consequently, all the hard work of fleshly weed Christian's has no effect upon a son of God, it does not add to his or her new birth or teach them anything regarding their personal intimate relationship with God.

Luke 10:24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."

Luke 11:28 But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Hebrews 3:7 Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you will hear his voice.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

The power of the flesh exist in teaching, correcting, and educating others in building massive groups of power, so what they do as a group has recognition by others in the same world. Without the power of such an education and inculcation from the flesh, that is, the world, they are stripped of their power.

1 Peter 1:24 For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;

Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

2 Corinthians 5:16 Therefore we know no one after the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.

Romans 8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;

Romans 8:7 because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God's law, neither indeed can it be.

Romans 8:8 Those who are in the flesh can't please God.

These brothers and sisters at John's time anointed as God's children needed to get a handle on the truth, what they were anointed for and as, and forget about the world, because the world and its power was lost over the body of Christ when he was raised into the spirit world by his Father at his anointing. Christ death and resurrection confirmed what the Father has predestine in Christ before the founding of this world.

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him!

Rom.8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."}
8:30 Whom he predestined, those he also called. Whom he called, those he also justified. Whom he justified, those he also glorified.
8:31 What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Now these brothers and sisters must know their own anointing was not a crap shoot a gamble they were predestine before the founding of the world along with Christ, what they had, was not known by this world and that is why the world did not, could not work for them as it does for false Christian's. The world of God is opposed to the flesh or this world, it does not intermingle into the world making a better yeast pie. God's contact with this world is through his anointed, and they are not know by this world because they are not part of this world anymore than Christ was. So it is their works on earth at the direction of their headship Christ Jesus that are God's works of calling home his children into a spirit born again life with him. The body of Christ is created for the body, not the world, so all the far reaching programs of weed Christian's to convert others to Christianity spreads more weeds, and when planting weeds, weeds come up not wheat.

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

1 John 3:13 Don't be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.

1 Corinthians 6:19 Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own.

1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

2Cor.3:1 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
3:2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
3:3 being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.
3:4 Such confidence we have through Christ toward God;
3:5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
3:6 who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

God is not dealing with the flesh, it was judged throughout history of mankind as of having no value at all when it comes to knowing truth and Spirit of God's mind, and his works. Those loving the world are not part of God that is a cold hard truth these brothers and sisters must understand, or they would never know the love of the Father.

1 John 2:5 But whoever keeps his word, God's love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:

1 John 2:15 Don't love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father's love isn't in him.

1 John 3:1 Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him.

Not Yet Revealed

^***1John.3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is.[/b]

How do we walk? Is it not by faith? Why indeed has our Father allowed us an invisible relationship with him, is this some grand experiment? Is God hoping we will fail in our relationship with him, has he set upon us as son's of the kingdom a test so difficult that only a special few endowed with wisdom can obtain to?

1Cor. 1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
1:27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
1:28 and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:
1:29 that no flesh should boast before God.
1:30 But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 1:31 that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."{Jeremiah 9:24}

Did Adam see God each day, was a perfect man given sight worship so that a great king was set upon a throne and he would go before him each day in fear taking his orders? Some would have us believe the only way a person can be perfect and serve God is by sight that is the highest point of a perfect relationship, and without sight worship something lacks good for those loving God, something is missing, something that will in time cause a stumbling into sin and the corruption that comes from sin.

Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, "Most certainly I tell you, I haven't found so great a faith, not even in Israel.

Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don't doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it would be done.

Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

That one thought is the seed of all false religion no matter if its a corporation or and individual pastor of a church without some form of sight worship people just can't serve God. Satan himself knew that weakness and he gave mankind in time the reflection of invisible wicked spirit governments in flesh and stone. The nation of Israel clamored for a visible king, it is the ways of the flesh without sight it cannot obey!

Hebrews 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Romans 8:4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:8 Those who are in the flesh can't please God.

Yes, water follows the course of least resistance and so does our fallen flesh it will always bring pure worship into idol worship just as what was happening at the apostle John's time. Sadly and happily some of God's anointed were willing to set themselves up as idols to please the people like Arron built for the God's people a golden calf to worship while Moses was out of sight as their leader upon Mount Sinai. There is nothing new under the Sun when it comes to the fallen flesh.

1 Corinthians 1:29 that no flesh should boast before God.

Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

But there is something new in God's creation a small flock that are created to worship by truth and Spirit without sight, instead in Spirit lead and directed lives. Thus, according to God the perfect form of worship is not by seeing him or Christ, or even each others, but to be in truth of him by contact with the Spirit. So many put upon each other, God, their lackings blaming God if they are not in constant contact with those of the same faith, if not minister to constantly by someone one of their faith, if not text messaging someone or talking on their phone, yes, contact physically or voice contact is the key to remove the fears of our flesh.

1 Peter 1:24 For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;

1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you--not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind; for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;

The norm the depth of fleshes water is faith by sight or touch which is no faith at all when compared against the truth of the Spirit we are to worship in. Such is the world to make God's new creation into the world is not new at all it is old permeated with yeast of the old false religion.

Levitius 6:16 That which is left of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten without yeast in a holy place. They shall eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting

1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.

1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

What is lacking for those in Christ? Now stop, don't be offended? If we are longing, lacking, do we know the truth of flesh and Spirit? Do we honestly know the flesh and its needs, and what the Spirit of God actually is? Saying a word does not satisfy the needs of our flesh it does not kill the flesh and its power, but let also be remind neither does it make those graving and feeling into Spirit. Actually, what is shocking for most of God's anointed our worship does not kill the power of our flesh, it does not clean it up making it into a perfect flesh that is now acceptable to God. No! That is the problem and the core of false religion. What truth and Spirit worship does is allow us all those feeling and craving of our flesh while suffering in our flesh in faith, but faith in what? That God somehow is condoning our evil, not at all?

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good.

Faith in God, faith in the life of Christ Jesus, not of and in ourselves, we are told by truth and Spirit whats in the flesh, can we believe it? No! We identify with the flesh we are left in the flesh, it is only by faith we can be saved not by feelings of our flesh. What if you actually knew that all that in our flesh is opposed to God that nothing in our flesh serves God?

John 3:19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

John 3:20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.

Galatians 4:29 But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

Would it now change you into a better Christian's a better sinner in the flesh? No! It would plague you day and night without faith, which is, truth and Spirit that Christ saved us, and no matter how perfect we might imagine our flesh is it will not please God now or in the future. That message is not a winner for the flesh and those seeking truth and Spirit in their flesh it does not exist!

Romans 8:8 Those who are in the flesh can't please God.

In our needs, lacks, and fears of our flesh we have no idea who Christ is, we may know another brother and sister in their flesh as they are, but not Christ. Christ has completed our faith in him, he is the finish work of God we are pattern after rather we understand this or not the Spirit never changes it is our flesh that changes and losses sight of truth and Spirit, it is our flesh that lacks, and its is our flesh that gets off track.

1 Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brothers,{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."} that flesh and blood can't inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.

Heb. 1:1 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
1:2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
1:3 His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

To see Christ as he is, we must be without flesh, we must be in Spirit, that is, God's who is love, where Christ resides for us, where no fears of the flesh exist in perfect union; is that possible for our flesh? No! You see, the new creation has a seed of Christ given each one of us that seed cannot be corrupted by the flesh, it cannot fail, it cannot grow old, or died like our flesh that seed is our new life one we cannot even fully know or appreciate, but it is at work always in us until the Lord calls us home. The Father doesn't sleep or grow old, he works, and is working in us, never ceasing in setting the creation free from the enslavement of the flesh and its corruption right down into soul and spirit separating the bone of flesh where the meat attaches to the bone nothing hidden of the flesh and its corruption will last or not be exposed in the eyes of Christ our high priest.

Heb. 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
4:14 Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.
4:15 For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
4:16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

We are under going surgery of the masters hand we are under the flesh removing the spirit from its powerful corruption, can a person see the surgeon clearly, can they know the surgeon under pain, or in sickness, in suffering, but some day we will know him fully the person in charge of our faith in truth and Spirit, what he did, in every perfect move to save us? Then we will say, believe me, we will say: “You alone are worthy, you alone conquered this world, and perfect us in faith, who will not worship you?”

Rom.7:24 What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death? 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord! So then with the mind, I myself serve God's law, but with the flesh, the sin's law.
Revelation 5:2 I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?"

Revelation 5:4 And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look in it.

Revelation 5:9 They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation.

Revelation 6:2 And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.

Rev.11:16 The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God's throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God,
11:17 saying: "We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was{TR adds "and who is coming"}; because you have taken your great power, and reigned.

Purifies Himself

****1John.3:3 Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure. 3:4 Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness. 3:5 You know that he was revealed to take away our sins, and in him is no sin.

Let us understand the pettiness and smallest of the fleshly mind in reading the three verses above? First, the flesh mind will run into the thought of purifying itself which will then confuse the whole subject the apostle John was speaking about in context to his letter, not his verse, but letter as a whole to the anointed brothers and sisters at his time.

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good.

How does the flesh purify itself, when nothing good dwells in our flesh accord to God's word? How does one purify themselves by works of law, impossible! Finally, how does one purify themselves without faith in the blood of Christ? So is it by works or grace? Is it by our own effort or faith in Christ?

1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you--not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Now this is the context of John letter, one cannot purify themselves at all we are not in self salvation as some were teaching at his time, all sin, any sin is lawlessness that is not a glowing endorsement of the human race that all sinned and fall short of God's glory. We are all lawless from the truth of God righteousness which is without sin.

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

But Christ came to take away our sin! Now stop and reason if you live in your body does it ever stop sinning wouldn't it be nice if it would how comfortable life would be? But we know the truth, why would we lie if we speak of truth, of being in the truth, it is because all flesh lies? Now we are getting on track here, we could not stop sinning on our best day, how can we not sin?

1 John 2:21 I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.

Hebrews 6:18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

This is the reality of life, it is the simple reality that John was teaching and these brothers and sisters should have known, don't self delude ourselves with false reasoning because we are trying to be a better person and not sin so much. Without Christ we don't have a chance of being favored by God, without Christ giving us his life, his merit of a righteous sinless life as our life, our substitute, we are dead to any hope of knowing God this is the truth we keep by faith and that faith in Christ life purifies us.

Hebrews 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Romans 11:20 True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear;

Now we have the life of Christ because his life purchased us from our deserved judgment of death in sin, we become new, alive in the life of Christ Jesus that makes us sinless before God that is the only hope, truth that actually has cleanse us from all sin which any sin is lawlessness something not in God, or Christ. In Christ by faith, and him in us is the truth, and Spirit that cleanse us from all sin. Teaching or preaching anything less is a sin, it is death, and ends in lack of faith placing faith in our flesh to save us, which flesh cannot please God or know God, if we believe our bible?

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother.

1 Peter 2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

Hebrews 5:13 For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.

Philippians 3:9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

Philippians 1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now may he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;

2 Corinthians 5:21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith says this, "Don't say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'{Deuteronomy 30:12} (that is, to bring Christ down);

Romans 10:10 For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.