Can you imagine!
John KNEW that he had personally HEARD the living Word of God with his own ears, SEEN Him with his own eyes (even in His Glory at the Transfiguration) and literally TOUCHED the very WORD OF LIFE with his own hands!!
He actually hugged the Living Word, Life Eternal, He who always was, is and always shall be!
Contrary to what the heathen or the children of disobedience, the scoffers, as Peter calls them, might say, Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God, really walked in the flesh and John and his companions are first person witnesses in that they actually heard Him, saw Him, and even touched Him.
It is also true that fellowship with Him produces a joy that cannot be contained, for as we shall see, God is Light, and if you walk with Him, that light will be in you and it will shine brightly wherever you go!
John is writing because of the kenites, who try to seduce the children of God. But, we are to remain virgins!
Again, if you are one of God's elect, with eyes to see, then with the anointing of the Holy Spirit you already know what happened in the garden concerning the "seduction" of Eve, and who it really was that crucified Jesus Christ, and who those Jews are in Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 that call themselves of Judah but do lie and are of the synagogue of Satan!
We will find out later in this epistle that we have nothing to fear from any of this as long as we abide in His love, for love has no fear.
Just understand that the "seduction" will be the same as it always has been, even from the beginning!
Again, the problem is, and the reason this is so important, is because if Christians do not know what happened "in the beginning" then they do not KNOW who their real enemies are today.
Even from the beginning, the very
first child of the Devil himself, Kayin in Hebrew (Cain), the father
of the Kenites, went out from us. Cain was not of us
for he was of his father the Devil just as his offspring were at the time of Christ and just as they are today.
If they did they could understand the Parable of the Fig Tree and document beyond a shadow of doubt when the final generation began (It was May 15, 1948).
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A person who does not "walk in that
yet claims to be a Christian, is nothing more that a liar!
We live in the most exciting time in the history of mankind!
When you think about it, for nearly 6,000 years man's only form of transportation was either by land or by sea, either by walking on foot or riding on animals or in carriages pulled by animals, or by rowing boats or sailing ships.
His only forms of communicating with those who lived in distant lands were by couriers or letter carriers who were limited to those primitive modes of transportation.
There was no electricity, no internal combustion engines, no Jumbo Jets and no instant global satellite communication networks.
But God has poured out His spirit in these last days and inventions and technologies and information have been greatly increased to prepare the way for the prophetic events which are happening and are yet to occur in this final generation of the fig tree, the final generation preceding the return of Jesus Christ.
Do you realize that the majority of God's Word, including the Old Testament and New Testament prophecies, along with the events that were written as "ensamples for us upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Cor. 10:11), were written for our day when one half of all the sons of God, i.e. one half of all of His children, would be alive in the flesh to face the false-christ and witness the birth of a new age.
You see, there was a "great apostasy" in the "world that then was" (2 Pet. 3:6) when the Great Red Dragon, Satan, drew 1/3 of God's children away from the light of truth (Rev. 12:4) which Lucifer was to protect.
That apostasy, that falling away, caused the destruction of that first age to which we have witness of in the fossil records.
Well, guess what?
"There is nothing new under the sun" and there shall also be a great apostasy at the end of this earth age and it will be caused by the same Great Red Dragon when he appears as Jesus Christ, only he will be an imposter, the "spurious messiah".
The apostle John was well aware of the coming false-christ in the last days and in fact he would be the one apostle who would be taken in the spirit to the Lord's Day, the last day of this present dispensation, which is also the first day of the Millennium, and shown these final events and record them in graphic, pictorial detail that we might also SEE those events.
What a Revelation it is indeed!
Seeing then that it is now "the last time", not known to us by speculation but by Biblical and historical documentation, then it is time we prepare ourselves with the practical teaching from the epistles of John "in the light of the love of God".
Before we begin, perhaps there is one thing you should know about true men and women of God.1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
They always tell it like it is.
They are quick to expose ignorance and hypocrisy, especially when it comes to God's Word, and they are never afraid to teach His Word as it is written, for that Word is Christ and in that Word is Life itself.
To knowingly teach against that which is written would be to speak against the Holy Spirit of God, which is blaspheme!
John states in his own words in verse four of this first chapter, that the reason he wrote these epistles to us is so that we can be full of the same happiness and joy that he came to know through fellowshipping with Christ!
So we are going to learn some very important truths which are applicable to the present moment, to these last days in particular!
For one thing, after establishing the fact that the Word of God is truth and light, he is going to tell us that a person who does not "walk in that light", yet claims to be a Christian, is nothing more that a liar!
That's telling it like it is, wouldn't you say?
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