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                         John 8

John 8 is another important chapter in Father's Word. In this chapter, Jesus is confronted by the scribes and pharisees who, along with the chief priest and the sadducees, were always trying to trip-up Jesus. This, like everything else in YHVH's Word, was allowed to happen for a reason, and Jesus, in His rebuke of these scribes and pharisees, will reveal the reason to us. What is that reason? The identification, by Jesus, of who the chief priest, pharisees, sadducees and scribes really were.

John 8:1 Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives.   ->   The Mount of Olives was a very special place for Jesus for many reasons: (1) Where is YHVH's favorite place? Jerusalem! Why would I say this? See Ezekiel 16 to understand, as it is explained there that Father took this location to be HIs spiritual bride. It is where the Mount of Olives is located; (2) This is also where the Temple was located; (3) The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem was where He was to be crucified (and Jesus knew this as He was going there); and, of course, this was where He was crucified; and (4) Jerusalem is where Jesus will appear when He returns at the second advent, as can be read in Zechariah 14:1 Behold the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [14:2] For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. [14:3] Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle. [14:4] And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north and half of it toward the south. [14:5] And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee.   ->   The rest of Zechariah 14 describes in wonderful detail the LORD's return; but, continuing with our study of John 8, let's not get sidetracked and let's continue on. So, Jesus goes to the mount.

John 8:2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down and taught them.    ->   To me this is a beautiful scripture, because to me, this is how the Word should be taught: With the teacher--in this case, Jesus, The Logos, The Word Himself, The Master Teacher--sitting down comfortably and teaching YHVH's Word. And, as was always the case, when Jesus taught, He drew a crowd of people.

John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,     ->   Here comes a test He will fail--or so they thought. They are going to try to trip-up Jesus using the law; but, as we know from Matthew 5:17, Jesus came to fulfill the Law. These same scribes, pharisees, and sadducees always liked to try and put on a spectacle to show how important they were; but, Jesus--being The Word--had no trouble with His handling of them and always left them angry and embarrassed.  This time would be no different when they tried to humiliate this woman, who most likely did no wrong.

John 8:4 They say unto Him, "Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.   ->   If she was, then where was the man she was committing adultery with?  For they both would have been in the wrong.

John 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?"   ->   Do you think they would be successful in trying to trip Him up? They thought that since He taught the law, they would have Him in a corner with the law.

John 8:6 This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not.   ->   They obviously didn't know or forgot that He had already been tempted by the tempter himself, satan, and easily overcame him and his temptations.

By their nature and the statement of their accusation, it would seem that this is a married woman. The laws for a married woman caught in such an act in Jesus' time were different than they were for a single woman who was caught in the same act. The law was set out in Numbers 5:11-31, while the punishment for the married woman was set in Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel. [22:23] If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; [22:24] Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of the city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they might die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbor's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you. [22:25] But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die: [22:26] But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbor, and slayeth him, even so is this matter: [22:27] For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her. [22:28] If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; [22:29] Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.   ->   So, in other words, according to verses 22-24, if this is actually a married woman, or even one that is betrothed (engaged) to be married, and she was caught in the act of adultery, the law required that both she and the man caught with her would be stoned to death. The problem for the scribes and pharisees here, then, is that they only brought the woman and not the man along with her.

Jesus acts as though He didn't even hear these scribes and pharisees, and instead, starts to write upon the ground. What He is writing is unclear but, it could possibly have been that He was quoting from Numbers 5:23, saying that the requirements for the stoning of this woman had not been met, or, as we'll see by the actions of the scribes and pharisees, it probably had something to do with the men themselves, such as:  "Rafallam, where were you last night?" or "Fassili, I know who you were with."  Jesus very well could have been letting these scribes and pharisees know that He knew their sins. 

John 8:7 So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."   ->   Jesus tells them that He knows what each has been up to and that if there be one among them that is without sin, go ahead and cast that first stone. He put the trial and burden right back upon them, knowing that they all knew as well He did, that each of them had sin in their daily life.

John 8:8 And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.   ->   After the first time He wrote on the ground, there were probably one or two that left. Now, He bends down and writes some more, and you can guess the outcome: the rest will take their leave as well.

John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.   ->   The fire started to get too hot for them, they couldn't stand and contend with Jesus here any longer. This verse reveals several things to us about these scribes and pharisees, and about ourselves as well: (1) They were quick to judge this woman even though they knew they brought her in error to try and trip-up Jesus; (2) they convicted themselves with their own conscience and misdeeds by Jesus' writings on the ground; (3) we see that the eldest left first which means he knew that he was the one that was supposed to be setting the example and had even failed in that; (4) all the things they had gotten away with in the past (before Jesus) had come back to haunt them, and they quickly fled.

John 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, "Woman where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?"   ->   After writing for the second time, Jesus stands and looks around Him and sees none of the scribes or pharisees and asks the woman where they went. Of course He already knew where they went, He knew that by Him writing in the sand and pointing out their own sins to them, they knew that YHVH's judgment would fall upon them too.

What did Jesus write? This is best left as it is; but, I like to think that He started with the eldest and wrote what sin he had in his life, then moved to the next eldest. The rest saw that they, too, would have their sins revealed for all to see.  So, they exited early before He got to them.

Notice also from verses 6 and 8, that after Jesus wrote in the sand, their consciences convicted them. Which does lend very strongly to the possibility that it was their sins that Jesus wrote in the sand.  This would then lead to the conclusion that some of these scribes and pharisees had come to believe that this had to be The Messiah, for Him to know and write their sins as He did.

John 8:11 She said, "No man LORD." And Jesus said unto her, "Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."   ->   This woman witnessed the entire discourse between Jesus and these scribes and pharisees and she is believing that Jesus is The Christ.

Besides stoning to death, adultery was and is a sin that leads to divorce and Jesus addresses this as well with His statement to her to "go, and sin no more." When we truly repent of our sins, they are completely removed from the Book of Life, and are as if we never committed them in the first place.  But, we cannot fool YHVH.  We must have a pure heart in the matter. It is Jesus' blood, His sacrifice for us, that covers us from our sins when we repent of those sins. All sins except for one (1) are covered by the blood of the Lamb of YHVH when they are repented of, even divorce.  If any person or church holds a person slave to their repented sins, that is a sin in and of itself, until it, too, is repented of.

This is a wonderful verse for us, because it reminds us that, sadly, we too can sometimes be quick to judge somebody of something, and judgment is BEST left up to YHVH, who is the Judge of us all. The judgment seat is a seat that is only for our Father to sit upon. This is what the controversy between our LORD and satan is all about. Satan, as can be read in Ezekiel 28, was one of the protectors of that mercy seat, but became prideful and wanted to sit on that mercy seat.  He still wants to today.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."   ->   Continuing with His teaching, Jesus has now changed subjects.

Only by having YHVH in your life can you begin to have spiritual light also in your life. Without YHVH, you are constantly in darkness. As we learn from Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the LORD Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.   ->   Immanuel in the Strong's in the Hebrew is word number H6005 and means: From H5973 and H410 with suffix pronoun inserted; with us (is) God; Immanuel.. In other words, Immanuel being translated means "God with us." Again in John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.   ->   And then Jesus declares in John 14:8 Philip saith unto Him, "Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us." [14:9] Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, 'Shew us the Father'? [14:10] Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father That dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. [14:11] Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works sake."   ->   So, with Jesus telling us in this verse that if we follow Him, we walk in the light, and by Jesus and the Father being one, if you have the Son you have the Father also, and you, too, walk in the light, and His/their Spirit, the Holy Spirit, will be in you, and you will never be in darkness.

When the burdens of this life begin to get you down, only by turning to the Father and the Son, and inviting the Holy Spirit into your life, can you then begin to unload all the burdens in your life. Jesus tells us that if we yoke ourselves with Him, He will take the heaviest portion of the yoke and our burden will be light. Matthew 11:28 Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden. [11:29] Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [11:30] For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."   ->   Let me give an example: Many years ago, before my wife and I walked with the LORD, every so often she would be saddened to the point of desperation with the thought of "what's this life all about?  What's the point in it all if we just die and it's as if we never were?" I would see the heaviness and sadness on her face and ask her what was wrong. When she would ask me that question, I could never provide an answer to her. Little did I know at the time that it was the LORD calling her (and me) to come onto His path. Only by coming onto His path and into the light, can we have the answer to this question, because today, we both have the answer. The day we stepped onto His path and into the light, was the day that that burden lifted up off her shoulders.  It was also the day that that question left her.

Only by having YHVH in our lives can we have our spiritual eyes opened and allow His light to shine in our lives. Without the Father, Son and Spirit, we see only with our physical eyes and are spiritually blinded, and therefore, in darkness. Remember, with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we become children of the light.  Satan and his children are children of the darkness. YHVH's calendar is on the schedule of the sun--days and years. Satan's calendar is on the schedule of moons--months. Every prophesy of YHVH in His Word is by days and years; conversely, every prophesy of satan is by months.

John 8:13 The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, "thou bearest record of Thyself; Thy record is not true."   ->   The pharisees are calling Jesus a liar and saying that He is making things up to make a name and reputation for Himself.

John 8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, "Though I bear record of Myself, yet My record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come and whither I go.   ->   Jesus is telling these pharisees and scribes that He can point to every prophesy of Himself in YHVH's word, the scriptures bear record of Him, and if these pharisees knew the Word, then they, too, could see "whence he came," and that He was of God, the Father. Why else can they not see whence He came? Because they had their spiritual eyes closed, just like many today, even Christians. Father has the eyes of many closed for their own protection, or because it is not yet time for their eyes to be opened.

John 8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.   ->   How did this chapter begin? By these scribes and pharisees bringing a woman to Him to judge whether she committed adultery or not. They were judging the things she was doing in the flesh. It was not yet time for Jesus to be judging anybody because it was still the first advent and He at this time had not yet gone to the cross.

John 8:16 And yet if I judge, My judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father That sent Me.   ->   Jesus is again telling them "if you have seen the Son, you have seen the Father also."

John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.   ->   Here Jesus is quoting from Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.   ->   At this point Jesus could tell these scribes and pharisees that the Father that sent Him is one witness and He is a second witness and together they could convict anybody.

John 8:18 I am one that bear witness of Myself, and the Father That sent Me bearest witness of Me."  ->   Again it was the Father that sent Him, but only after Father had the prophets prophesy about His coming and every detail of His life. If you study the scriptures, you'll find every aspect of Him: from the time and location of His birth, to His ministry and the miracles He performed, to His crucifixion and the words of the chief priest, even down to the soldiers casting lots for His garments.

Let's look at some of the Miracles He performed while He was here in the flesh, starting with the feeding the five thousand and the four thousand:

     (1) Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick. [14:15] And when it was evening, His disciples came to  Him, saying, "This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals." [14:16] But Jesus said unto them, "They need not depart; give ye them to eat." [14:17] And they say unto Him, "We have here but five loaves, and two fishes." [14:18] He said, "Bring them hither to Me." [14:19] And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. [14:20] And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. [14:21] And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. 
     (2) Again, the four thousand similarly fed in Matthew 15:30-38;
     (3) the blind to see in Mark 8:22 And He cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him. [8:23] And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. [8:24] And he looked up, and said, "I see men as trees, walking." [8:25] After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. [8:26] And He sent him away to his house saying, "Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town." 
     (4) Jesus also healed two blind men in Matthew 9:27-30;
     (5) The healing of the lame in Mark 2:1 And again He entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that He was in the house. [2:2] And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and He preached the word unto them. [2:3] And they come unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. [2:4] And when they could not come nigh unto Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. [2:5] When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, "Son thy sins be forgiven thee." [2:6] But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, [2:7] "Why doth this man speak blasphemies" who can forgive sins but God only?" [2:8] And immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them, "Why reason ye these things in your hearts? [2:9] Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, 'thy sins be forgiven thee' or to say 'Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?' [2:10] But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins," (He saith to the sick of the palsy,) [2:11] "I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house." [2:12] And immediately he arose, and took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God saying, "We never saw it on this fashion."
     (6) and then the raising of the 12-year-old dead girl in Luke 8:41-56;
     (7) and the raising of Lazarus from the dead in John 11:1-46.

Everyone that witnessed or heard of these miracles performed by Jesus, knew immediately and believed that He was the Son of YHVH, everyone, that is, except the chief priest, pharisees, sadducees and scribes. As we'll learn in this chapter, they believed not because of their father (satan).

John 8:19 Then said they unto Him, "Where is Thy Father?" Jesus answered, "Ye neither know Me nor My Father: if ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also."   ->   With all that was written by the prophets before Jesus came in the flesh, the chief priest and these pharisees, sadducees and scribes should have known the prophesies of Jesus' coming and IF they had known the prophesies then, as Jesus said here in this verse, they would have known the Father and not their father.

John 8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.   ->   Jesus was and is The Word, The Logos - The Divine Expression (that is, Christ), so He was never afraid to go into the temple to teach, and here in this verse He was not only in the temple, He was in the innermost portion, in the treasury. Of course, that in and of itself had to be getting under the skin of the chief priest and those in charge of the treasury. But here He was boldly speaking, and they couldn't yet lay their hands on Him.

John 8:21 Then said Jesus again unto them, "I go My way, and ye shall seek Me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come."   ->   The corruption that was in the temple because of the chief priest, pharisees, sadducees and scribes, with their selling the mite-infested doves and what not, is what Jesus was is addressing here. They were in and of the world, much like it is today in most church houses, and if they continued to do the things they were (and are) doing, then no, they cannot go Jesus' way. They must first change their ways and unload the burdens of their sins. Look how it is with a lot of ministries and TV ministries selling their "prayers by mail" and so forth, only looking for that donation, or those on the side of the road with their buckets in their hands and knocking on your car window asking for money for their cause of "helping the poor or sending their evangelists somewhere." Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. [10:7] And as ye go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' [10:8] Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. [10:9] Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, [10:10] Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.   ->   In other words, Jesus was telling them that wherever they went, they were to work to pay for their own way themselves, they were not to beg nor to even take their purses. 

John 8:22 Then said the Jews, "Will He kill Himself? because He saith, 'Whither I go, ye cannot come.'"   ->   First off, let's identify who we're talking about here in this verse. These that are claiming they are Jews can claim such because of where they are living - in Jerusalem. They are not of the tribe of Judah. Jesus also addresses this in the Book of Revelation 2:8 And unto the angel of the church of Smyrna write; 'These things saith the First and the Last, Which was dead, and is alive; [2:9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews but are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan..  And again in Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.   ->   So these that claim to be Jews cannot understand what Jesus is talking about in this verse because they are not His sheep.

John 8:23 And He said unto them, "Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
  ->   Jesus is telling the chief priest and these pharisees, sadducees and scribes that they spiritually are from (of) the earth, while He came from heaven.  They think only "in the flesh," while He (and we) must think in the spiritual.

They (and we) were born innocent of the knowledge of being with the Father in heaven prior to being born in the flesh, while He was born with the full knowledge of coming from Father in heaven. You see, we all (every soul) were created by Father "in the beginning." He had already explained all this while talking with Nicodemus in John 3:1-13. In John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."   ->   A lot of Christians get this verse so very wrong and think that being born again is "being awakened to a life in Christ." But, Jesus is explaining that to be born again is to be born from above. Check it out in a "Strong's Concordance," the word "again" in the Strong's in the Greek is word number G509 "anothen" and means:
From G507; from above; by analogy from the first; by implication anew: from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top.
. Nicodemeus didn't understand, so Jesus continues in John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, "Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. [3:6] That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. [3:7] Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. [3:8] The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."   ->   Again, a lot of Christians get verse 5 of this quotation of Jesus so very wrong because they cannot get past the flesh and into the spiritual. They think that being born of "water and of the spirit" is to be baptized and the receiving of the Holy Spirit. But what Jesus is saying, is that, and again go back to verse 3, "we must be born from above," and when in the process of a woman giving birth, one of the first things that takes place during labor is the water sac breaking. This is what He means by being born of water.

John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins."   ->   There is no word for "He" in the Greek, so this verse should actually read "...for if ye believe not that I am..." And here in using "I am" Jesus is using (1) the name YHVH gave to Moses in Exodus 3:13 when Moses asked YHVH who he should tell the Israelites sent him to lead them out of bondage in Egypt, YHVH replied in Exodus 3:14 ehyeh asher ehyeh (I AM THAT I AM) and (2) a form of expression peculiar to this gospel: I Am "The bread of life;" "The light of the world;" "The door of the sheep;" "The good shepherd;" "The resurrection and the life;" "The true and living way;" and "The true vine." He is also pulling from John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   ->   And His saying is true. He IS the only way to the Father.

John 8:25 Then said they unto Him, "Who art thou?" And Jesus saith unto them, "Even the same that said unto you from the beginning.   ->   Jesus tells them that He has already answered their question in verses 12 thru 20.

John 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but He That sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him."   ->   Our Father wants us all to know of the things of Him from the foundation of the world and Jesus (Immanuel - God with us) is declaring that He has told us all things. He further stated this in Mark 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.   ->   Remember also as Jesus says in this verse, "I have many things to say and to judge you..." Jesus knew who these were, and what they were ultimately going to do (crucify Him), so yes, He could have said many things to them, and yes also, He had much on them to judge them to hell in their sins. But, He also was there to tell them that if they repent of their sins, and change their ways, then they too could be saved.

John 8:27 They understood not that He spake to them of the Father.   ->   They just couldn't understand that if they repented to Father, He would forgive them.

John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, "When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things.   ->   Jesus is telling them that He knows that they will nail Him to the cross and then crucify Him, and that after they do that, then will they come to realize that all He said of Himself was true. He was the fulfillment of all the prophesies of the coming Messiah in the scriptures, and His end would be "as it is written."

He even continued to teach scripture while hanging and dying on the cross, He taught all of Psalms 22, but sadly, most Christians don't realize this fact. They know He quoted the first verse of that prophetic Psalm; however, they think that He was asking why God forsook Him, and think that YHVH actually did forsake Him while He hung there. They just can't get it into their heads that He was Immanuel - God with us, and He would never forsake Himself. Plus, most Christians don't know the Bible in-depth enough to realize that that was the very reason that YHVH became flesh as can be read in Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;.

John 8:29 And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him.   ->   What a perfect example for them then, and us today. Yes, Christ always did the things that pleased The Father and we, too, should always do the things that please The (our) Father. Every step, every thought, every act ought to be completed with Father in mind so that we are pleasing to Him. After all, He IS our creator (Elohim), and He came in the flesh and died for our sakes so that we might be reconciled back to Him.

John 8:30 As He spake these words, many believed on Him.   ->   Yes, as He was speaking and teaching, there were many that believed; but, He had not yet been nailed to the cross, and many more would believe after He had been.

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, "If ye continue in My word, then ye are My disciples indeed;   ->  It is the same today, if we believe on Him, we, too, become His disciples. What is a disciple? One that disciplines themselves in studying His word. And if we take His word forward and spread it, then we become His apostles, a sent forth one.

Who was it He was talking to in this verse? "those Jews." One must always remember, they were in Jerusalem and everybody that lived in Jerusalem were considered "Jews," just like since I now live in Kentucky, I'm considered a Kentuckian, even though I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. So, who was living in Jerusalem that Jesus was trying to reach? Those that would eventually nail Him to the cross, the kenites, satan's offspring through Eve. Bear with me for just a little longer, Jesus Himself will identify them when we get to verse 44. We can also read about this in Revelation 2:9 I know thy works and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.. And in Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship at thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee..

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."   ->   How many today believe that just because they believe on Jesus they are free, but, in reality they don't have it correct? The word is the truth, there are no "messages" in the word, the Word is a biblically accurate, factual account, from beginning "In the beginning," to Christ's 1,000 year reign, the millennium, even into the eternity.

Having the truth is having the "Key of David" from Revelation 3:7, that key which, opens doors which no man can shut and closes doors that no man can open.

John 8:33 They answered Him, "We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, 'Ye shall be made free?'"   ->   Now think about this for a moment. Did Abraham's offspring ever go into bondage as slaves? Yes they did, for 400 years they were in bondage in Egypt. YHVH told Abraham that his offspring would go into captivity for those 400 years and there was a reason for it, too. Read Genesis 15:1-21. I'll give a quick overview of that chapter: YHVH told Abram in verse 13 that he would have a child and that his seed would be a stranger in a strange land. The reason for moving his seed out of their land was so that (1) {verse 14} He could then judge Egypt, and that the rest of the world would know that He, YHVH, was Elohim, and (2) {verse 16} so that the iniquity of the Amorites could grow, and then later {verse 18} He would bring Abraham's seed back into the land they had previously occupied (Canaan - The Promised Land) and they would destroy {verses 19-21} the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephiams, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.

What was their iniquity? They were allowing their daughters to marry and mate with the fallen angels. "What?" you say? Read Genesis 6:1-7; 11-13. You can also read about this in I Corinthians 11:14-15, the word "covering" in verse 15 in the Strong's in the Greek is word number G4018 Peribolaion and means: Neuter of a presumed derivative of G4016; something thrown around one, that is, a mantle, veil: - covering, vesture.. In other words, as can be read in the Book of Jude, women need the veil of Christ over them because the angels are going to be coming again with satan when he and they are kicked out of heaven. Why did the fallen angels do this? To try and interrupt the seedline through which Christ would come. What would happen if they did that? They think that then satan would win the controversy which is what this whole flesh age is about to begin with. What happened when those fallen angels mated with flesh women? Ever hear of the giants, Goliath or Og? Where do you think they came from?!

If you have never been told any of this, you need to dig a little deeper into your Bible and maybe also get with a real Bible teacher and get out of the traditions of man.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is a servant of sin.   ->   Another truth spoken by Jesus. Whenever we sin, we then are held a slave to that sin until we repent. If we don't repent of that sin, we will die in that sin, this is how it enslaves us. It doesn't matter who you are or what sin you committed except for premeditated criminal homicide or rape which require capital punishment, as can be read in Deuteronomy 19:11 and Deuteronomy 22:25 respectively, and which cannot be forgiven in the flesh I John 3:15. There is only one other sin that cannot be forgiven, and that can be found in Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:11, and Luke 21:12 and explained in Luke 12:10-11.

John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.   ->   If you haven't repented of your sins, then you are still a servant to them and you will not abide forever, meaning you will not have eternal life.

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.   ->   Can you grasp what Jesus is saying here? "The Son shall make you free..." Who is the Son? Jesus. Who is Jesus? The Living Word or The Logos G3004 The Divine Expression (that is Christ); which was made flesh. So in other words if you have The Truth, which is The Word, which is The Son, which is The Christ, which are all The Same, then you have eternal life.

By studying the scriptures of the Old Testament and comparing them with what Jesus taught in the New Testament, we will see that there is no error, they are the same. If you believe there is an error, the only error is in yourself for your non-understanding or non-belief of the scriptures and Christ. Father always gives at least two accompanying witnesses for important passages in His word, and when studying the scriptures, one must look for those accompanying witnesses. Example: In the Garden of Eden, Father was there, Christ was there (as the Tree of Life,) satan was there (as the tree of knowledge of good and evil - not as a serpent (snake) but called "the serpent" because he was more cunning [in a bad sense], more sly and crafty than any man or beast (living creature) of the field, and used those traits to enchant and seduce Eve into laying with him in order to try and interrupt the seedline through which Christ (Father) would come in the flesh. All three (Father, Christ, satan) were in their spiritual bodies because none was yet flesh and only Father would become flesh as the Son - Christ. Satan impregnated Eve and the offspring (fruit) of that union was Cain. Cain's children, called the Kenites - Hebrew word number H7014 Qayin and means: The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, prospered and intermingled with the children of Israel but, listen to what Father has to say about them: Numbers 24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, "Strong is thy dwellingplace, And thou puttest thy nest in a rock (lower case {r}) [24:22] Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, Until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.". How about I Chronicles 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.. ->   Then in Jeremiah 35:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, [35:2] "Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink"   ->   (think satan would or would want his children to partake of the blood of Christ?) [35:3] Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites; [35:4] And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door: [35:5] And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, "Drink ye wine." [35:6] But they said, "We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, 'Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: [35:7] Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyards, nor have any, but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.   ->   (remember what YHVH told Cain when he banished him from the Garden of Eden? Genesis 4:11 And now thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; [12] When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.") [35:8] Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father (lower case {f}) in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters: [35:9] Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed: [35:10] But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us. [35:11] But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, 'Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians:' so we dwell at Jerusalem."   ->   Jesus also identifies and teaches about this offspring in several places in the New Testament. Go up above to verse 8:31 and re-read my comments to include Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, then turn to Matthew 13 and read about the Parable of the Sower of the Good and bad seeds, after that read in this very chapter of John 8:42-47. Allow Father through His Holy Spirit to open your spiritual eyes so that you can see what He is trying to tell you, because IT IS ONLY through Him that you can do this.

John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me because My word hath no place in you.   ->   Yes, some of Cain's descendents did intermix and intermingle with the descendents of Abraham in order to confuse the lineage and the reader and more importantly to try and confuse the seedline through which Christ would come. Christ is telling them and us here, that He knows this. Remember, who is Jesus? Immanuel - God with us. Who is the creator of all? God, Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. ->   So, if He created all souls, you better believe He knows who is who.

John 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father."   ->   How could He have seen it with His Father? Again, because they are one and the same. Christ knows who their father (lower case {f}) is, and I'm not just talking fleshly father and neither is He. Think not that there are two fathers? Read Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: [4:6] And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.".

Notice why Malachi says Father says He will send Elijah, to turn peoples hearts to either The Father or the other father, "either" "or."  In other words, you choose one or the other--no middle ground. How many Christians today say with their mouths that they love God but, to actually pick-up His word and STUDY it with the proper tools to LEARN it? No way! Oh they think they know the Word of God, but when conversing with them, you soon find out that they really don't know it. At the last church, when I still attended, they used to sing a song I enjoyed singing called "Open the Eyes of My Heart LORD," and unbeknownst to them, that was part of the problem. You see, they were asking YHVH to open their eyes, and He would have IF they would have but studied His word. Instead, they just continued to listen to their pastor telling his weekly stories (message) of God but, never really coming to the full knowledge of YHVH.

They believed in the fly-away doctrine of man called "the rapture." There are many problems with this doctrine, first and foremost is that you MUST know which christ comes first. Do you know? satan does, he comes first as the anti-christ. See II Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him. [2:2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, nor be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. [2:3] Let no man deceive you for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, [2:4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. [2:5] Remember ye not, that, when I was ye with you, I told you these things? [6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time..   ->   Satan, as the anti-christ, comes first (and no, Christ doesn't come in the air only to pluck his children out just before the anti-christ comes) and shows himself as Christ, deceiving everybody who is not sealed with the Word of God in their foreheads (minds) as declared in Revelation 9:4. Ever hear of all the Christians that are afraid of the tribulation and how they think that satan (or God for that matter) is going destroy the earth? Blood up to horses bridles as read in Revelation 14:20. They don't realize that this war is a spiritual war. satan doesn't want to kill people, physically that is, but, yes they will be spiritually dead if they are deceived by him. What did he tell Christ in Matthew 4:8 And the devil taketh Him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [9] And saith unto Him, "All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me."   ->   That is what satan wants, everybody to worship him as God, re-read II Thessalonians 2:1-6.

John 8:39 They answered and said unto Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus saith unto them, "If ye were Abraham's children ye would do the works of Abraham.   ->   Jesus is telling them a truth: that if they would be doing Abraham's work, they would be complying with all the laws that Abraham passed down to Isaac, which he passed down to Jacob, which he in turn passed down to his twelve sons, which became the twelve tribes of Israel, who Moses through YHVH brought up out of Egypt, and which laws Moses then wrote down for all the children of Israel to follow. These here which Christ is talking with are not Abraham's children, they are the descendents of their father Cain who was the offspring of satan himself.

What were they doing? They were plotting to kill Jesus which was what satan tried to do when he seduced Eve in the Garden. If he had interrupted that seed line and prevented YHVH from being born in the flesh as Christ, he would have defeated God. But you see, it was all YHVH's plan from the foundation of the world to begin with, so in reality, even though they thought they were doing their father's works, they were really complying with the will of YHVH.

John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill Me, a Man That hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.   ->   Jesus is telling them they are wanting to commit premeditated criminal homicide, murder. Abraham never plotted to kill anybody. He is telling them the truth--that they seek to kill Him--which He heard of God.

Do you see the fruit of their works in this verse? Just like Father told Adam and Eve to not partake of satan's fruit in the Garden, these here are the fruits of that union and the works of their father they are doing. This, too, is how you tell if a church is of Christ, by the fruit of their works. Do they read YHVH's Word chapter-by-chapter, or do they follow the traditions of man? Do they hold Passover, or do they have "easter celebrations?" If they don't stick to Father's Word, verse-by-verse, they don't have the truth in them.

John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father." Then said they to Him, "We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God."   ->   They cannot be God's children. Would God ever plot to murder someone? No, His law says to prosecute murderers and then award (sentence) them to capital punishment. When you understand this, then it is easy to see these for who they are.

John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, "If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.   ->   Another truth spoken by Jesus. If they were YHVH's children they would have believed Father's word that the Messiah was there in front of them in the flesh as promised in His Word. Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the LORD Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel..

See also Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy People and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.   ->   In this vision that Daniel had that YHVH put into his mind, YHVH is telling Daniel that there will be 70 weeks of years until the Messiah comes until the "time of the end" of this earth age until the beginning of the millennium or "Day of The LORD." Add it up 70 weeks, times 7 days in a week, equals 490 years. [9:25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem unto the Messiah the prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.   ->   Lets add this up, 7 plus 60 plus 2 equals 69 weeks of years, or 483 years like in the verse prior. Who received the commandment to rebuild and restore Jerusalem? Nehemiah did. He received that commandment and then put that command into action 454 years or so Before Christ (B.C.). And from the time that Nehemiah did so until the time of the arrival of Messiah's entering in, as prophesied by Zechariah 9:9, where the majority of the Jewish people accepted Christ as the Messiah with their palms (Matthew 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus comanded them. [21:7] And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon. [21:8] And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. [21:9] And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the LORD; Hosanna in the highest. [21:10] And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? [21:11] And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.) as He rode on that colt of an ass which occurred in the 29th Year of our LORD (A.D.) which brings our total to 483 years plus a few days, or 490 years. [9:26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.   ->   Who is this "prince that shall come" and the people of him? First off, notice prince begins with a lower case "p" - meaning not Messiah. This is the anti-christ, and those fallen angels that are coming with him when he is kicked out of heaven by Michael the archangel as can be read in first in Revelation 12:7-10. What is this flood? It is that flood of lies that he spews out of his (anti-christ's) mouth to deceive all those that have not the seal of God in their foreheads (minds).

So then, what were these that claimed to be Abraham's children doing? They were play acting - acting like they were Abraham's children for all the other people that were in Jerusalem at that time. Jesus again identified them in Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and His disciples, [23:2] Saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat: [23:3] All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. [23:4] For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. [23:5] But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments. [23:6] And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, [23:7] And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.   ->   It is much the same today, people go to church so they can say that they have been there, but how often do they look at their watches or tell the pastor that he must hurry because they have something planned right after the service is over. Nor will they truly pick-up Father's Word to study it to gain that knowledge of Him and by Him. YHVH even knows this and says so in Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the LORD said, "Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of Men: [29:14] Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.".

John 8:43 Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word.   ->   Ever tell somebody a truth and they didn't accept it? Or ever have somebody tell you a truth and you didn't accept it? How about what really happened in the Garden of Eden - you know, the seduction of Eve by satan into that sexual union. If you still don't believe this read on to the next verse.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.   ->   These words are right out of Jesus' mouth. Can it get any plainer than this? He is telling them that they are the offspring of Cain who was the offspring of satan and Eve. In other words, they are kenites.

Who is Jesus? The Living Word, Immanuel - God in the flesh, Elohim - creator of all things. Can or would Jesus lie? No. Would He call somebody something they are not or identify somebody for something they are not? No. If you cannot grasp this, you need to do a self-evaluation because you then are like these with which Jesus is speaking\
identifying and unable to understand His speech. I'm not saying you are a kenite, just unable to grasp a truth when Jesus gives you one.

The wonderful thing about YHVH is that anybody who will accept Jesus and believe on Him, YHVH will accept and give to them eternal life, in other words even the kenite (sons of satan) can be saved.

Who is the devil? satan, and he goes by many other names as well: from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and serpent, as so called in the Garden of Eden, to Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.   ->   Do you see now why they were trying to murder Him? They knew He knew who they were and that He would identify them to the public (you and I) and they didn't want that. 

Again, this was YHVH'S plan. Why you ask? Because then YHVH would have no second thoughts about killing the soul of one of His children, satan. When satan had his children murder YHVH in the flesh on that cross, he sealed his fate to go into the Lake of Fire at the end of the LORD'S Day, the 1,000 year reign of Christ, the millennium. All those that will still be deceived in the millennium and continue to follow after him will join him in that lake of fire as can be read in Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, [20:8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. [20:9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. [20:10] And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and false prophet (anti-christ or "instead of Jesus" in the Greek) are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. [20:11] And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. [20:12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [20:13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [20:14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [20:15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire..

John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.

John 8:46 Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?   ->   They cannot believe the truth because their father never told a truth.

John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."   ->   Their souls are of God because He created all souls but, they are of their father, (lower case {f}) satan.

John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, "Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?"   ->   Again the word "Jews" as used here is because of geographical location only, don't allow the word to throw you off, Jesus just told them that they are not of Judah. Their reply to Him that He is a Samaritan is borne out of their anger because of His identifying of them, they're name calling. Much like it is today, look at how angry the progressives of the democrat party get and the first thing they resort to when confronted or when shown to be wrong on an issue, is name calling.

John 8:49 Jesus answered, "I have not a devil,; but I honour My Father, and ye do dishonour Me.   ->   Yes, they were very disrespectful to call Immanuel the devil.

John 8:50 And I seek not Mine own glory: there is One That seeketh and judgeth.   ->   Elohim, creator of all, He knows who is who and it will be Him that judgeth all at the end of The LORD's Day, that 1,000 year reign of Christ, which can be read about in Revelation 20.

John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep My saying, he shall never see death."   ->   Yes, our flesh bodies will die but, our soul which was created in the beginning, is now and will be (if we are in Christ) for that 1,000 year period and if we then reject satan after that, we go into the eternity with Father and live with Him forever. Hence, we shall never see death.

John 8:52 Then said the Jews unto Him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and Thou sayest, 'If a man keep My saying, he shall never taste of death.'   ->   They cannot grasp what Jesus was saying because they were not of The Father, He already told them this in verses 43-47 above. Jesus here is also reminding them of what He said when they were yet again confronting Him in Matthew 22:23 The same day came to Him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked Him, [22:24] Saying, "Master, Moses said, 'If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.' [22:25] Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and , having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: [22:26] Likewise the second also, and the third unto the seventh. [22:27] And last of all the woman died also. [22:28] Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her."
[22:29] Jesus answered and said unto them, "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. [22:30] For in the resurrection they neither marry, or are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. [22:31] but as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, [22:32] 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
   ->   Remember it was the sadducees that didn't believe in the resurrection while the pharisees did believe in it, so He turned them against each other. Notice also that they do something their father has done many times including in Genesis 3, while in the Garden of Eden talking with Eve; and while he was tempting Christ in Matthew 4 and Luke 4, they twisted the Words of Christ. Christ said in verse 51 that whoever keeps His sayings, will not "see" death, they reply in verse 52 with "never taste of death." This fingers them for exactly who they are.

John 8:53 Art Thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest Thou Thyself?"   ->   We know that Abraham and the prophets are dead and buried, so how can you say that they are not but, are yet alive.

John 8:54 Jesus answered, "If I honour Myself, My honour is nothing: it is My Father That honoureth Me; of Whom ye say, that He is your God:   ->   If God were your Father, who honours Me as His only begotten Son, then you too would honour Me as He does.

John 8:55 Yet ye have not known Him; but I know Him: and if I should say, I know Him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know Him, and keep His saying.   ->   In verse 51 Jesus said that whoever keeps His saying shall live, here He says truthfully that He keeps Father's sayings and if He says He doesn't know Father, then He too like them would be a liar. They sure don't like being called a liar to their face in public, do they?

John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it, and was glad."   ->   Oh, this will surely trip their trigger, so to speak. No way, they'll understand what He just said. Do you? Biblically speaking how many times did Jesus walk this earth before being born in the flesh by Mary? There are three Biblically recorded times that Jesus walked this earth prior to being born:
  (1) He was (and still is today) The Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden of Genesis 2 and 3;
  (2) In Genesis 14 (and this is what Jesus is referring to here in verse 8:56) - Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. [14:15] And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. [14:16] And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. [14:17] And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. [14:18] (And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and He was the priest of the MOST HIGH GOD. [14:19] And He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of the MOST HIGH GOD, possessor of heaven and earth: [14:20] And blessed be the MOST HIGH GOD, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand." And he gave Him tithes of all.)   ->   Notice first off what Melchizedek gave to Abram - Bread and Wine - the Body and Blood of Christ and then Melchizekek received tithes from Abram. Mekchizedek IS Jesus as can be read in Psalms 110; Hebrews 5, 6 and 7;
  (3) Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. [3:20] And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. [3:21] Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. [3:22] Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. [3:23] And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. [3:24] Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, "Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?" They answered and said unto the king, "True, O king." [3:25] He answered and said, "Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and the have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the son of God."   ->   His form was like that of the "Son of God" because He was (IS) the Son of God - Jesus.

John 8:57 Then said the Jews unto Him, "Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?"   ->   They're having a hard time getting their head around this one, aren't they.

John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."   ->   "I AM," here He was using the name YHVH gave to Moses when Moses asked Him who he should tell the Israelites sent him to bring them up out of Egypt. Exodus 3:13 And Moses said unto God, "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, 'The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you;' and they shall say to me, 'What is His name?' what shall I say unto them?" [3:14] And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:" and He said, "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 'I AM hath sent me unto you.'"   ->   His name here, I AM" in the Hebrew is "ehyeh asher ehyeh"

John 8:59 Then they took up stones to cast at Him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.   ->   All Christ's truths directed at them, Him identifying them as the offspring of satan, His telling them that He and Father are one and the same, that He has been since the beginning, all those truths that they couldn't get their head around, plus the public humiliation got them so angry that they picked up stones to throw at Him. Here they didn't get Him, but, per Father's plan, they will crucify Him and seal their father's fate. Even through all this, IF, any of them would have accepted and believed on Him, His blood would have covered their sins as well and they too would have been forgiven. There are no sins while man is in the flesh that cannot be forgiven, none that is except one, and that is the sin that can only be committed by the elect of God when anti-christ is here on earth pretending to be christ, and God's elect are delivered up before him, to allow the Holy Spirit of God to speak through them. This can be read in Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sak, for a testimony against them. [13:10] And the gospel must first be published among all nations. [13:11] But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.   ->   and Luke 21, and explained in Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess Me before man, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: [12:9] But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. [12:10] And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. [12:11] And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: [12:12] For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say."   ->   Are you prepared to make this stand for Christ?

Mar 2011

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