does this scripture say that none was greater than John the Baptist? I
thought Jesus would have been greater?
the Baptist was "born of a woman".
is the testimony of Jesus the spirit of prophecy? What does all that mean?
Jesus was too,
but really He was the only begotten of God to the time of His physical
1:14 "And the Word was made
flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the
only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth." John
1:18, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which
is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." John
4:9 "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that
we might live through him."
Testimony means to express a strong
belief; to make a statement based on personal knowledge in support of an
fact; to bear witness (example – the exhilaration of weightlessness, to
which many astronauts have testified); to witness, which means to give
a first hand account of something -1John
did Jesus testify of?
wrote this he was on the isle of Patmos, an island to which he was banished
by the Roman Emperor Domitian in A.D. 95. It was here that he received
from God the revelation recorded in the book he wrote, the Book of Revelation
-Revelation 1:9; 2Peter
1:20,21 "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of
any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the
will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
12:17 What are the commandments being talked of here?
come from God through true
So, the strong
belief in Jesus is what allows the Holy Spirit to guide you into inner
sensing, or 'seeing', 'feeling' what is to come for you and others.
in Jesus produces this guidance
which is an aspect of the righteousness
of God in you -Romans 8:4.
8:4 and follow through.
1:7 What does he mean "charity" here?
Greek word for "charity" is "agape", and
the original for the word "kindness" in this same verse is "philadelphia"
being the word used to describe a love not as deep as the relationship
type of love that the word agape denotes.
Philadelphia has to do with love of aunt, uncle, some friends and family
members, pets, etc. Philadelphia basically means brotherly love.
1:9 Why have we been purged from sin?
6:34 What does it mean "sufficient unto the day is the
Every day brings its own concerns,
things that must presently be dealt with. Being apprehensive
over what may come is foolish and robs you of any joy you could now experience.
This often ensnaring,
worrisome, disquieting, distracting, distrustful attitude robs the poor
as much as the love of wealth does the rich. For sure, take care of what
your daily concerns may be. Just don't abandon your heart to be slaughtered
by the 'worry demon'.
in God's heart, His mind, His arms, and our life is first and foremost
in His hands. Do not be anxious for the future, how you shall live next
year, or when you are old, or what you shall leave behind you.
What can God
not do for us? ...please