Jesus…….Christ……..Son of God……Prince of Peace…….Messiah……..God with Us …….. Yeshua……..Savior……Lamb of God……..Friend!! This man, this God, this being that loved, lived and died to be raised again so that I may love, live and NOT die. I want to KNOW, UNDERSTAND and LIVE what HE said, what HE lived!! So I am digging in the Gospels starting with John, I am taking notice and keeping track of what He said because that tells me how He lived, who He is and it reveals His Father!!
Do you really know what all your Savior said, and how he truly lived? Journey with me, let us really “HEAR” Him so we can really “SEE” Him!!
So what did I hear and see? (What Jesus said is from the New American Standard and my words are in blue)
My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune. 7 (I)The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that (J)its deeds are evil. 8 Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because (K)My time has not yet fully come.”
“(T)My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 (U)If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. 18 He who speaks from himself (V)seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. 19 “(W)Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you (X)seek to kill Me?”
“I did (Z)one [b]deed, and you all marvel. 22 For this reason (AA)Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from (AB)the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man. 23 (AC)If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? 24 Do not (AD)judge according to appearance, but [c]judge with righteous judgment.”
Then Jesus cried out in the temple, (AG)teaching and saying, “(AH)You both know Me and know where I am from; and (AI)I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29 (AJ)I know Him, because (AK)I am from Him, and (AL)He sent Me.”
Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “[g](BC)If anyone is thirsty, [h]let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, (BD)as the Scripture said, ‘From [i]his innermost being will flow rivers of (BE)living water.’”
You know what is so awe-inspiring to me? The fact that Jesus was completely human therefore completely flesh; yet everyday he woke up, and continued to choose to do His Father’s will. He met resistance and doubt daily; yet He did not give up, He continued to share truth. He knew what was coming, what he would endure, who would accept Him, and who would not, yet He came anyway.
I am so thirsty Lord, please fill me up!!!