THE BOOK OF JOHN & TRUE SALVATION – PART ONE


THE BOOK OF JOHN & TRUE SALVATION – PART ONE

If folks really want to know about TRUE salvation, as opposed to the fake salvation perpetrated upon the world by the fake preachers, teachers, evangelists out there, one need only look to the BOOK OF JOHN. Within this book are the KEYS TO LIFE, DEATH AND HELL. John, of course, was the beloved apostle of Jesus Christ. It is a book that reveals a most hidden mystery, the mystery of all mysteries, and it shows us not only the nature of our Universe, but also WHY planet Earth is UNDER A TOTAL LOCKDOWN.

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I have often thought that the lockdown of Covid-19 was a message from the Lord to show humanity that when Jesus said we were in LOCKDOWN, we were. That now with this CV-19 lockdown, it would show everyone, by example, the plight of humanity – a sort of symbolic parable, if you will. Few of course would recognize it as such.

In Chapter 17, and 17 means VICTORY, we find a little used verse of Scripture that reveals the truth of what is going on in Christianity today, and how Satan has so deceived the Church with “angels of light” that Paul warned about. It sorts of goes along with the concept of being blown about by every wind of doctrine.

17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

 

Now one must remember that this is JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF praying to the Father concerning His ministry on Earth to rescue humanity from a horrific fate that awaits them.

  1. Jesus Christ was given POWER OVER ALL OF HUMANITY. You will find that reference in Psalm Two and in many other places. That makes Jesus King of Kings. Humanity was not consulted concerning this, this is way above the paygrade of anyone of Earth. Either this statement of Jesus Christ is totally true, or it is totally false. Everyone has to decide.
  2. It is Jesus Christ THE PERSON that gives ETERNAL LIFE. A person receives eternal life at REBIRTH or REGENERATION.
  3. Jesus then goes on to EXPLAIN what He means by “eternal life.” ‘THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL”, that is Jesus is going to tell us EXACTLY what the definition of LIFE ETERNAL is, and we ought to pay very close attention to it.

The explanation of LIFE ETERNAL is this:

that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

So there you have it in a nutshell. THAT THEY, WHOM GOD THE FATHER SELECTED OUT OF HUMANITY MIGHT KNOW GOD THE FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST!! So now let’s take a look at the key word KNOW:

G1097

γινώσκω

ginōskō

ghin-oce’-ko

A prolonged form of a primary verb; to “know” (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed): – allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) known (-ledge), perceive, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

Total KJV occurrences: 223

To boil this down, it means TO KNOW IN AN EXPERIENTIAL WAY, that is TO HAVE MET TOGETHER.

Kenneth S. Wuest, an expert in the Greek language, wrote a book called  “The New Testament – An Expanded Translation”, which shows us the real meanings  behind the words used, and gives us an expanded understanding of why the Holy Spirit used the language the way it was to be used, and this is also verified by many, many other verses of Scripture. This is how Weust translates it:

“And this is the ETERNAL LIFE,  namely, that they might be having an EXPERIENTIAL KNOWLEDGE OF YOU, THE ONLY GENUINE GOD, AND OF HIM WHOM YOU SENT ON A MISSION, JESUS CHRIST.”

I have said, for the last 28 years or more, that this EXPERIENTIAL ENCOUNTER with Jesus Christ is what constitutes being BORN FROM ABOVE. Without it, one is LOST, and the proof is found in Matthew Chapter 7:

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock

Everyone wants to point to the Catholics, the Baptists, the Lutherans or whatever other denomination they can dream up. Others say these folks were insincere Christians and so the list goes on. As I have told you before, Jesus Christ TELLS YOU who He is rejecting – UNSAVED CHRISTIANS. How so?

He says to them one horrific statement: “I NEVER KNEW YOU”. The key word here is KNOW.

G1097

γινώσκω

ginōskō

ghin-oce’-ko

A prolonged form of a primary verb; to “know” (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed): – allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) known (-ledge), perceive, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

Total KJV occurrences: 223

It is the same word that the Holy Spirit used in John 17.  Here is how Weust translates that passage:

“And I will declare, in a public announcement to them, I NEVER CAME TO KNOW YOU EXPERIENTALLY…”

All of this is now totally denied and railed against by modern Christians. It is an anathema to them, and as Satan always does, REVERSES everything, and thus the REAL TRUTH becomes A LIE, and the LIE becomes the TRUTH. Peter told us this was going to happen, and that the WAY OF THE TRUTH would be evil spoken of. Jesus gave us only ONJE WAY, and only ONE ENTRANCE into that way.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

One final question to you all: Why DOES Jesus warn of FALSE PROHETS immediately after telling you to enter in at the Strait Gate and WALK the narrow way unto life? What life? ETERNAL LIFE, just as John said in John 17!!

Jesus said that not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” wIll be saved, but rather those that do THE WILL OF THE FATHER IN HEAVEN”

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

 

What in the world is that? We find that in John:

John 6:38-40)

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

The key word here is SEETH THE SON. It is tied directly to the word KNOW. It means to have THE SON REVEALED TO THE BELIEVER:

G2334

θεωρέω

theōreō

theh-o-reh’-o

From a derivative of G2300 (perhaps by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, that is, discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]): – behold, consider, look on, perceive, see. Compare G3700.

Total KJV occurrences: 57

Let’s quit playing games here and get to where the RUBBER HITS THE ROAD. It means EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS  that you are to come to an EXPERIENTIAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIDDEN MYSTERY BY DIRECT REVELATION!! To refuse this is to refuse the GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST, WHO BROUGHT WITH HIM THE STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY.

This what Paul said concerning this revelation of the Mystery, to those who are chasing after Paul, now known as Pauline followers, another wind of false doctrine:

Colossians 2:1-3

2 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

So here it is. A HIDDEN MYSTERY that the Christians are to COME TO AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE MYSTERY.

G1922

ἐπίγνωσις

epignōsis

ip-ig’-no-sis

From G1921; recognition, that is, (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement: – (ac-) knowledge (-ing, -ment).

Total KJV occurrences: 20

To acknowledge the MYSTERY, or that which is HIDDEN BY GOD, must also be REVEALED BY GOD.

Satan has thrown everything he can at those who bring forward what Scripture SAYS, instead of Satan who attempts to TWIST and PERVERT the clear and plain words of the Bible. “Yea, hath God said?” It worked on Eve and it is working on MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS TODAY.

They say today “God did not say that”, or “God did not mean that”, or whatever other form of DENIAL anyone wants to dream up. My reply: HAVE IT YOUR WAY, BUT WHEN YOU PERISH, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THOSE WORDS OF THE LORD WERE TOTALLY TRUE, TOTALLY ACCURATE AND MEANT EXACTLY WHAT THEY SAID THEY MEANT. Revelation 3:17 – there’s that number 17 again.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

So once again we have that terrible deplorable word KNOWEST again. It seems we have come full circle, and yet the BLIND PREACHERS, TEACHERS, EVANGELISTS and PROPHETIC TEACHERS continue to teach a FALSE GOSPEL OF SALVATION. A SALVATION with no STRAIT GATE, NO NARROW WAY, NO CROSS, NO REPENTANCE, NO REVELATION AND NO RESURRECTION TO A NEW LIFE, IN FACT, NO ANYTHING.

G1492

εἴδω

eidō

i’-do

A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know: – be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) known (-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wist, wot. Compare G3700.

Total KJV occurrences: 664

Same word actually, means the same thing – these poor folks have no knowledge that they are UNSAVED, that they are in a delusion, a deception of the worst type. Having REJECTED the warning of Jesus as to THE CHRISTIAN WOLVES, they are totally deceived, following the pied pipers of Christendom! To those damned Christians, who cling to their beliefs, there is no remedy. Never was, never will be unless they repent. It is so sad to see, so sad to watch. It never had to be. BOW THE KNEE, ENTER IN, WALK THE WALK, perhaps the Lord of Heaven will hear thee even at this late hour…

 

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6 thoughts on “THE BOOK OF JOHN & TRUE SALVATION – PART ONE

  1. A perfect example of Isa 28:10 (“…line upon line…”), something else totally tossed out by modern Christianity.

    My unregenerated heart did not want this to come through. I’ve read it three times now.

    Thank you for the post. Refreshing to read the true gospel for a change on the Internet (or anywhere else for that matter).

    Thanking God again for this “little” ministry. God bless you all!

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  2. Another fantastic job bringing the definitions of scripture to light. I have the Strong’s and it is (my view) and “absolute” must have for deeper search and more clarification the meanings of the words spoken from that timeframe to our timeframe of language. PERFECT!!

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  3. So well put Stew. It’s like a refresher course from the old days and so much appreciated. I remember you calling the Bible “The Book of Zero Options” and truer words were never spoken. But perhaps there is one other option called willful ignorance & eternal ruin.

    There’s nothing more beautiful than having the Holy Spirit guide you and lead you unto all truth when you are willing to seek it out as a little child. I have been so blessed.

    Thank you for continuing to feed the little flock and pray there’s still time for a few more willing souls to enter in. Sitting in the lowest room can be difficult, but there’s no other place I’d rather be as I wait for Him who bade me to come and say “Friend, come up higher”.

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  4. Again, that this reaches those called and that they hear, need and act in faith to obey and seek and follow believing into JESUS CHRIST.
    Richard

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