1 John 5

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1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness , because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask , we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask , and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come , and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

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  1. Do you know that Christ has overcome? In today’s passage we read about Christ as our redeemer and the one who has concurred. We as Christians can look to Christ as David did in Psalms as our deliverer, our shield, our strength, and our strong tower. He says in Psalms who is stronger than God? You see there are three that are on our side; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit! They are there for the believer in all times of trials, all times of trouble. He has overcome the world, death and the grave only to have the Holy Spirit indwell the believer and help us to concur the sins, the trials, the troubles in our lives. Who is greater than God? Who can overcome God? He is the one who created all! He is the one who redeemed man? It was only one it was Christ Jesus when he died on the cross for our sin, It was Christ Jesus when he rose from grave to show he had power over sin, death and the grave. This is the same Christ that we turn to in our time of need. When we come to the point of realizing that we are all sinners saved by grace, not of any work of our own but but the power over sin that Christ gives us. Thanks be to God for all that he does for us! One last point here. This chapter tells us that if we are Christians we will keep God’s commandments. They will be be grievous to us (they wont be something that causes us trouble). When we accept Christ as our savior we become concurers through Christ. This does not mean you will never sin again. This does however mean that you should have a desire to do Gods will in your life. If you have not seen a change in your life since the day you accepted Christ as your personal savior, take time today to determine if your salvation is of God or not! Only you and God know your heart. I cant tell you if your saved, I can only tell you how to get saved. It is between you and God as to if your salvation is real. The Bible teaches that you should see fruit of your salvation. This chapter says that by saying you will keep his commandments. Other places say you will live for Christ. Others say you will not be ashamed of Christ. My parting question to you is one I ask often to others, if someone was watching you, would they even know you are a Christian? If you are a Christian there should be some fruit.

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