Word of Life, words, wisdom… all part of where I am focussing on these days. Going back to roots, finding out why things does not work is so essential to lay a clear and strong foundation for building your life, family and church!
1 John 1
Prologue: Our Declaration
1 What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we have observed
and have touched with our hands,
concerning the Word of life—
2 that life was revealed,
and we have seen it
and we testify and declare to you
the eternal life that was with the Father
and was revealed to us—
3 what we have seen and heard
we also declare to you,
so that you may have fellowship along with us;
and indeed our fellowship is with the Father
and with His Son Jesus Christ.
4 We are writing these things
so that our joy may be complete.
Yesterday, my friend pointed out the astonishing fact that the bible calls us liars as we shared our experiences in the Word, our concern for the body of Christ and in the same time our own responsibility in carrying His name! Liars when we say what we are not!
6 If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.
John is making it rather clear: No Light, No Glory! When you read the preceding words from verse 1, you can imagine his statement having touched the Word himself, having heard, seen with his own eyes, observed… testified and declared to them, revealed! All so close to this one to one experience, knowing where you talk about and from there speaking with authority! I love the words: …so that you can have fellowship along with us… THAT IS CHURCH! Everything else is a lie, an abomination to the Truth, to the Word, to the Light!
Living from the soul, as I notice it over and over, let you go astray and become an enemy of the Word. Being a child of the most high God, have to be lived from our spirit, testifying with the Spirit that Jesus is Lord! I recommend you to read the book (download) that helped me understand the whole issue of body, soul and spirit from Watchman Nee! An edifying word for those who want to know why we repeat all the fleshy issues day after day, generation after generation. If you want to make a difference, READ the Word!
Church is a dangerous thing since we pray, we preach and we “worship”! It’s all there but… the being there is not the thing, the being it is the essence of THE LIFE!
4 We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.