I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.
- Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
- Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.
- If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me, to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up
- Now My soul is troubled and distressed, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour of trial and agony? But it was for this very purpose that I have come to this hour that I might undergo it.
- Rather, I will say, Father, glorify honor and extol Your own name! Then there came a voice out of heaven saying, I have already glorified it, and I will glorify it again.
- The crowd of bystanders heard the sound and said that it had thundered; others said, An angel has spoken to Him!
- Yahushua answered, This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sake. Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled).
- And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw and attract all men [Gentiles as well as Jews] to Myself.
- He said this to signify in what manner He would die. At this the people answered Him, We have learned from the Law that the Messiah is to remain forever; how then can You say, The Son of Man must be lifted up [on the cross]? Who is this Son of Man? [Psa_110:4]
- So Yahushua said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting].
The Unbelief of the People
- While you have the Light, believe in the Light [have faith in it, hold to it, rely on it], that you may become sons of the Light and be filled with Light.
- Yahushua said these things, and then He went away and hid Himself from them [was lost to their view].
- Even though He had done so many miracles before them (right before their eyes), yet they still did not trust in Him and failed to believe in Him– So that what Isaiah the prophet said was fulfilled:
- Master, who has believed our report and our message? And to whom has the arm (the power) of the Master been shown (unveiled and revealed)? [Isa_53:1] Therefore they could not believe [they were unable to believe]. For Isaiah has also said,
- He has blinded their eyes and hardened and benumbed their [callous, degenerated] hearts [He has made their minds dull], to keep them from seeing with their eyes and understanding with their hearts and minds and repenting and turning to Me to heal them.
- Isaiah said this because he saw His glory and spoke of Him. [Isa_6:9-10] And yet [in spite of all this] many even of the leading men (the authorities and the nobles) believed and trusted in Him.
- But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, for fear that [if they should acknowledge Him] they would be expelled from the synagogue; For they loved the approval and the praise and the glory that come from men [instead of and] more than the glory that comes from God. [They valued their credit with men more than their credit with God.]
Yahushua Came to Save the World
- But Yahushua loudly declared, The one who believes in Me does not [only] believe in and trust in and rely on Me, but [in believing in Me he believes] in Him Who sent Me.
- And whoever sees Me sees Him Who sent Me. I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness.
- If anyone hears My teachings and fails to observe them [does not keep them, but disregards them], it is not I who judges him. For I have not come to judge and to condemn and to pass sentence and to inflict penalty on the world, but to save the world.
- Anyone who rejects Me and persistently sets Me at naught, refusing to accept My teachings, has his judge [however]; for the [very] message that I have spoken will itself judge and convict him at the last day.
- This is because I have never spoken on My own authority or of My own accord or as self-appointed, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me orders [concerning] what to say and what to tell. [Deu_18:18-19]
- And I know that His commandment is (means) eternal life. So whatever I speak, I am saying [exactly] what My Father has told Me to say and in accordance with His instructions.
Let It Be. Be Still …
Multitude of great ideas to get Your words to penetrate Your people’s minds came to my own mind, but! I heard quite clear again, Let it be. Be still. Break time.
A Break To Fix My Eats And Drinks While I Mused—Reflected On The Matter. Next? …
It came to me to check the inbox one more time. Sure enough, the subject line to click? ‘Apologies from Tony and Dean (please read)’. Apologies for what? I clicked.
Wow! What Did You Showed Me When I Clicked To Check Out The Apology Subject Line? …
- THIS is not funny—ridiculous—or negative.
- What is it?
- Fun—serious—positive big time—bigger than any other take on the subject.
The aim for their apology is to convince one to buy their course at the song of over $1900.00 macarooes. Wow! Talking about persuasion? Like a huge magnet attracting many takers.
Me? My Eyes Set On You My Master, I Was Able To Detect Your Doings Comparing …
Comparing it to the chart of their doings. Quite an interesting comparison showing me what You are working on to get me all the things I lack for the moment. Wow!
You Built A COMMUNITY of LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS …
Since 2006? Little did I know it but? Since then You have been building me this community of like-minded individuals. Now?
You Have Made Out Of Me An EXPERT. A REPORTER. A BROKER …
No kidding! As I watched that presentation? Wow! I am an expert—I experience Your Presence, Your Word, and? The power of Your love, wisdom, and faithfulness to Your Word.
- You are the MASTER MIND beyond my expertise!
- I am a REPORTER of the work You always do inside of me.
- I am a BROKER of Your infinite knowledge.
- You are the One to IMPACT the Globe with the work You always do inside of me. And?
The Work You Always Do Inside Of Me? Produce PROFITS …
Indeed! The work You always do inside of me? Produce PROFITS in more souls than what I could ever imagined possible. Now?
I Can Now Clearly See Your Reasons For Everything I Have Done Lately …
It has not been clear to me the reason why You would have me to join several groups and work-shops that I have not been able to keep up with, but! I can now see Your reason clearly.
You Have Been Setting Up Your Plan And?…
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm.