1 John 2
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
There comes a time when you are just tired of the way you are living. You see the wrongs and don't want them anymore. Seek God and His Word.
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
"Propitiation", = "atoning sacrifice for our sins" He did it for everyone that wants it. If you chose the world over Him, you chose death over life. Don't forget, 1 John 1:9, If we confess our sins!
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Christian = Christ like, you're not going to know how if you aren't in His Word. God has certain things we are to follow for our own good.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Do you know how He walked? If you're not in His Word DAILY, you have no idea. In order to follow, you must be able to see.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
We shouldn't hate those that refuse The Truth, but plant The Truth in them so our Father will put it in their heart to want to change. That's what happens when The Truth is spoken. It will stick with those looking for change in their lives. Those that love the darkness will continue in it until they trip up enough. Holding back from being salt in a sugarcoated world will do nothing but keep them stuck in the gunk. Light always over powers darkness.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
Stay in The Word and The Word will stay in you. Help those you see get off the wrong path. Show them where That Light is so they will stop tripping.
11 But he that hateth his brother, is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
John lets the children know and understand this, and as adults, we know it also. We have been forgiven in Christ Jesus, NO OTHER! Upon repentance in His name it is done. Our Father doesn't want to hear anymore about it. Your PAST is just that. Remember the mistakes, just know they have no hold on you. As we will sin daily, we should repent daily.
13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Can you see how to overcome that wicked one? It's the letter God has sent us. We know how to make it through Christ. We overcome!
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
What's in you? Do you hunger for the things the flesh wants, or do you hunger for the things of God. Do you know the difference? Go to The Word!
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
God wants us to know that if we want the world over Him, the world passes away and so will you. Only with Christ can abide forever. He is fair to everyone, because He is letting us know RIGHT NOW, Choose!
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
This generation of "The Fig Tree" will see satan standing where he ought not. That's right, your not going anywhere. There are many fakes out there also. They claim to be "Christians" but they are not. Their words sound warm and fuzzy to those with itchy ears, but out Father warned us of these and of satan coming. He told us to be ready and to know he's the fake one. You can read of him in 2 Thess. 2 and of the rest in Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Any Christian should want to stand against satan for Christ. Hebrews 2:14-15 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Those of the worldly. They just don't care, nor want to. They may have a smile and might just do something "good" but without God it's void. You're either with God or against Him.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
As Christians, you're able to judge in righteousness. You should know and understand what is of God and what is of the devil.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
You can see The Truth when it is written. You know beyond any doubt, where you can hear doubt in others.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Jesus = YHVH savor, Christ = The Anointed ONE. If someone doesn't believe in Christ Jesus they are other than a believer, an "antichrist". There is one about to show up that is [the] antichrist, instead of Christ. Many, and I mean many, will follow this one, believing he is Christ. A lot of them call themselves "Christians" today, but don't know satan comes before Christ does. They CHOOSE to believe the lies of humans. They CHOOSE to believe they have an easy escape plan coming. That's right! I'm talking about rapture believers. STUDY, don't just read, STUDY 2 Thess. 2
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
I'm A CHRISTIAN!!!!! Who knows you are?
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
Don't let the world take you back in after you have already come out of it. That's satan trying to fool you into believing it's ok to do it.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
What's the "promise"? ......... Eternal life! Christ gave it, we = Believers in Him, receive it. To believe is to follow.
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
The evil people have heard of The Way, they know what
they do is not right, but they just love the world more. You know them by their
fruits. Matthew 7:13-21 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. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather
grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 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.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Get in The Word and open your eyes.
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
There will be some that have a smile and tears of joy and many gnashing their teeth and in fear.
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
To be a Christian is to be Christ like. You'll never know how if you never open His Words.