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Dr. Walter D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.

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When Christ Enters In

A Conviction That Witnesses

1 John 5.6-9

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[So far in 1 John we have discovered that there is:] 

  • [A Communion To Cherish – Our common ground in Christ.]
  • [A Covenant To Proclaim – The glory of the gospel]
  • [A Cleansing To Receive – The forgiveness of sins]
  • [A Commandment To Keep – Obey God’s Word and will]
  • [A Caution To Heed – Love not the world and its things]
  • [A Character To Develop – Be conformed to His image]
  • [A Confidence To Hold – Defeating Doubt]
  • [A Confusion To Face – Spiritual Warfare]
  • [A Compassion To Show – The Fact of God’s Love, The Characteristics of God’s love, The Presence in God’s Love.  Love is a Person.]
  • [A Conviction That Overcomes – You can know that you are saved.]

[Last week we looked at the absolute assurance that we can have that we are born again Christians.  This week our text reveals that there is supernatural support for the fact that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.] 

A.   The Person of our Lord (vs 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. – In looking at the person of our Lord Jesus Christ we are looking at His essential nature.]

1.     [Our Lord Is A Human Being (vs 6) - This is he that came by water . . . – The water here speaks of the natural birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus is a human being.  Jesus is a human being because He was born of his mother Mary.  She gave birth to the Lord Jesus Christ which makes our Lord Jesus Christ 100% human.]

[Is it important the Jesus Christ is human?  It is extremely important.  Jesus could not have been our redeemer if He was not a human being just like us.  Jesus is the only one who had the right and ability to redeem us.]

[So, we must understand that our Lord Jesus Christ was 100% human because His mother, Mary, was a human being.  In this sense our Lord was like us.]

2.     [Our Lord Is A Divine Being (vs 6; Rom 5.12,18; 1 John 3.5) - This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. – The blood here speaks of the blood line of our Lord Jesus Christ.  In His humanity our Lord was like us, a human being.  But in His blood line our Lord Jesus Christ was not like us, he was very different from us.]

[Pulsating in your veins is blood.  You got your blood from your father. You did not get your blood from your mother.  The placenta in your mother’s womb was there to separate your blood from your mother’s blood.  The placenta would allow nutrients and oxygen to pass from your mother to you, but is would never allow your mother’s blood to mix with your blood.  If a mother’s blood mixed with a baby’s blood it could kill the mother and the baby.]

[Hence, we all received our blood from our father’s.  Your father received his blood from his father, and he received his blood from his father and on and on all the way back to Adam.  We all have Adam’s blood pulsating through our veins.  ]

[Now what you need to know about Adam’s blood is that Adam’s blood is corrupt sinful blood.  Since you have Adam’s blood pulsating through your veins, that sinful blood makes you a sinner from your very conception.  You inherited your sinful condition from your father so that you were born a sinner.]

[Hence, the Word of God says,]

[Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man [That’s Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon [That’s Inheritance] all men, for that all have sinned:]

 [Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one
[That’s Jesus] the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.]

[Why is Jesus the only Human Being that can save us?  Because His blood was different from ours.]

[The Blood of Jesus Christ is different from ours because Jesus had a different Father.  Joseph was not Jesus’ father, he was Jesus’ step dad.  Jesus father was Almighty God.  Jesus was born of the virgin Mary.  Jesus’ seed was placed in Mary by the Holy Spirit of God and that means that our Lord Jesus Christ did not have a natural father, He had a Supernatural Father who is Almighty God.] 

[This means that the Blood of Jesus Christ was God’s blood, NOT Adam’s blood.  Because the Blood of Jesus Christ was not Adam’s blood that Bible states that He was without sin (Heb 4.15; 9.28) ]

[1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. ]

[Our Lord Jesus Christ did not inherit Adam’s sinful blood, and therefore He was born righteous and sinless.]

[So, our Lord Jesus Christ was,]

        [100% Human through His mother Mary.]

        [100% God through His Father, who is God.]

[Therefore the Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY one who can redeem us from our sins.]

3.     [Our Lord is a Confirmed Being (vs 6; John 1.1-4,9; Rom 1.19)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. – The Holy Spirit in this world moves in the soul, spirit, and heart of every individual to confirm that these facts concerning the Lord Jesus Christ are absolutely true.]

[What this text in the Word of God is undeniably saying is that every human being, every single person, somehow knows that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world.  This text is similar to,]

[John 1:1-4 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. ]

[John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. ]

[There is a light of the Lord Jesus Christ within every living human spirit.]

[Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.]

[Every human being knows that Jesus Christ is who the Word of God says He is.  He is the unique Son of God and the only one who can redeem them and save them.  The Holy Spirit within them testifies to this fact.]

[So, the Lord Jesus Christ is confirmed to be the only begotten Son of God by the deep inner conviction of the Holy Spirit of God.  This means that deep down inside everyone knows that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.]

B.   The Proclamation of our Lord (vs 7-8) [– Someone might ask what proof is there that these things are really true.  Notice the evidence provided in our text.]

1.     [The Proclamation in Heaven (vs 7; Matt 3.16-17; Matt 17.5; John 1.1-3,14; 14.6)For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  – In Scripture there are multiplied evidences of the Trinity.  That God is three persons yet only one God is undeniable in the Word of God.]

[When it comes to evidence of the vital nature of our Lord Jesus Christ we have first the undeniable testimony of heaven above.]

        [God the Father testifies to the nature and stature of our Lord Jesus Christ.]

[At the Baptism of Christ we heard,]

[Matthew 3:16-17 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.]

[When Jesus was transfigured we heard,]

[Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.]

[Consistently in Scripture we find the Heavenly Fathers testimony concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.]

        [The Holy Spirit testifies to the nature and stature of our Lord Jesus Christ.  There is no reason to reiterate the convicting work of the Holy Spirit with in the soul and spirit of every man to the veracity of who the Lord Jesus Christ is; the Savior and Redeemer of the world.]

        [The Word testifies to the nature and stature of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Who is this Word in heaven?]

[John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ]

[John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. ]

[It is none other than our Lord Jesus Christ himself declaring that He and He alone is mankind’s ONLY hope for salvation.]

[John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.]

[Our text reveals the proclamation of Heaven concerning our Lord Jesus Christ.]

2.     [The Proclamation in Earth (vs 8; John 16.7-11)And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. -  Make no mistake about it the proclamation of Heaven is profound and absolute; nothing on earth can change the proclamation of heaven.  But we do not yet dwell in eternity.  Therefore, our text reveals the proclamation in earth as well.]

        [The Witness of the Holy Spirit (John 16.7-11) -  In earth, in this mortal existence, the Holy Spirit is always at work.  What is this Holy Spirit doing? ]

[John 16:7-11 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. ]

[In reproving the world of sin the Holy Spirit is constantly convicting lost people of their need to be saved.]

[In reproving the world of righteousness the Holy Spirit is constantly pointing this lost world to the single standard of the Lord Jesus Christ for righteousness.]

[In reproving the world of judgment the Holy Spirit is constantly pointing toward the soon coming judgment of all mankind.]

[The Holy Spirit is a constant witness in this world.]

        [The Witness of the Water – This is the undeniable witness of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The water in our text consistently points toward the natural birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.  In our world we are reminded regularly that the Lord Jesus Christ came into this world.  Every year at Christmas our lost world is reminded of this undeniable fact.  As wayward as our world has become this testimony is still profoundly proclaimed over and over again.]

        [The Witness of the Blood – This is the equally undeniable witness of the unique blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  While there are fewer and fewer pulpits that proclaim the vital importance of the precious blood of the Lamb of God.  Our Lord has ensured that the witness concerning the blood and the unique nature of the Lord Jesus Christ continues to be proclaimed and witnessed in the earth.  Every year Easter reminds our world of the divine nature of the Lord Jesus Christ.]

C.   The Priority of our Lord (vs 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. – Now, who are you listening to day by day.] 

[Are you listening to the scoffers and scorners in our world who ridicule and disparage the Lord Jesus Christ?]   

[Are you listening to the philosophizers and the doubters who eloquently drive you away from the Lord Jesus Christ?] 

[Are you listening to the pseudo scientists that falsely claim that science does not allow for the reality of Almighty God?] 

[Our text states it simply and plainly, “The Witness of God is greater.”] 

[What does God say?  He testifies that the Lord Jesus Christ was and is God with us and is the only Savior of the world.] 

[You have NO other hope for redemption and salvation than through the Lord Jesus Christ.] 

 

 

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