john the apostle, his life and
"learn" through the experiences of life. Everyone does. And John
was certainly no exception to this fact. Let me show you an
example of what I mean.
"And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, Go
and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto
him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said unto them,
Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man
meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house
where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the
house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber,
where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall
shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And
they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made
ready the passover." Luke 22:8-13
Jesus KNEW a
man would be available exactly when John and Peter
arrived in Town, in Jerusalem. And that the man would be
carrying a container of water! That's was women's work back in
those days! A man very seldom did such!
KNEW this man was on his way to a "house." And that the owner of
the house would be sympathetic to Jesus and His Cause. And that
the home had an upper room, a guest chamber! And that it was
large enough for a sizeable group of men to have a meal! And
Jesus was also aware that the goodman would say "yes" to all
AWARENESS here impressed John! You can verify this fact by
John's later written material! He's always noticing the
things Jesus knew!
In his Gospel
he has the Samaritan woman say, "Come, see
a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not
this the Christ?" John 4:29, "all things!"
And Jesus, in
John, even knows what men are thinking!
"But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew
all men, and needed not that any should testify of
man: for he knew what was in man." John 2:24-25
And in First
John, one of our disciple's little epistles, he writes of the
Lord: "God is greater than our heart, and
knoweth all things." First John 3:20
Now back to
later the same day when John and Peter followed Jesus'
instructions and "made ready" the Passover ... Jesus already
KNEW who was going to "betray" Him, Judas Iscariot.
realizing that Jesus knows everything will aid your
growth in the Lord, exponentially!
the day when a believer realizes the truth of Psalm 44:21.
not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of
Oh, the peace
Psalm 139:1-3 gives. "O LORD, thou hast
searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting
and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted
with all my ways."
And this one,
too. A fact of which John is now sure!
"There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets."
Daniel 2:28, because He knows everything!
But even more
the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret
unto his servants the prophets."
Amos 3:7, and
John is a "servant!" Really a "prophet" too!
development ... starting with seemingly mundane events like that
man with the water vase on his head!
with a young disciple (John) who now KNOWS his Saviour is
omniscient, all cognizant!
suddenly, we have ...
The Book of
chapters, four hundred and four verses, each proving that God
KNOWS everything! Even to the end of the age ... and what
follows as well!
grown in his assurance of Jesus' Veracity, of Jesus' Wisdom, of
Jesus' unlimited Knowledge ... now is trusted to "unveil" God's
once "secret" schema for all eternity!
"The Revelation (in Greek, unveiling) of
Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew (in Greek, put on
public display) unto His servants things which must shortly come
to pass. And He sent and signified (in Greek, to give a hint, to
point) it by His angel unto His servant John."
(the last Book of the Bible) having grown out of something
little ... a man carrying a waterpot!
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
yesterday's "John, A Disciple's Life Story" Lesson ...
HERE on the Website.
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all the just completed Psalm 43 Lessons ... just "click"
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To review all the recently completed Lessons on "The Psalms for the Sons of Korah," just visit
HERE on the Website. This Study
just "exploded" with meaning and insight! I'd love to preach a
whole week's Revival on these men and their Psalms!
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