Omniscient, Ever-Loving, Jesus! John 13:1

Text:  Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus KNEW that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end.
John 13:1.

Good morning Eternally loved Christian!  There is no other person who is so utterly, and Eternally blessed, as the Spiritually regenerate Christian believer.  We are totally loved with a Divine and everlasting love.  Hallelujah!

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.     (Jeremiah 31:3)

Beloved (Christian believers) let us love one another; for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God (intimately).  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  In this was manifested (clearly proven) the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  (1 John 4:7-10)

Our one-verse-Bible-reading for today is small, yet it clearly reveals a number of profound aspects of the Divine nature of our Sovereign and our Saviour - the Living Christ Jesus.  There is power in one verse of Scripture.

Christ had prior knowledge, or foreknowledge of events to come.  He had Divine foreknowledge of the time of His Crucifixion.  He had Divine foreknowledge of the death of His human nature.  Supernaturally, He knew exactly where He was going after being put to death in human form.  Yet, praise God, He was also Divinely certain that ‘…having loved His own (the Divinely elected souls that would be saved) which were in the world, He (would) love them unto the end (Eternally)!  Hallelujah!  What a Divine Saviour we have in Christ Jesus!  We who are saved, are Eternally loved.

Christs Prior Knowledge: The Lord Jesus Christ did not originate at Bethlehem, only the human nature of Jesus was born there in an act of incarnation (I.e. God being born in bodily form) (Hebrews 10:5)

In other words, while the fully human Jesus was indeed born in that stable at Bethlehem - the Christ, the Son of God, God the Son, has always existed in the Eternal realm; therefore, had and continues to have prior knowledge of all future events.

Then said Jesus unto them (the Jews), Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.  (John 8:58)

Christs Crucifixion:  The Lord Jesus knew the exact hour of His Crucifixion: Jesus knew that His hour was come…”  He would be ‘…Lifted up…’ on that cruel Cross, to suffer as our Substitute and the Redeeming Lamb of God which ’…taketh away the sin of the world…’  (John 8:28)

“...and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men (the ‘…whosoevers…’) unto Me. This He said, signifying what death He should die.  (John 12:32-33) (John 3:16)

Christs Predetermined Death:  Christ Jesus, being God of very God, had come to fulfill the predetermined counsel of God His Father.  The only purpose for His coming to us in human form was to die on the Cross to make the way of Salvation; for all who would be granted faith to believe the Gospel and be saved.  Jesus already knew the reason for His suffering and death!

As Peter cried on the Day of Pentecost: Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know; Him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have Crucified and slain; Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death; because it was not possible that He should be holden of it." (Acts 2:22-24)

Christs Everlasting Love:  The Lord Jesus Christ loves His people with an Eternal love that can never die or be quenched - not even by ourselves!

Who (or what?) shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Or deadly Corona Virus!)… nor death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to comeheightdepthnor any other creature (including ourselves!), shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 8:35-39)  

Wow!  Hallelujah!  What a Saviour we love and seek to serve!  Glory to the Worthy Lamb!  

Today, in April 2020, amid an international and deadly plague, when many are dying all around us, and many more of us will die - we who know Christ Jesus as personal Saviour and Lord, are Eternally loved.  'Even so, Come Lord Jesus!  We are born again and ready for Your coming, or for death, that will only escort us into Thy Holy Presence forever, hallelujah!'  Amen.

Thought:  All hail, the omniscient, ever-loving, Lord Jesus Christ !

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