Obedience Receives Sight! John 14:21-24

Text:  He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them (obeys and continues to obey them), he it is that loveth Me; and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him/her, and will manifest (reveal) Myself to  him/her.

John 14:21.

 Good morning, Spiritually seeing Christian!  The Lord God has given you - by His free grace and Salvation - Spiritual vision; sight beyond the concept of the human eye; Divinely imparted vision indeed.  Praise God for Spiritual sight!

“…One thing I KNOW, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.           (John 9:25)

We all know the old worldly adage, Seeing is believing.  In other words, if we can see something clearly with our own eyes, then, and only then, will we believe it is a sure reality.

However, when the Lord Jesus saves a soul, He turns that worldly saying on its head.  Christ Jesus imparts Spiritual sight by granting us faith to clearly believe before we see.  Praise God it is so!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not (visibly) seen.  (Hebrews 11:1)

(For we walk by faith, not by sight)"  (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Our text for today teaches us that we Christians show our love to the Lord God by seeking to be obedient to His Commandments.  Our faithfulness is measured by our continual attempts to obey the Commandments of the Living Lord God, as written in Exodus 20:1-17; and taught by Christ Jesus.

Note that I say attempts to obey the Commandments…’, not our actual and total obedience to Gods Ten Commandments - for there has never existed a man or woman who could perfectly keep the Ten Commandments. Only the incarnate Lord Jesus could, and did. Praise His sinless Name! 

For we have not an High Priest (Jesus Christ) which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (failings, falterings, fallings into temptation and sin); but was in all points tempted like as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.  (Hebrews 4:15-16) 

If even one person was able to perfectly obey Gods Ten Commandments, Christ Jesus, the Son of God, would not have had to suffer and die on the Cross to save sinners!  (Romans 3:10)  (John 3:16)  Meditate on this!

But He was wounded for OUR transgressions, He was bruised for OUR iniquities; the chastisement of OUR peace was upon Him (on the Cross) and by His stripes we are healed (Spiritually forgiven and saved).  (Isaiah 53:5)

If you are a Spiritually regenerate (born from Above) Christian reading this Bible Lesson, without actually seeing the tangible reality of what I am saying with your eyes, you nonetheless believe my message with all your heart.  You have no doubts at all that what I am teaching you is Gods truth.  Right?

You do so only because God has given you and I faith to believe His word with our hearts - without having to see the reality with our eyes!  Unregenerate, unsaved, people cannot see or understand Gods realities in this manner.  Such profound realities are Spiritually revealed to believers only!

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of GodBut the natural man (the unsaved, unregenerate) receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God (capital S!); for they are foolishness unto him/her; neither can he/she know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  (1 Corinthians 2:12-14)

One of the disciples in our Bible reading for today, Judasnot Iscariot…’, asked the relevant question:  How is it that Thou wilt manifest (reveal, show) Thyself unto us (believers), and not unto the world (unbelievers)? (V.22)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he/she will keep (be obedient to) My words; and My Father will love him/her and we will come unto him/her, and make Our abode with him/her. (V.23)

God dwells within the very essence of every true Christians heart.  How do we KNOW this fact?  Simple.  We believe by the faith God has given us.

Thought:  If you believe my message today, you prove to yourself that you possess vital Spiritual sight; you are a child of the Living Lord God indeed.  May this cause you and I to seek to be obedient to Gods Word.

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