Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000432
00:17 Hi, and welcome back to His Words Are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer.
00:20 Before we read today from the first book of John,
00:23 let's pray together.
00:25 Dear Jesus, thank You for the words that we will be hearing
00:30 today; the words of life.
00:32 We want to abide in You.
00:34 We know that we're going to be reading words from John
00:37 the beloved disciple.
00:39 We want to be beloved of You also.
00:41 We want to show You our love the way that John showed You
00:45 his love.
00:46 Help these words to take deep root in our hearts that we may
00:50 live better lives for You, to Your glory.
00:52 We love You so much.
00:53 Thank You for loving us.
00:57 Again, we're reading today from the first book of John,
01:00 chapter 2, beginning in verse 26.
01:03 And this is the King James Version.
01:05 These things have I written unto you concerning them
01:10 that seduce you.
01:11 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you,
01:15 and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same
01:20 anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth,
01:24 and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you,
01:28 ye shall abide in him.
01:29 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he
01:34 shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed
01:38 before him at his coming.
01:40 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that
01:43 doeth righteousness is born of him.
01:46 Continuing 1 John, chapter 3, and this is the
01:49 King James Version.
01:50 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
01:55 that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the
02:00 world knowest us not, because it knew him not.
02:03 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
02:09 what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear,
02:12 we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
02:17 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
02:21 even as he is pure.
02:23 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law:
02:28 for sin is the transgression of the law.
02:31 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our
02:36 sins; and in him is no sin.
02:39 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not
02:45 seen him, neither known him.
02:47 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth
02:50 righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
02:54 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth
02:58 from the beginning.
02:59 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might
03:03 destroy the works of the devil.
03:05 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed
03:10 remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
03:14 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of
03:17 the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,
03:21 neither he that loveth not his brother.
03:24 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning,
03:28 that we should love one another.
03:30 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one,
03:33 and slew his brother.
03:34 And wherefore slew he him?
03:36 Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
03:40 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
03:43 We know that we have passed from death unto life,
03:47 because we love the brethren.
03:49 He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
03:53 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that
03:58 no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
04:00 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his
04:07 life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives
04:11 for the brethren.
04:12 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have
04:16 need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him,
04:20 how dwelleth the love of God in him?
04:23 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue;
04:28 but in deed and in truth.
04:31 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure
04:36 our hearts before him.
04:37 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart,
04:41 and knoweth all things.
04:43 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence
04:47 toward God.
04:48 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him,
04:51 because we keep his commandments, and do those
04:53 things that are pleasing in his sight.
04:56 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the
05:00 name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another,
05:04 as he gave us commandment.
05:06 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him,
05:09 and he in him.
05:11 And hereby we know that he abideth in us,
05:14 by the Spirit which he hath given us.
05:18 Continuing in 1 John, chapter 4.
05:20 And this is the King James Version.
05:22 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
05:27 whether they are of God: because many false prophets are
05:31 gone out into the world.
05:33 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that
05:37 confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
05:41 and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
05:45 the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of
05:48 antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come;
05:51 and even now already is it in the world.
05:54 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
05:58 because greater is he that is in you, than he that
06:03 is in the world.
06:04 They are of the world: therefore speak they of
06:07 the world, and the world heareth them.
06:09 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not
06:15 of God heareth not us.
06:18 Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
06:22 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God;
06:27 and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
06:32 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
06:37 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that
06:43 God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might
06:48 live through him.
06:49 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
06:54 and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
06:59 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
07:04 No man hath seen God at any time.
07:08 If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is
07:12 perfected in us.
07:14 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us,
07:18 because he hath given us of his Spirit.
07:21 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son
07:25 to be the Savior of the world.
07:28 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God,
07:32 God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
07:35 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
07:40 God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in
07:45 God, and God in him.
07:47 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the
07:53 day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
07:58 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
08:04 because fear hath torment.
08:06 He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
08:09 We love him, because he first loved us.
08:14 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother,
08:18 he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he
08:22 hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
08:26 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God
08:31 love his brother also.
08:33 We're continuing to read in 1 John, chapter 5.
08:38 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:
08:43 and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that
08:46 is begotten of him.
08:48 By this we know that we love the children of God,
08:52 when we love God, and keep his commandments.
08:55 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
08:59 and his commandments are not grievous.
09:00 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
09:04 and this is the victory that overcometh the world,
09:07 even our faith.
09:08 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth
09:13 that Jesus is the Son of God?
09:15 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ;
09:20 not by water only, but by water and blood.
09:24 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness,
09:27 because the Spirit is truth.
09:29 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father,
09:33 the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
09:37 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit,
09:41 and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
09:46 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is
09:49 greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath
09:52 testified of his Son.
09:54 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:
09:59 he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he
10:04 believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
10:07 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life,
10:11 and this life is in his Son.
10:14 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the
10:19 Son of God hath not life.
10:21 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of
10:25 the Son of God.
10:26 that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may
10:28 believe on the name of the Son of God.
10:30 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask
10:35 any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know
10:39 that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the
10:44 petitions that we desired of him.
10:46 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death,
10:51 he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not
10:56 unto death.
10:57 There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall
11:01 pray for it.
11:02 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
11:07 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that
11:12 is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one
11:16 toucheth him not.
11:18 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth
11:21 in wickedness.
11:22 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an
11:26 understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in
11:30 him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.
11:35 This is the true God, and eternal life.
11:38 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
11:43 Continuing to read together the second letter of John.
11:48 This is the King James Version.
11:50 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love
11:56 in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have
12:00 known the truth; for the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us,
12:03 and shall be with us for ever.
12:05 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father,
12:09 and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father,
12:12 in truth and love.
12:14 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in
12:18 truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
12:22 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new
12:26 commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning,
12:30 that we love one another.
12:32 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
12:36 This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the
12:40 beginning, ye should walk in it.
12:41 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not
12:46 that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
12:48 This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
12:51 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we
12:55 have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
12:58 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine
13:02 of Christ, hath not God.
13:04 He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the
13:08 Father and the Son.
13:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine,
13:13 receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
13:18 for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of
13:21 his evil deeds.
13:22 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with
13:26 paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face
13:30 to face, that our joy may be full.
13:33 The children of thy elect sister greet thee.
13:37 Continuing now in the third epistle of John.
13:40 This is the King James Version.
13:41 The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
13:46 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be
13:52 in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
13:55 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified
13:58 of the truth that is in thee, even as thou
14:01 walkest in the truth.
14:02 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children
14:06 walk in truth.
14:07 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the
14:11 brethren, and to strangers; which have borne witness of thy
14:15 charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their
14:19 journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: because that for
14:25 his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
14:29 Thank you for being with me today.
14:31 Please join me again next time.