John 1:15-16 He Was, I Am

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John 1:15-16

15 John testified about Him and called out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who is coming after me has proved to be my superior because He existed before me.’” 16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

One thing I like to do other than study scripture studies famous people’s quotes. Mark Twain, the famous American author, ideas, and thoughts on death, are funny. He quoted, “I did not fear death’s because for billions of years before he was born; I did not know what existing or what living felt like”. A neat idea indeed. Why fear something, if death is not feeling or knowing anything, the word of God says that is what death is.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor do they have a reward any longer, for their memory is forgotten. 6 Indeed their love, their hate, and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share in all that is done under the sun.

Once again, John chapter 1, is talking about John the Baptist is giving testimony, saying before I was born, Jesus the Word of God existed. The Christian world celebrates December 25th, because they believe it’s the birthday of Christ, but there is no Biblical evidence He was. The word of God says many times, Jesus existed before the foundation of the world, (Proverbs 8:29, Zechariah 12:1, Hebrews 12:1, and Revelation 22:13). John the Baptist’s mother Elizabeth conceived him and was already six months pregnant when an angel of God told Mary she would conceive the Messiah.

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Mark Twain did not know what life was before was he born, and Elizabeth’s womb was barren, the world did not come into being, or did not have life, until the Lord said, “Let there be light.”. A person might breathe and have blood pumping through their body, but without the Spirit of the Lord in them, they do not have the full light of life in them. If I testify like John the Baptist, my life was dead and meaningless before I allowed the Spirit of Jesus to live inside me. Is your life full of light and full of spirit? Do you wake up and thank God for His breath of life flowing through your lungs? If you are living for Christ, were you really living before you met Him? My job as the Lord’s bondservant is to testify about the life the word of God gives and how it can be more meaningful. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel H.

1 John 1:1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life — 2 and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was revealed to us—3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all.