The Earth seems to claim us in so many ways: we easily become preoccupied with what we see, touch, own or want to own. Use this table to get a … Indeed not, we establish the law.” The correct interpretation of this passage depends upon four things — the meaning of “law,” the significance of “faith,” and a consideration of these terms in both the immediate and remote contexts of scripture. It was this claim that caused problems with the Jews (Jn 6:38-42). Your email address will not be published. (22-36) Commentary on John 3:1-8 (Read John 3:1-8) Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. This does not mean that the red-letter words of Jesus in the Bible are all that is inspired. John 3:32-34: “What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. Paul missed a huge opportunity to cash in with a best-selling story about what heaven is like! At Jesus’ baptism, the Spirit descended on Him and the Father proclaimed (Matt. 31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. God’s wrath is His settled, holy hatred and opposition to all sin. i. And He put all things in subjection under His feet ….” The apostle Peter affirms (1 Pet. Jesus is supreme in both His person and teaching (Co 1:18). The one who comes from heaven is above all things. The content of this comment is a summary of the entire chapter. 7:29). But Jesus dwelt eternally with the Father (17:5). This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Bible> John> Chapter 3> Verse 31 The content of this comment is a summary of the entire chapter. Leah: The Woman No Man Loved But Every Woman Envied (Gen. 29:15-35), 1. If I water down or dodge the difficult truths, as many pastors do, I am not being faithful to God. Let us see to it, that He is all in our hearts on earth.”. Rather than answering your prayers for deliverance, things got worse than they were before you went forward. I close with this quote from J. C. Ryle (Expository Thoughts on the Gospels [Baker], 3:172), which sums up why we should believe in Jesus: “We can never make too much of Christ…. God “gives the Spirit without measure”. He whose origin is from the earth is not only himself from the earth, his teaching also is from the earth. John 3:31 The One who comes from above is above all. You are part of a global community. the Baptist, who, as an ordinary man, springs from earth, not heaven. Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha of He who comes from heaven is above all. Popularity relative to other verses in John chapter 3 using average monthly Google searches. The meaning from above is significant (v.31a) a) “From Above”—Jesus Christ: Jesus came out of (ek) the spiritual world into the physical world, out of the heavenly dimension of being into the earthly dimension… Since this is true, His words surpass those of any other teacher. “For He gives the Spirit without measure” explains why Jesus spoke the words of God: During Jesus’ earthly ministry, God the Father gave Him the full measure of the Holy Spirit (Isa. Perhaps you went to an evangelistic meeting and all of your friends went forward at the altar call as the congregation sang an emotional hymn and the preacher pled for everyone to come forward. Christ is the supreme sovereign of time and space. If they die unbelieving, they will experience the fullness of God’s wrath throughout eternity. ‘Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life’. But John’s point in our text is that Jesus can testify truthfully about heaven because He is telling us what He has seen and heard. If Jesus is who the Bible proclaims Him to be, then you must believe in Him as your Savior and Lord or you will face judgment. First, not to believe in Jesus is to disobey God, who calls on all to repent and believe. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. There is a shift in this verse from narrative to. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks as one from the earth. As John the Baptist testified (John 1:32), “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.” This brings out the full humanity of Jesus.