Above All


John 3:31-36He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

In the beginning was the Word
And the Word was with God
And the Word was GodJn 1:1
The Word became flesh
Full of Grace and Truth –Jn 1:14
Of His “fullness” we have all received.
Grace upon graceJn 1:16
In Christ all the fullness of the Deity
Lives in bodily form. –Col 2:9
He who comes from above[heaven]
Is above allJn 3:31
Jesus speaks the words of God
God’s Spirit is upon Him without measure/limitJn 3:34
The Father loves the Son
And has given all things into His hand –Jn 3:35
Jesus is the supreme ruler of all things.Col 1:15-20
He who believes in the Son has eternal life … –Jn 3:36 
quotes from:

  • in John 3:31–36. Jesus is held up before us as coming from God, and full of God, and speaking and ruling as God, so that eternity divides between those who seal God as true in Jesus and those who seal God as a liar. The one has eternal life, and the other remains under the wrath of God.
  • So the second thing John does in this text is point us to the fact that Jesus, the Son of God, is infinitely unlike us not only in that he is from God, and we are from the earth, but also that he is full of God. He has the Spirit without measure. The Father has given him the Spirit infinitely from all eternity—that is, he has loved him eternally with all that he is. And all that he is in this love is the person of the Holy Spirit.
  • So I lift him up before you one more time, with the prayer that you will see his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth, and from his glory will receive grace upon grace, and believe in him as from God, and full of God, and speaking and ruling as God and coming into the world to die for sinners, and believing in him have eternal life.

The test:
1 John 4:1-Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God

  • * the word made flesh => fully God – fully man

3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognise the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood{error/deceit}.

  • * You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. –Mt 22:29*
  • Protection from the “wolves” = the whole counselActs 20:27-29

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One Response to “Above All”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Tongues, Laughing and Drunk in the ‘Spirit’{blog}

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