Sunday, January 3, 2016

Zero, Zip, Nada!

"Jesus answered them, 'Stop complaining among yourselves.
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. . . . It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.  But there are some of you who do not believe . . . this is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.'  From that moment many of His disciples turned back and no longer accompanied Him." --John 6:43-44,63-66

I like to say, with a smile, this is where Jesus tells His "followers" that He is a Calvinist--and many of them get mad and leave, just like they do now. . . . Quite proving the point, lol, I would say. . . .

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"NO ONE" (that means NOBODY--zero, zip, nada, not even one, none) "can come to Me UNLESS the Father . . . draws him."

"IT IS THE SPIRIT who gives life; the flesh is no help at all" (as in, you are unregnerate and thus of the flesh . . . can do NOTHING.  You are dead, of the flesh, until the SPIRIT gives you life, raises you from the dead.  The flesh in not "a little" help. . . . You can't put in your two cents worth to "help".  No, "the flesh is NO-zero, zip, nada--help at all.)

"But . . . some of you . . . do not believe." (why?  why don't some believe?)

(because) "NO ONE CAN COME TO ME UNLESS IT IS GRANTED HIM BY THE FATHER"!

"NO ONE" (nobody, none, zero, zip, nada, not a single one; thus, any and EVERY body who does come to Him . . . does so . . . ONLY because it was GRANTED by the Father.)
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Please, just believe Jesus, Who is God Himself in the flesh. . . . And the fruit and treasures of the Spirit will likewise be granted to you in abundance.  Stop making up stories, creating fantasies, avoiding the "hard sayings" as "many" of the disciples complained. . . . 

Unless, of course, it is not granted that you can See or understand it, like those who left the Master in Capernaum. . . .

God rules, Praise God!

1 comment:

Mark said...

Exodus33: 3

3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
"I"= God/Jesus
"consume"=Take in/draw
"The way"=Jesus
The triple 3 is key to understand!

Brother Thomas ©2015

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