John 1:35-37 ~Jan 9, 2011

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The LORD spoke from Jn. 1:35 – 37 showing us that it was His Spirit in John the Baptist pointing out the Savior of the world, the Lamb of God.  This term expresses what the people of God understood concerning their salvation.  According to the Old Covenant they would bring a lamb to the temple on the Day of Atonement.  They would lay their hands on the lamb and confess their sins, then the lamb’s blood would be spilled in sacrifice for their sins.  They would be covered for their sins for one year, Hebrews 10:1-4.  But, here we see that the Spirit of God has identified Jesus as the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. He takes away.  Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross takes away our sin nature and gives us a new nature.  Now the spirit of God speaks from John the Baptist to these two disciples that are as he, seeking the Savior/Messiah.  The LORD spoke to us that He is in each of us that are Born Again to point out the Savior of the world, Jesus, to those that are around us and are seeking to know God.

    When John the Baptist pointed out Jesus, these two disciples followed Him vs. 37.  It was the LORD’s word from this that those that are truly sincere about being saved will follow Jesus.  They will follow Him in His Word, learning His way.  They will follow Him in baptism and they will follow Him in attending church.

     In vs. 38 Jesus asks these two what they were seeking.   The LORD calls our attention to their reply.  It was not that they wanted to be saved from their sins or any other thing for their personal want.  They wanted to be with Jesus where He lived.  They wanted to have a personal relationship with the LORD and to be with Him.  This is what the LORD came into this world for “To seek and Save that which was lost” or what was taken from Him.  These two wanted to be with Him.  The LORD declared that this is what He wants from us.  In Matthew 11:28-30 the LORD calls us to come to Him, “Come and see” vs. 39.  He called and one responded.

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