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“If Any Man Thirst, Let Him Come to Me and Drink.”   1 comment

If Any Man Thirst

Above:  The Original Text

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Jno. 7, 37


The physical man has needs and he is restless until they are met.  Thirst is a very strong desire–a painful death.


Man’s spirit has needs even greater.  How restless they make him; this world can give no abiding satisfaction.

We were made for God and our souls find no peace till they rest in Him.  The moral faculties are nourished only by Him.

How restless are the ungodly!  They rush hither and thither seeking satisfaction in the perishable things of this world and find it not.


Christ alone can bestow satisfaction.  He is the water of life–can still the restless spirit, give peace and rest.

(1)  The sense of pardon.

(2)  Reconciliation with God, till we delight in Him.

(3)  Bestow confidence and hope, strength for life’s needs.

“A well of water (within) springing up unto eternal life.”

All my life-long I had panted

For a draft from a cool spring

That I hoped would quench the burning

Of the thirst I felt within.


Posted February 5, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Johannine Gospel

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Gospel of John: The Book of Signs   1 comment


Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)


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The Self-Surrendered Christ   4 comments


Above:  A Crucifix

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Jno. 10, 17-18

1.  Jesus came not to do his own will; but surrendered himself to do the Father’s will (Jno. 8, 29; 7, 16; 6, 57, etc.).  He lived a perfectly surrendered life.

2.  His death is a voluntary surrender of life.  “I lay it down of myself.” He did not die save by his own consent thereto, and as the Father willed.  [He] could have delivered himself by angels’ help (vs. 17-18; Matt. 26, 53; Luke 13, 32-33).

3.  This self-surrender was for the life of the world.  Nothing he did caused it.  He is the Good Shepherd who layeth down his life for the sheep (v. 11; Ch. 12, 24-25).  He did nothing worthy of death.  He “gave himself for us.”  (Titus 2, 14).

(1)  It effects deliverance from sin and its consequences–Ch. 3, 14-15.

(2)  It leads to the direct impartation to believers of his body and blood as the source of spiritual life (Ch. 6, 53; 3, 16).  “Have eternal life.”

4.  Because of his self-surrender he is the object of his Father’s love (v. 17).

Hence the Father is pleased to bless those who call for mercy in His name for mercy in His name–for Jesus’ sake.  What an encouragement to pray!


Experience the Proof of Christ’s Divinity   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Jno. 7, 17

1.  In opposition to Him they denied his divinity.  He met their objection; they could prove it experimentally.

2.  The heart must be taught of God.  He appeals to the reason, but the will and affections must learn obedience.

Heart results must be realized.

3.  Inward aspirations after the divine prepares the eye to behold the divine reality in Christ.  The heart hungry to be loved knows where love is received.

4.  His teaching, when obeyed, satisfies the moral nature, conscience, unrest, etc.  Meets man’s every need.

5.  It leads up to God–pardon, peace and heaven.  Meets his wants in this and the next world.  Surely the true Christ could do no more.  He surprised the world, did more than they expected, and does yet.

6.  The conclusion is inevitable–He is the Christ.  Only a divine being could do all this.

Hence we know for ourselves that his word is truth and that he is divine.  We need not take another word now.

Obey him and prove him all divine and merciful.


Posted February 4, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 A-F, Johannine Gospel

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