“ And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19)
PRE-AMBLE by Robert.
The deeper we get into the Den of Wolves, the more we are able to identify who the false teachers and prophets are, and how they are spreading their poison within the Ekklesia.
The Holy Spirit lead me to two books in Scripture “John” and “1John” within these two I was shown what to provide as a witness to Yeshua’s modern-day disciples, in preparation, for their advancement into their battles ahead. Like the ancients who requested John to write his gospels in opposition to the heresy of Corinthus and Ebionites. [I] am using these Gospels to bring forward his responses as lessons for those modern-day disciples to use as our offense against our modern day heretics within the Ekklesia.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father I pray for those taking up this mantle and challenge. I ask Father for a constant hedge of protection to be built around them their homes and families. Place with them as your continuous protection four Cherubim angels at the four corners of their lives, homes, families, properties, and personal possessions. Fill them with your heavenly secrets, wisdom, discernment along with understanding. Provide them with patience, determination, and endurance to maintain Your battle. In all of this, I pray in your name Yeshua. Amen and Amen.
OPENING COMMENTS by Robert
The Gospel of 1John brings forward witness of broad moral topics. And I believe the goal is to guide Yeshua’s Disciples, to John’s instructions and directives within those topics for those who are about to face many new challenges to their faith and walk.
In the book of John, we are going to find the account of Yeshua’s life which is much different from the Synoptic Gospels of (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). We are going to be provided at the end of this Gospel (John 20:30,31) signs and wonders Yeshua performed giving us the ability to prove Yeshua is indeed the Son of God. Also, we will find several miracles mentioned only in this book Yeshua turning water into wine (John 2:1-12) as an example.
The Gospel of John is divided into chronological portions: the pre-existence of Yeshua (John 1:1-18). His first year of ministry (John 1:19 – 4:54); His popularity during the second year (chapter 5), the opposition against him in His third year of ministry (John 12:12 -19:42); and the forty days following his resurrection (Chapters 20,21). These four portions hold many tools we will need to round out our instructions and directions as we enter into battle as “God’s modern-day Disciples.”
When it comes down to it, John has laid out the whole story of what our battle is indeed about and why it occurred. The Apostle has given us the basis of why we are entering this war, the bottom line reconnecting our spirit directly to God through the Salvation and grace His Son Yeshua makes available. The Apostle John is gifting us with information pertinent to the returning of those lost sheep God is calling to return to the flock. He is providing information and proof that who we speak of as our Lord is indeed the Word, Son of God. Thus there are no grounds on behalf of anyone within the Den of Wolves trying to argue that the deity of Yeshua does not exist or isn’t sufficient.
The most understandable reason why the Son of God is called the Word seems to be, that as our words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent to reveal his Father’s mind to the world. What the evangelist says of Christ proves that he is God. He asserts His existence in the beginning; His coexistence with the Father. The Word was with God. All things were made by him, and not as an instrument. Without him was not anything made that was made, from the highest angel to the lowest worm.
His existence, in the beginning, was the Word. This bespeaks his presence, not only before his incarnation but before all time. The beginning of time, in which all creatures were produced and brought into being, found this eternal Word in being. The world was from the beginning, but the Word was in the beginning. Eternity is usually expressed by being before the foundation of the world. The eternity of God is so described (Psalms 90:2). Before the mountains were brought forth. So Proverbs 8:23. The Word had a being before the world had a beginning. He that was in the beginning never began, and therefore was ever, (achronos) without beginning of time. So Nonnus.
The scope of John 1 is to confirm our faith in Yeshua as the eternal Son of God, and the real Messiah and Saviour of the World. That we may be brought to receive him, rely on him, as our Prophet, Priest, and King. And to give up ourselves to be ruled, and taught, and saved by him. This is the foundation of our walk as modern-day disciples entering into the “Den of Wolves” as “God” has called His disciples to do. Bring home those sheep which have strayed find them rescue them and return them to the flock.
So Here we must assess what, when, where, who, and how, we are going to meet with our fallen brothers and sisters who were deluded believe they know God and His Son Yeshua. Remember we are in the Den of Wolves and will be dealing with those who follow a doctrine which has false teachings and prophecies. Those within the Den will need particular attention and skilled, knowledgeable handling to be drawn back to the flock. In our last article “Yea though I Walk Through The Valley of Death” I displayed a video showing the type of individual you will be meeting, confronting and dealing with. Further Jesse Penn-Lewis gave us a Description of what we would encounter through dealing with these individuals. If you missed the article here is a link to it to see or refresh your memory.
The apostles declared what they had seen and heard, that believers might share their comforts and everlasting advantages. They had free access to God the Father. They had a happy experience of the truth in their souls and showed its excellence in their lives.
This communion of believers with the Father and the Son is begun and kept up by the influences of the Holy Spirit. The benefits Yeshua bestows, are not like the meager possessions of the world, causing jealousies in others. But the joy and happiness of communion with God are all-sufficient, so that any number may partake of it; and all who are warranted to say, that indeed their fellowship is with the Father, will desire to lead others to partake of the same blessedness.
John shows us how to have the same communion with Yeshua through his testimony of the evidence given concerning Yeshua’s person and excellence. (1 John 1:1,1 John 1:2). John states the knowledge thereof gives us communion with God and Yeshua, (1John 1:3), and joy (1John 1:4). A description of God (1 John 1:5). How we are to walk (1 John 1:6). The benefit of such walking (1 John1:7). The way, to forgiveness (1 John 1:9). And last the evil of denying our sin (1 John 1:8 – 10). Here is where we make a choice here is what John reveals as the choice. There is a difference between committing a sin and continuing to sin. Even the most faithful believers sometimes commit sins, but they do not cherish a particular sin or continually choose to commit it.
Some will recognize the Word and have accepted Him. John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Yeshua. Nothing more fully shows the darkness of men’s minds, than that when the Light had appeared, there needed a witness to call attention to it. Yeshua was the true Light; that great Light which deserves to be called so.
By his Spirit and grace he enlightens all that are enlightened to salvation; and those that are not illuminated by him, perish in darkness. Christ was in the world when he took our nature upon him and dwelt among us. The Son of the Highest was here in this lower world. He was in the world, but not of it. He came to save a lost world because it was a world of his own making. Yet the world knew him not.