Who Believed in Jesus?

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Jesus' Birth and Early Years

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:9–14 ESV)

Light

John the Baptist was sent by God. He came to bear witness about Jesus, the Light.

John never claimed, insinuated, or basked in the glory of God by pretending to be someone he was not. He knew he was called to prepare the way for the Messiah.

Light gives light to everyone.

Jesus died for every single person’s sins, no exception, everybody. He has given each and every one of you the choice to choose Light above darkness.

Jesus was a Jew

Sadly, many of His creations did not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

Then were those who knew who He was but chose not to follow Him.

The Word says Jesus came to His own, Jesus was born a Jew.

Many did not receive Jesus, because their expectations of the Messiah differed from the way Jesus presented Himself. The Jews thought Jesus would free them by overthrowing the Roman Empire, but Jesus had a total different freedom in mind. He wanted to free souls from a greater danger than the Roman Empire.

Jesus offered everlasting freedom.

BUT…

Those who did believe became children of God.

Many Jews believed in Jesus Christ. Keep in mind it was Jews that first believed in Jesus as Christ, the Messiah, and their Saviour. The disciples were Jews. The multitudes that followed Jesus were Jews.

Although many did not receive Jesus, many did and the world was changed forever.

 

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