Classic Christianity – The Book of John P44 (05-16-23)
People Would Rather Believe Lies Than Listen to Truth From The Spirit of God
~ But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
~ When a person abides in the Holy Spirit of God, if the Holy Spirit lives in them, they will be shown Truth. However, the flesh still tends to get in the way with even born again believers in Christ Jesus. Reminder, we were born into a world filled with lies.
As believers, we have given lip service to verses that show Satan has controlled the kingdoms of this world including the U.S. Most don’t have a clue of how deep the deception is, because we were born into it. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you ALL truth, and He said he would. Lean not on your own understanding of ALL things (of what you have been taught). For what we have been taught in this world is a lie and has been used as controlled opposition by Satan down through the ages. And don’t forget, Satan has been around a long time, and he knows things we do not. He also has perfected his deception craft as time has rolled on, including infiltrating ALL major churches. So do not even trust a man, any man, including ourselves for knowledge and understanding. Because perfect knowledge comes from God. So only with the Holy Spirit can we be shown ALL Truth.
~ “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of TRUTH, is come, he will guide you into ALL TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:13
~ “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
~ “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
~ “Man will believe anything except the truth and that’s really true. You tell a person man, you mail me in. You mail me in some money. And I’ll send you one of these hankies have been dunked in the Jordan. And man anything you ask God he’ll give to you. And we say man mail me to hankies. You tell somebody that Jesus Christ took away your sins at the cross, was raised from the dead to give you eternal life. We say too good to be true. Too good to be true. We’ll believe anything except the truth. How To what do you think man get on television the way they do just total scoundrels. Just total deceivers. All they talk about money, send me money, send money, and I’ll pray for you. I say keep your money and pray for yourself. What in the world do you need me to pray for you?That’s that’s some kind of a scam that you need me to pray for you? What do I have that you don’t have? Do you have Jesus living in you? I do, too. That’s why I pray for me. And that’s why you ought to be praying for you. We get down with all kinds of things with this with this stuff. You know, like someone’s got a hotline to God some place. If you’re in born again, Christian, you got a hotline to God. Is that right or wrong, guys? And yet we act like no, you gotta be super spiritual for God lives, listen to you. If that was the case, he wouldn’t hear any of us. Because they’re in a body super spiritual. We’re just spiritual, natural man, spiritual man. Not real spiritual. Or real, natural, just natural and spiritual. We come up with all these kinds of things. Man, like, we make heroes out of these people. Send me money, and I pray for you. That’s easy to do. Whoever sent me money, Father, bless him. Just amazing. What goes on. I love what the girl from West Texas wrote one up. When he was telling him, you send me $100 God, I’ll send you 1000. She wrote to him and said, it seems to me that you need money worse than I do. So why don’t you send me 100 and let God send you the 1000.~ Bob George
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Bob George 0:28
We have to understand that God wants us to grow in the depth of the Word of God, not to remain five miles long and a quarter inch deep. He wants us to grow in our knowledge of Christ Jesus to get to know him deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper, to know the height and depth and breadth and width of the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. And to know this love that surpasses knowledge, so that you and I can experience the fullness of God in our lives and be control by His Spirit. Why is the language not clear to you, because you’re unable to hear what I say, you belong to your father there. The reason you can’t hear what I’m saying is because you belong to your father, who’s the devil. He says that, it’s the devil, your father either is the devil or your Father is God. And you want to carry out your father’s desires. You remember, he talks about in the scripture that we have two sets of desires, we have the desires of the flesh, and you got the desires of the Spirit. Where the desires of the flesh come from? Your father, if he’s the devil. Where do the desires of the Spirit come from? Your Father, who was God. And so these desires that battle within us come, the source is from the father, the devil, and from the Father, the Son, and we’re in conflict with each other. Remember, it says that the spirit wars against the flesh and the flesh wars against the Spirit, it’s called the demands of the flesh. How many have ever noticed that your flesh demands you to obey it? You say, I know I shouldn’t be doing this, but it demands, you got to do it, you got to do it. It’s relentless. Is he not? The father, who is the Devil is relentless in creating desires in you that are contrary to the desires of the Spirit. Am I right or wrong? And so we have this conflict constantly within us of listening to the good news of the gospel or listening to the bad news. And the negative news that god of that Satan wants you to fall under.
How many times have I told you stories of my years and years and years of counseling with people by a radio and in personal counseling of people that have gotten down in the dumps? You get into depression. And and I want to asked you a question, Who do you think’s puts depressing thoughts in your head God, or Satan? You think God says I’m gonna bless you today, Paul, I’m gonna put all kinds of depressing thoughts in your head, you’re a scumbag, you’re bad. All kinds of things about your dang loser. Everything about you. Not a good husband, not a good father, you’re not anything. Come back and see me next week, y’all. And let me give you some more good news. Now, where do you think those thoughts are coming from? They’re certainly not coming from God, who says I love you, that you can do all things through Christ. If you’ll let me. That I will guide you into all truth, I will lead you in this life in which you’re in if you’ll let me, if you’ll let me I’ll show you things that you are not even aware of. If you’ll let me, just let me. And we sit back and listen to the voice of Satan telling us how bad we are, and how this is and how you should do this. And the Bible says that a man of compares himself by himself is a fool. And some of us have to just say, I must be a fool, because I’m comparing myself with other people. Do be what God wants you to be. You don’t know what God wants you to be. God may want you to be a millionaire. Or God may want you to just be a good father, a good mother, just to make a normal living. You don’t know what he wants you to be whatever he is, be happy with it be satisfied. It says to be content in all things. God loves a contented heart. To be content and wherever you are, instead of always looking about where you should be, or where you could be. And we play the woulda, coulda shoulda game, in our lives. God is saying, I want you to hold on to my teaching, quit listening to the devil that wants to gain control of your life and keep you in bondage. He was a murderer from the beginning we’re told. We know that. From the very beginning Satan was the creator of death. He was a murderer, not holding to the truth for there’s no truth in him. Now, folks, he’s voice sounds like does he not like there’s a little truth in this whole thing. And he’ll always sound like they always come up with a little bit of truth. And then there’s the hook. You ever notice how that occurs? There’s the hook in there. And the hook is there in order to destroy you. When he lies, it says he speaks his native language. So what is the native language of Satan? Lies. For he is a liar and the father of lies yet because I tell the truth, you don’t believe me?
You know some people Major Ian Thomas saying that man will believe anything except the truth and that’s really true. You tell a person man, you mail me in. You mail me in some money. And I’ll send you one of these hankies have been dunked in the Jordan. And man anything you ask God he’ll give to you. And we say man mail me to hankies. You tell somebody that Jesus Christ took away your sins at the cross, was raised from the dead to give you eternal life. We say too good to be true. Too good to be true. We’ll believe anything except the truth. How To what do you think man get on television the way they do just total scoundrels. Just total deceivers. All they talk about money, send me money, send money, and I’ll pray for you. I say keep your money and pray for yourself. What in the world do you need me to pray for you?That’s that’s some kind of a scam that you need me to pray for you? What do I have that you don’t have? Do you have Jesus living in you? I do, too. That’s why I pray for me. And that’s why you ought to be praying for you. We get down with all kinds of things with this with this stuff. You know, like someone’s got a hotline to God some place. If you’re in born again, Christian, you got a hotline to God. Is that right or wrong, guys? And yet we act like no, you gotta be super spiritual for God lives, listen to you. If that was the case, he wouldn’t hear any of us. Because they’re in a body super spiritual. We’re just spiritual, natural man, spiritual man. Not real spiritual. Or real, natural, just natural and spiritual. We come up with all these kinds of things. Man, like, we make heroes out of these people. Send me money, and I pray for you. That’s easy to do. Whoever sent me money, Father, bless him. Just amazing. What goes on. I love what the girl from West Texas wrote one up. When he was telling him, you send me $100 God, I’ll send you 1000. She wrote to him and said, it seems to me that you need money worse than I do. So why don’t you send me 100 and let God send you the 1000.
Satan is a liar. Because I tell you the truth, you don’t believe me? A person is telling truth about yourself. Many times we don’t want to hear truth about ourselves. It’s painful. When I want to tell you, folks, it’s necessary. Why do you think God gave parents to children? To tell them truth. When they’re acting like an idiot, you tell them they’re acting like an idiot. You tell them truth. And it’ll set them free. To guide children into truth. Some people think all their these parents are just too hard on me. That may be but the issue is, are they telling me truth. I remember an area in my life. When I was in high school, and man, I thought I wanted to go into show business. I wanted to be a singer. And I could remember my dad wasn’t real long on that my dad was an attorney. And he believed in putting things in your mind. And he went real long on that. And I remember it hurt at the time that he wasn’t really for me on that. Until I got old enough to realize he was right. So wasn’t a case of whether he was for it or not. He was right. That was not the business I needed to be in. He was right. So am I going to sit around and resentment? Oh, my dad didn’t encourage me. No, he told me truth. My dad didn’t encourage me a whole lot. But he told me a whole lot of truth. And most of it is about me and I didn’t like hearing it. But it was true. And we resent parents for that for telling you truth. You get that today people are sitting around in psychiatrists offices all over the place hearing your problem if you had a mother. God forbid we had one of those. You had a father. Your parents were too strict and upset. Listen, some of you had parents that were way over the line. I’m not talking about that. Talking about the normal. We sit down and we gripe about things. And the fact is that they were telling you truth. I don’t know of a parent unless they’re perverted. That is sitting there thing, I’m gonna say something to my kids today to screw him up. Say something to my kids today to make them unhappy to send them down a primrose path to nowhere. I don’t know a parent that’s worth their salt that isn’t looking out for the very best of their children. Do you? And they may not always give the best advice in the world. But I’ll guarantee you that advice, advice is coming from the heart of someone who loves those kids, and is wanting the best for them. I’ve had kids sometimes have come in and said, I had just one I had a laugh, came in one time said I just I want to be free. I told the father in front of her, I said, You know what? I agree with this girl. She needs to be able to, to be free to do some things. So what I want you to be free to is to go to the library and study. I want you to be free to sit in your room and study. Want you be free to do that, I’m not gonna bug you with that anymore. I want you to be free to live a good life, not gonna bug you with that anymore. You don’t want freedom. You want freedom to go feed your flesh. That’s what you want freedom to do is to go feed your flesh. But you don’t want freedom to live a good life. And so what did Jesus say? You’ve been called to freedom, my brothers but don’t, use your freedom to indulge your flesh. So any parents should be telling their child, don’t be using your freedom. And I’m not going to be encouraging to be using your freedom to indulge your flesh, it’ll get you in trouble. But to use your freedom to serve one another in love, then you’re not going to hear that from Satan. Why? Because he’s a liar. And he isn’t gonna tell you truth. And when Jesus tells you the truth, believe it. He said how can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I’m telling the truth why don’t you believe me? He who belongs to God, here’s what God says. And the reason that you do not hear is that you don’t belong to God.
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Bob George 13:32
When people are fighting against truth, it’s because they don’t possess the author of truth. And we have to understand that. You have people today who are adamantly fighting against the message of the grace of God. Why would you be fighting the message that God came to deliver to us? Moses came to give us law. But Jesus came to teach us grace. The law came through Moses, but grace and truth comes through who? Jesus Christ our Lord. And if you’re rebelling against what God came to give us, you’re either dense, or you don’t belong to God. And the reason you can understand grace is because you don’t belong to the author of grace. And if you do belong to the author of grace, get rid of whatever is blocking you so that you can understand the fullness of the grace of God that did for you and me what we had no chance at all of doing for ourselves. The reason you don’t hear is you don’t belong to God. The Judeans answered him, aren’t we right now? Look at this, guys. Aren’t we right in saying that you’re a Samaritan? That’s just that’s worse than an Aggie. Aren’t you a Samaritan and demon possessed that just the worst thing you can say to somebody if you’re a Samaritan, and you’re demon possessed. Now these are people who Jesus came into his own. and his own received him not. The these are people that Jesus entered into the world to save. And they said, You’re demon possessed. You’re a Samaritan. You’re demon possessed. Jesus said, I’m not possessed by a demon. But I honor my father. And you dishonor me. I’m not seeking glory for myself. But there is one who seeks it. That’s God, and He is the judge. So I tell you the truth, again, I’m going to tell you the truth. If anyone keeps my word, he will never see death. At this, the Judeans exclaimed, now we know that your demon possessed, Abraham died, and so did the prophets. And yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death? Are you greater than our father Abraham? You know, it’s funny guys. they just got through saying, Abraham’s our Father, and He say, No, they didn’t. They’re still back on Abraham. Are you father? Are you greater than our father Abraham, he died? And so did the prophets. Who do you think you are? You could just hear the venom catch you in their speech? Who do you think you are Jesus? And he replied, If I glorify myself. If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My father, who you claim is your God is the one who glorifies me, lets me be known. Though you do not know him, I do know him. And if I said I didn’t, I’d be a liar like you. But I do know him. And I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day. He saw it, and was glad. This wiped them out. You’re not yet 50 years old that you said to him, and you have seen Abraham. I tell you the truth.
Again, I tell you the truth. Before Abraham was born, I am. Now folks, they knew exactly what Jesus was saying. Remember when they said Who can I say sent me tell him I am sent me. It’s a recognition of deity. Jesus had seven of those, that I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. I’m the resurrection and the life. I’m the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. He went on with seven of those I Am s. And the Jews knew precisely what he was claiming about himself when he said, I am is a declaration of deity. And so they said to them, before Abraham was born, I am at this. They knew that he was declaring himself to be who? God. Now look, guys, here’s a man declaring himself to be God. Now once again, and they probably thought he was a maniac, because a man declaring himself to be God would either be a maniac, or he would be an imposter. Or he would be God. Those the only choices you have. A man claiming himself to be God, is either as CS Lewis said, A man on the level of someone claiming himself to be a poached egg. Or he was an imposter, who created the worst lie that has ever been perpetuated on mankind, or he indeed was who He claimed to be. And that is God. These people knew that choice. They obviously thought he was either a maniac or an impostor because they were not going to declare him as God. Because if they had of how much sense would it be to pick up stones and try to stone God to death? And yet, that’s what they tried to do. But Jesus hid himself slipping away from the temple grounds.
Now, as he went along, he saw a man who was blind from birth. And his disciples asked him Rabbi who sinned this man or his parents that he was born blind? Because the Judeans felt that someone born with that kind of infirmity was due so it was so because of sin of some kind, either with the parents or the person themselves. Jesus replied, neither this man nor his parents sin, Jesus said, not written referring that they had never sinned, but what he’s saying here is it was not sin that caused this. But this has happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming when no one can work. And while I am in the world, I am here’s the I am again, the Light of the world. Now, folks, if you’re in darkness, the only thing you’re looking for is light. If you’re in a pitch black forest, and you don’t know where you’re going, the one thing you’re begging for his Lord, is there any light out there that can get me out of here? And Jesus Christ is saying, you live in a world of black darkness. And the only way that you’re ever going to get out of this darkness is through the light of Christ Jesus. And we’re told in the scripture that we were transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the Son, and whom he loves, in whom we have redemption, and the forgiveness of sins. Night is coming, when no one can work. And while I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Having said this, he spit on the ground and made some mud with saliva. And he put it on the man’s eyes.
Now, you remember us telling this story on a number of occasions that one of the laws of the Judeans on regarding regard to the Sabbath was that you cannot work on the Sabbath. We all know that, don’t we? And so if you’re going to have a law that you cannot work on the Sabbath, why then you’re going to have to say, well, then what is work? That’s why today you will see Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath walking to their synagogue. How many of you have seen that with their caps on their heads and their little kids to cute seeing how many I’ve seen people walking like that? Why aren’t they driving? Well, because it would be a sin to use a manmade human instruments such as a car. And so your walk to the synagogue because you can’t work on the Sabbath. Now to me. I would think walking is a lot more work than driving a car. But they can’t use that manmade instrument. I’ve told you the story before and I tell it again, about being in Israel on the Shabbat or the Sabbath. And you they couldn’t, they decided that you can’t use these manmade instruments. So if you’re staying in a hotel, how are you going to get to the upper floor, because you can’t use these manmade instruments like cars and elevators. And so somebody came up with a brilliant idea, well, that will develop a Shabbat elevator. And when you stand in front of it, it will automatically open the doors and or if it is upstairs, come downstairs, open the doors, and then go up to the top floor and stop at every floor down automatically. And therefore you won’t you’re not working at it, you’re just walking on it and letting it do its work. It kind of I guess if your car could drive without you driving it, you could get in the car and get there on the Sabbath. But, but that’s kind of the mentality. I mean, this is the thinking of people have gone through all of this thinking to determine what’s right and wrong and what you can do on the Sabbath. And so they just get on the elevator and go up the top floor and then whatever when it stops, they get off now how they get in the room, I don’t know. But I guess they got to have to turn the key that would I would call that work, but they don’t. But they get in their room. Now that’s how silly laws can get.
And so one of the laws that they had was that you cannot spit on the ground on the Sabbath. Because spit makes mud and that would be work. So if you’re gonna spit, you’re gonna have to hawk on a rock. You’re not gonna do that on on mud, and hope none of it slides off. You’ve got to do it on a rock. Now, that’s why this story is being told. He spit on the ground and he made mud with the saliva and he put it on the man’s eyes. Now guys, how many of you think that mud causes the blind to see? I don’t think so. So he’s got a reason for doing this which we’ll hear in just a moment. And he said go wash in the pool of shalom and which means sent that would also be constituting would be constitute work would be going and washing your eyes. So the man he had mud put on his eyes went and washed and came home seeing. His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging, ask, isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg? And some claim that he was and I’ve and others said no, he only looks like him. But he himself subsisted. No, I’m the guy. I’m the man. Well, then how then were your eyes open? They demanded. While he replied, The man that they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. You could hear their ears mud made mud made, but on the Sabbath. And then he told me to go Shalom. He told him to work told me to work at work. And so I went and washed. And then I could see, Where is this man? They were not asking where is this man? So I could go worship Him. They’re saying, Where is his man so I can go annihilate him for working on the Sabbath? He said, I don’t know. They brought the Pharisees to the man who had been blind. And now on the day which Jesus had made the mud and open the man’s eyes was the Sabbath. Guys, can you imagine being one of Jesus apostles and disciples, following him around knowing what the Hebrew laws were? And then seeing him doing this on the Sabbath? Can’t you almost hear him say, Jesus, wait till tomorrow? This guy’s been blind for years wait for tomorrow. And I got a story to tell here. The Pharisees asked him how he had received his sight. He put mud on my eyes, the man replied, and I washed. And now I see. Here’s the response. Here’s the tender hearted response of a legalist tender hearted, so grateful that you can see. This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath. That’s all they can care about.
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- Lord Jesus,
- I thank you for taking away my sins on the cross,
- never ever to see them again.
- Having done that, I now thank you for giving me eternal life,
- through your resurrection.
- I now receive that life.
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3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”