|John 1:1-14 |
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was god.1 [Christ is the Word of God; his name is the word of God. The Bible is not the Word; the Bible is scriptures. "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning. Then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him." Pro 8:22-30.]
2 The same was in the beginning with God. [The Word, who dwelled with God in the beginning, stepped out to become Jesus, the firstborn in the dimension of the new creation. "I came out from the Father. I came forth from the Father." John 16:27-28; and He possesses all the fullness of the Father, is the only visible representation of the Father, (the invisible God), and is the only begotten Son, (all other sons of God are adopted).]
3 All things were made by him; and there was nothing made without him. [him is Jesus.]
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.2 [The word, who is Jesus, is the life of God and the light of men. Christ is the light of men: the true light that enlightens every man who comes into the world, given to them so that they might believe. John 1:7,9. The life of God in measure to control men was lost for all men when Adam disobeyed God and fell. When you have crucified your sinful, selfish life and are afterward restored to the righteousness and holiness of God's image, Christ, then you live in Christ, and Christ lives in you, controlling all your words and deeds; and this life is then eternal. Eternal life is to be a new creature in Christ on earth and forever.]
5 The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it.3 [The light of the Word, Christ, shines in the darkness of men's hearts, but men do not understand that it is Christ, gently and anonymously reasoning with them, attempting to reprove them for their evil ways. Eph 5:13. If men believe what Christ tells them, they believe and love the truth, but if they deny the reasoning, loving their selfish, evil ways, they hate the truth and light, who is Christ. Peter told believers: "we have the more sure prophetic word [the word in your heart]; to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star [Jesus] rises in your hearts;" 2 Pet 1:19.]
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. [John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for the Light.]
7 This man came as a witness, to bear witness to the Light, so that all men might believe through it [the Light, Christ].4 [John came to bear witness to the Light, (the Light of the Word), so that all men might believe what the light reveals to be true, obey the light, and thereby be saved — this is to believe in Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "Heed the light, which is to assent to truth." Jesus tells us: "believe in the light, that you may become the children of light," John 12:36. This Light had been prophesied to be God's new covenant with salvation to the ends of the earth, to both Jews and Gentiles. Isa 42:6,49:6.The light of life, which God has hidden in the heart, is the mediator of the new covenant; he that would come into the new covenant, must believe the light and obey the light, Christ.]
8 He was not the Light, but was sent to bear witness of the Light. [John was not the Light, but he testified to the Light, Christ.]
9 Which is the true Light that enlightens every man who comes into the world.5 [All men have a small measure of the light (Christ) given to them so that they might believe the light's anonymous convictions of their evil ways to be true and eventually be saved; for God would have all men to be saved, and so He gives all men equal opportunity to be saved with sufficient light to guide them. If we persistently heed the light and word in our hearts that reproves us, then we receive more of His spirit, eventually being freed from all sin and seeing Jesus bring us our salvation and eternal life. With a hunger for righteousness we seek God by exposing ourselves to his further commands and teachings by waiting on him in humble silence as we listen and watch.]
10 He was in the world, and the world had been made by him, and the world did not know him.
11 He came to his own, and his own did not receive him.6
12 But to all as have received him, those who believe in His name, He has given the right to become sons of God,7 [When you receive the Light and Word in your heart as Jesus speaking to you and revealing the things of God to you, you have received Him and identified Him as Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "When you are sure that he who is speaking to you is Christ, you have received Him. You are a son when Jesus appears in your heart to guide you."]
13 Children born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word becomes flesh and dwells in us; and we behold his glorious splendor,8 the glorious splendor of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. [Jesus, whose name is the word of God, was made flesh to come to the earth as a man and is made flesh again when He is fully formed and resurrected in a purified believer. This verse has been mistranslated in all Bibles to be: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory. See the Footnote to this verse that explains this correction in full detail. This verse is a continuation of verse 13 above by explaining how children are born of God. Paul wrote: "And what agreement can the temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people," 2 Cor 6:16. From the Word of the Lord within: "Let the word of Christ richly dwell in you. If you give heed to my words, I will dwell in you and walk in you."]
8 the Word becomes flesh and dwells in us; and we behold his glorious splendor the glorious splendor of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. All the translations have among us instead of in us. George Fox said this was one of the errors of the translators, that the original Greek had in instead of among; which error occurred because the translators were unredeemed men without knowledge of the true gospel nor the promise of Jesus dwelling in a man. And so on examination of the verse in the original Greek, the word was en, typically meaning in. Notice in verse 26, John the Baptist tells the Jews: there stands one among you, whom you do not know; which original Greek word was mesos, entirely different than en; and mesos means middle, midst, in the midst — amongst. Once you change among us to in us, the past tense for dwells makes no sense because once Jesus dwelt in John, He did not leave John and the others; which indicates further errors by the translators, only trained by men in the doctrines of Babylon.
The Greek word, (eskhnwsen, 4637), translated for "dwelt" has an Aorist tense, (5656), which can be past, present, or future, so it could just as well be translated as " dwells" in us. The same variable tense was used for the Greek word, (egeneto, 1096), translated as "was made" flesh could just as well be translated as "becomes" flesh. So this verse is far better understood as: the Word becomes flesh and dwells in us, which is exactly what happens at the end of your journey in seeking God's kingdom and His righteousness: as God has said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." How does the word become flesh?
The words we hear him speak to us are Spirit and impart the life of God to us, John 6:63;
which life of God is Christ, John 1:5,14:6, so that Christ is formed within you, Gal 4:19.
Until finally Christ is fully formed and actually resurrected in you. 2 Cor 4:14,Col 2:11-12,3:1, Eph 2:5-6,Rom 6:13
You then see (behold) Christ, the glory of God, appear in your heart and witness him bringing your salvation and eternal life.
Further, the word for beheld his glory, translated from the Greek, (eyeasameya, 2300), also had an Aorist tense, (5622); but Jesus was not glorified while on earth. In the Last Supper of John 17:5, Jesus prayed, "And now, O Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory that I had with you before the world began;" (Jesus had given up his glory to come to the earth as a humble man); and then in John 17:24, Jesus further prayed for the disciples to be with Him in heaven, able to see His glory: "Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory." The disciples, who were later translated into the kingdom, as John so testified, though still walking on the earth, in consciousness and sight stood in the presence of Jesus and the Father beholding their glory; so the correct translation of this verse should read, "we behold his glorious splendor." If Jesus had been in his glorious splendor on the earth, the Jews would all have been terrified for the Jews had been afraid to come near to Moses because his face shone from having talked to God; and the glorious splendor of Jesus far, far exceeds what Moses displayed. However, when a disciple has been long-prepared to enter the kingdom, he basks in Jesus' consuming fire and brightness, dwelling in His unapproachable light while sitting with Him in the heavens. "Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before his glorious presence," Jude 1:24. From the Word of the Lord within: "We stand in His presence; in the kingdom we stand before God and His holy angels; we behold His beauty. We stand in the presence of God speaking forth His words as commanded. You can live in heaven and still walk the earth. I will come again to the elect; I will be a crown to lead and guide them."
This verse explains how children are born of God and is a continuation of John 1:13 which reads: " Children born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God." How are they born? "And the word becomes flesh and dwells in us; and we behold his glorious splendor, the glorious splendor as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."
Paul wrote: "And what agreement can the temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." 2 Cor 6:16.
From the Word of the Lord within: "Let the word of Christ richly dwell in you. If you give heed to my words, I will dwell in you and walk in you. Christ is actually resurrected in every person that comes to him and obeys him repetitively."