October 15, 2023: 1 John 5:18-21 -- When Jesus Is My Life

:bible2: 1 John 5:18-21 – When Jesus Is My Life

Pastor JD :hawaiianshirt_1: talks about what our life as born-again Christians can be like when our whole life is Jesus, Who is our life.

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As unthinkable as the crimes of some were and are…so were so many of mine. However the judge of ALL THINGS hasn’t and won’t declare them unforgivable, and isn’t THAT what the merciful blood covering is?

Praise be to our Holy Righteous Father and His lamb…our true and living precious Lord Jesus.


The fruit of the Spirit is joy. Gal. 5:22

Joy in the Holy Ghost. Rom. 14:17

Unspeakable and full of glory. I Pet. 1:8

Sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; … exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. II Cor. 6:10; 7:4

We glory in tribulations. Rom. 5:3

Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; … for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame. Heb. 12:2

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. John 15:11

As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. II Cor. 1:5

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Phil. 4:4

The joy of the LORD is your strength. Neh. 8:10

In thy presence is fulness of joy: at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psa. 16:11

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Rev. 7:17


I don’t think you can homogenize homonyms :thinking:

Holy; sacred
Wholly; entirely

“Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16)

Have I heard it different than I ought to?

Disclaimer: (As it may be obvious to some) I am not the grammar g.o.a.t.

nor do I wish to be a grammar nazi


Actually, I’m not a goat at all…we be sheep! :wink:


I remember after I surrendered my life to Christ over 30 years ago a mantra of:

Jesus is my reality

enthusiastically inhabited my thoughts as well as my speech. A playful play on words but oh so genuine in its humble gratitude. So many battles later, it’s like the enemy has tried to literally beat it out of me. But the enemy has failed because I am thinking that and professing it today. (Exhibit A: this post)

Jesus Victorious!!!


“JESUS Loves You and will provide everything You need in these Last days.”

Alan Brayshaw


“Set Your eyes on Jesus. Stop listening to flesh. Many secretly want You to fail.”

Alan Brayshaw


“Elevate others, pray for others. Help others Succeed and the Lord will focus on You”

Alan Brayshaw


I want to thank you Pastor for this study as well as the updateThe Lord has shown me the error of my skewed thinking


I first learned of this song sung by Sheena Lee in 2021 from Amir Tsarfati on his Behold Israel fb page. Beautiful song :yellow_heart:


These scriptures are so powerful and encouraging. John the Apostle, King David, Paul, all had a way with words. By the very words they wrote, the Holy Spirit is so visual in them, and we benefit from them these 2600+ years later. Thank you, Lord for your Word that is alive and so available to anyone who wants it. Thanks for sharing.


So, Jesus has gotten under your skin, huh? Me too and I am richer and freer that I ever have been. I asked Jesus to live in my heart at 8 years old. Although I did not have a full understanding of what that meant, I meant it and today at 66 it is more clear, more powerful, more lovely each day that passes. Though the days are dark, His love is sweeter, richer, fuller, deeper as the days go by (as the song says). The more I love Him, the more I trust Him, nothing good from me He’ll deny. The longer I know Him, the better I can show Him; I couldn’t stop now if I tried!



All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
and the fairest of ten thousand
in my blessed Lord I see.

Come Lord!


If you are feeling the heaviness and weight of the evil abounding and the attacks invading all around you, are not alone. I’m feeling it myself. We must hide in the secret place of the shelter of the Most High God spoken of in Psalm 91 and restore and refresh our soul, being washed by the word of God daily, soaking ourselves in His presence and laying our burdens down at His feet. Every hour we need him. We cannot put our guard down for a second or the enemy will attack. We are fighting a battle but we have all the weapons of warfare we need and the power of God for all who believe. Stand and see the salvation of the Lord, be still and know that He is God. Rest Beloved Saints He’s coming soon to rescue us :pray::heart:



Oh Jesus, though so far from all you’d meant me to be, THIS is all that truly matters. . . Show me daily the steps I must take to one day hear those sweet words. “Well done.”


Ditto that! Amen and Amen! This was great encouragement to this greyhair who once sat on a hard church pew with her grandmother in her blue pill box hat and, during those long sermons that she didn’t really understand would just imagine herself climbing up in Jesus’ lap where somehow she just knew that she was welcome and safe and treasured and dearly loved! Through the trials and heartbreaks and falls and failings since then, the enemy has def done his best to rob me of that assurance. But he is a defeated foe and today there is no where I’d rather be than safe in the arms of Jesus. So, Jesus wins!!


Do you believe in the Rapture and that it will happen soon?

If you believe in the Rapture and that it will happen soon, then you don’t need to worry about the future as there really is no future for us Christians other than Heaven. So there is no need to fear what may happen to you now or in the future. Just wait on God.

A made up story…

A young 15 year old girl named Jane who lived in a really bad neighborhood had a father that was not present and a drug addicted mother. She was a good girl and trying her best to have a good future by getting good grades and being a nice person. Unfortunately her efforts were in vain, as she was abused by boys, teased by girls and had no friends.

As her 16 birthday approached she wondered why she was ever born, as her life was so bad. She started to have thoughts of killing herself and putting herself out of her misery as she felt she had no future. Then she had a thought of maybe the father that she did not know could help her. She then asked her mother how she could get in contact with her father. Her mother gave her his address and Jane wrote a letter asking if her father could help her.

A week later Jane received a letter from her father saying that he did not know her mother was pregnant and that he had a daughter. Now that he knew he said he that he had become very successful and would be more than happy to come get Jane and fully provide for her. There was nothing that she needed to do as he would provide everything! He said he had some business to take care of, but would come get her very soon! Jane was now just happily waiting.

The point of this story is that Jane was miserable feeling her life was really bad with no future, but all that changed with the letter from her father. Well the same can be true for any Christian currently alive as no matter how bad their life is, the Rapture will happen very soon. So they do not need to be concerned with their current situation or their future. The Rapture is God’s rescue for Christians just like Jane’s father was a rescue for her. Like Jane, we should just be happily waiting!

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Goodboy :blush:


Thank you thats a beautiful parable


Thank you for the story. It blessed my heart.


sweet love this story :two_hearts:
Jesus bless you goodboy

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