Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 8, 2019

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.”

Today’s devotion comes from Acts 9:19-22.

“…  Now for several days he (Saul) was with the disciples who were at Damascus, and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”  All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?”  But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.”  Acts 9:19-22.

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Saul proclaimed Jesus, saying, “He is the Son of God.”  Saul proved that “this Jesus is the Christ.”

The book of 1 John has a lot to say about such beliefs and confessions.

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.”  1 John 5:1.

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true;  and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true God and eternal life.”  1 John 5:19.

“Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”  1 John 5:5.

“The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself;  the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.  And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has the life;  he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.”  1 John 5:10-12.

“By this you know the Spirit of God:  every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;  and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God;  this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.”  1 John 4:2-3.

“We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”  1 John 4:14-15.


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