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|The Witness of God:
Under the Law, two or three
witnesses were required to establish
the truth of any matter before the
Law. Therefore, Jesus needed a
second witness for His witness to
be considered true. And the One
who is this second witness, there is
no doubt as to His truthfulness.
They had already received the
witness of John and did not believe
it, but the witness of Who Jesus
was is not the testimony of man.
This is not to dis John, because
John was a burning and shining
light, one who was as great as
anyone born of woman. The
witness that Jesus had was from
one greater than John – His
witness was from His Father, God.
His witness was the works which
God had given Him to do – they
were the witness of God. Hebrews
The Father has borne witness of
Jesus through the miracles which
He did. But the Jews have not
heard God at any time, nor have
they seen Him. Neither do they
have His Word abiding in them,
because they do not believe in the
One Whom He sent. John 5:36
They need to search the scriptures
in which they think they have
eternal life, and see what they truly
say, because they are they which
testify of me. Isaiah 8:20; Acts 17:
Yet this testimony will not be
sufficient to convince the Jews.
They will not believe either the
witness of God, nor the testimony
of the Scriptures. They refuse the
eternal life which could be theirs.
Jesus does not receive the honor of
men. The Jews did not have the
love of God in them. Jesus came in
the Father’s name, and they did
not receive Him. Yet, if someone
comes in his own name, him they
How can they believe when they
seek the honor of man, and not the
honor of God? Their priorities are
in the wrong place. Their sight is
focused on this life, rather than
that which is to come.
Jesus will not accuse the Jews to
the Father, Moses (in whom they
trusted) would do that. If they had
truly believed Moses, they would
believe in Jesus. One cannot
believe one without believing the
Other. Moses clearly wrote of
Jesus. If they would not believe the
writings of Moses, neither would
they believe the words of Jesus.
|The Witness of God
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another
that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he
witnesseth of me is true.
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive
not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be
saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for
a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than that of
John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the
same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of
me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him
ye believe not.
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and
they are they which testify of me.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not
honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in
you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if
another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek
not the honour that cometh from God only?
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that
accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed
Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye
believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (KJV)