“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).
JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “‘He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. [I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS]’” (John 12:44–46).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:5).
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
“[THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE; BUT PERFECT LOVE CASTETH OUT FEAR]: because [FEAR HATH TORMENT]. [HE THAT FEARETH IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE]” (1 John 4:18).
“God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16).
“[EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH]; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that [JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU]?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).
“[YE ARE OF GOD, LITTLE CHILDREN], and have overcome them: [BECAUSE GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD]” (1 John 4:4).
“[FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. [FOR GOD SENT] not [HIS SON INTO THE WORLD] to condemn the world; but [THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:16-17).
“[SAY TO THEM THAT ARE OF A FEARFUL HEART, BE STRONG, AND FEAR NOT]: behold, [YOUR GOD WILL COME WITH VENGEANCE], even God with a recompence; [HE WILL COME AND SAVE YOU]” (Isaiah 35:4).
JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“[I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST is to NEVER SEE DEATH! (John 5: 25-29, 8:51).
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], let him deny himself, and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME]’” (Matthew 16:24).
“And [HE THAT TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOWETH AFTER ME, IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]” (Matthew 10:38).
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. If [ANY MAN SERVE ME], let him [FOLLOW ME]; and [WHERE I AM, THERE SHALL ALSO MY SERVANT BE]” (Matthew 12:24-26).
“[I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU]. and if I go and prepare a place for you, [I WILL COME AGAIN], and receive you unto myself; [THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO]” (John 14:2–3).
“[I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE]: he that [BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE]: And [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]. [BELIEVEST THOU THIS]?” (John 11:25-26).
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [THE HOUR IS COMING, AND NOW IS, WHEN THE DEAD SHALL HEAR THE VOICE OF THE SON OF GOD: AND THEY THAT HEAR SHALL LIVE]. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. [MARVEL NOT AT THIS: FOR THE HOUR IS COMING], in the which [ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE], And [SHALL COME FORTH]; [THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD, UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE]; and [THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL, UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION]” (John 5:25-29).
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall [NEVER SEE DEATH]” (John 8:51).
“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
“No man hath seen God at any time. [IF WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER, GOD DWELLETH IN US, AND HIS LOVE IS PERFECTED IN US]” (1 John 4:12).
“If a man say, I love God, and [HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR]: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, [HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD WHOM HE HATH NOT SEEN]? (1 John 5:20).
The Apostle Paul explained, said:
“Owe no man any thing, but to [LOVE ONE ANOTHER]: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore [LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW]” (Romans 13:8-10).
“[FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN, AND HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE] the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14).
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but [LOVE COVERETH ALL SINS]” (Proverbs 10:12).
We live in a world where too often the it is exclaimed “I want this, I want that and so on”. However, we must all take a moment and ponder JOHN 3:16!
Yes; take a moment today and read slowly every word, and we soon come to realize the paramount significance to the word “Gave” because JESUS CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD!
“For God so loved the world, that he [GAVE] his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
“[FOR SCARCELY FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL ONE DIE]: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God [COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US]” (Romans 5:7-8)
“[FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD]; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).
“[SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY]; and [UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION]” (Hebrews 9:28).
Therefore, every human being would be wise to come to REPENTANCE OF SINS AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST before it is TOO LATE (Daniel 12:2) (Matthew 24:36) (Revelation 11:18).
“I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him” (Psalm 32:5-6).
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; [THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED]. For [WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS]; and [WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION]” (Romans 10:8-10).
To be SAVED, RESCUED OR REDEEMED from this earth on the LAST DAY, human beings must have the SPIRIT OF LOVE or the SPIRIT OF GOD or the SPIRIT OF JESUS CHRIST.
“For God [SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-18).
“For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is [TO THEM THAT PERISH FOOLISHNESS]; but [UNTO US WHICH ARE SAVED] it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:19).
“He that [BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that [BELIEVETH NOT THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE]; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “It is the [SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH]; the flesh profiteth nothing: the [WORDS THAT I SPEAK] unto you, [THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE]” (John 6:63).
“For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and [QUICKENETH] them; [EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL]” (John 5:21).
“Wherefore God saith: ‘Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light’” (Ephesians 5:14).
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51).
“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that [HEARETH MY WORD, AND BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT SENT ME, HATH EVERLASTING LIFE], and shall not come into condemnation; but is [PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE]” (John 5:20-24).
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [LAST TRUMP]: for the trumpet shall sound, and [THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED]. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:52–53).
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and [THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST], then we which are [ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS], to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).
“Then cometh the end, [WHEN HE SHALL HAVE DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD], even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you” (1 John 3:13).
In our lifetime where we will have days in the wilderness of struggles, setbacks and stresses we must keep our heads up knowing that GOD has given us a SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST(John 3:16-18).
Our Lord JESUS CHRIST says: “[THE WORLD CANNOT HATE YOU; BUT ME IT HATETH], because I [TESTIFY OF IT, THAT THE WORKS THEREOF ARE EVIL]” (John 7:7).
“[IF THE WORLD HATE YOU, YE KNOW THAT IT HATED ME BEFORE IT HATED YOU]” (John 15:18).
“He that [HATETH ME HATETH MY FATHER ALSO]” (John 15:23).
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be” (Matthew 12:24-26).
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. [IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION: BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD]” (John 16:33).
“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).