John 6:37-45- (please interact)

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  1. Exegesis of John 6:37-45

    I. John 6: 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me,
    a. The Elect are given by the Father to the Son.
    (A parallel text to this is John 17:6 “They were yours and you gave them to me”.)
    b. Those who are given by the Father to Jesus WILL COME TO HIM.

    II. ...and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

    Jesus will never drive away those who were given to Him by the Father. His will is one with His Father’s will, as stated in the next verse. Therefore, He will never drive away anyone who comes to Him. Blessed Assurance!!

    III. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.

    This is the reason why Jesus will not cast out any that come to Him. Because they were given to Him by His Father!

    IV. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

    Jesus will not lose the ones given to Him by the Father. They are kept by the power of God. No one can snatch them out of Christ’s Hand, no one can snatch them out of the Father’s Hand. Christ and the Father are ONE.

    V. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

    This is the Father’s will. This will is what Christ came to perform and which He will accomplish without fail.

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    VI. “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.

    No one is able to come to Jesus unless the Father draws them to Jesus. What the word “draw” means is stated in the next verse.

    VII. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[d]Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.

    The one’s who come to Jesus are the one’s who have heard and learned (aorist active participles) from the Father So the one's drawn of the Father are those who have both heard and learned of the Father. The one’s who have heard BUT HAVE NOT LEARNED cannot be said to have been drawn by the Father, for they DO NOT come to Jesus. Therefore, they do not have eternal life and they will not be exalted with Christ.

    When the Gospel call is sent to come to Christ, some are drawn and some are repelled. Jesus said "you cannot hear to me, because you love the praise of men...etc"

    The fallen nature of man, love of sin, natural hatred for the TRUE GOD (which causes us to try to refashion God in a form more pleasing to us) is what hinders us from coming to Jesus. But when we hear and learn of the Father, our hard hearts are softened, the scales fall from our eyes, our hearts are pricked, all by the marvelous operation of the Holy Spirit, who has been sent to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement.

    In conclusion, some hear and learn and some hear and disregard. The ones who hear and learn from the Father (through the preaching of the Gospel and conviction of the Spirit, combined with other means) come to Jesus. In this sense, they are given to Jesus by the Father.

    The one’s who do not hear and learn from the Father, who rather disregard His instruction, are not given to the Son, but are reprobate.

    Some make a show and appear to come to Jesus, but they are like those who came to Jesus merely to seek the bread that perishes. The true sheep come to Jesus seeking the bread that never perishes, which is JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.

    IF we come to Jesus seeking Him, the TRUE BREAD that came down from Heaven, we have been given to Jesus by the Father, He will gladly receive us, and He will raise us up on the last day.
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  2. I understand Jesus will accept anyone who comes to him.
    His invitations are always generous and expansive.
    Matt 11:27. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    Matt 11:28. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Matt 11:29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    Matt 11:30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

    Rev 3:20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
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  3. #3 Glad4Mercy, Feb 14, 2016
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    Yes, Jesus will receive anyone and everyone that comes to Him, but remember that many, MULTITUDES came to Him that did not remain with Him. Even by the end of this very chapter many of His disciples no longer walked with Him, because they could not receive His Words (John 6:66). I am convinced that many people come to Jesus on their own terms, but do not really come to Him on His terms. Very similar to those who seek to worship God, but only if God is to their liking, or if they can somehow fashion a God in their mind that is more palatable to them then the God of the Bible.

    So Jesus will not cast anyone out who comes to Him, but some will cast Jesus out by not receiving Him for WHO HE TRULY IS. They will pay Him lip service, but merely be confessing a name without confessing the one behind the name.

    Just some things I've been thinking about...Not saying this applies to anyone here, but just things that are becoming more and more prevelant in the age that we live in (in general) and also considered in my own self reflection on thoughts and attitudes that I myself have had in the past.

    The more God reveals Himself to me, the more the strongholds of my own thoughts are brought down. When this occurs, one of two things can happen. One can either walk away like the folks in John 6:66 because God wasnt quite who we'd thought He would be, or we would rejoice and press even closer for He is greater and more wonderful than we could ever have imagined.

    It all depends on what we are setting our minds upon...
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  4. This is happening to me too!!! It's a great journey! It's almost like a fairy-tail because it's so awesome! It's funny, I thought I could articulate that would help people understand, but in the end, it's their own desire for the Lord and then He and only He can explain it to them in a way that grabs them to Himself. Choose Life or death. That's it. He is life!
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  5. Praise God! I was almost afraid to post the second post, because I didnt know if I could, as you say, articulate it in words. It is a wonderful experience, almost indescribable.
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  6. #6 Glad4Mercy, Feb 14, 2016
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    Choosing life or death...Good!!
    a. In the garden of Eden- the tree of Life vs the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. One was life, the other death. Adam failed

    b. In Deuteronomy, God set before Israel Life or Death to choose one or another. Obedience life, disobedience death.
    We ALL failed (Romans 3:23)

    c. God sets before us choose Christ is to choose life, to reject Christ, is to choose death.

    God sends His Spirit (and us)to set before the world Christ crucified and risen and ascended Lord of ALL. It is this work of the Spirit that draws men to Him, saying choose life or choose death.
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  7. Amen!!

    1 Corinthians 4:20 (KJV)
    For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power. ​
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  8. Awesome verse!
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  9. This is EXACTLY correct!! Glory be to God Alone in Christ Jesus our Lord
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