1 John 4:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 4:1, NIV: "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: () every spirit that confesses that () Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit () that does not confess Jesus is not from God. God has put a desire for relationship in every one of us, a desire He intended to be met with relationships with other people, … 1-john 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Verses 4-6. The proclamation of the reality of the gospel (verses 1-2), produces a fellowship in eternal life (verse 3), and in turn, fellowship in eternal life produces joy (verse 4). (2)DESIGN OF THE EPISTLE: Fulness of joy for those who should read it (). 1 John 4:1, ESV: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world." Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 1 John 4 The Holy Spirit and false spirits. 1 John 4:2. 1 My friends, do not believe everyone who says that they speak God's message. What does 1 John 4:8 mean? 2 z He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but a also for … 9 By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. Read Introduction to 1 John “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. ](1) That which was from the beginning. 1 JOHN 4:9-12. The three persons of the Trinity appear clearly in 1 John 4:13-14. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] In the second sentence of this section, John adds the comment that those who don't love have no fellowship with God. 1 John 4:9(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 1 JOHN RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals See Disclaimer. They claim to have a message from God's Spirit, but really it is a false spirit.So, check their message carefully to see if it is really from God. Most people understand that the important things in life are not things at all – they are the relationships we have. 2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. 1 John 1:4(NASB) Picture courtesy of Hawksky. In the first three verses of chapter 4, we discover that Jesus is gaining more and more disciples, more disciples than John the Baptist (cf John 3:23b & 26). πιστεύετε, δοκιμάζετε, 1 John 4:1. [1.The Exordium (1John 1:1-4). 1-john 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Preaching Series on 1 John (Week 3 of 4) July 8, 2018. The indwelling Holy Spirit (cf. John defined an antichrist as any person (or group) who denies the Father and the Son. (1-6) Brotherly love enforced. (John 1:4-9, see notes) I counted six occurrences of "light" in just those six verse in the Gospel of John 1. In the introductory remarks of his first epistle, John quickly places his focus on Christ Jesus.. the incarnate Word of God, Who was manifest in the flesh and spoke the words of eternal life. Structure The present section, 4:1-6, is one of three units within the letter (the other two are 2:12-14 and 2:15-17) that virtually all interpreters would regard as a self-contained unit. A right knowledge and living experience of the Person, graces and operations of the Holy Spirit upon the soul, is a very essential thing. 1 John 5:4. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” This verse summarizes 3:24-4:16 — intimate fellowship with God is impossible without love for fellow Christians.. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. In 1 John 4:3, he explained, “every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And we learn that … Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them." That's intense, but what does John mean when he talks about the "light" in reference to Jesus. The heart of God is manifest in His Spirit of love. John 1:4, KJV: "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." 1 John 4:9b-10 – God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. There are many false prophets who are travelling round everywhere. He demonstrated His love towards man in a multitude of ways, but the incarnation of His dearly beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the brightest and best signification of the love of God towards mankind. are: 1Jn 4:6,16 3:9,10 5:19; and have: 1Jn 2:13 5:4 Ro 8:37 Eph 6:10,13 Rev 12:11 John 4 – A Samaritan Woman and a Nobleman Meet Jesus A. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. It seems that 1 John 4:13 is the subjective witness of the Spirit, while 1 John 4:14 is the objective witness of Apostolic testimony. 8:9) and His transforming influence are evidence of our true salvation (cf. Verse Thoughts. Perhaps the clearest answer to this question is found in the Gospel of John 3:19-21 (see notes): Test the Spirits. The phrase "know God" uses the Greek root word ginosko.This is the same term used in verse 7, and many other places in the New Testament (John 17:3). 1 John 4. But if anyone does sin, y we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Since the wording, subject matter, and circumstances of 2 John closely approximate 1 John (verse 5, compare 1 John 2:7; 3:11; verse 6, compare 1 John 5:3; verse 7, compare 1 John 2:18-26; verse 9, compare 1 John 2:23; verse 12, compare 1 John 1:4), most likely John composed the letter at the same time or soon after 1 John, ca. In these verses the apostle encourages the disciples against the fear and danger of this seducing antichristian spirit, and that by such methods as these: - 1. 1-john 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 8:16). 1 John 3:24; Rom. He assures them of a more divine principle in them: ldblquote You are of God, little children, 1 John 4:4. 1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins: Greek - en touto estin (3SPAI) e agaphe ouch hoti hemeis egaphekamen (1PRAI) ton theon all hoti autos egaphesen (3SAAI) hemas kai apesteilen (3SAAI) ton huion autou hilasmon peri ton hamartion hemon You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. John 1:4, ESV: "In him was life, and the life was the light of men." Gospel of John Bible Study Notes. Christians who are well acquainted with the Scriptures, may, in humble dependence on Divine teaching, discern those who set forth doctrines according to the apostles, and those who contradict them. There is a great deal of reiteration in this chapter, but additional truth appears with regard to testing the spirits (1 John 4:1-6), and there is more extended teaching on love.God is love, love as a test, love of one another, love of God, God's love of us, etc. In the context of 1 John, there were many ways to be spiritual. The basic issue, according to chapter 4, is whether spiritual claims are centered in … 4 Beloved, () do not believe every spirit, but () test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for () many () false prophets () have gone out into the world. Jesus and the Samaritan woman – John 4:1-4. Verse 1. Statement of the token by which the πνεῦμα τοῦ θεοῦ is to be recognised. 1 John 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He Who is in you than he who is in the world:. 1 John 4:13. 1 John 1:4 “And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” “That your joy may be full”: A main goal for this epistle is to create joy in the readers. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AND HIS CHILDREN Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - 1 John - Charles Swindoll (1)OBJECT AND PURPOSE OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING: The setting forth of the historical Christ for the spread of human fellowship with the Father and the Son (1John 1:1-3).