Flashcards. most abundant type of plant cell; spherical cells with thin, cell walls and a large vacuoloe; important for storage and food production. thou hast the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Leviticus Chapter 23 – John Karmelich . By going forward in faith, you will find that your faith will increase” (“Lord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2003, 22). To better understand what the Savior meant by those words found in John 7:34, see the commentary for John 8:21–24. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said of this account: “In that little story is something of the danger in our day. Jesus miraculously fed the multitude of five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fishes (see John 6:5–14); Moses fed the people with manna miraculously provided from heaven (see Exodus 16:3–4; John 6:31). “There are equivalent ‘hard sayings’ about our secular societies that one hesitates to utter but which need to be heard. As a common food staple in many cultures, bread serves as an ideal metaphor for the fundamental role the Savior and His teachings should have in our lives. By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Water and light were used as important symbols during the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Savior used these symbols to call the people to believe in Him as the Messiah. Jesus, however, came to resolve the deeper problem that had begun with Adam’s sin. This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me. 20 “I do not r ask for these only, but also for those s who will believe in me through their word, 21 t that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that u they also may be in v us, so that the world w may believe that you have sent me. We should also take note of the sovereignty of God in John’s statement. All Rights Reserved. What I want to get across here is the limits of what we can and cannot do to make a difference for God. They are not popular. … A truth may touch us, bore us, or merely make us uncomfortable. Jesus already had two or three witnesses to prove that He was the Messiah, and so His own claim to be “the light of the world” merely confirmed the testimony of previous witnesses. 23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. Then, when the praise and honor began to come, He humbly directed all adulation to the Father [see John 5:19; 14:10]” (“The Grandeur of God,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2003, 70–71). (11-26) Commentary on John 17:1-5 (Read John 17:1-5). 17 “Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true. By these means only may the Spirit of God become an abiding part of man’s individual being, even as the substance of the food he eats is assimilated with the tissues of his body. 21 Then He said again to them, “I go away, and you shall seek Me, and shall die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.”. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. President Joseph F. Smith witnessed in vision that the Savior visited the spirit world and ‘from among the righteous [spirits] … organized his forces and appointed messengers, clothed with power and authority, and commissioned them to go forth and carry the light of the gospel to them that were in darkness’ [D&C 138:30]” (“The Redemption of the Dead and the Testimony of Jesus,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 9). Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing … Hence, they had a distorted view of the Father, which was made worse by their ambition and self-interest. How might you increase this flow of “living water” into your life? During the weeklong celebration, Israelites occupied booths (also called tabernacles) that they built out of palm and myrtle branches (see Leviticus 23:42–43; Nehemiah 8:14–15). So if one does not believe that Jesus is the “I AM” of Exodus 3:14, will he then die in his sins? She has the ability to see spirits and communicate with them.-Two days later. The Savior’s imagery of “living water” drew upon a long Israelite tradition that water represented important spiritual truths. At times, we may need to abandon certain traditions in order to keep the laws of God. But here we have an added detail, for He told them that they would die in their sin. So regardless of the will of the religious leaders who wanted to silence Him, they were unable to carry out their will at Tabernacles. on StudyLight.org The Pharisees were of the earth, and their claim to their status as “sons of God” was based on their biological descent from the first Adam and also from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. |, Chapter 23: The Gospel of John: Manifesting God’s Glory Book 2, 6201 University Avenue, NE Fridley, MN 55432. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. In doing the works of His Father, and being in full agreement with Him, He was “one” with the Father. John 4:23 - But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. In addition to being doctrinally rich, chapters 5–7 of John highlight a wide assortment of attitudes toward Jesus Christ, including some of the opposition and hostility that eventually resulted in His death. Celebrated in the modern months of September and October, “the events celebrated were the sojourning of the children of Israel in the wilderness (Lev. Elder James E. Talmage explained: “To eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ was and is to believe in and accept Him as the literal Son of God and Savior of the world, and to obey His commandments. If you feel led to support this ministry, we deeply appreciate it, © 2021 God's Kingdom Ministries. When Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (called by its official Roman name, the Sea of Tiberias), a large multitude followed Him (see John 6:1–2); the children of Israel were led by Moses through the wilderness by way of the Red Sea (see Exodus 12:38; 13:18). Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. When Moses asked the Lord what to say when the children of Israel asked for His name, the Lord responded, “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:13–14). It is a normal response when someone asks if you are so-and-so. There is no middle ground, no room for compromise; there are no principles to compose: either Jesus is divine or he is blaspheming! To ten of the disciples, Thomas being absent (John 20:19-23). After the healing at the pool of Bethesda, the Jews sought to kill the Savior because the healing had occurred on the Sabbath (see John 5:10, 16, 18). 24 Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins.”. “The second Bible testament of Christ is the New Testament, which records His birth, His life, His ministry, His gospel, His Church, His Atonement, and His Resurrection, as well as the testimonies of His Apostles. While serving in the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder Merrill J. Bateman explained how the Son of God had “life in himself”: “Unlike mortals who inherit the seeds of death from both parents, Jesus was born of a mortal mother but an immortal Father. It justifies our finally being judged by the Redeemer. …. For more information about the feeding of the five thousand, see the commentary for Mark 6:32–44. While the metaphor of eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Savior may seem startling to some readers, the Savior made it clear that He was using “eating” and “drinking” figuratively (see John 6:58, 63). How would you explain the significance of each witness the Savior identified? 45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. There is no supporting evidence here to interpret “I am” as if the Son were the Father Himself. He went from the high point of His popularity to a drastic decline. The Son was “sent.” The Son is not “alone.” The Son pleases the Father at all times. In this case, the question is: “Are You the Messiah?” Jesus’ affirmation is: “I am” or “I am He,” or “I am the One.”. They were looking for a great military leader who would conquer Rome and who would feed the people with manna. I do not see it that way. Archaeological excavations have identified the site for the pool of Bethesda as being just outside a north gate of the ancient temple precinct in Jerusalem, possibly a gate through which sacrificial sheep were led into the temple grounds (see John 5:2). Hence, all that the Son did can be attributed to the Father, just as we can say that when an army wins a battle, it is the general who is given credit for the victory, even though the general may never touch a sword but only give orders to the troops. He is as a voice, not to be inquired about but heard. Yes I want to encourage all of us to make a difference for God with our lives. 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. It was while pondering John 5:29 that the Prophet Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon received the vision that became section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants, a vision that gave them additional understanding about the Resurrection of all mankind (see D&C 76:11–19). How could you more fully eat of the “bread of life”? Learn. 1 LitCharts Teacher Editions. View Chapter 23 HRs Enviromnet John Barry Kerri Woods.ppt from POLI 214 at Concordia University. Those who are of the earth remain under the curse of the law that was imposed on Adam for his sin. St. John Chapter 23. She's six years old about to be seven and has blonde hair and brown eyes. In this presence his own personality has no existence. 20 These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come. Type author names here Chapter 23: The Environment John Barry and Kerri Woods Meet the Authors • Instant downloads of all 1388 LitChart PDFs (including The Grapes of Wrath). Once His doctrines really began to make demands of people, it was too much for many. The most renowned and anticipated ceremony of the feast was the daily procession, during which an appointed priest drew water from the pool of Siloam with a golden pitcher and poured the water into the silver basin at the base of the temple altar, along with the morning wine offering. If you want to receive updates from us, signup below. Choose a doctrine or principle of the gospel about which you would like to strengthen your testimony. More sacrifices were offered at the temple during this week than during any other religious commemoration. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. In His discourse to the Jewish leaders, the Savior highlighted ways God helps people come to His Son. John the Baptist Exalts Christ 22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized. So in John 8:13 we find the Pharisees trying to find fault with Jesus for speaking and acting as though John’s witness actually meant something. [23] "Whose sins": See here the commission, stamped by the broad seal of heaven, by virtue of which the pastors of Christ's church absolve repenting sinners upon their confession. So this is really a question of “who are you?” Are you earthly or heavenly? “Nephi lamented the fact that so many people will not ‘understand great knowledge.’ (2 Nephi 32:7.) John 6 records a drastic shift in public opinion toward the Savior. B. The Savior’s lengthy reply to the Jewish elites who were opposing Him is recorded in John 5:17–47. Our Lord prayed as a man, and as the Mediator of his people; yet he spoke with majesty and authority, as one with and equal to the Father. In the arid climate of the ancient Near East, access to water was crucial for survival, and the scarcity of water made it both a valuable resource and a powerful symbol. 15:45, 46 says. Christ Holding Sacrament Bread, by Del Parson. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Like those childish Galileans of old, we may turn up our noses when divine sustenance is placed before us. …. STUDY. The remedy is to “believe”—to claim by faith in Christ—a new identity, so that when the soul dies, one’s identity does not die with it. 12:3)” (Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost”). John 1:1 makes it clear that the Logos (“Word”) was both “with the God” (pros ton theon) and “was God” or “was a God” (theos). “For some reason not fully explained in the scriptures, the Holy Ghost did not operate in the fulness among the Jews during the years of Jesus’ mortal sojourn (John 7:39; 16:7). To them, the promises of God were about ruling the world and having the gentiles serve them, feed them, and enrich them so that they could benefit from the labor of others. One’s spiritual identity originates with the last Adam (Christ), who was made a life-giving spirit. Where the disciples were assembled: It was good that the disciples stayed together. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” In Context Parallel Compare [1979–81], 2:71). After Jesus miraculously fed the five thousand, as recorded in John 6:3–14, the people who had been fed sought more food from Jesus. The Savior’s question recorded in John 5:44 teaches that as long as we are focused on what other people think about us, rather than on what God thinks about us, the development of our faith will be hampered. After commanding a man with a 38-year infirmity to “rise … and walk” (John 5:8), the Savior taught that all those who would believe in the Son of God and follow Him would be raised up to everlasting life (see John 5:21–29). He adds to this thought, what He could not add to the previous one, "and now is." Said the Savior, ‘If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine’ [John 7:17]. The Jews also failed to realize that the scriptures are the words of Christ and their purpose is to bring people to Christ, for He is the ultimate source of truth and life. For additional information about Nicodemus, see the commentary for John 3:1. “I testify that with unimaginable suffering and agony at an incalculable price, the Savior earned His right to be our Redeemer, our Intermediary, our Final Judge” (“The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006, 42). Many who had been His disciples previously would not accept this teaching and “walked no more with him” (John 6:66). That is, our personal identity shifted from the mortal soul to the immortal spirit. The Savior tried to correct this false belief by teaching that the scriptures, which the Jews looked to as the final authority, testified that eternal life is found not in the scriptures but in following Jesus Christ. By believing in Him and His mission, we have opportunity to avoid the usual fate of dying in our sins. However, the Pharisees refused to believe John’s witness as well as the witness of the Father that was evident whenever Jesus performed a miracle. The deity of the Logos, then, is unquestionable, and that same Logos/God “became flesh” (John 1:14). Give me a second and I'll tell you why it's special. He was the Messiah, they reasoned, and must reign as their king” (Mortal Messiah, 2:367–68). To have faith or repentance “given” to us means receiving divine help to believe and follow Jesus Christ (see John 6:65; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 2 Nephi 31:19). They think of his person and his work. He was the only One who could do this, for that was the calling of the Messiah. The Greek phrase, ego eimi, translated “I am He,” is often used in the New Testament, especially in the Gospel of John. On the temple mount, four large golden candelabras (also called menorahs or candlesticks) illuminated the temple grounds during dances and other festivities held late into the night and early morning. Acceptance of Jesus as the Christ implies obedience to the laws and ordinances of His gospel” (Jesus the Christ, 342–43). God had established that Christ would be “seized” (or arrested) and crucified at the feast of Passover. 23:43) and the gathering-in of all the fruits of the year (Ex. What are some ways that you are regularly striving to partake of the “bread of life”? “‘Equal with God!’—not that he was then reigning in glory and exaltation over all the works which their hands had made, but in the sense that he was God’s Son, upon whom the Father had placed his own name and to whom he had given glory and honor and power” (The Mortal Messiah: From Bethlehem to Calvary, 4 vols. Accordingly, while translating St. John’s Gospel, myself and Elder Rigdon saw the following vision” (Doctrine and Covenants 76, section introduction). “Jesus Christ possessed merits that no other being could possibly have. CHAPTER 20 *. They did not believe what Peter testified in Acts 4:12, saying. ‘As the first Saviour—the deliverer from Egyptian bondage,’ said the Rabbis, ‘caused manna to fall for Israel from heaven, so the second Saviour—the Messiah—will also cause manna to descend for them once more’ [Cunningham Geikie, The Life and Words of Christ (1886), 516–17]. Jesus explained that to eat in the way He was describing meant to “live by [Him]” (John 6:57). Jesus had said as much during the latter half of the feast (John 7:33, 34-36), so it appears that He continued to speak of His departure. He did something no one else could do. (23) But he still gives the "No." As He continued to teach the Jews about His mission, the Savior declared that He could do “nothing of himself,” but rather He did what He had seen His Father do (John 5:19). The events recorded in John 7 occurred during the week of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Old Testament prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel used water as a symbol of the Lord’s Spirit, provident care, and healing power (see Isaiah 41:17–18; 58:11; Jeremiah 2:13; Ezekiel 47:1–12). Furthermore, it has reference only to the gift of the Holy Ghost not being present, since the power of the Holy Ghost was operative during the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus; otherwise no one would have received a testimony of the truths that these men taught (Matt. This is an important doctrine not only for the Jews in Jesus’s day but for our time as well. To read about Jesus Christ walking on the Sea of Galilee, see the commentary for Matthew 14:22–33. The Savior’s promise that those who believed in Him would at some future time have “living water” within them reflected the fact that “the Holy Ghost was not yet given” (John 7:39). Please make sure you adjust the Bundle Size and Quantity correctly for the amount you want to order. Some people heard the Savior’s teachings and believed that He was the Messiah. Perhaps one of the most striking similarities between the ministries of Moses and the Savior is the use of “I Am” statements. Therefore, those who remain soulish will die in their sins, for such is the fate of the soul of all who claim Adam as their father. We may wonder how the same group of people who wanted to make Jesus Christ a king one day (see John 6:15) could abandon Him the very next day (see John 6:66). “The third testament of Christ is the Book of Mormon, which also foretells Christ’s coming, confirms the Bible’s account of His saving Atonement, and then reveals the resurrected Lord’s visit to the earth’s other hemisphere. His eye is fixed on the coming One. After that, many of His disciples no longer followed Him (see John 6:26–27, 66). The events recorded in John 6 occurred at the time of the Passover (see John 6:4), an event strongly associated with Moses (see Exodus 12). Healing miracles are not wrought in any such manner” (Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3 vols. “Lehi taught his son Jacob, ‘No flesh … can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah’ [2 Nephi 2:8]. Finding Philip, he … The peak of his popular appeal had come. The Pharisees, knowing that Jesus was helping the Jews to see the truth, sent officers to arrest Him. As Jesus taught in the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles, some Jews marveled that He could teach as He did without having studied their theology. Local worship was not yet giving way to spiritual; but a band of true worshippers was being gathered, and some were then following Him. “The first testament of Christ is the Bible’s Old Testament, which predicted and prophesied of the coming of the Savior, His transcendent life, and His liberating Atonement. Terms in this set (28) parenchyma. 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