Acts 19:15 Eventually, one of the evil spirits answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”
New International Version (New International Version) “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are,” the wicked spirit said one day. New Living Translation (New Living Translation) However, one time when they attempted it, the evil spirit responded by saying, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but I don’t know who you are.” Version standardized in English “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” said the wicked spirit in response to their question. Berean Study Bible (also known as the Berean Study Bible) A few minutes later, one of the wicked spirits said, “Jesus is familiar to me, and I am familiar with Paul, but who are you?” The Literal Bible of the Bereans They were confronted by an evil spirit who responded by saying, “Jesus is familiar to me, and Paul is familiar to me; but who are you?” The King James Version of the Bible And the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” New The King James Version (KJV) is a translation of the King James Bible.
“I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are,” the wicked spirit said.
When they asked who they were, the evil spirit answered by saying, “I recognize Jesus, and I recognize Paul, but who are you?” NASB (National Association of School Boards) 1995 Afterwards, the evil spirit responded by saying to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but I don’t know who you are.” NASB 1977 (National Association of School Boards) Afterwards, the evil spirit responded by saying to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but I don’t know who you are.” The Bible with an amplification system “I know and recognize and acknowledge Jesus, and I know and recognize and acknowledge Paul, but as for you, who are you?” the wicked spirit answered.
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Holman Christian Standard Bible (also known as the Holman Christian Standard Bible) Their question was answered by the wicked spirit, who said, “I know Jesus, and I recognize Paul—but who are you?” The American Standard Version is the version used in the United States.
Version in the Present Tense of the English Language when an evil spirit spoke to them and said, “I’m familiar with Jesus!
But who exactly are you?” The Bible of Douay-Rheims But the evil spirit, in response, said to them: “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” Translation of the Good News “But you-who are you?” questioned the evil spirit to them.
The International Standard Version (ISO) is a formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized “But who are you?” said the demonic spirit, referring to Jesus and Paul as “I know you” and “I am getting acquainted with you.” Standard Version in its literal sense “I am familiar with Jesus, and I am acquainted with Paul; and you—who are you?” answered the wicked spirit in response to the question.
- The New American Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.
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- The New Heart English Bible is a translation of the New Heart Bible.
- The New Testament of Weymouth “I’m familiar with Jesus,” the wicked spirit said, “and I’m familiar with Paul, but who are you?” The English Bible for the Whole World “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but who are you?” the wicked spirit said.
- Context They are known as the Sons of Sceva.
- 15 One of the demonic spirits eventually responded, “Jesus, I know you, and I know who Paul is, but who are you?” 16 Then the guy with the bad spirit pounced on them and defeated them all with his strength.
- … References to Other Sources Acts 19:14 is a verse that states This was being carried out by seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish head priest.
Then the guy with the bad spirit pounced on them and defeated them all with his strength.
2:19 (James 2:19) You think that there is only one God.
Even the devils believe it, and they cringe at the thought.
And the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” Paul and us were followed by another man who called out, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, who shew vnto us the road of salvation.
And he said to the woman, “Yea, has God declared that you must not eat of every tree in the garden?” he inquired.
– I’m sorry, Jesus, but I’m not feeling well.
Having identified himself with the demon, as the Gadarene had done, the possessed man was moved by the Name of Jesus when it was repeated by someone like St.
Verse 15: ‘It is written in the sky,’ says the poet.
Parallel Commentaries Eventually,δὲ(de) A primary particle; nevertheless, and, and so on.
theτὸ(to) Nominative Singular Article – Nominative Neuter SingularStrong’s 3588:the is a definite article.
πνεῦμα(pneuma) Singular Noun – Nominative Nominative NeuterStrong’s 4151: Wind, breath, and spirit answeredἀποκριθὲν(apokrithen) Aorist Participle Passive Aorist Participle Passive Aorist Participle Passive Aorist Participle Passive It is from the Greek words apo and krino that we get the expression “to conclude for oneself,” which means “to react.” In Hebraism, it means “to begin to speak.” them,αὐτοῖς(autois) Personal / Obsessive Orientation The pronoun – Dative Masculine is used here.
- 3rd Person Pronoun PluralStrong’s 846: he, she, it, they, them, the same, and so on The reflexive pronoun self, which is used in the third person as well as the other persons, is derived from the particle au.
- I’m aware of this.
- andκαὶ(kai) ConjunctionStrong’s 2532 includes the words and, more more importantly, specifically.
- Apparently a middle voice of ephistemi; to fix one’s thoughts on, i.e.
- Paul, (Paulon)Noun – Accusative Masculine Accusative Masculine Paul, Paulus, according to SingularStrong’s 3972.
- butδὲ(de) ConjunctionStrong’s 1161 is as follows: A main particle; although, and, and so on.
- The pronoun thou is used to refer to the second person singular.
- The use of an interrogative pronoun, such as who, which, or what.are you?
“(este)Verb – Present Indicative Active – 2nd Person” (este)Verb – Present Indicative Active – 2nd Person PluralStrong’s 1510: “I am,” “I exist,” “I exist.” I exist in the first person singular present indicative; it is a protracted form of a primary and deficient verb; it is in the first person singular present indicative.
BibleApps.com Acts 19:15 Biblia Paralela (Parallel Bible) Acts 19:15 Chinese Version of the Bible Acts 19:15 French Version of the Bible Acts 19:15, according to the Catholic Bible NT Apostles: Acts 19:15 The wicked spirit responded to Jesus by saying, “I know who you are” (Acts of the Apostles Ac)
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
The King James Version of the Bible And the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” The New King James Version (sometimes known as the New King James Version) was published in 1611. “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are,” the wicked spirit said. The American Standard Version is the version used in the United States. And the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” Berean Study Bible (also known as the Berean Study Bible) A few minutes later, one of the wicked spirits said, “Jesus is familiar to me, and I am familiar with Paul, but who are you?” The Bible of Douay-Rheims But the evil spirit, in response, said to them: “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” Version 1.0 in English (Revised Version) As a result, the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is; but who are ye?” The English Bible for the Whole World “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but who are you?” the wicked spirit said.
Young’s Literal Translation of the Text and the wicked spirit responded by saying, ‘Jesus I know, and Paul I am familiar with; and you – who are you?’ Additional translations of Acts 19:15 are provided.
Bible Gateway passage: Acts 19:11-17 – New International Version
New International Version (New International Version) (NIV) 11Through Paul, God performed incredible miracles A)”>(A),12such that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had been touched by him were given to the sick, and their ailments were cured B)”>(B)and the bad spirits were expelled from them. 13There were some Jews who went around exorcising demonic spirits C) “In order to exorcise demons from persons who were afflicted by demons, some people attempted to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus. They would say something like, “In the name of Jesus D)” “I tell you to come out from behind the pulpit where Paul is preaching.” 14This was being carried out by the seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish head priest.
16Then the man who was possessed by the evil spirit pounced on them and overwhelmed everyone present.
The Jews and Greeks residing in Ephesus were all stricken with terror when this was brought to their attention, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in great regard as a result.
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And the evil spirit responded by saying, “I knowe Iesus, and I knowe Paul, but I don’t know who ye are.” – From the King James Version (1611) -See the 1611 Bible Scan Afterwards, the evil spirit responded by saying to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but I don’t know who you are.” – N.A.S.V. stands for New American Standard Version (1995) And the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” Standard Version of the English Language in the United States (1901) And the wicked spirit, in response, said to them, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” – The Bible in Plain English However, the evil spirit responded by saying, “Jesus I know, and Paul I am familiar with; but *you*, who are ye?” Darby Bible is a translation of the Darby Bible.
And the wicked spirit responded by saying, “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but I don’t know who you are.” – Webster’s New World Dictionary “I’m familiar with Jesus,” the wicked spirit said, “and I’m familiar with Paul, but who are you?” – The Bible of Weymouth “I know who Jesus is, and I know who Paul is, but who are you?” the wicked spirit said.
Wesley’s Notes for Acts 19:15
A number of Jews at this time professed to have the ability to drive out devils, notably via the use of specific arts or charms that they claimed to have acquired from Solomon. 19:13 Exorcists I made the commitment to name – a fruitless endeavor! It is Satan’s delight to laugh at anybody who makes an attempt to evict him from the bodies or souls of mankind other than via Divine faith. All of the light of reason is little in comparison to the artistry and strength of that sensitive spirit. Neither his skill nor his might can be recognized or vanquished unless by the Spirit of God, and neither can they be overcome except by the force of faith.
People’s Bible Notes for Acts 19:15
Ac 19:15 and 16 And the demonic spirit responded in kind. The demonic spirit communicated with and operated through the guy who was possessed. It is likely that the spirit was overridden in this occasion in order to magnify the gospel proclaimed by Paul and his associates. See PNT “Mt 8:29” for more information on the subject of demonic possession.
Does Jesus Know You? Part 1
Isn’t it true that Jesus knows everyone? After all, he is an Omniscient, All-Knowing God who “searches all hearts and knows every purpose of the thoughts,” as the Bible says (1 Chronicles 28:9). According to the Bible, however, being known by Jesus entails much more than just Him being aware of everything about you and your life. And for individuals who profess to be Christians, it entails more than simply being able to talk and act in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs. What evidence do we have to support this?
Matthew 7:23 is an example of a parable. According to Matthew 7:23, many people who pretend to be Christians and perform great deeds in Jesus’ name would be scared when Jesus informs them, “I never knew you; go from Me, you who practice lawlessness,” because “I never knew you.”
Something You Don’t Want to Hear
“I had no prior knowledge of you.” Those are the kinds of words that neither you nor I want to hear. In the Bible, it is unambiguous regarding who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell. Heaven is reserved only for those who are acquainted with Jesus. Hell, which is an eternity of pain spent isolated from God and His kindness for all time, is prepared for people who do not know God. As a result, it is critical that we understand what it means to truly be recognized by Jesus. What are the distinguishing characteristics of persons who are acquainted with Jesus?
The solutions may be found in the book of John chapter 10.
Are You Jesus’ Sheep?
When Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd in John chapter 10, he is referring to His disciples as His sheep. Do you have any idea why He used this particular illustration? Essentially helpless creatures, sheep (humans) are incapable of caring for themselves or defending themselves. They are not very intelligent, and they make poor decisions, which may lead to them getting into all kinds of difficulty and danger. They make for easy prey for their adversaries. The shepherd’s (Jesus’) care is greatly needed by the sheep (people).
He is responsible for guiding them, providing for them, healing them, and protecting them.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know who they are, and they follow Me,” Jesus declared (John 10:27).
Jesus the Good Shepherd
15-27; John 10:3, 5, 14, 15-27; When the doorkeeper opens, the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out, they are delighted. He walks ahead of them when he puts all of his own into it, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice when he does. 5They will not merely follow a stranger, but rather flee from him because they do not recognize the speech of strangers.” I am the good shepherd, and I know My sheep and my sheep know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father, and I lay down My life for the sheep.
- First and foremost, He has a certain herd of sheep that He is responsible for.
- He is the owner of the sheep.
- If we are followers of Jesus, He will call us by name and guide us.
- He is intimately acquainted with us, just as God the Father is acquainted with Jesus and Jesus is acquainted with God the Father.
How Should Sheep Behave?
What are the distinguishing traits of Jesus’ flock? They can hear the voice of Jesus. They are drawn to Him because they recognize His voice. The reason they don’t follow strangers is that they don’t recognize the voice of strangers. They try to get away from strangers. They are familiar with Jesus – on a personal level. Do you want to be a sheep in Jesus’ flock? You want to be recognized by Him, don’t you? Consider the following question: Have I understood that I require Jesus’ help?
Have I repented of my sins, confessed Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and submitted myself to the care of the Holy Spirit? Is it possible that I am learning to recognize His voice as I spend time in His Word and in prayer? Is it true that I am following Him and obeying His voice?
Take action based on your responses to the questions in the previous paragraph. If you are unsure whether or not you are a follower of Jesus, read “How Can I Know God?”.
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What Does Acts 19:15 Mean? “And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?.”
10. This went on for another two years, on top of the previous three years. However, it seems likely that Paul made a second unrecorded voyage to Corinth during this time period, as the one documented in 2 Corinthians 12:14 and 13:1 is referred to as his third visit, which may appear to be in conflict with the previous one. As we learn from 1 Corinthians 16:8, he composed his FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS near the conclusion of his extended sojourn at Ephesus, as well as (though perspectives are disputed on this point) his EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS.
And just as his greatest success occurred after his withdrawal to a separate place of meeting at Corinth (Acts 18:7-10), so at Ephesus.
In this way, Ephesus came to be known as the “ecclesiastical center for the entire region, which it indeed continued to be for a very long length of time.” Churches sprouted in Colosse, Laodicea, and Hierapolis eastward, either as a result of his personal efforts or the efforts of his devoted companions whom he dispatched in different places, including Epaphras, Archippus, and Philemon (Colossians 1:7,4:12-17,philemon 1:11:23).
- 11, 12 God performed extraordinary marvels via the hands of Paul, meaning that he was not accustomed to performing such feats.
- As a result, handkerchiefs or aprons from his flesh were carried to the sick,c.-CompareActs 5:15Acts 5:16, which was in stark contrast to the magical feats performed at Ephesus.
- At least for a brief period of time, it appears that such a power existed, as mentioned in Matthew 12:27.
- We adjure you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches -a powerful demonstration of the authority of Christ’s name in Paul’s words.
- “I recognize Jesus,” the wicked spirit said, “and Paul, I recognize,” implying that he is familiar with Paul but not with the others, whom he completely disowns.
It is impossible to describe more clearly the reality of such assets than this.
their crimes -the dupes of magiciansc., recognizing how terribly they had been fooled and how profoundly they had allowed themselves to be entangled in such activities 19.
engaged in bizarre arts – The term refers to things that have been “overdone,” and it is particularly applicable to arts in which lengthy but pointless incantations are practiced.
and then set them ablaze before everything – Using the tense in this context, we may depict the progression and continuation of the conflagration visually.
(presuming it to be thedrachma).
The incident must have stayed in the memory of the people of Ephesus for a long time as a powerful demonstration of the sorcerers’ sincere convictions and as a stunning demonstration of Jesus Christ’s victory over the powers of evil.
21 and 22.
Paul intended to travel to Jerusalem once he had traveled through Macedonia and Achaia.
All of his expectations were met, despite the fact that he “saw Rome” only through the eyes of a prisoner.
He thus dispatched Timotheus and Erastus as his pioneers into Macedonia, in part to “bring them into recollection of his methods which were in Christ” (1 Corinthians 4:17,16:10), and in part to transmit his thoughts on different topics (1 Corinthians 4:17,16:10).
According to the evidence, it is highly doubtful that this Erastus was the “chamberlain of the city” of Corinth, as the title suggests (Romans 16:23).
As a contrast to Macedonia in the preceding phrase, Asia is referenced in this clause.
about that – “the” manner -As a result, the new religion appeared to be designated (Acts 9:2,22:4,24:14).
benefit for the master-artificers, the master-craftsmen 25.
you see and hear -The proof of it could be seen, and the news of it could be heard from everyone.
not just at Ephesus, but virtually throughout all of Asia, this Paul has.
telling the people that they are not gods since they are constructed with human hands – The widespread opinion of the people was that they were gods, while the more intellectual considered them simply as habitations of Deity, and some of them, possibly, as only aids to devotion – In the Church of Rome, this is exactly the case.
but,c.-that is, “that is, indeed, a little concern; but there is something considerably more serious at hand.” As a result, the owners of the impoverished Pythoness cited the religious revolution that Paul was seeking to bring about in Philippi as the sole reason for their frenzied concern, in order to conceal their own self-interest, which they saw to be affected by his success (Acts 16:19-21).
- The magnificent goddess Diana, whose temple was rejected and her splendor was demolished, was also destroyed, and she was worshipped across Asia and the rest of the globe – It was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world.
- and, despite being destroyed by a zealot on the night of Alexander the Great’s birth in 356 B.C., it was rebuilt with even more beauty than before.
- It was built in the style of the time of the Romans.
- The very location of the facility is now under question.
- It was thought to have fallen from heaven, like some other well-known idols (Acts 19:35), and replicas of it were not only sold in large quantities to private individuals, but were also put up for worship in various places across the world.
- 29, Great is Diana of the Ephesians -the civic anthem of a community so proud of their temple that they refused to have the name of Alexander the Great inscribed on it, despite the fact that he gave them the whole spoils of his Eastern expedition in exchange for doing so.
- Having apprehended Gaius and Aristarchus, who were dissatisfied with Paul, just as they had been at Thessalonica (Acts 17:5Acts 17:6).
- If he sought shelter in the home of Aquila and Priscilla (see 1 Corinthians 16:9), this would explain Romans 16:3 and the rest of the book of Romans.
- into the theatre, which was a massive pile of rubble whose remnants are still a wreck of enormous magnificence.
- vnto the people – thedemos, that is, to the people who gathered in a public gathering The disciples did not allow him to go free -The present tense indicates merely that they were using their best efforts to restrain him; this would have been ineffective but for what follows.
- (the same month which Romanism dedicates tothe Virgin).
It appears that some of these were sympathetic to the Gospel, at the very least were Paul’s “friends,” and, aware of the zealousness of a mob during the festivals, “sent (a message) to him requesting that he refrain from venturing himself into the theater.” The Jews shoved Alexander forward, and they dragged Alexander out of the crowd, rather than “part of the throng urged Alexander forward, with the Jews forcing him ahead,” as the verse states.
Because the Jews, who were viewed by the Romans as the perpetrators of all religious disturbances, would naturally bear the brunt of the blame for such a riot, they appear to have put forth this individual in order to absolve themselves of any involvement for the outbreak.
beckoned with his hand -compare Acts 13:16 and 21:40.would have made his defense -“offered to speak in defense” -“offered to speak in defense.” After discovering he was a Jew, they all screamed out in unison for the next two hours, proclaiming: “Great is Dianac,” which means “Great is Diana.” The mere presence of a Jew had the exact opposite effect of what was intended by the author.
Between lines 35 and 41, when the town-clerk, who was also the keeper of the public archives and a magistrate of considerable authority, had appeased -“calmed.” the people -“the multitude,” which the mere presence of such an officer would go a long way toward accomplishing.
does not realize that the city of Ephesus is a worshipper of the magnificent goddess Diana -literally, theneocorosor “warden”?” The name literally translates as “temple-sweeper,” and later as “temple-guardian.” Thirteen cities in Asia expressed an interest in the temple, but Ephesus was chosen to be in charge of it because of its strategic location.
- Did they really believe that a group of itinerant orators would be able to turn everything around so quickly?
- So, what exactly were they trying to accomplish by creating such a commotion?
- Neither blasphemers of your goddess, nor blasphemers of your goddess – These words are a wonderful testimonial, demonstrating that the apostle, in his preaching against idolatry, had taken great care to avoid hurting the sentiments of those who heard him, as he had done at Athens.
- The law is available to Demetrius against any man -rather, “the court days are being held.” and there are deputies -literally “proconsuls,” which is, most likely, the proconsul and his council, who act as a court of appeal if he has a complaint against anybody.
39. If you enquire -“have any question.”about other concerns -of a public character, you will be directed to the appropriate department. For our superiors are threatening to call into doubt the legitimacy of the public authority, which is a concern for us.
What Does Jesus Mean by ‘I Never Knew You’?
Transcript of the audio Finally, we have a great question from Singapore, sent by a listener by the name of Jia, to round out the week. “Dear Pastor John, I’d want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your service. I’d like to pose a question in response to episode 1304 concerning the story of the 10 virgins, which was broadcast earlier this week. The following is what Jesus says in Matthew 25:11–12: ‘After that, the other virgins came and cried out to the Lord, “Lord, open to us.”‘ ‘But I’m sorry to tell you that I’m not familiar with you,’ he said.
“This was especially true when the bridegroom stated, “I do not know you.””
Ten Virgins and a Bridegroom
Is there anything in these passages and the phrase “I don’t know you” that suggests that someone could be saved? Yes, it is correct. They do, in fact. They indicate that one is not eligible for salvation. “Though you regard the Lord as if he is inconsequential, you will be barred from entering the feast.” “You will not be admitted into salvation.” Allow me to take a step back and provide a little refresher. Please understand that this is a parable. A total of 10 virgins are mentioned in this account that Jesus made up.
As a result, they were to greet him when he arrived.
Five of them are negligent and do not have all they need to be prepared.
And it fails miserably.
Here’s what we found out: And just as they were about to make their purchase, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready followed him into the reception hall, where the door was closed behind them. After that, the other virgins arrived, calling out, “Lord, lord, please open to us.” Instead, he said, “Truly, I tell to you, I do not know who you are.” As a result, keep an eye on the clock because you have no idea what time it is. (Matthew 25:10–13; Mark 10:10–13) The goal is to keep an eye on things.
- They all slept off, both the clever and the dumb ones alike.
- But remain vigilant to your Lord and to your calling: Maintain a spiritually aware state, remain alert to your calling, and remain alert to Jesus, to the Christian way of life.
- Maintain a spiritually attentive and active state of mind.
- You will not be let into salvation.
Here’s the closest analogue to that phrase that I can think of: Not everyone who calls out to me, “Lord, Lord,” will be admitted into the kingdom of heaven, but only those who follow the instructions of my heavenly Father. A great many people will come to me and say, “Lord, Lord,” they will say, “Didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, and do many amazing wonders in your name?” And then I will say to them, “I never knew you; leave from me, you workers of lawlessness,” as if I had never known them.
“I consider you to be a spiritual stranger.” Judas would be the most appropriate person to use as an example from Jesus’ life.
In the end, he was motivated by money rather than by a desire to serve Jesus. We know this because of John 12:6. He is referred to as a thief. At the conclusion of all of Jesus’ time with him, he was expelled.
Chosen and Known
So, what exactly is the deal with this strange usage of the wordknow? “I’m not familiar with you.” “I had no idea who you were.” There is a backstory to this, as you may be aware. For example, in the Old Testament, it was virtually always used in conjunction with the word chose. “I didn’t select you,” says the author. This is seen, for example, in Amos 3:2, when God tells Israel, “You are the only ones I know out of all the families of the earth.” That didn’t rule out the possibility that Jesus was aware of the other nations.
Neither of them were accepted as his.
He hadn’t picked them out himself.
However, it is simply the plain old wordknow.
Called to Love God
The New Testament has passages such as this: “But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God,” we read (Galatians 4:9). To say that one has come to know or rather has been known by God expresses God’s initiative in enabling one to know him as follows: “How can you then turn back to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world now that you have come to know God, or rather have been known by God, how can you turn back again?” (4:9). (Galatians 4:9) The same concept is repeated in 1 Corinthians 8:3, which states, “If anybody loves God, he is recognized by God.” Oh my goodness, this means that being known by God is both a prerequisite and an enabler of your ability to love God.
Now, let us return to our parable. Unfortunately for them, they showed up late to the wedding reception of the bridegroom and his wife. They scream, “Lord, lord, open the door for us.” “Truly, I say to you, I don’t know who you are.” he continues. To put it another way, “I don’t see any signs of loyalty to me in you.” A relationship exists between my picking individuals and their belonging to me, as well as the signs of obedient fidelity.” This is seen in 2 Timothy 2:19: In the words of the Bible, “God’s stable foundation exists, bearing the seals: ‘The Lord recognizes those who belong to him,’ and ‘Let everyone who calls on the name of the Lord abstain from evil.'” Those are the two markings on the seal that distinguish it.
“I am acquainted with them – I picked them — and they turn away from evil.” To the five foolish virgins, Jesus is saying: “I don’t see in you the life, the proof of loving my name and turning away from wickedness that I see in others.” You’re not one of mine.
Keep my magnificence, my beauty, and my value in front of you at all times. Do not allow yourself to fall into a larger passion for the world. “If you do, I will not recognize you.”
Hillsong’s Benjamin Hastings Talks About His New Song “The Jesus I Know”
In the year 2022, Benjamin Hastings, who is best known for co-writing some of Hillsong Worship’s most well-known songs, including “Praise the Name (Anatasis),” “Crowns,” “That’s the Power,” and many more, has released a fresh new track. The song, titled “The Jesus I Know,” is a reflection on the differences between what people believe Christianity to be and what it truly is. Hastings shares his thoughts on the song. “This song might be thought of as a sort of open letter to Jesus. It is not making factual claims, but rather speculations about the subject.
- When God looks at the state of Christianity today, I wonder which aspects of it he finds difficult to comprehend.
- Moreover, given how simple it is to point the finger, I wonder if I’m not just as big of a problem as those whom I’m pointing the finger at?
- I am certain, however, that the vast majority of those who belong to The Church are decent people who are simply doing their best, and it is easy to overlook this when people begin to question everything because they become so cynical in their thinking (which frustrates me an equal amount).
- Benjamin Hastings is a writer who lives in New York City.
Do You Know Jesus
Many people have heard of Jesus and have a basic understanding of who He is. Many people celebrate His birth by singing Christmas carols, and they are aware that Easter marks His resurrection. Some see Him as a teacher, while others consider Him to be the founder of a significant international religion. But, do you have any intimate knowledge of Him? Do you realize that Jesus died and rose from the dead not to start a spiritual movement, but because He loves you and wants to offer a means for you to get to know Him better?
- God made us in His image and for us to have a personal connection with Him from the beginning of time (Genesis 1:27).
- We effectively choose to attempt life on our own without God, rather than living our lives for God as we were intended to do by our Creator.
- Because of Him, we may know the promise of everlasting life and experience the delight of knowing God while we are still on this planet!
- Following that, we acknowledge and profess that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9) and allow Him to direct our life.
Where we formerly desired to be in charge of our own destiny, we now allow Jesus into our hearts and ask him to reign as Lord over our life. Having a personal connection with Jesus is the first step in understanding God’s peace, perspective, and purpose for your life.
Would you like to accept Jesus as Lord of your life?
- In God’s plan for you, there is only life and peace: God wants you to enjoy life and peace now and for all of eternity. The purpose of my coming is so that they may have life, and that they may have it fully. 10:10b
- John 10:10a
- Recognizing the nature of the problem: Sin and separation are two concepts that are often used together. We were formed with the intent of knowing, loving, and glorifying God. Choose to go our own way and live life in wilful disobedience to God, then you are choosing to be estranged from God both now and forever. According to the Bible, we are sinners. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” 3:23 (Romans 3:23) However, God is love. According to John 3:16-17, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love. God, on the other hand, is merely. ‘For the price of sin is death, but the gift of God is everlasting life through faith in Jesus our Lord,’ says Paul. We cannot rescue ourselves, according to Romans 6:23. The fact that God is Holy means that He will not allow sin to come into Heaven. The majority of individuals make an effort to rescue themselves by their own efforts, good deeds, or religious participation. “There is a way that looks to be right at first glance, but in the end it leads to death,” the Bible states. Proverbs 14:12 is a verse that says We are saved by grace: The good news is that Christ died on the cross for us, despite the fact that we are sinners. We are saved by grace because God does not allow sin in Heaven. In fact, “it is by grace that you have been saved through faith – and this is not from yourselves, but is a gift from God,” Paul writes, “and not by works, so that no one may take credit for your salvation.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 “However, God proves His own love for us in this: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners,” says the Bible. 5:8
- Romans 5:9
- Responding to God’s gift via faith entails: The Bible says, “If you confess with your lips, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 10:9
- Romans 10:9
It is by grace that we have been saved.” “But because of God’s great love for us, God, who is rich in kindness, has made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our sins – for it is by grace that we have been saved.” 2.4-5 (Ephesians 2).
If you would like to accept Jesus as Lord of your life, you can pray the following prayer:
Lord, I acknowledge that I have sinned against You and implore You to grant me forgiveness. I’m sorry that my sin has caused You and other people in my life to suffer as a result of it. I recognize that I will never be able to earn salvation through my own efforts, but I come to You in faith, trusting in what Jesus accomplished for me on the cross. Because I believe in Your love for me, as well as Jesus’ death and resurrection, I think that I may be forgiven and grow to know You better. I ask You to come into my heart and rule over my life as my Lord and Savior.
I trust You with everything and thank You for loving me so much that I can get to know You here on earth and spend the rest of eternity with You in heaven.
What do I do now?
In the same way that a new baby need care and nurturing in order to develop physically, a child of God requires care and nurturing in order to develop spiritually. Here’s how you can start growing in your relationship with Christ:
- Instruct someone: Inform a pastor or Christian friend who will assist you in growing and discovering your skills of service. “So Christ himself gave the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, to train his people for deeds of service, in so that the body of Christ may be built up. Paul writes in Ephesians 4:11 and 12. He then commanded that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, which was their first act of obedience. Acts 10:48
- Become a member of the church: The church is a place where God’s family may come together to encourage and support one another. The joy and pleasure that comes from God’s people living in harmony is immeasurable! The first verse of Psalm 133:1. Every day, pray and read your Bible: Using His Word and prayer, God communicates His will for your life to you and helps you to live it. The light of your word serves as a candle for my feet and a beacon for my path.” Seek a godly tutor, according to Psalm 119:105: A mentor instructs you on the ways of God and how to live a holy life in the presence of God. “In the same way, educate the elder women to be respectful in their way of life, not to be slanderers or addicted to excessive amounts of drink, but to teach what is right.” Titus 2:3
- Titus 2:4
- Titus 2:5
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JESUS CHRIST, KING OF KINGS All of the armies of the world will one day congregate, and they will pass before that big reviewing stand; they will beat their swords and weapons into plowshares, and then the Prince of Peace will issue the last order. When King Jesus returns to live with us again, He will demonstrate his righteous love to every man; Wars and struggle will be a thing of the past, and there will be peace on earth at long last; When King Jesus returns to live with us again, He will demonstrate his rightful love to every man.
When the sun rises in the sky on that huge unending day; And there will be no sounds of weeping in the Ghetto, for all anguish, misery, and death will be extinguished forever.
When King Jesus returns to dwell with us again, wars and turmoil will be a thing of the past, and there will be peace on earth at long last.
When King Jesus returns to live with us again, He will demonstrate his righteous love to every man; Wars and struggle will be a thing of the past, and there will be peace on earth at long last; When King Jesus returns to live with us again, He will demonstrate his rightful love to every man.
When King Jesus returns to earth to live with us once more.