Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Come and See

Come and see is the only way some of us can believe. Sometimes because something is indescribable or unimaginable you have to follow and experience it yourself.
Jesus used the terms 'come and see' and 'follow Me', as did his new disciples. John 1:37-51 of the Bible describes Jesus encounters with John, Andrew, Philip, and Nathaniel.(King James Version)
37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
40One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
43The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
51And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
The terms are still the same. We need to still call to others to check it out and see for yourself. Until people accept Jesus as Savior, Lord and Healer, they will not be able to understand His will, His way and His plan and the teaching of the cross will appear foolish to them.
In this passage the question was asked "Where do You dwell?" Jesus now dwells in Heaven in the city of the New Jerusalem. We will see that wonderful place the moment we leave this world if we are believers in Christ Jesus.
We want others to know the Christ and say continually 'come and see'. Read the Bible and gain understanding. Ask the Lord Jesus questions and receive the answers first hand. Find Jesus for you as we have found Jesus for us.
He is so recorded. He is so described. He is so apparent in His Word the Bible. He is as close to you as the mention of His Name and wants to show Himself to you in every area of your life.
The invitation to come is in the last book of the Bible also written by John. Revelation 22: 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

I gave this article to Ezine articles.com but they responded with an opinion from #32 that it had no content, no information etc. I did not realize that everybody already knew this tidbit of information .lol Bless you for reading this far then...Dona

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