BLOG #103 THE APOSTLE JOHN’S WITNESS OF JESUS #8 4/23/2021
John 1: 43-51
Like Andrew, Philip was so excited he could not keep the Good News to himself. Philip found Nathanael and said, we have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and the prophets wrote. (John 1:45, NASB) Jesus said, if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me (John 5:46, NASB).
The Bible says Joseph and Mary lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: He (Jesus) shall be called a Nazarene (Matthew 2:23, NASB).
When Nathanael questioned if anything good could come out of Nazareth Philip said, Come and see. Philip encouraged Nathanael to find out for himself who Jesus was. When Jesus saw Nathanael He said, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit (John 1:47, NASB). Nathanael must have been in a state of shock when he found out Jesus knew his inmost thoughts! The Lord’s supernatural knowledge and the witness of Philip erased all doubts of who Jesus was.
Like Nathanael, the Lord also knows our thoughts. If today Jesus told us what He knows about us what would He say?
Next week’s study - John 2:1-11