This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:6-12

God gave birth to the testimony of Jesus Christ. When we are both there is a clear fluid which comes out with the baby. In the first century the fluid was referred to as water. King Jesus’ testimony had a regular human birth. King Jesus’ testimony has a second birth in the crucifixion and blood. From both of these births came new life. Just as a baby must cry and wail and learn to walk, and be potty trained so Christians must also learn to live this new life in Christ. We were not made to be baby Christians forever. We are meant to live the life given to us in Christ Jesus. This cannot be done by sitting idly by on a pew, or just going through the motions of life. To have life more abundantly is to serve others for the glory of Christ that they may also come to know and believe.

In His Peace,