Search Eternally Blessed Archive

Search by passage (e.g., John 3:16), keyword (e.g., Jesus, prophet, etc.) or topic (e.g., salvation)

SNT 0303 John 12

John 12

March 15, 1964

Expository teaching from John 12 concerning the end of Jesus Christ’s life.
SNT – 303

Topic: DRAFT, Jesus Christ, oil, anoint
Format: audio
Publication Date: 03-15-1964

Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

Joh 12:1-50

Act 1:18; Joh 12:20, 21, 27-29, 31; Col 2:14; Isa 40:2

Col 2:14; Joh 12:32-34, 36, 37; 1Co 2:8

Joh 12:42, 43, 48; 3Jo 2



SNT-0303-John12 DRAFT

Well take your Bibles tonight and turn to the wonderful gospel of John. And the tremendous 11th chapter of this wonderful gospel the 11th chapter of the Gospel of John. Really, it's the 12th I want to do. Okay, we read the 12th. We did the livens last week, didn't we? Well, not home last week? No, but somebody else was here last week, week before.


It's the 12th So I want to do all right, let's read it responsibly. I'll read the first verse you read the second that way we'll get to read the whole chapter and before we chapter 12, of the Gospel of John before we start talking about then Jesus first verse six days before the Passover came to Bethany where Lazarus was which had been dead who will be raised from the death then took Mary a pound of oil would have spiked your very costly and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair and the house was filled with the odor of the why was not disappointment sold for 300 Pence and given to the poor? Then said Jesus, let her alone against the day of my burying has she kept this first night, much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there. And they came not for Jesus sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.


They cause that by reason of him that is by reason of Lazarus, many of the Jews went away and believed on Jesus took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him and cried Hosanna less it is the king of Israel that comets in the name of what's right, verse 14.


Fear not daughter of Syme, Behold, I came comets sitting on an acid is cold. The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the grave and raised Him from the dead bear record. The Pharisees therefore set among among themselves, for CV, how ye prevail nothing, Behold, the world is gone after him.


The same came therefore to Philip, which was up that side of Galilee and desired him saying, sir, we would see Jesus


Jesus answered them, saying the hour is Tom, that the Son of Man should be glorified.


These that love of his life shall lose. And he that hated his life in this world, just keep it unto life eternal.


Now is my soul troubled, and what shall I say, Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this hour that people therefore that stood by and heard it said that it's Sunday....


Now is the judgment of this word. Now Shall the prince of this world be cast out?


This he said, signifying by what death he should die then Jesus said unto them, yet a little while is the light with you walk while you have light, less darkness come upon you. Are He that walketh in darkness no it's not whether he going but though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him


therefore they could not believe because that Isaiah that again these things that Isaiah when he saw his glory and speak of him are they love the praise of men more than the praise of God and he that see me see of him that said, Me and if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge you not for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. For I have not spoken of myself, but the Father which sent me he gave me a commandment that I should say and what I should speak as the Father spoke to Jesus, so Jesus spoke, and in the 48 verse of that which we have just read, he said, the word that I have what spoken, it is the spoken word of God, which is the living reality. It is the word of God, which is the same yesterday, today and forever. Whether I speak that word, or you speak it, or you read it in the Bible, doesn't make a bit of difference. If it's the word of God, it has the same efficacy. If it's the word of God, it has the same power, it will produce the same results today, as it has produced at any time in the history of our civilization, even from the first time when the word was given. Here in this wonderful 12 Chapter, we have some tremendous truth, many more than we will be able to ferret out tonight. But I want to begin with the fourth verse of this 12th Chapter. Do indicate something to you. Said one of Seth, one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, which would betray him. Why was not disappointment sold for 300 pants and given to what? When you look at that versus scripture sense, knowledge wise, that's exactly what we've all concluded, wouldn't you? Because he or she had taken this precious ointment, and had wasted it on whose feet, their feet of Jesus. And when you look at that thing, since knowledge wise, it does not make sense. Judas is the one who made sense. sense knowledge one. But you see, you cannot judge spiritual things. Thanks, knowledge wise, remember what the scripture says that you'd never judge a spiritual man or a spiritual thing? By way of the senses. We judge no man after the law place, which is to judge him via the five senses. I'm sure that you do not believe this really was a waste of dedication, money or anything else. Just because he poured it on his feet. Yet Judas, thanks knowledge wise, please exactly that. He said, My goodness, he said we could have sold For 110, and we could have used this money and given it to the poor people. After all, they're starving, Jesus is starving. And here, she just pours it on his feet. You see, anybody can give Jesus anything if he doesn't have anything. That's right. In other words, it's like I said to the class this week, most people wait until they got one and a half feet in the grave. And then you want to get holy and religious. And then finally, they want to do something for the Lord, you're already did. Pretty well. So why wait that long. But this usually is what happens many times at least, you know this from experience. When they're 1618 years old, 2025 you can't get them in an outfit like this. And faithfully coming and learning the word. You'll go to parties and all this other stuff, but really sit down and learn the words that oh, you know that. Then by the time they're 45, they start thinking about and then from then on, they start gradually getting a little deeper into spiritual things. And by the time they're 55, or 60, I think about going home to heaven someday, so they think they've got to get ready maybe a little bit. God wants your best and God wants my bet. At any time we give our best to him. It is never since knowledge wise, feasible. Extra sense knowledge wise, it's absolutely non feasible for me to take two weeks time at tally, Reverend Mrs. Talley from Columbus, who is my coworker in St. Louis, to take two weeks, almost three weeks of her time, because she went early, she staying late, and so forth, to teach a class of 14 people. But you cannot judge a ministry or spiritual things, since knowledge was are those people weren't teaching job or there were teaching? Because Jesus Christ did not come. We read, you know, to for whole people, He came to save those and help those who need a physician, the Bible said. Now, Judas said, this money could have been utilized much more effectively if we did take that and given it to the board. But I want you to notice, mainly because I just see two points, that you never waste. What you give in service for the law. You can't ever out serve a soul. You can't ever outdo you. When you start doing something for the Lord. It'll always be returned to you with useless, God, God. Is that kind of a God? Now, go on here, verse six. It explains why he said this. On the surface of verse five, you wouldn't understand but in verse six, it says this, he said, not that he was for what? In other words, he was just a lot of talk, right. Just a big blabber mouth. That's all a lot of talk. Sounded good. Didn't sound wonderful. But the word that God said this, he said, not that he cared for the poor at all. And he was talking about the poor, just like today, anytime people talk about this and talk about that, they don't mean it all that they're talking about. And this he said, because he was a law, that the and he had the bag and bear what was put there and the reason he said this because he was a walk safe. That is why in Acts chapter one verse 18, and now this man Judas purchased a field with the reward of this reward of iniquity a verse 18 Is that which he stole as as a thief from the bag, which we just read about in John 12. A stolen money was the reward of iniquity in Acts 180 Now back to John In verse 21. In verse 20, the word Greeks is the word Gentile. There were certain Gentiles among them that came up to the feast, your worship at the feast. These Gentiles came from either the art what we call Armenia area or up in ADESA. area. And they came to Philip, which have a say to me beside him saying, sir, we would want the Jesus, this is a tremendous thing. How many of us really want to see Jesus, I don't mean die and go to heaven? No, I don't mean that at all. How many of us really, really want to really see, because if you want to really see Jesus, you're going to have to do something, I'm going to have to do something with my life. I'm going to have to put it into practice. Because once you have really seen Jesus, you'll never be satisfied going back to the home countries of Egypt or something making bricks without straw. These men said, we want to see Jesus, we want to see Jesus. And I've been thinking this time of the year, you know, pretty soon we next Sunday, we have Palm Sunday, and Easter. What about the people in the lay ministry, we have had more teaching in the lay ministry than any group of church people have ever had in this generation. If, as I say to some of my people, it's running out of your ears. But what good is this, if it keeps running out of our ears, unless we really endeavor to see jeez. Because you know what you can do with knowledge and abundance of teaching on the Word of God, you can just sit and fry or something hatch. So as you can be loaded with things from the Word of God, and not utilizing it all. It gets to be a mental pleasure. It's a it's a sporting affair on the Word of God. 40 events, we enjoy the pleasure of it. But as far as utilizing something, this ministry is no good unless you and I utilize it unless we operate unless we work unless we go to people with it. Unless we share, right? They wanted to see Jesus. They wanted to see Jesus, do you and I really want to see Jesus or we just want to talk about it and get the information but not really, to see him. Well. The wonderful things up in here in verse 27, he said, Now is my soul troubled? And what shall I say, Father, save me from this hour colon in your bibles right? Now I took question.


Question. Father, save me from this hour. But for this call, came I unto this was why saving from it he came for it right?


You see how this ties in? With the My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me for 20 1000s of years? No, oh, my God, my God, why has no spared me remember? What is this very safe? For this cause came I unto this one. That's why when he was dying upon the crown, he was dying there for a purpose. That's the cause he came for any never cried, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? Like King James says, No, the cry from the cause is I teach you all from the original text, read it to you in the foundational class, show it to you that you can't miss it. Nobody ever misses it is that when he was dying upon the cross? He said, My God, my God for this purpose was I want and the next word from the cross was is what? What was finished. Like man's redemption. Everything that Christ Jesus came to do was finish. Finish. Finish. Save me from this out no for this purpose for this cause If I come, this is my reason for being here. This is the climax of the ministry that I have the code to show, bless your heart. Then there was a voice from heaven. Verse 29, the people that are four that stood by hurted and said that it was thunder and others said an angel speak to me. And that's just exactly the response should give to the ministry today. If you're ready, start teaching the way to God, somebody will say, Well, he's firing his thunder or something. He's just, it's just thunder, son, son. That's all just a bunch of hotter, just a bunch of blokes. That's exactly the reaction they have been. You see, Human Nature never changes, never modified, anything that we will allow to anything, it has never changed since the third chapter of Genesis, even to this day, humans. It's just a bunch of baloney to begin with. And the things you will find in here, you can read in other chapters, and stuff, the response to the way that God whenever the Word of God is preached, or taught, set before people accurately you will always have three responses always. There will always be some who believe there will be always some who say we do not study the damage, just plain sundry nothing else. It's just so much of that, and so much of something else. And there will be a third group who will say, well, we'll think about the third group logically joins the second. Because you can never be in the middle, on anything you were either against, or you are for it either yes or no, no, make sure. Let's say you wanted to take a train from here to New York. So you sat out here at the depot, you have your ticket in the hand. And you think of yourself, well, I don't know if I want to go to New York or not a Boston ticket, but I know I'm gonna go or now. The train comes in, the conductor comes out. He says All aboard. And the train pulls out. And you're standing there and you say, Well, I don't know if I want to go or not. Yes, you do. You've made up your mind to one thing you're not going because you had your tickets you could have gone by the simple, maybe type of thing you indicate no. So technically, there are only two answers or two responses to the Word of God via either yes or no. But in the Bible indicates always treat somebody some differently than others that we will hear the again here, this group of people, when they heard this tremendous thing that was going on, said it sundered others said while an angel spoke to. Jesus, however, made a tremendous statement in verse 31. He said now, right now is the judgment of this one. Now Shall the prince of this world who is the prince of this world, state, now shall the prince of this world be what? How? By what Jesus is going to accomplish?


Now is the judgment of this world? Who true who did this judgment? To whom does this world judge through what Christ did His death, His resurrection, His ascension, etc. Now is the judgment in this world. Now Shall the prince of this world be one cast out as far as God is concerned and why he robbed in Christ Jesus, Satan is already lost. Yet, in practice, in practice, this is not yet fully manifested. For some place in the scriptures, it says, Not yet.


As he put all things under his feet, or in the last enemy to be put under his feet is dead. Then after that, it says in the Book of Revelation, he would give the whole outfit back to God. But in fact, you know, in as far as what Jesus did, when Christ died upon the crop, this by the way, is almost straight prophecy. The judgment of this world now is a judgment. Now Shall the prince of this world do our first 32 and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all next word. scratch it out. After all, right? Man's in italics, scrapped judo. Right? Never has fit for anybody. Now, verse 32, and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all unto what? Because now is the judgment of this one. Now Shall the prince of this world be what? So this that which he drew on to himself was what? Oh all right, everything that was contrary to us the Word of God says Colossians right. Take a look Chapter Two Colossians chapter 214, right Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was a lot, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his wad, cross, nailing it to his cross, then what happened to everything which was contrary to us, taken out of the way, and nailed to kiss, pause, try this verse For those of you who have never had this verse really talked to you, I'll teach it to you in three minutes or two and and these are all the things that are contrary to what's written here. This was talking about the things that were contrary to us. Contrary to what he took out of the way and nailed them to his thoughts. Too, take out of the way is to fold up literally like to fold it up like that. Taking out of the way, in the Old Testament, will someone give me this cross reference in the Old Testament where they got double for all their sin? I say a lot. Isaiah 40 Verse Two Do you have it? Want to Read it please?


Students of the Lord's hand Yeah, double for our sins he's received from the Lord and double for otter sin. Now that people would teach the commentary faith that's amore double the postman on you know bch out of applies real good, not just once for their sin but He slugged them good twice. That's what the commentary say oh, they say it nice language I teach abusing you understand? That's the only difference. That's right. They say that he that Israel has received double for all their sin. No, no, no, we're double there. Is this careless, all Israel sin, all numerated like yours, and this is the same pattern that used here in philosophy. That's why we're bringing it up. Look, here's all my sales all up. Now. When when he took them to the cross, He doubled them. Here's your double. That's what the word double means. In the text. He doubled it. He blurted it out, brought it out. You see why plotted out nothing here contrary to me, I'm playing. I'm playing I'm a white as a daisy, daisy, White Lily that's something that's why he took it out of the way and he nailed it to his cross. And of course, you remember that in the Old Testament. When these things were contrary to him, they'd gone broke, declared bankruptcy, they would have to list all their indebtedness. And then if I if I if a philanthropist came along and purchased this he paid for it all. Then before before he did this, however they put it on the gate of the city or the at the elders of the gate is Old Testament. And they put it up there so that's like this, pin it up on the gate of the city and everybody walk in town walk in could read Victor Paul where we'll bust broke bankrupt. Owes Maggie muggins, three cans of pickles also, and so right down the line, everything was listed. Now, when it is paid for fully paid for, they take that same sheet of paper, they double it, double it, and just pin it up there and put my name on the top. That's all. I don't owe anybody anything, please flare through. What's that? Not a wonderful. That's what he said, This is what Christ did for us. Now, if this is true, then why don't we get on fire with this thing? Why don't we talk about it? Why don't we just give everybody both barrels that we meet? That's right. You know why? We have to? Because if you really got something, and you can shut up about it, you haven't really got it. Because if you really got something you're gonna talk about that you're not kidding me any of You're not kidding yourself any. With all the trouble we have, let's say in cancer. If you really were a doctor, and you really had a cure for it, would you? Would you recommend it to your friends? The reason people then do not recommend what they have is because they don't have it. Or recommend or something. Right? Sure. It's right. Bless your heart. Wasn't it the last magazine? Or is it the one coming up where we wrote this one about to farmers what letter did I put that is pretty good. As embodies crop lesson that he didn't have much talk about. And when you don't have much talk about you never talk about it. But when you have a real knowledge, a real desire, a real drive on the inside, you want to talk to somebody. You want to share it with them. But as long as you're not convinced and really sold on the project, and the product and everything else, you're not. But if you're really so your talk to saliva. Weiser took it out of the way nail it is to its pros.


And first 33 says very plainly that this verse 32 has nothing to do with him being lifted up to heaven. He's lifting up is on the cross lifted from the earth is all across because verse 33 says this, he said signifying by law was that he showed one door his wife once said, this, he said he said these things signifies Allah that he should walk. Right? I forgot this reference de cross reference you suggested we put in here that loop 10 You said what was that with? Oh, yeah, that's a good one. Chapter Two is a two Oh, I like them. Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Chapter Two, a First Corinthians verse eight, which none? Which none of the princes of this world what? For? had they known it? had they known it? They would not have what? Crucified what? The Lord globe, the princes of this world and they had wanting to say, you see ham Satan known this. He never would have crucified the Lord of glory because Satan cutting his own throat figuratively speaking when he crucified the Lord Jesus Christ. Fine. He was very smart. He's never smart. We just give him too much credit most of the time. Because he that in us is what? And we are not ignorant of what? It isn't a smarty only smart to people who aren't smart. But for those who know the word, you know his devices, you know I operate not smarter. He's downright stupid because all evil is downright stupid, silly. It doesn't take any brains. To be evil. No, in the sense and I'm thinking now, just let go. That's all. But to be a woman of God or a man of God, you have to study to show yourself approved under God as a workman who need it not to be ashamed doing one thing, rightly dividing the word of truth that tried. Now then, verse 34, the people answered him, we've heard out of the law, so on and so forth, the Son of Man must be what lifted up? Then they say to him, who is the Son of Man? Right? That'd be a good question. This time of the year 1964 For people all over the world, all over our nation, especially in our community in our state. Really, who is the son of man? Who is he? Who is he? Remember, Pilate asked Jesus, during the course of the trial, what is truth? Right? Truth is never a walk. It's always a who? Jesus Christ is true. I am the way right now. Very verse 36, the tail end of that verse latter part, these things fake Jesus and departed and did was it himself from but though he had done so many miracles among them, yet, they believe was not on him. Had he done many miracles? Sure, and yet the miracles did not cause them to believe. You can do sigh miracles in London. But unless people will to believe those signs, miracles and wonders will never help them to believe right? Because they leaving is dependent upon your free will. You can utilize your free will you can believe if you want to. And you can be an unbeliever if you want. Signs miracles do not you know, make it just automatically for you. Jesus had done many miracles, that done many miracles. But they did want they did not believe on him. You know what he should have done them? Quit doing the miracle? Nope, that's just exactly again, reasoning like Judas did. Class, whether they believe or whether they don't believe is not your responsibility. But it is your responsibility and mind that we be faithful witnesses to the power of God that we do signs, miracles and wonders if nobody ever appreciate if nobody ever says Thank you, Dr. Wierwille, for praying for me and getting me delivered. Or Thank you, Dr. Wierwille, for believing big enough to have a place like this where we can teach sports if nobody supports it. If nobody stands with it. If you're convinced you got to. That's the key here. That's the tremendous key. You see, we develop the negative sides of the tail end of this verse and forget the first part. Just the wrong New Testament here. Let's see what verses look at it again. These things that Jesus departed Him, though He has done so many miracles that are that, yes, they want. But he's not either. But did he stopped because they did not believe he could only stop in that community. But he go where? someplace else. Remember in Galilee, His own hometown back there at Nazareth. He could not do many mighty miracles because of there was there was a reason read the next chapter. He goes across the lake. And he has one of the greatest miracles, everything over here, it stops. But he still kept walking. Because you see when you walk when I walk with the Word of God, it's going to produce miracles, signs and wonders whether you like it or whether you're still going to produce it, because somebody is going to do what pleases and when they believe they receive. Somebody else is not going to believe and when they do not believe they also receive the negative side of it, which means they do not receive anything from so instead of Jesus shutting off quitting, he went right on teaching art By here is a great depose he got into a city like back home town and the whole time profits not without honor. Remember that? You know what he did? He shook the guts of this, which means he left without any animosity. But he went across the lake and immediately did some signs, miracles and wonders of class, as long as you can walk, whether people agree or disagree doesn't make any difference. The requirement of a of a steward is that he found faithful. Utilize what you've done, take this thing we teach you in the classes, put it to work, prove God with it, try it out. Go work with it. So, somebody, somebody says, Well, I don't like it. Thank you, sir. Somebody else says, well, so and so. So what? Just take the dust off yours. Right? And do not hang around the periphery all your life. Right? Because they're just some people never going to listen, and why do you want to waste your time?


You know what the Bible says? Give them an opportunity twice after that. Let them go from my vocabulary. It says, I have to teach you the Word of God twice. And after that, ma'am, I don't have to teach you one blessing that it says in the Bible just as plain as it says that this lady here or that man there that if you talk to anyone about the Word of God, only twice, do you need to witness to them and after that you don't have and most of the people always say, Oh, I wish baby would come to church. If after 100 times to comment Maggie. When old Maggie. I hope none of you are made or Maggie's tonight. That's right. And so we get so worried about her and we've asked her so many times. We think Herman will come with us on Sunday nights away headquarters. You see that crazy? We're will well, just let old Herman sit. Right. Now let me tell you this also applies to Christians, because Christians can get colder and a cucumber are the only way that a Christian can stay alive and vital is to renew his or her mind and stay in fellowship and stay walking on the word. That's right. But boy, number one, use what you have in Christ use. Number two, if there's any animosity against, or, you know, you particularly shake the dust off your feet. Don't you carry a grudge? Don't you carry any animosity? Because you see, you just can't have that stuff eating away at you. You just can't have that stuff knowing you're too for it. That knowledge that you that you're just about to do in your world. That's why we must be the kind of people who have no con physical and spiritual. So that when people endeavor to walk on your tootsies, once in a while you don't get hurt. You simply shake the dust off your feet carry no resentment, no bitterness, no animosity from suis talking about really something isn't it now verse 42 nevertheless among the chief rulers also many did have up on him but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him let's say should be wrought by great people our way ministry How about us What about us? So it's easy to talk about these fellows you know, we can understand this perfectly, but our walk like the fellow went to a meeting five sessions ahead. Do you right this Did you wait a minute, I think you're like No, not this one. You're not accountable for what I'm gonna tell. You People hear how I was reprimanded for the story I told them.


That night I got the Beatles all mixed up with with termites. It told me I better learn to tell stories. Somebody else told me I better quit telling stories. Right? You remember that night I told the story, I got the Beatles mixed up with a termite, who I said, came into the bar. And he crawled up on top of the bar. And he said to the man in charge, is the bartender here. And I tell you, I got the Beatles in there got all works backwards.


I'm not gonna tell you this. I think Marian is the one over to Katherine and Katherine wrote it bang.


I forgot. There were some people who believed on him. Like it causes a Pharisee they couldn't confess it. Because they were afraid of being put out of work. Because if you read the Word of God, I do not know of any denomination. That's right. You know why? Because we have become so acclimatized and systematized to sense knowledge operation, that the greatness of the power of God was break through the framework of the particular organizations in which we belong. So where the truth man is always bigger than anything we institutionalize? Or denomination alized or any other which way. I'm not telling you to get out. I'm simply telling you, you're not walking. If we would really walk on the practical side of this wonderful ministry. You would be sitting in Sunday school, you'd be sitting in churches, in women's guild meeting young people's meetings, adult men meetings, and the moment the Word of God is open, and they hash it to pieces.


You straighten that out with gray fold. Otherwise, you'll be in the same category they were here. Chief rumours believed that they could not confess him openly because they would be tossed out of that what we're afraid of civilizations have been moved not by followers but by leaders. Civil civilizations have been changed by men and women who dared to believe. That's right. And anytime you dare to believe, you will always stick out like a sore thumb in high school, grade school, college, university and in life. Trump the Galileo what would they have done to him? Well, they did then they finally killed him. You have to go through I could go through and list many. This is true of every Jesus Christ, the greatest advanced leader the world has ever seen what they do to him. Why sure, this is this is always the road. Yes without the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without man like Paul and Peter after the day of Pentecost, not before because before the day of Pentecost they said one thing and did another but after that day, they turned the world upside down. And yet it cost them their life. This is a day people for pioneering. This is a day for movie. This is a day for taking a stand and really push. The same as it was in the day that we're reading here from the 12th chapter. And verse 43 says very plainly why are they loved the praises of men more than one raise ago. They love the praise of man more than the praise of God. I can't make the decision. You Make we have to make it for ourselves. Does VP were well loved the praise a man more than God and their pride deny the word? Or do you love the Word of God more than men? There's no in between either doing a note to simple as all that.


Therefore, back to where we started, verse 48. He that rejected me and receive it's not my walk, have long that judges him the words that I have spoken, the word is that we judges him the words you and I are judged by the words. The word judges, I do not judge. He does not judge you he does not judge you. But we are judged by what the word, the word this is why we need to take this word of God and make it practical in our living utilize it this week, put it into practice. Put it to work. Because otherwise, movie just like the Pharisees were the restaurant. You've got the ability it is Christ in you walk over had st known that's what happened. He never would have thought, Well, boy, he must be scared. If you see as long as he can keep us in our little shells and keep us confined and keep us from talking. Might as well give up when you got us home. But Christ in you gives you something class. Just imagine when you walk down the street tomorrow you're out the farm or in the shop or factory wherever you work, whatever you're doing. When you walk there, if you're a Christian, it's Christ in you, Christ in you. Does this give you power? Oh, bless God, sure. It gives you tremendous power over all the power of us. Amen. He will supply all of our need according to his wife above all the time as prosper and be sick all week, and be in what good health this is in. John is First John, they love it. Yes, Sir John, verse two. Don't look it up. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in what is it? God's willing? Why don't I tell you, I think how many teachers we've got in here, we got one sitting over here. Next one, we got teachers in our rows.


I think the teachers have a second lunch. Hey, I never saw such fun. Those teachers, I tell you above and we've got three or four people in that class, we're taking as high as 12 to 15 Different kinds of pills.


Friday night, Thursday night, by Thursday night. None of those have already given up all the columns I ever asked to do. I just tell them to proceed. And they start to believe it and start walking and you don't need you don't need your funds. But you see, as long as you stay negative as long as you stay full of fear, as long as we do not realize it's Christ in us. We've only got two or three people in the class who are not saved everybody else is but the and the marvelous thing is the unsaved ones don't need to build Christians in the class are the ones. They're the ones that are loaded up with. If Christ is what you see, not knowing, not understanding it, not understanding that they cannot use it, they do not employ it. What a Christ prices in the long run average above all things and prosper and do up. Does that apply to tonight? About this week? That's why ladies and gentlemen this week Be the first week you've ever had. This will be the best week you'll ever have. Because you can walk out of this place tonight with a little bit of a renewed mind. And you can thank God and keep thanking and expect it to be the best week. I know you're good now. I got you here. But what about tomorrow? You see tomorrow you get back into that old society and the first thing tomorrow morning somebody will you ask them something or they'll say something you will be a negative energy. They are Is this my stomach hurts. My head hurts. Everything else hurt. You're off to negative rights. Tonight, your positive talk, you can stay fixed on this deal next Sunday. This will be the most wonderful week you've ever. Why not? You see, this is how I want you to put this into practice. Try it out. Try it out. Christ is in you. All right. Let's just be a wonderful week. Not gonna be a wonderful week. We all have problems or problems are God's opportunity. And God in Christ is in us. This is why the thing can happen. So just believe God. Have a wonderful week.