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Not By Will Of The Flesh

John Collins11/16/2012John 1:1 tells us there is nothing we can do by our own will to become a child of God, it is by Grace alone.

John 1 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."  John, speaking of Jesus Christ, said that in the beginning He (Christ) was with God.  All things were made through Christ, and without Him, there was not a single thing that was made.  

In Christ was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has no power over the light.

John was sent from God as a witness, one who would tell others about the Light.  He bore witness so that all might believe through him.  The scripture is very clear not to elevate men, remaining in humility before God:  John was not the light, just a witness.

The true Light, the One who gives Light to everyone was coming into the world.  Though the world was made through Him, they did not know Him!  He came to His own, and they did not receive Him!  But those who did receive Him and believed in His Name, he gave them the blessing of becoming the children of God! 

John says that they did not become children of God by their bloodlines.  They did not become children of God by their will of the flesh.  They became children of God by His Grace!

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Are we thankful that God sent His Son to die for us, so that we could be saved by His Grace by believing in His Name?  Or do we instead try to earn our salvation by our own will?

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