A Message for Us

Outfitting the Saints

A Message for Us

Published July 28, 2019 at 11:25 AM

John wrote these things to believers. It could have been a cyclical letter to the seven churches to whom he was known. He was the brother of James, the sons of thunder. A fisherman who had labored on the sea of Galilee. John was overwhelmed by the Lord Jesus Christ. To John, a Jew, this was the fulfillment of the Old Testament; God Himself among His creation. And furthermore, he referred to himself from the time of the crucifixion on, as the disciple whom Jesus loved. Maybe after the Lord ascended into heaven, he and Mary would talk about all the things they had been a part. John was so sold out for His Lord that when he writes this letter, we see him say, “look at these things!”

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