|1 John 5:9-10,12 |
9 If we accept the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness that God has testified of his Son.
10 (He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he does not believe the testimony that God gave about his Son.) [John has defined what it means to believe in the Son of God. You must have witnessed in your heart by the light that manifests all things the three witnesses in the earth: first, the spirit that bears witness in the earth, which mortifies them, which circumcises them, which leads them into all truth; secondly, they come to know the water which is a witness in the earth; by which they are washed, their minds, their souls, their spirits, and in their bodies, with this pure water; and the third witness is his blood, with which the hearts of people are sprinkled, and their consciences are sprinkled with the blood of Jesus, by which blood they are sanctified, they are cleansed from all their dead works, to serve the living God. In the footnote 3 below, see George Fox's complete description of these events that you must see, feel, and experience for you to be a true believer in the Son of God. From the Word of the Lord within: "The three witnesses: these three clearly must be manifest; eyes have to germinate."]
12 He who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. [Because of Adam's fall, we all are dead to the life of God, Gen 2:17,3:24, having been cut off from eating from the tree of life. The life this references is the life of God, which is received when you are freed from all sin, translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, and enter union with God and Christ. To have the life, is to have Christ, who is the life; and is to be restored to the spiritual image of God in true righteousness and holiness. To have the life is to be in the kingdom eating from the tree of life again. From the Word of the Lord within: "The new life is as radically different as a man who has lived underground his whole life, suddenly coming above ground to see the sun, the sky, the plants, the animals, the wind, the stars."]