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It Is Test Time
April 19, 2017, 7:36 pm
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(1 John 1:5-10) “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
Do you notice the “If we say” phrases in this passage. First, “if we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness”, second “if we say that we have no sin”, and third “if we say that we have not sinned”? Take time to find these phrases and notice what they reveal. “We lie, and do not the truth”, “we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us”, and then “we make him a liar, and His word is not in us”. It is apparent that John is giving us test of the reality of our relationship with Christ. Can there be a more important test? Do you pass?

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