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“the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.”
1 John 5:8
The Holy and Divine, along with the human, point us to Jesus.

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“For there are three that testify”
1 John 5:7
We not need rely on mere human testimony alone.


“This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.”

1 John 5:6

From water and blood, both human and divine, explained by the Spirit of God Himself, and not just human definition. Truth tells Jesus’s story.


We are born into a new life, a new relationship with God when we embrace who Jesus is. We cannot dissect the two: love or respect for God and Jesus separately. They are not individual offerings amongst a spiritual buffet where we take one but not the other. A helping of one includes embracing the other. Our love for God overflows into a life lived loving others, and we need not complicate: we love God deeply by loving those close to us, in our homes, in our own fellowships, those with our shared beliefs across the world. Our day to day schedules may look different, but we are bonded in our commitment to observe God’s commandments. To love God is to maintain a dedication to His commandments, and these are not meant to be a burden, not meant to weary. Instead, He intends to lift any weariness, wipe it away, and refresh. Satan wishes for us to fail, and to feel no sense of overcoming victory. Each second, he works hard to make God’s Word appear burdensome. On the contrary, victory is to be ours, even when our own faith struggles to grasp this, there is God and Jesus, holding out the victory flag to us.

{Meditations on 1 John 5: 1-5}


“Who is it that overcomes the world?  Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”                                 
1 John 5:5

Jesus’s role as both Christ and Son is key to embracing our opportunity to overcome. 


“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4

Not only shall we live a life with God unburdened, we are overcomers. The power of overcoming runs deep, and fills any cracks left by maturing faith.


“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.  And his commands are not burdensome”      1 John 5:3

Turning to God and His love eases any burden.  Replace burdens with God’s love.