John Chapter 12 (Continued)

John 12:31 Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out.

The ruler of this world is Satan.

2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Messiah (Christ), who is the image of G-d, should shine on them.

Yeshua bore our sin, which has been judged in the person of Yeshua “lifted up” like the snake in the wilderness. Yeshua died and we are justified and can never again be in jeopardy. (John 5:24; Rom. 5:9; 8:1; 2Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:26-28; 10:10,14-17; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18)

Num 21:9 And Moshe made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth (resurrection), will draw all men to “Myself."

If we open the door, He will come in.

John 12:33 But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

He was lifted up on the execution stake to die for our sin willingly.

John 12:34 The multitude therefore answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law (Torah) that the Messiah (Christ) is to remain forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"

This also shows that the term “law” (Torah) could be used to generally refer to the sacred scriptures or the “Old Covenant”. Yeshua also did this in John 10:34. This does not mean we should refer to the Old Covenant as the New Covenant. They are not the same. The New Covenant can renew us. It changes us. The Old Covenant did not have the power to change us. We are changed in New Covenant POWER.

1 Cor. 4:19-21 And I will not know the word of those who have been puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of G-d is not in word, but in POWER. What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod or in love and a spirit of meekness?

“The Messiah would endure forever” is referring to:

Ps 102:26-27 They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will have no end.

He has risen and will still endure forever.

Forever also in Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty G-d, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the THRONE of David, and upon HIS KINGDOM, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even FOREVER. The zeal of the L-RD of hosts will perform this. (See also Ps. 89:28-29;Ps 110; Dan. 2:44; Dan. 7:13)

John 12:35 Then Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes.

John 12:36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Yeshua (Jesus), and departed, and did hide Himself from them.

John 12:37 But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on Him:

John 12:38That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, L-rd, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the L-rd been revealed?

This comes from:

Isaiah 53:1-8 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the L-RD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of G-d, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the L-RD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

John 12:39-40 “Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again, He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.”

Isaiah 6:10 Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Lest they see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed.

John 12:41-43 These things Isaiah said, because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him. Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of (some) the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the approval of MEN rather than the approval of G-D.

Malachi 4:2 “But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.”

Many still today have one foot in the world and rather have the approval of man instead of declaring Yeshua and the New Way through the blood of Messiah.

John 12:44-47 And Jesus (Yeshua) cried out and said, "He who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in Him who sent Me. "And he who beholds Me beholds the One who sent Me. "I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness. "And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

He came to show mercy from G-d. The dispensation of Grace. (Rom. 6:14; 7:4; Gal. 2:19; 4:4-7; 1 Tim. 1:8-9) Was there Grace before? Yes yet, now Grace rules.

John 12: 48 - 50 "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the WORD I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. "And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."

When we have the Word we have no excuse. We speak of continued spiritual life. He came for this purpose. The works of G-d are creation and redemption. The angels cannot partake of this redemption and cannot sing of it for they can only look into it. Yeshua is the Word and will one day judge.

We have eternal life with G-d the Father (ABBA). In this kingdom, we are sons; that is our relationship. It is not a relationship between Son and the law (instructions). (Heb. 12:5-10; 1 Jn. 2:1-2)

Yet we are no longer like a child, for we are adults and an adult voluntarily does what he formally did out of fear of punishment.

New Covenant power:

2 Tim 1:7-9 For G-d has not given us the spirit of fear; but of POWER, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our L-rd, nor of me his prisoner: but be you partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the POWER of G-d; Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace (mercy), which was given us in Yeshua HaMashiach (Christ Jesus) BEFORE the world began,

Rom 4:17 As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even G-d, who quickened the dead, and called those things which be not as though they were.

2 Tim 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ), who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel (Basar):

2 Peter 1:2-11 Grace (Mercy) and peace be multiplied to you in the KNOWLEDGE of G-d and of Yeshua (Jesus) our L-rd; seeing that His DIVINE POWER has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true KNOWLEDGE OF HIM who called us by His OWN GLORY and EXCELLENCE. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent PROMISES, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith (TRUSTING) supply MORAL excellence, and in your moral excellence, KNOWLEDGE; and in your knowledge, SELF-CONTROL, and in your Self-Control, PERSEVERANCE, and in your Perseverance, GODLINESS; and in your godliness, BROTHERLY KINDNESS, and in your brotherly kindness, LOVE. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our L-rd Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) For he who LACKS these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having FORGOTTEN his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice THESE THINGS, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our L-rd and Savior Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) will be abundantly supplied to you.

1 Peter 1:10-12 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace(mercy) that would come to you made careful search and inquiry, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Messiah (Christ) within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Messiah (Christ) and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) sent from heaven-- things into which angels long to look.

2 Tim 3:2-3 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, (lovers of money) BOASTERS, PROUD, (appearing above others) blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, FALSE accusers, incontinent, fierce, DESPISERS of those that are GOOD, Traitors, heady, HIGHMINDED, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of G-d; Having a FORM of godliness, but denying the POWER thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moshe, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith (trusting), longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions,