You Need Gods Help To Believe: a soft, child-like heart
will receive His help
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God reveals Himself to those who choose to do his will
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine [teaching] is not mine [own WU], but his that sent me. If any man will do his [God's WU] will, he shall know of the doctrine [about my teaching], whether it be of [from] God, or whether I speak of myself [on my own WU]. Jh 7:16-17 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)
He that is of [belongs to WU] God heareth [listens to WU] God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Jh 8:43-47 If you're aligned with God, love him and his principles, you belong to him and he will guide you to repenting and believing in Jesus. And, since what Jesus said is in harmony with God, this makes it easy. To whatever extent you are not aligned, you need to repent and turn to God, showing him you want to belong to him, trying to live according to his principles. God will have mercy on you and free you from the bondage of sin (doing harm), through Jesus.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth [obeys WU] them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of [by] my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest [reveal] myself to him. Jh 14:21 God initially calls us to repent, and then reveals Himself to us.
Therefore they sought again to take [seize] him: but he escaped out of their hand, And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode [stayed]. And many resorted [came] unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many believed on [in] him there. Jh 10:39-42 People who responded to God's call to repent through John the Baptist and listened to what John (whom God sent) said about Jesus, were able to see that Jesus was from God and believe in Him.
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God enables us to see
No man [one] can come to me, except [unless] the Father which hath sent me draw[s] him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of [by] God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of [from] the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save [except] he which is of [from] God, he hath seen the Father. Jh 6:44-46
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should [would] betray him. And he said, Therefore [this is why WU] said I unto you, that no man [one] can come unto me, except [unless] it were given unto him [he is enabled WU] of [by] my Father. Jh 6:64-65
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise [way] cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing [none WU], but should raise it [them WU] up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth [looks to WU] the Son, and believeth on [in] him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Jh 6:37-40 Those who look to Jesus and truly believe in Him do so because the Father enables them as they soften their hearts, become open to the truth, and truly repent. Thereafter, Jesus is doing his Fathers will to not loose any of those people that He gave Him.
Then opened he their understanding [minds], that they might understand the scriptures, Lk 24:45He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath [has], to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that [which] he hath. Mat 13:11-14 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias [Elijah]; and others, Jeremias [Jeremiah], or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. Mat 16:13-20 God looks at a persons heart to see whether that person is really repenting, turning away from his own way and seeking out the Lord; if so, He will reveal Himself to them in a way that is real to them so they can truly believe and enter His kingdom.
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [gives life to] them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will [desires]. Jh 5:21
As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by [because of] the Father: so he that eateth [feeds on] me, even he shall live by [because of] me. Jh 6:57 When we feed on Jesus and His ways, we are able to truly live.
As [for WU] thou hast given him power [authority] over all flesh [people WU], that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Jh 17:2
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