John 6:42They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
7 After this Jesus went about in Galilee.
He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. 2 Now the Jews' Feast of Booths was at hand.
3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. 4 For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For not even his brothers believed in him.
6 Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil. 8 You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.”
9 After saying this, he remained in Galilee.
Mary, Mother of God, was having a very rough day. John 6 Records the seamless family of Joseph and Mary. Today, we see even God's Family has ups and downs.
10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.
11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?”
12 And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.” 13 Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching.
15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”
16 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. 18 The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?”
20 The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?”
21 Jesus answered them, “I did one work, and you all marvel at it. 22 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? 24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”
25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? 26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27 But we know where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.”
28 So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.”
30 So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
31 Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, “When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?”
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
33 Jesus then said, “I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me. 34 You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come.”
35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him?
Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
36 What does he mean by saying, ‘You will seek me and you will not find me,’ and, ‘Where I am you cannot come’?”
37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So there was a division among the people over him. 44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?”
46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!”
47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? 48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”
50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”
52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
Jesus, being God, is perfectly suited to judge by right appearances. When you consider:
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Jesus is declared to be the Sunlight Visiting us in Luke 1
"World" is considered 184 times in the New Testament.
Now, the Disciple John, walked with Jesus Christ, found Him to be God's Son and declared with Awe and Wonder, "God is Love." John alone did not ever leave Jesus. John considers the "World" 61 times. Just about half as many time all the Prophets and Books of the Old Testament.
John wants to constantly go over what it was that the world could see the blind see, the deaf hear, lepers are cleansed and the Poor have Good News preached to them, and Jesus has been slain. John is Extremely Interested in the condition and culture of the World - why - Jesus Gave. Jesus Gave His Life to Save the World. John wants to see why Jesus would do this Great Sacrifice looking over the goodness and the evil of the world.
Jesus' brothers are the pinnacle of this good and evil. They certainly hoped Jesus would flop and Trouble would happen.
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
Jesus dealt with this with Jesus ease. And Jesus expectation of their better goodness to occur.
When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!”
He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world."
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
The people who could see Jesus with eyes of faith said this:
She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”
>This is actually the process in progress:
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
This is what Jesus knows of His own Brothers:
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
How, today, this Scripture is relevant for all we the People we Love and Pray for:
I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
Your best friend on earth, John, left us a benediction. We will pray this together.
For the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
We pray this for the love we have for others and their needs. We ask the concerns of our soul will rest in expectation of Your goodness and each day will be filled seeing that You fill us with Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Comfort, Encouragement, Expectation, Dignity, Self Control and Diligence.
In Jesus we ask the Holy Spirit awaken all believers and this generation will see Your Glory Shine Forth.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †