Daily Devotional by Bishop Tudor Bismark – In the Beginning

…”The book of John is the last book of the sixty-six in the bible to be written. It was written in 97A.D. We seem to think that it’s the fourth book to be written in the New Testament because of where it’s put. It wasn’t. The scripture says that when Jesus was on the cross, He spoke seven times. One of those seven times He spoke to John and said, ‘This is your mother’ and He said to His mother, ‘This is your son.’ And then John says (John 19:26-27) Mary went to live with John. …So for forty years John is living with Mary. In John twenty-one verse twenty-five he says, ‘If I could tell you the things that Jesus began to do and teach, I suppose the world itself could not contain these words.’ How could John say this? For forty years, Mary was telling him; the visitation of the angel Gabriel; her pregnancy; the first time the baby kicked,; her pains when the baby was born; how they lived in Egypt; Jesus’ first few steps, His first few words He spoke from The Spirit. For forty years she was telling him everFor forty years she was telling him everyday about Jesus. Forty years, Jesus…
He is then sent to the island of Patmos, where he spends twelve years. In the twelfth year John gets the revelation of Jesus Christ and He writes His first book, ‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ.’ Adding to what had been pounded in his spirit by the forty years he spent with Mary he wrote, first, second and third John before he is released and goes to Ephesus in 97 A.D. After being in ministry for nearly 80 years, he has access to all the Pauline epistles, all the gospels, access to the epistle of Peter, Jude and James. He has access to all of that and of ALL the things he could have said and of all the ways he could have begun his gospel he starts it with, ‘In the beginning was the word.’
Let me encourage someone that, it might have been spinning in your spirit for 70 years, but if the word was in your spirit from the beginning”…

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