THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN
Abba Father, I humbly cry unto Thee and beg Thee to send Thy Holy Spirit powerfully upon me to teach me the fullest meaning of each word in this 3rd chapter of John. Please perfect my knowledge and wisdom of these Holy Scriptures. Please enable me to perfectly apply all of them to my life for Thy Great Glory, and guide me to proclaim them in the fullness of Holy Ghost Power to ever person I possible can.
“There was a man of the Phar’i-sees, named Nic-o-de’mus, a ruler of the Jews:” (Verse 1)
“The same came to Je’sus by night, and said unto him, Rab’bi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.” (Verse 2)
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that Thou art more than just a “teacher” come from God. I confess that Thou art God the Son. I confess that Thou doest miracles because Thou art Almighty God Who can do any thing. Please work miracles for me, for my benefit and for Thy Glory.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (Verse 3)
Lord Jesus, please cause me to desire to see the kingdom of God. Please cause me to desire to be born again. Please teach me exactly what it means to be born again.
“Nic-o-de’mus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” (Verse 4)
Lord Jesus Christ, please teach me how that I can be born again when I am old.
“Je’sus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (Verse 5)
Lord Jesus, I desire to enter into the kingdom of God. I desire to be born of water and of the Spirit. By the Almighty Power of God the Holy Spirit, please make me into a new creature, born again of God’s Spirit.
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (Verse 6)
Lord Jesus Christ, by Almighty God’s Holy Spirit’s Power, please give me a new birth and thus make me into a spiritual being. Please send God The Holy Spirit into my spirit to make my dead spirit alive and to dwell in my spirit.
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” (Verse 7)
Lord Jesus, I believe the Truth Thou doest proclaim in this verse, that I must be born again. So please help me to right now fully submit my entire being to my Creator God and to wholly open up my being to God for the purpose of The Holy Spirit coming into my spirit to dwell and to make me a born-again new creature in Christ.
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” (Verse 8)
Lord Jesus Christ, I desire to be born of God’s Spirit. Tho I cannot now fully understand the meaning of being born again of God, please help me to accept it by faith in The One Living God, just as I accept the wind blowing at its will.
“Nic-o-de’mus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?” (Verse 9)
Heavenly Father, by Thy Holy Spirit, please explain to me how these things can be.
“Je’sus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Is’ra-el, and knowest not these things?” (Verse 10)
Almighty Lord Jehovah God, I confess that there are many things I do not know about Thee and spiritual matters pertaining to God. By Thy Holy Spirit, please teach me all of God’s Spiritual Truths I need to know.
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.” (Verse 11)
Lord Jesus Christ, I desire to receive Thy Witness and to believe all Thy Words because all Thy Words are truth. Please give me a heart that is receptive towards Thee and that believes all Thy Words.
“If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?” (Verse 12)
Lord Jesus, please give me faith to believe all the heavenly things Thou doest teach me in Thy Holy Bible.
“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” (Verse 13)
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that Thou art the Son of man that came down from Heaven. I confess that Thou art Almighty God and art omnipresent. I worship Thee as the Son of man and as Omnipresent God Who is in Heaven and on earth.
“And as Mo’ses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:” (Verse 14)
Lord Jesus, I confess that Thou wast lifted up on the cross to die for my sins, and for the sins of all mankind. Thank Thee for Thy Great Love for me. I worship Thee for this Great Sacrifice Thou didst make for me.
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (Verse 15)
Almighty Lord God, I do not want to perish. Therefore I cry out to Thee to have great mercy on me to save me from perishing. I confess that living faith in The Living God is a Gift of God. Please grant unto me this Gift of Living Faith to wholly believe in God The Son, Jesus Christ, Who is the Saviour of the world. Please grant me Eternal Life in The Lord Jesus Christ.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Verse 16)
Almighty Lord Jehovah God the Father, I worship Thee for the Great Love Thou hast for me. I worship Thee for giving The Life of Thy Only Begotten Son as a sacrifice for my sins, to that now I have a chance to live forever, if I repent of my sins and trust in Christ. I desire to believe in The Lord Jesus to thus be saved from perishing in a never-ending Hell of torments. I desire to receive God’s Everlasting Life in Jesus Christ. Please grant my request of True Living Faith in the True Living God.
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (Verse 17)
Our Father which art in Heaven, I heartily worship Thee for Thy Great Mercy and Grace manifested in Thy Desire to not condemn me to the punishment of my sins in an eternal Hell, but rather Thou art lovingly desirous to save me. Thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for granting me the chance to be saved eternally. I desire to be saved. I desire not to perish.
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (Verse 18)
Almighty Lord Jehovah God, I confess that any human soul who believes on The Lord Jesus Christ is not condemned. Praise be to Almighty God on High for this Salvation from condemnation. I worship Thee for such Wonderful Salvation. Please grant it to me. Please grant me True Faith. I pray for all lost souls in the world, as they are now under the condemnation of their sins because they have not believed on The Lord Jesus Christ. By Thy Holy Spirit’s Almighty Power, please draw all lost souls on earth to Christ to be saved.
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (Verse 19)
Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that Thou art Almighty God’s True Light of the world that hast come into this world and lighteth every human soul on earth. I worship Thee, Lord Jesus, as the Light of the world. Almighty Lord Jehovah God, please create within my being a powerful, Holy hatred for spiritual darkness. Please cause me to hate spiritual darkness and to shun it. Please draw me to God’s True Light. Shine Thy Pure Light into my heart to show me all the evil in my heart and being. Please create within me a heart that is repentant toward Thee of all my many evil deeds. Please forgive me of my evil deeds and save me from doing evil deeds.
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (Verse 20)
Almighty Lord God, please save me from doing evil. Please save me from the awful and destructive sin of hating God’s True Light. Please give me a deep love for God’s Light. Lord God, I desire to come to Thy Pure and Marvelous Light. Please draw me to Thy Glorious Light. Please save me from shunning God’s reproof of my evil and sinful deeds. Please send Thy Holy Spirit into my life to reprove my deeds.
“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (Verse 21)
Almighty Lord God on High, I proclaim unto Thee that I desire to do truth. Please teach and guide me to do truth, and please guide me to come to God’s Light. Lead me to God’s Divine Light and help me to always walk in Thy Wondrous Light. Please make my deeds to be deeds that are wrought in God. Please make all my deeds right in Almighty God’s Sight and make me desirous to have my deeds manifested to God and to all mankind.
“After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Ju-dae’a; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.” (Verse 22)
Lord Jesus Christ, please make me into Thy disciple and lead me to walk with Thee all day every day of my life on this earth. Please teach me all I should know about a Christian believer being baptized in the Name of God the Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost.
“And John also was baptizing in Ae’non near to Sa’lim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.” (Verse 23)
Almighty Lord God, please teach me how that God-ordained baptism is the act of a Christian leader completely immersing a new Christian believer under the surface of a body of water, and then raising up the believer out of the water. The act of being immersed under the water testifies that the new believer is identified with Christ’s death and burial. It testifies that the new believer is now dead to self, sin, and the world. It testifies that the new believer buries his or her old life and also buries the devil’s world under that water, crucifying the flesh with Christ on the cross. The new believer rising up out of the water testifies of his or her identify with Christ’s resurrection, now to live a new life in Christ, with all the old life of sin and evil now dead, buried, and passed away. Please teach me how that simply sprinkling a few drops of water on a new believer does not constitute Biblical baptism. Teach me how that Biblical baptism is strictly only for Christian believers who give a clear public testimony that they have repented of their sins and have put their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save them.
“For John was not yet cast into prison.” (Verse 24) Lord Jesus Christ, please prepare me to suffer persecution for Thy Precious Name’s Sake. Teach me how that just as the Lord Jesus Christ suffered in the flesh for us Christian believers, we too are to arm ourselves with the same mind, that of suffering in the flesh for Christ’s Name sake. Please teach me what a precious privilege that is. I pray for all Christian believers on earth who are now being persecuted. Give them strong faith and boldness to stand faithfully for Thee. Protect them. Provide the necessities of life for them. May Thy Love, Comfort, and Grace always be sufficient for them in their fiery trials of affliction.
“Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.” (Verse 25)
Lord Jesus, please teach me how that Thou doest cleanse Christian believers from their sins by Thy Precious Blood that Thou didst shed on the cross for the sins of mankind. Please cleanse me and purify me by Thy Shed Blood.
“And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rab’bi, he that was with thee beyond Jor’dan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.” (Verse 26)
Lord Jesus, please draw me unto Thee. Please draw all human souls unto Thee. May every human soul on this earth come to Thee for eternal life and salvation. Please cause all Christian believers on this earth to daily lift Thee high in order for Thee to draw all men unto Thee.
“John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.” (Verse 27)
Almighty Lord Jehovah, my Creator God, I desire to receive every good, merciful, and gracious gift from Heaven that Thou hast in store for me. Guide and teach me as to how to receive those gifts. Cause my soul and spirit to deeply hunger and thirst for the fullness of God.
“Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.” (Verse 28)
“He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.” (Verse 29)
Lord Jesus Christ, teach me how that Thou art the bridegroom and those people who believe on Thee become Thy bride. Please make me a member of Thy bride. Please let me hear Thy Voice. Please cause me to rejoice at the sound of Thy Voice. Please cause my joy be fulfilled in Thee.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” (Verse 30)
Almighty God, please cause me to decrease, to become more humble and lowly in perfect accordance to Thy Divine Will for my life, so that Christ may increase and be exalted in my life. Thus The Lord Jesus Christ will be greatly glorified thru my life that belongeth to him. Save me from the vanity of seeking great things for myself.
“He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.” (Verse 31)
Lord Jesus Christ, I proclaim that Thou art Almighty God Who came to this earth from Heaven above and that Thou art above all. I worship Thee, Lord Jesus Christ, as Almighty God.
“And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.” (Verse 32)
Lord Jesus Christ, please create within me a new heart and a new mind that will receive all of Thy Testimony. Please clearly speak to me the Spiritual Truths of Almighty God that I need to hear. Please give me ears to hear them, a mind to thoroughly understand them, and a heart and will to obey all Thy Words unto me. Perfect me, my Lord, I humbly pray.
“He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.” (Verse 33)
Our Father which art in Heaven, I desire to receive the Testimony of The Lord Jesus Christ. I desire to set to my seal, that God is True. Right now, by Thy Almighty Power, please perfect these marvelous things in my life for Thy Great Glory.
“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” (Verse 34)
Almighty Lord Jehovah God, please send me to speak the words of God to every human soul I possibly can. Please give me Thy Holy Spirit without measure. I now completely open my heart unto Thee for Thee to give me the fullness of Thy Holy Ghost’s Power without measure. Fill me to overflowing, I earnestly and humbly pray.
“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.” (Verse 35)
Heavenly Father, I confess that Thou lovest the Son, Jesus Christ, and that Thou hast given all things into His Hand. Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that I am in thy Hand. I confess that Thou doest have full Power and Control over me. Please mold and make me into exactly what Thou wouldest have me to be. Help me to wholly yield myself to Thee for that purpose.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (Verse 36)
Heavenly Father, I confess that the person who believes on God the Son, Jesus Christ, hath everlasting life. Please give me perfect faith to believe on Jesus Christ. I confess that the souls who believe not on Jesus Christ shall not see life, but that the wrath of God abideth on them. I intercede for all lost souls. Please save them all, Lord Jesus.
Almighty Heavenly Father on High, I humbly ask all these things I have prayed in this chapter in the High and Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and beg Thee to hear me for the Lord Jesus’ Precious Name’s Sake. Amen!