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The Next Day


The next day Jesus, John, Andrew and Peter went to Galilee where Philip was added to the group. Philip went and found Nathanael and then this happened. John 1:45-46 MSG "Philip went and found Nathanael and told him, “We’ve found the One Moses wrote of in the Law, the One preached by the prophets. It’s Jesus, Joseph’s son, the one from Nazareth!” Nathanael said, “Nazareth? You’ve got to be kidding.” But Philip said, “Come, see for yourself.” The one from Nazareth! He's really from Nazareth! I love it and his response. You're kidding me! You mean He's seriously Him? It's Him. He's here. He's truly finally here. I can hear shouting and laughter and jubilation in their words. Probably a bit of dancing around or at least some jumping. Nathanael and Philip hurry back to Jesus. As they approached Him they hear these words. John 1:47 MSG "When Jesus saw him coming he said, “There’s a real Israelite, not a false bone in his body.” "How do you know me?" asked Nathanael. Jesus tells him 'I saw you sitting under a fig tree once' and Nathanael knew right away. He knew Jesus was the Son of God. What a wonderful moment that was. Full of joy and revelation. John 1:50-51 MSG Jesus said, “You’ve become a believer simply because I say I saw you one day sitting under the fig tree? You haven’t seen anything yet! Before this is over you’re going to see heaven open and God’s angels descending to the Son of Man and ascending again.” 'You haven't seen anything yet.' What an remarkable sentence. Jesus knew everything that was about to take place and yet the excitement and enthusiasm never wavered. Just like Nathanael, we haven't seen anything yet either. The future is so exhilarating with all the possibilities and potential before us. God has such plans for us. One of the biggest plans is the return of Jesus! The coming of Jesus once again, is just as possible today, as it was on that day so long ago. WaHoo! Now that's gonna be one phenomenal day! Just like these guys, I can hardly wait.

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