Thursday, December 31, 2020

Reading (1 John 2:18-21)

[18] Children, this is the Last Hour. You have heard that an Anti-Messiah is coming; and in fact, many anti-Messiahs have arisen now — which is how we know that this is the Last Hour.

[19] They went out from us, but they weren’t part of us; for had they been part of us, they would have remained with us. [20] But you have received the Messiah’s anointing from HaKadosh, and you know all this.

[21] It is not because you don’t know the truth that I have written to you, but because you do know it, and because no lie has its origin in the truth.

Gospel (John 1: 1-18)

[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He was with God in the beginning. [3] All things came to be through him, and without him nothing made had being.

[4]In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. [5] The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not suppressed it. [6] There was a man sent from God whose name was Yochanan.

[7] He came to be a testimony, to bear witness concerning the light; so that through him, everyone might put his trust in God and be faithful to him. [8] He himself was not that light; no, he came to bear witness concerning the light.

[9] This was the true light, which gives light to everyone entering the world. [10] He was in the world — the world came to be through him — yet the world did not know him. [11] He came to his own homeland, yet his own people did not receive him.

[12] But to as many as did receive him, to those who put their trust in his person and power, he gave the right to become children of God, [13] not because of bloodline, physical impulse or human intention, but because of God.

[14] The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh’khinah, the Sh’khinah of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.

[15] Yochanan witnessed concerning him when he cried out, “This is the man I was talking about when I said, ‘The one coming after me has come to rank ahead of me, because he existed before me.’” [16] We have all received from his fullness, yes, grace upon grace.

[17] For the Torah was given through Moshe; grace and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah. [18] No one has ever seen God; but the only and unique Son, who is identical with God and is at the Father’s side — he has made him known.

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