The Witness of God Is Greater

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

I John 5:9:
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

“The witness of men” represents the evidence or proof that we exist. For instance, we have our birth certificates, our driver’s license, and even pictures witnessing to the fact that we are here. Yet God’s Word claims that His witness is even greater than ours. The witness that God is, was proven and truly testified by His Son Jesus Christ who continuously revealed God to the world (John 17).

I John 5:10:
He that beliveth on the Son of God hath the witness {not in our wallets, but} in himself: he that believeth not God {the witness that the Word of God claims we have within us} hath made him {God} a liar; because he beliveth not the record that God gave of his Son.

By the decision of the human mind to believe, God places within the very hearts of men and women His own witness, for God gives “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

I John 5:11:
And this is the record {“the record that God gave of his Son” verse 10 above}, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Having the son of God is having eternal life, and this is the greater witness, it is having the witness of God within our very heart and soul.

I John 5:12:
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

So the question arises, do we have the Son? The answer is one that each person individually must make on his or her own. If we believe and confess in Romans 10:9-10, then we are saved and have the Son of God in our hearts, and thus we will indeed have the true witness of God.

I John 5:13:
These things {above} have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know {not question or doubt} that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

God gives us the gift of eternal life and this life is in His Son, and His Son is in us. This is the witness of God that is greater than the witness of man. Have a wonderful day knowing in your own hearts that you have the greatness of God’s divine witness within that allows peace of mind by the assurance of also having the Son and eternal life.