The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
The World knew Him not…
John 1:10-13 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. (11) He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. (12) But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.
Jesus Who was a Part of the Creator came amongst His creatures but these creatures did not recognize their Maker. They rejected Him and as a result rejected their God. Through thousands of years men had lost that quality that would allow them to recognize God and His Word. Through the overdevelopment of the intellect, the spiritually receptive part of our brains had been neglected and cut off. Through this weakness, any vibrations from the outside never really reached the spirit. It was held in the intellectual brain and never penetrated through to the spiritually receptive brain for onward transmission to the spirit. Therefore all the Words and miracles of Jesus did not go far into the souls of the majority of people whereby recognition of the Truth of His Word would be effected.
The recognition of the Word of God and of His Messengers can never be effected through the intellect because this being lifeless had no connection with the living Power that is God. It was therefore impossible for those who had subjected themselves utterly to the intellect to recognize God and accept Him. This is then the reason for the tragedy whereby creatures whom God had made failed to recognize Him and accept Him. These creatures had made themselves incapable of recognizing their God through their inner condition described above. No one else was to blame for this.
Those who accepted Him, however, and adhered to this Word were made into children of God. They became adopted as children because they did things that were pleasing to God. This indeed is the prerequisite to this adoption. No parent would adopt an unworthy child or a child who is deceitful, who only pays lip service to the will of the parents. The child must be seen to be truly adapting itself to their will before they can adopt him. This is also true of our relation with God. We must be seen to be truly adapting ourselves to the Will of God before being adopted. It is not just a question of saying that we believe. It is more than lip service. We must act and this is why Jesus said it is not “those who say Lord, Lord but those who do the Will of His Father.”