Yohan the apostle was probably the only one of the twelve apostles to not be killed for the name of Yeshua. He was exiled on the isle of Patmos off the coast of modern Turkey prior to the judgment of Yerushalem in 70 AD and on it wrote the letter called Revelation to seven assemblies all located in modern Turkey. When he was released from exile (I do not know for sure, whether it was prior to Yerushalem’s judgment or after) he eventually settled in Ephesus. It is there it is said he died as an old man.
All said, long ago I heard of a story of the last days of Yohan at Ephesus. It was his custom to assemble with believers on the first day of the week. At the end of his life because of his frailty he was carried into the place of assembling on a stretcher and would be set in the midst. As would be certain to happen there would be those who would ask for Yohan to speak some great words of wisdom so they might hear them out of the mouth of this great apostle who walked with Yeshua on the earth. If these be their thoughts, it would not be Yohan’s. And so the entire house would grow quiet and Yohan would speak. He would just proclaim these simple words, “Love one another.” And the sermon would be over.
I agree with Yohan by the one true gospel.
“If a person say, I love God and hate their brother or their sister, they are a liar. For they who love not brother or sister whom they see, how can they love God whom they do not see. And this law have we from Him that “THEY WHO LOVE GOD, LOVE THEIR BROTHER AND THEIR SISTER ALSO.” This is a law of God spoken out of His mouth that will not fail. There is no diminishing in God’s words. If you love God, you will love your brother and sister in the Mashiach. No compromise. No arguing about what the words mean. It is a fact of God.
“If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Yeshua the Mashiach His Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
“If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have love one with another, and the blood of Yeshua the Mashiach His Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
I have this confidence in the one true gospel by grace that if we are walking in the light, we will love one another. If we do not love another, we are not walking in the light. If we do not walk in the light, the blood of Yeshua will not cleanse us from all sin and we shall perish in our sins. And so it is a law of God, that the brethren will love one another, or if they do not love the brethren, they shall not endure to the end. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, and saying “Lord, Lord did we not heal in your name and do other works”, and He shall say, “Depart from me you workers of iniquity, for I never knew you.” God will say to them, “I never knew you.”