John 1:10-14
10 But although the world was made through him, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. 11 Even in his own land and among his own people, he was not accepted. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn! This is not a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan-this rebirth comes from God. 14 So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

John recognized that the Man the world was preparing for would not be only a man, but was also the creator of everything that exists.  He understood by the power of the Holy Spirit in him that Christ would be fully Man and fully God when he made this statement.  John was given a great insight into what God was doing with man at this time in history.  A little later when Jesus came to him, John said, “Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” He knew that every morning and every evening, a lamb was sacrificed in the Temple for the sins of the people (Exodus 29:38-42). To pay the penalty for sin, a life had to be given-and God chose to provide the sacrifice Himself. The sins of the world were removed when Jesus died as the perfect sacrifice.  Even though that forgiveness is there for all, only those who believe Him and accept Him will receive it as John stated above.  Those who believe and accept Him will have the right to be become children of God. To be a child of God means that you believe Him and trust that His Word is true.  Do you believe Him?  Do you trust Him?  Read His Word and then ask Him to show you the truth.  As Hebrews 11:5 states, “…Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”  If you seek Him, you will find Him and His love and forgiveness.

Have a God Day!