From the Desk of Pastor Horsley...
1 John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers,
because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one.
I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
Apostle John is instructing
believers on the way they should live. In the verse and surrounding verses, he is telling them why he is writing and the basis
for the victory available to them because of the work of God in their lives.
He addresses the fathers
because they have known him that is from the beginning. This knowledge is the basis of the work of victory that they are able
to experience in their lives. there in no substitute for the wisdom that God gives one when we truly know Him. He is light
and in Him is no darkness. Fathers must know Him and be able to walk in the light of His wisdom.
writes to the young men because they have overcome the wicked one. They do not yet have the wisdom of the fathers but
have victory over evil in our Lord Jesus Christ. They are no longer victims but are victors in Jesus.