Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 5:24-25 which says,
““Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.”
Jesus is talking to the Pharisees here and He is telling them that whoever believes in Him and His Father (God) will have eternal life. Jesus is also telling them that a time will come when the dead would hear the voice of the Son of God and that all who heard would live. That just made the Pharisees want to kill Jesus even more, they couldn’t believe that Jesus claimed He was the son of God not to mention the fact that He was doing miracles on the Sabbath. The Pharisees wanted to kill Jesus because of all that He had done.
But what did Jesus mean when He said that whoever believes in Him would not be judged and would have eternal life? We were sinners who had all of God’s wrath on us and we were going to die with all of God’s wrath on us. But Jesus came down from heaven and He took all of God’s wrath and our sins on Him and He died on the cross for us. If we trust in Jesus as our sacrifice then we will be saved from our sins, we will have eternal life in heaven and we will cross over from death to life. Jesus has cast our sins as far as the east is from the west. Jesus died for us because He loved us, and now if we trust in Him we will live.
We should trust in Jesus, if we believe in Him and repent of our sins then we will have life. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and if we accept Him then we accept life. Jesus loved us enough to die for us, we should trust in His sacrifice. When Jesus died on the cross He spread His atoning blood on us and now when God looks at us He sees Jesus’ sacrifice and we are free of punishment. We are free of punishment because Jesus took it on Him, we should trust in Him.
We should trust in Jesus as our savior and we should share the Gospel with others. Unbelievers need to hear the Gospel so that they can be saved, so that they can live. We should tell them the Gospel so that they can repent of their sins and because a son or daughter of God. We should give the Gospel to others so that they can cross over from death to life through Jesus. Jesus makes us clean by His blood if we just repent of our sins and trust in Him. If we have already become a Christian then we should help others to become clean through Christ.
Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven like a lamb as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to die for our sins on the cross, thank You Jesus for dying for us. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven to die for our sins, thank you Jesus for all that You have done for us.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.