Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 7:6-8 which says,
“6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not[a]going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”
Jesus’ brothers had wanted Jesus to come to a Jewish festival publicly, but Jesus knew that His time had not fully come so He told them that He was not going to go meaning that He was not going to go the way that they wanted Him to. Jesus did go to the festival in secret, but not the way that He brothers wanted. The Pharisees were looking for Jesus and Jesus knew that, that is why He did not go in public.
But why did Jesus say, “My time has not yet fully come.” Jesus said that because He knew when He was going to die and why He was going to die, He knew that His brothers could die any time and that the world did not hate them but the world did hate Him and He knew when He was going to die. But when did Jesus die and why is it so important that Jesus did die? Well we were sinners and we were going to die in our sins with God’s wrath on us but Jesus came down from heaven and atoned for our sins by taking our sins and God’s wrath on Him and then dying on the cross for our sins. Jesus, the son of God (and God Himself) died for sinners so that we could live, Jesus actually died for us. We should trust in Him as our savior.
Jesus did come down from heaven, because He loved us (and still loves us), and then He died for our sins so that we could live. We should believe in Jesus and live, we should trust in Him and become children of God. We should believe in Him as our savior and we should trust in Him and live. If you are not saved by Christ then you should trust in Him and be saved, if you trust in Jesus then you are a child of God, you will be saved from your sins and from God’s wrath.
I know it sounds very interesting but the world should hate us if we are Christians. The world hated Jesus because He said that it was evil and Jesus was right, the teachings that unbelievers have are evil and not correct, evolution is one of them. The world hated Jesus and the world should hate us for preaching the Gospel, even if it means that we don’t have any friends then we should still give out the Gospel because it is most important. If we can save a soul and lose a friend then we should do it, the Lord works through us and we should not deny Him.
Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins, thank You Jesus for loving us enough to take our sins and God’s wrath on You at the cross. Thank You Jesus for making us children of God, thank You Jesus for covering over our sins by dying on the cross for us. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. Thank You Jesus for atoning for our sins perfectly, thank You Jesus for all that You have done for us.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.