John 5:24-29 ~ May 8, 2011

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The LORD spoke to us from John 5:24-29 declaring His heart to us first and foremost concerning faith in Jesus as the only way to eternal life John 14:6. He is the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father but through what Jesus did on the Cross.  In John 5:24 Jesus said, "He that hears my words, and believes, . . .will have eternal life."  The word believes is "Faith" which means to trust in and rely on.  Jesus said those that trust in and rely on what He said would have eternal Life.  So, eternal life does not come from doing good works. Eternal Life comes from having faith in what God said by Jesus.  Jesus said, "The words I speak to you are spirit and they are life." John 6:63b.  Jesus said, "Whosoever believeth in me shall never die." John 11:26.  The point that He wanted us to get is, This Life that we get from believing the Word of Jesus, that He is God’s Messiah i.e. savior, is the holy Life of Jesus.  We are "Born Again" by His Life that comes into us and gives us a new nature.

This eternal life that we receive is a new life, the very life of Jesus living in us.  Let me give you an example.  If you have a car and the engine, the life of the car, keeps breaking down or does not run good, you get a new engine and put it into the car. Then the car runs good.  In the same way, when you believe Jesus and receive Him as LORD and Savior you receive eternal life, the very life of Jesus.  His life in you will cause you to live righteous just as a new engine will cause a car to run great.  In vs. 25, Jesus said, "they that hear shall live." They shall not die because they have the new righteous life of Jesus Ephesians 2:1.

In verses 26-29, Jesus tells us of two resurrections that are coming one is the resurrection of life.  They that have done good because of the life of Jesus in them will begin life in the kingdom of God. They that have done evil, the old unsaved life of the world, will enter into sentencing of condemnation to hell and the second death in the lake of fire Revelation 20:11-15

The message of the LORD was heard in the heart of Miss Carol as she walked the isle to publicly receive Jesus Christ as her LORD and Savior.  PTL!!!

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