By: Tim Sader
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. (John 5:24)
Last week we discussed liberty which is the state of being free. We can only find liberty in doing what the Holy Spirit reveals to us and not misusing our liberty to follow after our flesh. We find freedom in following Christ and putting his word to work in our lives so others won’t stumble because of our unrighteousness. We must learn to harken to the voice of the Lord. His word is life to our mortal flesh; it will restore us. The Lord tells us to, “Lay up my words in your heart and soul.” We should bind them as a symbol upon our hand and keep them in our mind. We must teach His word to our children in our everyday lives, when we travel, lie down or rise for the day. We are to write them upon our gates and the door posts of our houses so we are always reminded of His blessings in our lives (Deuteronomy 11:18-21). When we reject the words of God by not listening to them or not following after righteousness we turn ourselves over to what is evil. When evil comes even the fruit of our thoughts will come upon us (Jeremiah 6:19). This is why God tells us to keep, “my words” and to lay up His commandments deep inside of us (Proverbs 7:1). The word of God is quick, powerful and sharper then a two-edged sword able to pierce into the division between spirit, soul and body. It helps us to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). God is saying to us; “Listen to my word you were nothing until I spoke it and everything I speak is good. If my word is in your midst goodness, mercy and other godly virtues will show me off in your lives. Draw near to me and follow my words then you will be my sheep and you will graze in the best fields because I am good to those who recognize me and will hear my voice.”
Though heaven and earth may pass away; the word of God shall never pass away (Luke 21:33). In our verse today Christ tells the truth when He said, “whoever hears my word believes in Him who sent me and has eternal life. They will not be judged but have crossed from death to life.” When we believe that Christ is Gods Son we receive eternal life; we are not judged because Christ sacrificed Himself so we could be forgiven. We crossed over from death into eternal life in Christ. If we however shall be ashamed of Him and His word in this sinful generation; Christ also will be ashamed of us when He returns in the glory of His Father with the holy angels (Mark 8:38). One day Christ will return for us, when He does I pray He’s not ashamed of us so we can enjoy the glory with the Father and all the heavenly hosts. Jesus answers one of His disciples and told him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, we will come to him and make our dwelling inside of him (John 14:23).” Has Christ come to dwell in those of us reading this message or have we taken for granted the word of the Lord? If He has then he is with us but if not He’d like to come and live inside of us all. Jesus told the Jews who believed in Him to continue in His word and then they would be His disciples indeed. Then they would know the truth and it will make them free (John 8:31-32). When we continue in the word of God we are diligently following Christ and since we know he is the truth in Him we have been made free. If we abide in Christ, His words abide inside of us, then we shall ask for what we want and it will be done onto us (John 15:7). Christ says, remember my word it will not pass away; and if we believe His word we will live forever with Him in glory.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16