In the Word
Life and Judgment Are Through the Son
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 5:24-30
“Dead men tell no tales,” so they say, but, perhaps, they do hear them. Jesus says the hour is coming when all who are dead and gone will be back again. Those who had ears to hear in this life will not die again but live forever. But those who closed their ears to the truth will face eternal death a second time when God’s voice is silenced to them forever. We only have one lifetime to learn the pitch and timbre of the shepherd’s call. Open your heart and your ears to Him today. Will the voice you hear in the grave be that of love or condemnation? The one you hear then will be the same one you hear or ignore now.
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Chuck Livermore's knowledge of the word is the result of a lifetime of study and reading. He is part of Galilee South Community Church, a multi-ethnic congregation in South Denver. He attended Wayland Baptist University and has participated in world evangelism through research of unreached peoples.
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