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Passed Out of Death into Life

January 19, 2018

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Passed Out of Death into Life

In John 5:24,   Jesus gives us a promise  of great comfort.     He says,

Truly,  truly,  I say to you,  he who hears My wordand believes Him  who sent Me,  has eternal life,  and does not come into judgment,  but has passed out of death  into life.

When Jesus says,  “Truly, truly” He is saying  there is to be absolutely no doubt  about it.     Everyone who listens  to God’s gospel  throughout the Bible  and believes  that Jesus really is  the promised Savior,  who will thoroughly wash away  all our sins,  will be granted eternal life  the moment they believe.

All who believe  and trust the promises  of God  will not come  into judgment.     We are still sinners,  but because  of our faith, God will not judge us  as sinners.     When we die  we will surely go straight  to heaven  and do not have to face  any sort  of judgment  or condemnation  for our sins.

When Jesus says  we have “passed out of death into life”,  that is an all-encompassing promise  we can trust.     That passing “out of death into life”  includes  passing out of the spiritual death  that grips us  in our lives here  on earth.     The spiritual death  that people experience here  on earth  includes unbelief,  sinful habits,  immorality,  hatefulness,  and everything like that.

When by faith  we pass out of  that spiritual death,  we believe God’s gospel,  live according to His truth  and love,  and find good reason  to praise the Lord  for all that He does.     That spiritual life here  on earth  will be ours  until we enter eternal life  at the end  of our earthly life.

It truly is a wonderful thing  to hear,  read,  and study God’s word,  and  to believe it.      Trusting  in our Lord’s love  and almighty power,  we don’t have to fear  any sort  of judgment.     Only then  can we have the peace  and rest  that Jesus gives  as we trust  and obey Him.

Those who refuse  to believe  and trust  will come under the judgment  of condemnation  because of their own stubborn refusal.     That is an awfully sad thing.     There is no logical reasoning  for refusing  the free gift  of salvation.     The Almighty has said  in many passages  that there is no way  for anyone  to earn this salvation.     Because Jesus has paid  the full price  of our salvation  and He is the only one  able and worthy  of making that payment,  we must honor  His gift.     We don’t have  any other choice  —  if we want eternal life  in heaven.

As we daily listen  to our Lord’s word  and believe  all His promises,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your love  is so beautiful and faithful.     Thank You  for faithfully pursuing us  unto eternal salvation.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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