Everyone has to serve somebody…

We’re either in God’s Kingdom, through faith in Jesus Christ, by our choice, or we’re in Satan’s kingdom by default!

Who is Jesus Christ to you?…

Our whole spiritual life depends on our answer to this one question.

Humble witnesses for the Savior proclaim His gospel, and people’s response to the Son of God determines their destiny.”
— Author Unknown

Who is Jesus Christ?

No fewer than twenty-three times in this Gospel Jesus refers to the One who sent Him, and John describes that in this paragraph.

John 3:34
“For He whom GOD HAS SENT speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.”

Jesus comes from above…

He is sent from God (vv. 31,34).

Jesus is above all; he has all things in His hand (vv. 31,35).

Jesus speaks things He has seen and heard from the Father (vv. 31,34).

Jesus gives the truth to those who receive Him (v. 33).

Jesus gives the Spirit to those who trust in Him (v. 34).

Jesus is loved by the Father for He is the Son (v. 35).

Jesus can communicate life which is everlasting (v. 36).

The intimacy between the Father and the Son guarantees Jesus’ complete authority for universal reign.

He speaks the words of God, this time not logos but rhema—a message offered by a living voice.

The Bible is the Word inscripturated; Jesus is the Word incarnate!

If you accept Jesus as only a prophet or teacher, you have to reject His teaching and all the prophecies in the Old Testament that spoke of Him, for He claimed to be God’s Son—and to be God Himself (incarnate – God In the Flesh).

Isaiah 7:14
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel (God is with us).”

The heartbeat of John’s Gospel is the dynamic truth that Jesus Christ is God’s Son, the Messiah and the Savior, who existed from the beginning and will continue to live forever.

Colossians 1:16
“For in Him (in Jesus) ALL things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. ALL things were created through Him and for Him.”

Jesus’ testimony was trustworthy because He had come from heaven and was speaking of what He had seen there.

His words were the very words of God.

This same Jesus has invited us to accept Him and live with Him eternally.

When we understand who Jesus is, we are compelled to believe what He said.

God gives the Spirit without measure or limit.

Jesus was always filled, empowered, and totally connected to the heart and mind of God.

Thus, Jesus was the highest revelation of God to humanity (Hebrews 1:2).

He always spoke the words of God.

And Jesus says that all those who believe in Him have (not will have) eternal life.

To receive eternal life is to join in God’s life, which by nature is eternal.

Thus, eternal life begins at the moment of spiritual rebirth.

John, the author of this Gospel, wrote to demonstrate that Jesus is the true Son of God.

Jesus sets before us the greatest choice in life.

John 3:36
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

We each are responsible for deciding today whom we will obey (Joshua 24:15), and God wants us to choose Him and life (Deuteronomy 30:15-20).

“God’s angry judgment” refers to His final rejection of those who reject Him.

To put off the choice means choosing not to follow Jesus.

Indecision is a fatal decision.
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Sat, February 26
Heartlight Devotions

WHAT JESUS DID!

[John the Baptizer said to his disciples,] “For [Jesus] is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives Him the Spirit without limit. The Father loves His Son and has put EVERYTHING into His hands.”
— John 3:34-35 NLT

Key Thought
Jesus is THE authority!

[1] Jesus has the authority over life and death. He has the authority to reveal the truth about God.

Jesus has the authority over religion, faith, and spiritual experience.

Jesus has the authority over our lives and our destinies.

Why? Because He is sent by God. He has the Spirit of God without any limit.

He is loved by God as His Son. And, as we will see toward the end of Jesus’ ministry,

God has validated Jesus’ authority through the resurrection.

So who do you have in charge of your life?

Is it the folks that sell ads in the media?

Do your peers control your life?

Are your fears in control?

Only one truly has the authority and can speak for God, and His name is Jesus.

Are you listening to Him?
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Come join the Adventure!

Skip 🕊️

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

This is an open forum where we look into and investigate the Rhema Mysteries of God's Word; and also other issues of importance for our day and time.

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