Bible Ballistics: The Son Is Life!!! Vol. 6#10
Jesus was, is and ever will be the ‘Word’, not just the spoken Word in flesh, but the very essence of all that God has to say to man. He was God in the beginning and He is God now as He sits at the right hand of the Father awaiting the signal to come for His own, as well as make His physical return to planet earth.
“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.”
The Son who came to die for our redemption and deliverance from the penalty of sin-Hell–is now at the right hand of the Father, ready to come for His own.
“This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted,
and having received of the Father
the promise of the Holy Ghost,
he hath shed forth this,
which ye now see and hear.” Acts 2:32-33
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:13-17
Jesus is the Creator of all; He was there with the Father and the Spirit in Genesis 1. And praise His wonderful name He is now holding all things together for, “by him all things consist” and as Hebrews 1:1-3 reveals:
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:”
Jesus, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men”—He came that we might have life—eternal life. His life is the light of men, but sadly we live in a dark world that rejects the light, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” Why would men reject this one who brings life and light?
“And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved.”
Men, women, boys and girls reject the light because they love the darkness. They love their evil deeds and don’t want to bring their evil deeds into the light to be exposed as the sin that it is. Not just the actions themselves but also the rebellion toward God, His Word, His Son and His ways that they prefer to cling to. Not realizing that the consequences are of eternal import. Not realizing that ONLY JESUS can give eternal life. Only Jesus can give a life worth living in this world of darkness. Jesus came to give us life—He is life—and He is the ONLY WAY to have life:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Jesus is the only way to God—I repeat, the only way. But not just in eternity and heaven, but abundant life with God right here and now. Life for those who seek His Life, who recognize and flee the darkness and run to the arms of the One who is Light and Life. Have you turned to Him? Have you recognized the darkness around you as darkness, and come to the Light and Life that is IN JESUS? There is no ‘plan B’!!!
The Apostle John gives us the only assurance worth having:
“He that believeth on the Son of God
hath the witness in himself:
he that believeth not God hath made him a liar;
because he believeth not the record
that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record,
that God hath given to us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you
that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life,
and that ye may believe on the name
of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:10-13
And Romans 8:9-10 reminds us that Jesus is within us or we aren’t with HIM:
“So then they that are in the flesh
cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh,
but in the Spirit,
if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ,
he is none of his.”
So the question is, are you His? If you are His then you have HIS Spirit dwelling within you to guide you into all truth and to know the way to go.
NO Spirit within=No Jesus!!!
NO Jesus=No Life!!!
NO Life=Death, Eternal Death in Hell (the lake of fire)
“But as many as received him,
to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born,
not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man,
but of God.” John 1:12-13
Have you experienced and received the new birth? If you have then I call you to join me and recommit to life faithfully for Jesus before a lost and dying world. To be HIS light in the darkness. If you don’t know Him, then I beg you to call on Him today. He is waiting for you! He is calling you. But the door is yours to open or not!
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
When the Father and Son call won’t you heed the call?
“No man can come to me,
except the Father which hath sent me draw him:
and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44
Only God can call!! Are you listening?
Only Jesus can knock on your door!!! Will you answer?
Only God initiates salvation!!! Will you miss His call?
JESUS IS COMING SOON!!! Don’t miss it. It’s your choice.