KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:18 KJV “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
The Lord Jesus did not come to condemn the world. He gave His life that men may be saved. Although He’s done everything for man’s redemption, it is up to every man to welcome or accept this great sacrifice. Anyone who refuses to surrender to His Lordship has condemned himself. The scriptures remind us that, He came to His own, but His own received Him not. Jesus is the only way (John 14:6). He is the only name under heaven given among men, whereby we may be saved (Acts 4:12). What does it mean to be saved? Salvation is a very broad term involving everything that brings a sense of comfort to man.
Salvation in the light of our present discussion is to be rescued from death.
According to Rom 5:12 KJV “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” Death reigned and worked in the life of every soul born into this life. Salvation in this light is to receive life. It is to be delivered from spiritual death to partake of the life of God.2Ti 1:10 KJV “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:”
Jesus has abolished this master who ruled over all, that is death.
Condemnation is the reign of death over a man.
Refusing to make Jesus Lord over your life is to perpetuate the power of death in you. Death would continue to work and rule over your life if you refuse, this offer of life that our Lord Jesus freely gave to us. According to our key scripture anyone who accepts the Lordship of Jesus receives life, and is not condemned.
The man who rejects Jesus abides in death, and so is condemned
To be condemned or not to be, is in your hands.
It is all about what you do with Jesus. This is your moment to pass from death to life. Decide to make Jesus Lord of your life. Remember that spiritual death means separation from the Spirit of God. This gives access to every evil power to invade your life. Spirits of infirmity, that is sicknesses, sins of all kinds, the power of failure and many more will easily dominate you when you allow death to reign in you. To believe in Jesus is to reverse this order of things.
THOUGHT: SALVATION, PEACE, HOLINESS, GOOD HEALTH IS VERY REAL FOR ANY WHO BELIEVES IN JESUS
2Timothy 1:9 KJV “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”
Rom 5:17 KJV” For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”