KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:47 KJV” Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
The above key scripture is very profound, and has a lot to teach us. The general principle of this verse reveals that, believe means receiving, and therefore he that believes has what he has believed. It matters a lot what you believe. As I said believing means to receive. The meaning of the word ‘receive’ in the Greek language is ‘ to take a hold of something’. The word in Greek is ‘LAMBANO’. If you believe you are a success for life, then you have received the ability to be successful. This would then influence your actions. When you believe in a negative situation, then you have that thing. Be careful what you believe. To be afraid means to believe in a condition you don’t want to happen. The persistence of the fear means, that condition is already living with you. To be free from it, you must stop being afraid and to rejoice in God’s protection.
The Lord said those who believe in Him has everlasting life. This point clears the air on those who claim works for salvation. In Matt 19:16-25 a rich young man came to Jesus’ inquiring about WHAT GOOD THING TO DO, to have eternal life. The Lord asked him to obey all the commandments and would have eternal life. The man said he has been obeying every one of them since his youthful ages. The Lord then asked him to go sell all that He had and come follow him. This man could not accept that instruction, and so left very sad. (If obeying the commandments earn eternal life, the Lord would have just said, okay) Jesus disciples then asked, how can anyone be saved or have eternal life then? The Lord answered from Matt 19:26 in the following way ” But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” In the above incidence the Lord established that, it is not good works that saves a man. It is also impossible through a man’s effort to have eternal life.
Our key scripture shows us that the only way to have eternal life is to believe in Jesus. He said in John 6:48, that He is the bread of life. As the bread of life, He is the only one who truly satisfies. Religion talks about meeting certain righteous requirements to be saved. The Lord has shown in our earlier illustration that no good works of any man can win him eternal life.
It is the presence of eternal life in a man that produces the true good works.
Dear one we are not talking about meeting some righteous code. We are dealing with eternal life, and it takes the one who has it to give it to you. 1Jn 5:11 KJV ” And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” Since Jesus is the only one with eternal life, then stop the search and come to Him today. Believe on Him and you shall find rest for your soul.
THOUGHT: NO AMOUNT OF GOOD WORKS CAN EARN ETERNAL LIFE; IT IS ONLY JESUS WHO HAS IT AND GIVES IT TO YOU.
Acts 4:12 KJV” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Eph 2:8 KJV “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”