Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Life and Living

Life and Living - John 5:24-30

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth-those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”

Harper's Bible Dictionary defines life as:

In the Old Testament - the gift of God is life. God breathed into Adam's nostrils the breath of life.

Gen. 2:7 And man became a living being.

Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life. In Your light we see light.

In the New Testament - Life has spiritual meaning

Matthew 6:25 Life is more than food

Matthew 16:26 Life has more value than the whole world.

Jesus regarded each human life as precious. In John's gospel - Life is a major word used for real or spiritual life lived in fellowship with God now and hereafter. Jesus is Life!

The American College Dictionary defines life as:

Life - growth, reproduction, adapt to environment

Synonym: vivacity, spirit, sprightliness

Living - alive, active, strong as in a living faith

Burning or glowing as a coal

Flowing freely as water - living water

Synonym: quick, vigorous

How are men saved to experience eternal life?

By hearing the Word of God - Making a commitment and obedience to the Word.

By believing God - John 3:16, Romans 5:8

What is the result of salvation? Eternal Life - Life with Jesus forever and ever.

Do we have to wait? No

What is eternal life? John 3:36, John 5:25-26, John 20:31

We pass from death to life

We pass from condemnation to justification

We pass from unrighteousness to righteousness

Contrast 2 ways of life - Psalm 1

Jesus is our Life Source - God has life with Himself and He has given the same energy of life to His Son

Jesus has the Power to give everlasting life to those who hear Him and believe.

Colossians 2:13 You who were dead, He has made alive

1 Corinthians 15:45 A life giving spirit

More Scriptures about Life

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Choose life that both you and your descendants may live

Job 33:4 The breath of the Almighty gives me life

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is the strength of my life

John 1:4 In Him was Life, and the life was the light of men

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life – abundant, plentiful

John 11:25 Though he may die, he shall live

John 14:6 Jesus said, I am the Way, the truth, the life

John 12:49-50 I know that His command is everlasting life

John 8:12 Jesus said, I am the light of the world, light of life

John 8:31-32 If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

John 8:51 Keep His Word and never see death

John 10:28-29 Eternal life is given by Jesus, we shall never perish

1 John 5:12 He who has the Son has life, no Son of God no life

Who is a Christian? A person who is exercising and practicing the salvation God has provided. Father gives us the desire and strength to do what pleases Him.

Do you have life? Are you living in that life? Are you walking in that life?