John Lesson 7 Day 4 ~ John 5:24-30
9- a. John 5:24 All are born spiritually dead.
“no longer condemned to be an outsider.” MSG
b. Eternal life begins immediately. John 5:25
“The time is coming, indeed it’s here now.” This is the same phrase Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well in John 4:23.
“Those who listen will live.”
“those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me” NLT
HEAR/LISTEN in Greek (ἀκούω occurs 430 times in the New Testament) It means hear, listen, comprehend by hearing.
- to attend to (use the faculty of hearing), consider what is or has been said.
- to understand, perceive the sense of what is said
- to get by hearing, learn
It’s possible to hear but not really know what we heard.
Jesus said, “That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don’t really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.” Matthew 13:13 NLT
He that heareth my word. To hear, in this place, evidently denotes not the outward act of hearing, but to receive in a proper manner; to suffer it to make its proper impression on the mind; to obey. The word hear is often used in this sense, Matthew 11:15, John 8:47, Acts 3:23. Many persons outwardly hear the gospel who neither understand nor obey it. (Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament.)
“…have passed from death to life.”
One way we can know—”If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead.” 1 John 3:14 NLT
c. The undesirable resurrection
“…all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, and they will rise again.” John 5:25 NLT
“…those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment.” John 5:29 NLT
10- Truths that stand out to me
Jesus said, “…I do not seek my own will…” John 5:30
If Jesus, God’s son, did not seek to carry out His own will, how much more should I seek to carry out God’s will for my life and not my own.
For this reason, I pull on eternal life NOW.
Everlasting life is not a future experience that takes place after we die (John 3:36 and 6:47). Jesus said those who believe on Him have everlasting life now. John 17:3 defines everlasting life as knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ. This is talking about intimacy with God, and that is everlasting life. Andrew Wommack (emphasis added)
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