John 5:24-27

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.

“Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. “

Can the dead truly hear the word?  We are all dead until we hear and believe the word.  Believe is the key word here.  Believe is not just sit in your pew and go yes Lord, for the word is truly about action and forgiveness in our world.  As we share a life as Jesus did he went about doing his “Father’s Business”, healing, forgiving, feeding people and preaching the word.  We see here that as Jesus is of the Father who is God so is he and has authority to execute judgement.  Are we living his judgement as Christians?  As we look inside ourselves and see the piece of God in all of us do we let it shine into our world?  Let your light shine brightly today.

John Vancamp

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