This Word is found in John 3:16, which reads: ‘ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’
Many of us are faced with thoughts during our stay here, which remind us of our mortality. This usually evokes a negative feeling in us and we know that this is not from the Father. However, we also know from this verse I am about to share, that reminders of our mortality can also come from the Father, but in a completely different way. Let’s read the words from John 11:25-26.
’25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?’
Yes, I believe, dear Lord Jesus, yes, all my hope is in You alone.
I’m not much of a writer, so I can’t convey through writing the surging joy within me, which, among other things, this Word also brings out in me.
For I know from the Word of God, that ‘Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.’
Only Jesus is our Savior, He is our Intercessor between man and the Heavenly Father. On earth, there are religions that have formed an exclusive right to be the earthly representatives, who can intercede for man between the Heavenly Father and man. This is the papacy, do not follow this erroneous view. I say this not to open a debate but because I know there are or were others, including myself in my youth, who felt a great desire to commit to the Papacy. I remember I even wanted to travel to Rome, to be in the ‘land of Bible knowledge.’ Thanks to my Heavenly Father, I didn’t, and although I don’t think the Father would hold it against a person if they repented of their sins, I am still glad that I didn’t go.
Those of us who follow Jesus must understand these two verses, which show us what our Heavenly Father expects from us, what we should follow, and what we should put behind us.
‘Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:’
I think I’ve written a bit of a large circle to come to this Word, but this is one of the important messages of my writing today, to know, if this Word has escaped our attention until now, that there is no other intercessor. If someone else tries to rub their view in our face, then let’s open the Bible to them to this verse which says.
‘1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;’
In summary, from Jesus we received that we have eternal life in Him, from Jesus we received that He has overcome the prince of this world, from Jesus we received that only through Him can we approach our Heavenly Father, and whatever we ask in His name our Heavenly Father will give to us, as we can read in John 16:23:
‘And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.’
I think this last Word as a closing remark further helps us understand what we received from Jesus during His stay here.
‘John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.’
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
My service is not tied to a place, not located under a country or street name, and not hidden behind a phone number. I serve my Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, growing in Him day by day, being transformed from my old self to become like Christ.