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That You May Know

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

 "And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." 1 John 5:11-13

How precious it is to know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us with so great a love that He gave the life of His Son to save us. As a Pastor I have seen how corrupt and selfish we humans can be at times, so the love of God truly amazes me. The Bible says that God loved us while we were yet sinners, -"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him." (Ro.5)

To be "justified" means that we have been brought into such a righteous and holy position that there is no record of sins ever committed in the book of our life. Through His shed blood we have a perfect history and do not wear the shackles of a pardoned offender. When we come to Jesus all of our sins past, present and future are cast into the Sea of Forgetfulness.

The Bible says that Jesus became the propitiation for our sins. Propitiation means "wrath absorbing" or "wrath satisfying." Jesus absorbed the wrath of our sins for us which satisfied the penaltyís demand. Our text reveals the tenderness of the Father, in that He wants us to know and be assured that we have eternal life in His Son.

This passage also teaches us that the life is in the Son and in those who believe and trust in Him. He is the only way to eternal life. His torn flesh is the veil which all must past through to enter into the Fatherís Presence. No Law of Moses, no decree of the Koran, no magic crystal, no state of mind, or anything or anyone can give you life but Jesus, who is the Life, -"I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die." (Jo.11)

No amount of Commandment keeping or good works can produce this life - it can only be gratefully received by those who confess their sins, repent of practicing them and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

When a person does this, he becomes a holy temple for Jesus to live in. Jesus will only live in a temple committed to righteousness which is why we must first turn from practicing sin and walk obediently before the Lord.

 

 

 

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