No Condemnation (3)
(…continues from part 2…)
3) Every word of John 5:24 points to the Christian’s possession of everlasting life. It begins with “verily, verily” of Hebrew origin; it is amen (a-meen’): ‘1. (properly) firm. 2. (figuratively) trustworthy. 3. (adverbially) surely. 4. (often as interjection) so be it.’ The Bible makes it clear to us that Jesus Himself is the Amen. Twice couch of ‘verily’ is an attestation of its veridicality. ‘Word’ is logos (lo’-ğos): ‘1. a word, something said (including the thought). 2. (specially, with the article in John) the Word of God (capitalized), the Divine Expression, the Creator, the Word of Yahweh.’ Logos is the totality of God’s mind. The personalization of Logos makes Jesus truly divine and he must be very God of very God. Only God can promise everlasting life, therefore, its promise is divine. It exempts from ‘condemnation’ and passes the redeemed into zōē – God’s kind of life.
It is the right of the redeemed. God’s purpose and oath guarantees it. The grace of God sustains this zōē. Faith and hope in the gospel give him the right of claim; most certainly the grace of God engenders the principle of eternality in the believing soul. The fullest of its satiation is the earnest of Holy Spirit. The condemnation of Jesus Christ on the cross brings Adamic elevation under the aegis of the Divinity. By the righteousness of Christ, though the redeemed comes before the judgment assizes of the Creator, his acquitment stands as sure as the existence of the LORD God, the ultimate Judge Himself. Whoever believes in Him, Jesus, shall not be condemned but saved, absolutely.
Though the original sin, a perpetration of the Adamic pristine parents, which should utterly destroy: for it says, “the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4), the New Testamentary initiation of the gratuitous zōē demands a ‘not guilty’ acquittal. The blood that speaketh better things than that of Abel has cleansed the soul erstwhile heading straight to hell, and by the indwelling intervention of the Holy Spirit, a volte-face to eternal bliss is the tenor of the act of grace, made a possibility by the declaration of justification passed on the redeemed of the Lord; secured from the irredeemable journey of the second death. All it takes for divine operation of the soteriology is “obey the didacticism of divine utterance” and the resultant effect is “passing from the Adamic dead situation to eternal life.” Hallelujah!
This is the difference between the redeemed and the unregenerate, captured in the words of the Eternal Word of God, found in John 3:18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” The curse that came upon sin has continued to plague mankind. The unregenerate is, thereby, condemned already, indeed. The wise who opened his ears, believed the evangelism of the gospel and decided to receive Jesus, the Author of zōē as Lord and Saivour, to him is the applicability of the Scriptural grace of Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Why is there no condemnation to the believing Christians of God’s redemption? It says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:27-28). This is the bottom line: “…and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” This is what it says in Romans 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” As a true born again Christian, one has passed from death to life. Amen.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
Read part 2 here