The Story That Never Grows Old!

29 Oct

“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him].  The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”  (John 3:34-36)

I just love to hold the above words in my mind and heart and turn them over and over, like taking a delightful mouthful of hot apple pie and vanilla bean ice cream and chewing on it slowly.

God didn’t give the Spirit by measure to Christ.  He gave the Spirit without measure to Christ.  Even in His earthly flesh, Jesus had full access to God the Holy Spirit, whose role is to glorify Jesus, whose role is to obey God.

Trinitarian truth.  I just love it.

And God didn’t just give the Spirit without measure to Christ.  He gave all things into His hand.

So Jesus, who was with God and was God from eternity, agreed to come to earth and put on flesh, still fully God but also fully man.  And God the Father withheld nothing from Him at that time that He was on earth.

What lovely grace!

And a God like that, a God so good as to put on flesh in order to redeem us, certainly has the right to say what verse 36 says.  He who has the Son has everlasting life.  He who doesn’t have the Son will see everlasting death because God’s wrath on him can only be abated by the death and resurrection of the righteous God-Man Jesus Christ.

If we want nothing to do with Jesus Christ, we must carry the weight of our own sin.  And that will sentence us to eternal death.

If there is anyone reading this who doesn’t understand what Jesus did for him or her, please let me know.  I would be overjoyed to share with you further.  This information is the most important information of our lives!

 

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