John 4:14 — The Way of Eternal Life
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
The Lord Jesus is Christ in the flesh. He has the substance of God, and is the source of the living water of life. God Himself is eternal life. Therefore, God incarnate can express the truth and give man the way of eternal life. Since it is the way of eternal life, it is a way that enables man to live forever. We cannot avoid thinking: Have we gained the way of eternal life? Some people say: “Though we have been forgiven our sins for believing in the Lord Jesus and have the hope of gaining eternal life, we still live in sin and often commit sins and resist God in spite ourselves. We haven’t broken free from the bondage of sin and become holy. The wages of sin is death, so we haven’t gained eternal life.” Each believer in the Lord has the same feeling. Then how can we gain the way of eternal life?
As we all know, the redemption work the Lord Jesus did in the Age of Grace had not completely purified or saved man. God’s work of saving mankind is divided up into stages. It is not work that can be completed by just carrying out the one stage of redemption work. After the Lord Jesus has completed His redemptive work, He promised that He would return. Just as the Lord Jesus said, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (John 16: 12–13). “He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:48). The Lord Jesus prophecies have been fulfilled — Christ of the last days does the work of judgment beginning with the house of God. He has expressed all the truths to purify and save mankind, these truths are the way of eternal life that is given to man by God in the last days. Only by accepting all truths expressed by Christ of last days for the salvation of mankind can we gain the way of eternal life. Just as God says, “Christ of the last days brings life, and brings the enduring and everlasting way of truth. This truth is the path through which man shall gain life, and the only path by which man shall know God and be approved by God. If you do not seek the way of life provided by Christ of the last days, then you shall never gain the approval of Jesus, and shall never be qualified to enter the gate of the kingdom of heaven, for you are both a puppet and prisoner of history. Those who are controlled by regulations, by letters, and shackled by history will never be able to gain life, and will never be able to gain the perpetual way of life. That is because all they have is turbid water that has lain stagnant for thousands of years, instead of the water of life that flows from the throne. Those who are not supplied with the water of life will forever remain corpses, playthings of Satan, and sons of hell. How, then, can they behold God?”
Source from: find the shepherd
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