“And this is the will of him [God the Father] who sent me, that I [Jesus] shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:39)
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, [Romans 10:9-10, & 17 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4] and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:40)
These two statements (John 6:39 & 40) sum up the entirety of Jesus’ role and purpose as the savior of mankind’s believers in him (Jesus), as the Son [spiritual derivative] of the living God (the Father).
Why are these two statements so important to us today? Particularly considering our current circumstances as they relate to ‘End Times’ or “Last Days” conditions prophesied, written, recorded and explained in biblical scripture?
As previously discussed in my ten part series, “Hidden in Plain View” the primary goal of Jesus’ redemptive role for humanity was/is to ‘save’ or bring to eternal life in the presence of God’s Holy Trinity as many as possible who would come to believe in their hearts, fill within their spirits, and confess with their mouths that Jesus of Nazareth as the spiritual son of God the Father, is indeed the God-man; (the Christ/Messiah, God’s Spirit manifest in the flesh).
The statements cited above from John 6:39,40 explain that on the last day (the “Day of Judgment”) all will be raised to account for their ‘decision of belief’ in Jesus as savior, or not. Allegiance to Satan, or not. Or no belief whatsoever.
Prior to the Day of Judgment, God in His infinite glory and merciful unconditional love has given to us opportunities to recognize His existence in our lives and for us to decide if we will choose to become believers in Jesus.
Coinciding with this offer of new knowledge and acceptance, Jesus, as foretold by Old and New Testament authors and supported by His contemporary witnesses and followers, expressed details that have been shared with readers of the Gospel. One of the purposes of this series is to guide readers who wish to know more and better understand how these coming events may affect them.
In conjunction with my “Hidden in Plain View” series, “Out of the Shadows” is written to help dovetail for the reader, the relationship between those foretold events and their recognition in real time while revealing response options.
What should we expect?
Join me next time as we look closer at our pending “New Normal.”
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