John 5:24-29

5:24 – …  he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. To “believe” is to trust what God says about Jesus. To have an intimate relationship with God, living the kind of life which Jesus offers us. At times, it may require a lot of faith but within, we have peace and joy that the world cannot take away.

5:25 – … the hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the Son of God’s voice; and those who hear will live. We who know Jesus as our Savior and Lord are born-again.

We have gone from being spiritually dead to being spiritually resurrected (Read Colossians 2:13). In the future, we also have the promise of a physical resurrection (Read Philippians 3:20-21).

5:26For as the Father has life in himself, even so, he gave to the Son also to have life in himself. God the Father has given His Son the right to grant life. John 1:4 says, In him… was the light of men. The light of men means the light which shines for men to give them the means of recognizing the giver of life (The Interpreter’s Bible).

5:27 – (The Father) also gave him (Jesus) authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man. Matthew 28:18 says All authority has been given to me (Jesus) in heaven and on earth.

5:28 – … for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice. We who have been spiritually resurrected look forward to the bodily resurrection when the end of the age comes. The evidence of Jesus having the power with His voice to raise the dead from the grave is given in the raising of Lazarus (Read John 11:39-44).

5:29 – …  those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. Those who have done good, are those who believe in the Son. They receive a new nature which produces good works. Those who have done evil are those who reject the Son. They are guilty of evil deeds.  


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