John Ch 5 V 16-30

16So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. 17Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.” 18For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

19Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these. 21For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

24“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. 25I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. 27And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

28“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. 30By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

.  God is always working in our lives each and every second. Even on the Sabbath, a day of rest, God is still working. On the days of rest, generally sundays, it is good to go to church because it is a place where fellow believers in Christ can come together to glorify Him. God judges no one, but it is through Jesus that we are judged, that all who believes in Him shall be saved.

.  Whoever believes in the Son, Jesus, will not be sent to hell, for we have been born again, saved from the punishment reserved for those who sin. Since we were born into this world, the only thing that awaits us after death on earth is eternal death, now those who hear and accept Jesus will ‘live’, reborn in the mind, and also living an eternal life after death with God. As God can give life, He also gives life through Jesus, the one who was sent down to earth.

.  God does not want us to be surprised, but know as a fact that there will be a time when Jesus returns, and all the people, dead or alive, will be judged.

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