The Truth Of Christmas

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will but the will of Him who sent Me.  And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I should lose nothing of all that He has given Me, but raise it up on the last day.  For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”  – John 6:38-40

Jesus, the God-Man, stepped into human history as a baby born to a virgin in a little town of Bethlehem.  He came to accomplish the will of His Father.  This “will” then, which Jesus Himself describes here in John 6, is God’s predestinating decree from before the world began (2 Timothy 1:9) which is sure to come to pass.

This decree will come to come to pass because it is Jesus who has enlisted Himself to perfectly carry out the purpose for which the Father sent Him into this world.  It is impossible that Jesus would endure the incarnation, live a perfect life, endure the cross, and yet fail to fulfill His Father’s will.

As a result, Jesus says, every one who sees the Son, and believes in Him, will have eternal life.

Many people see themselves as too flawed or unworthy of being forgiven.  Some are even trusting in themselves to merit eternal life.  But Jesus explicitly promises eternal life to every single individual who believes in Him — regardless of race, family heritage, or past mistakes you have made.

” … and I will raise him up on the last day.”  Not only will Jesus raise sinners who believe on Him from spiritual death to spiritual life (Ephesians 2), He will even raise them from the grave one day (1 Corinthians 15)!  Not even death is able to prevent the Son from carrying out the will of the Father.

This salvation, which God planned and Jesus accomplished, is a complete and perfect salvation.  The eternal life that is promised includes the resurrection of your body on the last day.

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep (John 10:11).”  This is why He came.  This is the truth of Christmas.  Is this salvation yours?  Have you seen and believed on the Son?

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