Crucial Fact

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

-John 8:51

Today’s Verse:

When Jesus says "Amēn, Amēn," translated as "Verily, Verily,"  He is introducing a crucial fact. Jesus is saying, if you keep my word — if you believe what I say about myself, and my Father, and our great work of salvation — you won’t see death. You won’t taste death. the Jews continued to misunderstand the real meaning of what he says. “Whoever keeps my word will never see death.” This they can only understand in a literal sense.

The believer who holds Jesus to His promise will never see death. For the believer, dissolution of the body is not spiritual death. Scripture views physical and spiritual death as fundamentally different. Physical death is the separation of the body from the soul. Spiritual death is the separation of the non-believer eternally from God. But for a Christian, eternal life continues immediately after death past the grave. To be absent from the body is to immediately and instantaneously go into the presence of the Lord (2 Cor 5:8).

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, once again, I thank You, for this day. Also, thanks for protecting us and good health. By faith, I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. In the name of Jesus, Amen.