Saturday, March 16, 2013

All Who Are In The Graves Will Hear His Voice


John 5:24-30

The Lord Jesus now gives further teaching on His power to raise the dead and about His authority to judge the world.

He speaks in these verses of two resurrections:
  • The bringing of dead sinners to spiritual life, and
  • The resurrection of all mankind at His second coming.
When we are born again, we are brought out of a state of spiritual death into life. God freely forgives us our sins and we no longer fear judgment.

Spiritual life comes through hearing the voice of the Son of God through His Word.

The Lord Jesus said, “The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live”.

Preaching is very important for us and must never be neglected in our churches or despised.

The Lord Jesus went on to speak of His second coming when He will come with a great shout and when all the dead will be raised.

“All who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth — those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."

Everyone who has ever lived will hear His voice, even though they have returned to dust!

That voice brings forth life and this is a great miracle!

Lazarus, 4 days dead, heard Christ's voice and was raised!

For the Christian, Christ's coming will be glorious indeed!

We shall see our blessed Saviour.

We shall have new resurrection bodies that will never know pain, illness or death.

What a wonderful salvation!

Can we help but love and praise the Lord?

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