The Word Of Jesus
Words are extremely important. With words, we convey our thoughts and ideas. Words are very powerful. Wars can be started, or peace can prevail because of words. The Son of God used words to create, heal, teach, and even rebuke. Notice some passages of scripture which speak of the Master’s prominent, powerful, and potent words.
Jesus’ words are AWESOME. With words, Jesus spoke the world and all things into existence. At least nine times, in the Biblical account of creation, the words “and God said” appear. From the New Testament we learn that Jesus is the Creator and Sustainer of all life. “For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth ... All things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist” Colossians 1:16-17. Simply by saying, “Peace, be still … even the wind and the sea” obeyed Jesus. Mark 4:39, 41.
Jesus’ words are ALL AUTHORITATIVE. Jesus said to His disciples, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18). At the conclusion of the sermon on the mount, the Bible says, “When Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine: For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” Matthew 7:28-29. When temple officers were sent by the Chief Priests and Pharisees to arrest Jesus, they returned empty handed. When asked, “Why have you not brought Him?” their only defense was, “Never man spake like this man.” John 7:32, 45-46. Because Jesus has all authority, we must “hear Him.” (Luke 9:35). God has now spoken through His Son, and we must “not refuse Him who speaks.” Hebrews 1:2; 12:25.
Jesus’ words are ABSOLUTE. “Jesus said to those Jews which believed on Him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:31-32, 36. He commands all people everywhere to believe He is the Son of God (cf John 8:24), repent of their sins (cf. Luke 13:3), confess Him before men (cf. Matthew 10:32), and be baptized to be saved. (cf. Mark 16:16)
He also demands that we be “faithful unto death.” (Revelation 2:10). God has “committed all judgment unto the Son” (John 5:22), and it is the “words” of Jesus that will judge us “in the last day” (John 12:48).
In “the last day,” when we shall all appear before Jesus in Judgment, we will hear Him say, “Depart from me,” (Matthew 25:41) or “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you” (Matthew 25:34). His words will echo in our ears throughout eternity!
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