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Hearing The Voice Of Jesus

John 5:24-30 (NIV)

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, 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. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And 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 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 30 By 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.

Jesus brings life to the dead. As a pastor, my favorite thing in the whole world is baptizing someone. When someone hears about His love for them and they come to the realization that He wants to save them, I get really excited. When they trust in God’s grace and put their faith and trust in Jesus for salvation, it is an awesome thing. When they go under that water and come back out as a brand new creation, the angels in Heaven rejoice and their name is written in the Lamb’s Book Of Life. The Holy Spirit fills them and begins the work of transformation in their life. They start to look, act and talk more like Jesus and they start to experience the abundant life that Christ offers. That is what it is really all about. It begins with hearing the voice of Jesus.
What is your story? When did you hear the voice the of Jesus? When did you begin to trust Him for salvation? When did you get baptized? Have you made that step of faith? Have you heard His voice yet? He’s calling out to you today! He’s calling out from Heaven for you to believe in Him, repent from your sin, confess Him as Savior and Lord and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins. This is your moment! This is the day of salvation! Don’t put it off another day!
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, help me to hear the voice of Jesus today. Help me to walk in the newness of life. Help me to trust in Your grace and mercy for forgiveness. I thank You for loving and forgiving me in the name of Jesus, amen.
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1 Response to “Hearing The Voice Of Jesus”


  1. 12.31.2009 at 4:02 PM

    Can you hear the voice of Jesus?

    Poem – Looking forward (Rocky)

    Jesus never calls us out
    For what we used to be.
    His voice is so much greater
    Than paul the Pharisee.

    “You are Simon son of John”
    said Jesus, without elaboration.
    No mention of a cloudy past
    No hint of condemnation.

    No accusation against the brothers
    No comments dark and obscure,
    Writing to the Church in Corinth
    “that is what some of you were.”

    Not the voice of the accuser,
    Boss Paul the Pharisee,
    Telling the redeemed people of God
    About what they used to be.

    Jesus never said right is wrong,
    He never said wrong is right.
    He came so we can turn from darkness
    And into His glorious light.

    “Neither do I condemn you” said Jesus,
    to a woman entrapped by dogs.
    The game the dogs play is the same today,
    Except now they do it on blogs.

    “Go and sin no more” said Jesus,
    Don’t relive that history.
    Look forward, not back, don’t dwell on your past.
    “You will be called” Rocky.

    Looking forward – Chapter 2

    “I am he who searches hearts and minds”
    says the Risen Jesus Christ
    “Repent and do what you did at first”
    Don’t be lazy since He paid the price

    Yes, Jesus sees our sins today
    Don’t think that He is blind
    But the words of paul the Pharisee
    Will put you in a bind

    Jesus washed away your sins
    Don’t listen to paul the accuser
    paul abandoned the Church in Corinth
    And then paul became an abuser

    When you put your trust in Jesus
    Yes, your stains were white as snow
    You didn’t need to wear a Scarlet Letter
    Everywhere you go

    “I will repay each of you
    According to your deeds”
    This is Jesus speaking to The Church
    Not a business selling felt needs

    For “those who claim to be apostles”
    Jesus said they must be “tested”
    Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos
    Persevered and were not bested

    They exposed the false teachings
    Of paul the Pharisee
    So the Church in Ephesus rejected paul
    And had a chance to be free

    Bibliography for Chapter 2
    All quotes are the words of Jesus, in Revelation Chapter 2


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