In John, chapter 12, Jesus told them that the Son of Man is glorified. And not just that, but what His true believers need to do in order to inherit eternal life. It is written, “and Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.” (John 12:23-30) So what does Jesus require of each one of us? That we allow Him to give us new life. Only He can give us the power to resist the devil. Through His hand, we receive eternal life. And in so doing, we follow Jesus and do what He says. Where we will go, Jesus will be with us also, thus keeping us safe from the enemy.
Jesus also said, “now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die. The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.” (John 12:31-36) Jesus spoke of the cross, and that through His sacrifice He would draw all men unto Him. He is the Son of Man and the Christ, of whom people waited for centuries to come. Through Him came His light into the world. While He was here on earth, people had the light around them. And now Jesus asks that we put our faith in Him. This is allowing the same light He brought to this earth to reign in our lives also. Of which will scatter the darkness. Will you make this choice today? To allow Jesus to give you new life, while you follow Him. If you do this, He promises that He will be with you at all times through the Holy Spirit. This is the light we all need to inherit eternal life.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more and more people in the faith will humble themselves, in order for You to do a mighty work in their lives. We know that only You can give us new life and life abundant. Nothing we can do on our own accord will ever lead us to heaven. Therefore, we need You every hour of every day. Even every minute do we seek You. We do not wish to take any part of this life for granted but allow You to be in full control of our lives. So often does the devil try to take me down, but You are much greater than all of his evil schemes. I love it when You come before me when His fiery darts are coming at me. I am not taken down because of sin, but are made even stronger because of Your power and might in me. I am so grateful that You have taken a wretch like me and was able to conform me into Your perfect will. If You had not had hope in me, then I would not have done all the marvelous things You have done by my hands. Yes, God, it is the life You have given me that has become my greatest joy. I thought I knew what joy was like in the past, but I was so wrong. Thank You, God, that I gave up that life, in order to serve You. Now Your light rests upon me for all to see. Praise God. It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will be ever with me and other people in the faith. Shine Your light upon every person who is willing to allow You to give them new life also. This I pray that many people will surrender their lives to You. I love You, Jesus. You are my God and I worship You. Amen.