That is a very famous verse from the book of 1 John and it is very sobering. Everything in this world is going to pass away, including us. In light of that truth and reality that we face daily here in the valley of the shadow of death, it is crucial that we know what the “will of God” is, so we can live forever. I have good news! Jesus gave us that answer and His answer is a gift that He freely offers to everyone in the whole world!
“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
The will of God is that everyone believes in Jesus Christ, so that we can live in Heaven with Him forever! That is beautiful! Yes, there will be a time when we all pass away along with this world and its desires, but if you believe in Jesus, then your salvation is secure and He will raise you up to the eternal life that awaits you! That is exciting good news folks! Believe in Jesus and live! That promise is for everyone in the whole world no matter what color, culture, or country you are from! The will of God is that you receive eternal life by believing in His Son Jesus who died for you!
Now you know what the will of God truly is. That is God’s heart for you! He is your Creator and He does not want you to perish! Through faith in Jesus Christ you no longer need to fear death for it has no hold on you any longer!
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil–and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8
There is no longer any need to fear death! Jesus defeated our greatest enemy the devil! Do not be a slave to the fear of death. Let Jesus set you free!
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
This gift of salvation is given freely to you by God and there is nothing you could do to work for it! No amount of good works will ever save you! You must turn from your sins and believe in Jesus!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”
“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
You will receive the Holy Spirit of God upon believing in Jesus, which seals your salvation in Christ and gives you Holy power for living a righteous life that pleases God!
“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
-Jesus speaking before He ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:8)
We will all pass away someday just like this world and all of its desires, but that does not have to be the end! Jesus is calling out to you! Jesus is reaching out to you! Take His hand and live!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus speaking in Matthew 11:28-30
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.”
Jesus speaking in Revelation 22:7
Grace and peace to you all!