Believe EQUALS and means OBEY

John 5-24BelievesInHimWhoSentMe

You know, it’s one thing to know a verse in the Bible. That is called knowledge…

But it is quite different to fully understand what it means!

That is called understanding.

That is WHY the Berean’s searched The Scriptures (Genesis thru Malachi) to see if what Paul was saying was true…

It is not like we have to travel to Siberia to figure out what John 5:24 means and understand how to apply it in our lives so that we qualify for EVERLASTING LIFE.

All we have to do is read the very simple, basic story in Numbers 14 and everything should become crystal clear…

12 spies were sent into Canaan to spy out the Land and all of them brought back reports and 10 of them said conquering The Land was impossible, 2 of them, Joshua and Caleb said with YHVH all things are possible.

YHVH appears and says:

 

Numbers 14:11-12  Then YHVH said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them? 12 I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”

 

Stop thinking about the cool story and start focusing on The Word…!

The Israelite’s are accused by YHVH of not believing them because they did not OBEY.

Biblical belief = obedience to whatever YHVH commands.  It says it right in John 15:14 as YHVH talks thru the mouth of Jesus (Yeshua).

 

Now, do you understand John 5:24 yet?

 

Jesus (Yeshua) is saying unless one obeys YHVH God the Father one will not have everlasting life.

Repeat…  Jesus (Yeshua) is saying unless one obeys YHVH God the Father one will not have everlasting life.

One more time, altogether now:

Jesus (Yeshua) is saying unless one obeys YHVH God the Father one will not have everlasting life.

If someone does not obey keeping The Sabbath and all THE LAW then it is impossible to have everlasting life.

How many times does Jesus (Yeshua) have to say it before you will understand it and do it?

Here he is saying it again at the end of the book:

 

Revelation 22:14  Blessed are those who do YHVH’s (His) commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

 

Do you understand yet?

Believe = OBEY.

Shalom!

PS…  Just in case you read thoroughly and checked me on what I am saying here you might be thinking “but it is an issue of faith not obedience cause the 10 spies were not faithful and did not show faith” and that is a good retort.  However, if you go to verse 22 in the same chapter you will see YHVH accuses them of not heeding His Voice.  The word “heeding” is, in Hebrew, Shema.  It means to OBEY.  God’s Son lived his life in total obedience to his Father’s LAW so that we would follow him in being his exact image and be saved…!