Resurrection

Resurrection of Life and of Condemnation

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Resurrection
JOHN CHAPTER 5
John 5:26-27 Son of Man

John 5:28-30 Resurrection

John 5:31-38 Bear Witness
John 5:39-47 Search the Scriptures
JOHN 5:28-29  28 “Do not be astonished at this, for the hour is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come out - those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

Where does “the resurrection of life” (John 5:29) lead to?
Heaven.

Where does “the resurrection of condemnation” (John 5:29) lead to?
The “lake of fire”: “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-15)

Who can just stay dead?
Nobody. Jesus said “all who are in their graves” (John 5:28) will be resurrected, and He doesn't mean only those who were recently buried and have yet to start decomposing. He means everyone who has ever died.

What does it mean to “have done good” (John 5:29)?
Then they said to Him, “What must we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:28-29)

JOHN 5:30  30 “I can do nothing by Myself. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is righteous because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

Why does Jesus say, “I can do nothing by Myself” (John 5:30)?
He is talking not about ability but about “will” (John 5:30). Even though Jesus is fully God, He still always seeks the “will of” God “the Father” (John 5:30) and does nothing on His own will apart from the will of God the Father.

What about you?
 

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