“27 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.
28 Father, glorify Your Name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to Him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.
33 This He said, signifying what death He should die.
34 The people answered Him, We have heard out of the Law that Christ abides for ever: and how say you, The Son of Man must be lifted up? who is this Son of Man?
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes.
36 While you have Light, believe in the Light, that you may be the Children of Light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide Himself from them.” John 12:27-36
But for this cause came Jesus to the world, to suffer the Wrath of God when the judgment of fallen man’s sin would come upon Him as He was lifted up on Calvary’s Cross. For this reason did Jesus come to shed His Blood on Calvary’s Cross to atone for our sin. He was and is the Sacrificial Lamb of God…the ONLY Sacrifice God will accept to cleanse the sinner and the Saint from their sin. Saint, if you say you have no sin you are deceived and the Truth is not in you (1 John 1:8-10). Knowing this, Who Jesus is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe, there is no doubt as to His glorious Resurrection.
When the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is proclaimed to the sinners AND the Saints, the Holy Spirit will draw them; He will compel them through the weight of His convicting power which will reveal to us WHAT we are and WHO He is…sinners who need a Saviour, Saints who need Sanctifying and a Saviour, Jesus Christ, Who will set the captives free, heal the broken hearted and set at liberty them who are bruised. A Saviour Who came for this cause – to suffer the judgment of this World.
“16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:16-19.
A righteous God must judge righteously and sin will ultimately be dealt with by God. This is not hate speech but fact. The penalty of sin is death; eternal hell. Mankind cannot fellowship with God when there is no repentance of and cleansing from sin through the Blood of Jesus Christ. The Wrath of God for sin was dealt with on Calvary’s Cross by Jesus Christ for whosoever will believe. We are then born again and become a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things pass away as we are given dominion over our sin nature and able to submit to holiness, to righteousness…to God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are alive unto God through our faith in Jesus Christ…the One Who came for this reason.
Sin is either judged on Calvary’s Cross for those who are born again or at the Great White Throne Judgment Seat of Christ where all will be declared guilty and thrown into the eternal lake of fire. No Child of God will be at the White Throne Judgment. Again, this is not hate speech, this is a fact. Jesus came not to condemn the world but to save the world.
Yet a little while the Light is with us. Walk in the Light. Redeem the time. Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and behold the convicting power of the Holy Spirit as the weight of the sin is revealed to the bound. The Lord is raising up a people who will bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the sinners and back to the Saints who have been tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. Light has come into the world, the Light of Jesus Christ. Walk while you have the Light, lest darkness come upon you. While you have the Light, believe in the Light that you may be Children of Light (John 12:35-36) and sanctify the Lord Jesus to the world.
“For unto every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has.” Matthew 25:29.
Walk in the Light, lest the Light be taken away and given to those who have an abundance of Light. Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him – Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and NO MAN comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6).
-Donna Clark Warren