John 12:48 ( posted 4-28-14 )

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

 

Let's continue.

 

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

 

We must remember that Jesus is the Word who became flesh;

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Jesus is God in every detail of His existence manifested in human form, including God's words to the human race.

This is why Jesus said in the verse of our study;

the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

If we reject Jesus we reject God's word to us.

Moses wrote about Jesus;

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.    Deuteronomy 18:19

 

Jesus said;

He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.“    Luke 10:16

 

God came to earth and became a human being named Jesus.

During His life here on earth, suffering, death and resurrection, He came not to judge nor condemn the world but chose to willingly go through all this in hope to save the world from eternal hell...if anyone should believe in Jesus.

I believe if God knew only one person would believe in Jesus He still would have done all this...even for one person.

 

Even as important as Jesus is, being God in the flesh coming to earth to save souls, Jesus told those who do believe in Him not to force anyone to believe in Him.

God created people with the right of choice.

So, if we tell someone about Jesus and they reject Jesus, we are to leave them alone and say no more.

Jesus clearly said;

And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.“   Luke 9:5

 

God has given human beings only one life to decide where they want to spend eternity.

After physical death whatever they chose they will live with for all eternity.

Interesting, even those who willfully choose to reject Jesus will at the Judgment have to bow the knee to Jesus and verbally confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior.

Paul said;

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. “   Philippians 2:9-11

 

Yes my friend, even those who reject Jesus will at the day of Judgment have to bow the knee and tell Jesus, the very One they rejected, that He is Lord and Savior.

Unfortunately, this moment will not save them from the choice they made during their earthly life to go to eternal hell.

They should have believed in Jesus during their physical life here on earth.

Then, it will be too late.

 

I will continue with verse 49 in the next study.

 

Wayne Brown