This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day – John 6:40
Jesus came to accomplish the will of his Father (verse 38). This “will” then, which Jesus describes for us, is not merely God’s revealed, or instructive, will; this is God’s predestinating decree, which is sure to come to pass.
Jesus Christ himself, the second person of the triune God, has enlisted himself to perfectly perform the purpose for which the Father sent him into this world. There is no possibility that Jesus endured the incarnation and the cross, and yet failed to fulfill all that he came to do.
As a result, Jesus says, every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, will have everlasting life. There are no exceptions.
Perhaps you have seen yourself as too dirty, or unworthy, or flawed to hope for forgiveness and healing and salvation. But Jesus unmistakably and intentionally promises eternal life to every single individual who believes on him — no matter what family you come from, what mistakes you have made, or how low you may feel.
And I will raise him up at the last day. Not only will Jesus raise sinners from the mud pit of their past, he will raise them finally and forcefully even from the grave one day.
This salvation, which God planned and Jesus accomplished, is a complete salvation. The everlasting life that is promised includes the resurrection of your body in the last day.
Is this salvation yours? Have you seen and believed on the Son?
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