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Jesus, You Have the Words of Eternal Life


John 6:68 "Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life."

In John's Gospel the 6th chapter, it says that many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. Jesus then asked His 12 disciples a question; "You do not want to go away also, do you?" This is when Peter makes his confession of faith and says, "Lord, who else has the words of life but you." His answer was for all who follow Jesus, then and now. For who else can save us?

Peter's statement was not about following a set of rules or a formula but about having a faith in Jesus Christ; for only Jesus can deliver us, redeem us and set us free. But we have a part in this wonderful freedom-we must accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This confession of faith comes from the heart first and not the head.

There is no one else that we can trust in this world but Jesus. So many today, as they did in years gone by, put their trust in so many other things. But they have failed in the natural and they cannot save us in the Spiritual. All the money, job titles, positions of status, cannot and never will get us into heaven. I will trust in the Lord Jesus, because only in Him are there found the words of truth and life.

Look around. So many folks are looking for happiness, peace and security, but they will not look to Jesus who can and does provide all of these things. As born again Christians, our God does not keep us totally free from the troubles of living a life in a world which has been in decay with sin. But He does promise us that He will never leave us and He will always be with us. That is great news that should be shouted from the roof tops. We have a living God. He is no longer in the grave, but He is alive and He makes intercession for us.

So when difficulties come knocking on our door, stay with Jesus and talk with Him and walk with Him every day. You will find yourself surrounded in His peace when you ask Him for His wisdom and guidance.

I love the prayer that the prophet Habakkuk prayed in the Book of Habakkuk, chapter 3 -Habakkuk said that even in times of trouble, starvation and loss, "yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!"

Let that prayer be our prayer in the good times and in the difficult times - Amen


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