In the days of uncertainties of business and politics, people are getting nervous about their jobs and their future. Only God’s word is sure and certain. In the Chinese zodiac, this year is the year of the Monkey. Would you trust your future in signs of animals that are in the Chinese zodiac? Rather trust God who made the sun and the moon, and all the hosts of the heavens. He also made you and me. Trust God in saving us by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And for the salvation and the eternal future with God the Father gave Jesus to be our Redeemer and Friend. Pray for the salvation of our friends, relatives and strangers by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Do you believe in the power of the Gospel of Jesus to save people from their sins? Do you not know that it is a fearful thing to fall into the judgment of God and eternal damnation without hope and without God?
In the Bible, about 2,000 of 2,500 prophecies have been fulfilled to the letter. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself asserted His truthfulness. In the gospel of John, Jesus says “truly, truly, I say to you” twenty-five times.
Let us go through TEN of them and see if you agree to ALL of what Jesus says:
|1||Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”||3:3|
|2||Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.||3:5|
|3||Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.||5:24|
|4||“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.||5:25|
|5||Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.||6:47|
|6||So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.||6:53|
|7||Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.||8:34|
|8||Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”||8:51|
|9||Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.||12:24|
|10||“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.||14:12|
One thing is sure, whoever follows Jesus’ teaching will have peace in Jesus and have confidence in while serving Jesus in this uncertain world. Take any one of these truths of Jesus, and share it with someone in this year of 2016.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33).
So trust God to guide you as you follow Jesus’ example. As the Spirit of God teaches you the Word of God, you will learn more of God’s plan for the world and do God’s will in your short life on earth.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer 29:11).
Elder Yoong Yuen Soo