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. “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. -John 5:24-25 ESV
3 times in this section of John, in these 10 verses from v19-29, Jesus says, “Truly, Truly….” He is saying, “what I am about to say is doubly important”. He wants to get our attention, like blowing a horn or tapping on a glass. He creates this ‘marker’ when He is about to teach on a profound matter. He is saying, “LISTEN UP”!
Leader, Mathew Henry makes this commentary; “Our Lord declared his authority and character, as the Messiah. The time was come when the dead should hear his voice, as the Son of God, and live. Our Lord first refers to his raising those who were dead in sin, to newness of life, by the power of the Spirit, and then to his raising the dead in their graves. The office of Judge of all men, can only be exercised by one who has all knowledge, and almighty power. May we believe His testimony; thus our faith and hope will be in God, and we shall not come into condemnation. And may His voice reach the hearts of those dead in sin; that they may do works meet for repentance, and prepare for the solemn day.”
Conduit, Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Listen up and get others to HEAR the GOOD NEWS!