To Know Jesus is to Know God (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 53)

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TEXT: John 5:22-23

22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 53.

Warren Wiersbe said, “Jesus’ unity with His Father is so complete that the honor of God is tied to Jesus. To reject or dishonor God the Son is to reject and dishonor God the Father.”

In recent years, as the world has struggled with the growth of Islamic extremism, many have tried to reconcile the Muslim religion with the violence that terrorists carry out in the name of Islam. In the midst of this debate, the question has been repeatedly raised as to whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In fact, a professor at a Christian college recently lost her job due to comments she made to that effect.­

However, if we look at this question from a biblical perspective, we will see that whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God is a moot point. The real question that we must consider is what both groups believe about Jesus Christ. For, as John 1:18 says, “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” You see, no one can say that they truly worship God or know God unless they know and have a relationship with Jesus Christ as God the son. God sent Jesus for the express purpose of people getting to know Him. the ONLY way to know God is through Jesus Christ.

This is precisely what Jesus tells the Jewish religious leaders who are questioning Him in this passage. He says, “He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.” With their laws and their strict interpretation of the books of Moses, the Jews thought they had a handle on who God is and how they should relate to Him. However, Jesus lets them know that they cannot say they know God and yet reject the Son whom God had sent. And, today, we cannot know God without knowing Jesus. Jesus is the Way to God.

It would be wise for us to get to know God through Jesus Christ because, ultimately, we will have to face Jesus Christ as our judge. Jesus said, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.” Jesus is the One who will send each of us to our eternal destination after we die. From the passage we covered on yesterday, we learned that all life is controlled by the Son — physical life and spiritual life. The life you are living right now, the breath in your lungs, the beat of your heart comes directly from Jesus Christ. All life belongs to Him and eventually will go back to Him. No one can have eternal life without Him. Thus, it is wise for us to get to know Him while we can.

“All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.” Anyone who says they love God or worship God, yet deny the deity of Christ, is either ignorant or lying. No one can honor God without honoring Jesus. No one can know God without knowing Jesus. No one can serve God without serving Jesus. They are inseparable.

The Jewish religious leaders hated to hear this truth. They already hated Jesus because of how He challenged their traditions and upset their religious system. They thought they had a monopoly on God. They thought their system of rules and regulations was the only way to get to God. Now, they had this man, with undeniable supernatural power, ability, and authority, telling them that if they did not honor Him, there was no way they were honoring God, because He and God were one and the same. They couldn’t stand it.

The message for us today is that we ought to make sure that we have a right relationship with God. And the only way we can do that is if we have a right relationship with Jesus Christ. Without knowing Jesus, we cannot know God. And, getting to know God is the very reason for which Jesus was sent into the world.

Do you want to start your relationship with God through Jesus Christ today? Here is how you can do that right now:

First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.

But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The phrase “For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.

The next phrase, “that He gave His only begotten Son” refers to Jesus Christ. He is God’s son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.

Our next phrase is “that whosoever believeth in Him”. The word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. The phrase “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.

Our next phrase, “should not perish”, refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.

And, lastly, the phrase “but have everlasting life” means to live eternally in Heaven with God.

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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