Judgement to Save, 30JAN
John is shared as the Gospel of Wisdom, so that we may understand Jesus more fully and completely. John in chapter 5 recounts this crucial teaching from Jesus – that He as the Son has been given all authority to judge. God the Father has given all judgment to the Son, so that we honor the Son.
I took a step back to think about the scripture in John 3:17 as well, Jesus came not to condemn but to save.
Jesus is judging us in order to figure out HOW TO SAVE US!!!… NOT CONDEMNING to persecute, but judging the Way that He can reach us best. His will is to Work thru all the kinks in the hiccups of earthly life so that we will understand His Truth. This is case by case business. He will AND has resurrected the dead of human life, even those walking dead. He has worked only thru the Father’s power to be righteous in judgement and He only works for the Father’s Will.
It’s God’s Will, worked and testified by Jesus, to Save Us. We are His testimony that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
To save you.
16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 17 In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” 18 For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.