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Jesus has Authority over Life
John 5:26-27
John 5:26-27  "For as the Father has life in himeself, so he has granted the Son also to hav elife in himself.
Published June 1st, 2012
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John 5:26-27 "For as the Father has life in himeself, so he has granted the Son also to hav elife in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man." The main idea that I believe John is getting across in this passage is this: Jesus comes with authority (the power, postion, and right) to execute judgment. This authority was given to him by God and is closely tied with God. Almost every time Jesus' authority is mentioned in the gospel of John it is stated that it is not his own authority by which he does what he does, rather, it is given to him by God and is the manifestation of God's authority through him. 2. This authority flows out of what he possesses in himself, namely life. The grounds for his authority to judge is that he is the Son of Man. In this gospel John uses the Son of Man language twice in regards to life. At one point John states that the Son of Man is the giver of eternal life, and another time he states that one must eat of his flesh and drink of his blood to possess it. This reaffirms that idea that life is something that Jesus brings in himself, he does not hold, it is not in his pocket or his car -- he is life. 3. He executes this not by what he does but simply by his presence. Therefore, by his very presence amongst dead people they are judged. It is not something that Jesus has to try to do, his very supernatural life judges those who are walking around in death. He is the only one who possesses life and therefore we all stand judged and condemned already. Those who recieve the life that Jesus has will be acquitted of all the charges. "Jesus has life, and authority to give that life to whom ever he wants" We are all dead, dead people do not bring theirselves to lfe. Yet that illustration even breaks down because as we think about death we think about a person who has experienced life first and then died, but we are all dead in the sense that we have never even experieced life. Not only can we not bring ourselves to life -- it is a completely foreign idea and realty to us. Jesus alone walks through the corpses and imparts true life, eternal life to whomever he is pleased to do so. The illustration of the game "medic" is a good one, yes the game from elementary school. I was once dead but the medic came and touched me and now I have life. I can run, breath, ward off the enemy, call Jesus to bring life to my friends, and with great gratitude in my heart proclaim who Jesus is and what he has done for me to all by the things I say, do, and think.
10000000008078 8078 Notes 2009-05-20 06:20:20 2009-05-20 07:19:11 John 5:26-27 "For as the Father has life in himeself, so he has granted the Son also to hav elife in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man." The main idea that I believe John is getting across in this passage is this: Jesus comes with authority (the power, postion, and right) to execute judgment. This authority was given to him by God and is closely tied with God. Almost every time Jesus' authority is mentioned in the gospel of John it is stated that it is not his own authority by which he does what he does, rather, it is given to him by God and is the manifestation of God's authority through him. 2. This authority flows out of what he possesses in himself, namely life. The grounds for his authority to judge is that he is the Son of Man. In this gospel John uses the Son of Man language twice in regards to life. At one point John states that the Son of Man is the giver of eternal life, and another time he states that one must eat of his flesh and drink of his blood to possess it. This reaffirms that idea that life is something that Jesus brings in himself, he does not hold, it is not in his pocket or his car -- he is life. 3. He executes this not by what he does but simply by his presence. Therefore, by his very presence amongst dead people they are judged. It is not something that Jesus has to try to do, his very supernatural life judges those who are walking around in death. He is the only one who possesses life and therefore we all stand judged and condemned already. Those who recieve the life that Jesus has will be acquitted of all the charges. "Jesus has life, and authority to give that life to whom ever he wants" We are all dead, dead people do not bring theirselves to lfe. Yet that illustration even breaks down because as we think about death we think about a person who has experienced life first and then died, but we are all dead in the sense that we have never even experieced life. Not only can we not bring ourselves to life -- it is a completely foreign idea and realty to us. Jesus alone walks through the corpses and imparts true life, eternal life to whomever he is pleased to do so. The illustration of the game "medic" is a good one, yes the game from elementary school. I was once dead but the medic came and touched me and now I have life. I can run, breath, ward off the enemy, call Jesus to bring life to my friends, and with great gratitude in my heart proclaim who Jesus is and what he has done for me to all by the things I say, do, and think. notes
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For as the Father has life in himself,
so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
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And he has given him authority to execute judgment,
because he is the Son of Man.
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10000000008078 8078 Arc 2009-05-20 06:20:20 2009-05-20 07:19:11 editing John 5 26 5 27 John 5:26-27 43 NT esv i247416 i247417 i247412 For as the Father has life in himself, i247413 so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. comparison 1 1 i247418 i247414 And he has given him authority to execute judgment, i247415 because he is the Son of Man. ground 1 comparison 1 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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