I Should Lose Nothing!
John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will
in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?
43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
1. Eternally Kept
Verse thirty-seven points to the tremendous power of God to hold to all those who come to Jesus Christ for salvation.
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
Nothing more needs to be said by man! The Scripture says it all.
Read what it says in [1 Peter 1:4-5]. “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Do you see that? It says that the true Christian is kept by the power of God.
You [THE TRUE BELIEVER] can never loose that so great salvation!
Let us move on from here. It only gets better.
The Bible is just chock-full of the promises that God has made to the believer in Jesus Christ, the SON of GOD.
2. Nothing Given Is Lost
Verse thirty-nine: “And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”
It is the express will of God the Father that all the BORN AGAIN men, women and children [the TRUE BELIEVERS … the adopted sons of God] will [every last one of them] without fail be raised up together at the last day.
The last day in this age will be marked by an event known as THE TRANSLATION of THE CHURCH AGE SAINTS.
It is impossible for the Son of God to fail God the Father in this matter of losing any of his sheep [NOT ONE].
A true Christian is KEPT.
It does not matter what any of the man-made denominations say. Not one true Christian can lose his salvation. ONCE SAVED … ALWAYS SAVED!!! Amen!
3. Everlasting Life
Verse forty: "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."
How long is the “everlasting life” that is found in John 3:16?
“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.” [John 3:16]
This phrase “everlasting life” is found seventeen times in Scripture, and in all seventeen times “everlasting life” is shown to be based on an event in time that has a definite starting point but has no ending point.
There is a beginning to “everlasting life” but there is no end to an “everlasting life”.
The contrast between the length of our life here on this earth, and everlasting life … is as great of a contrast as found between day [LIGHT] and night [DARKNESS].
The Bible describes this life, which we now all live in the flesh on this earth, as being very short.
It has a definite beginning with our birth, and a definite end with our death.
Life is short!
"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is BRIEF, like a vapor, or like smoke.
"Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1)
He is born, and then he will die! This is certain!
(There is an exception being, Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)
Everlasting life is forever! Do you not want this?
4. Rejection Of Their Messiah
Verse forty-one: "The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven."
Verse forty-two: "And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?"
The Jews rejected their Messiah! There is no surprise here.
The BOOK told us in ADVANCE [PROPHESIED] five hundred years before it would happen.]
Friends, there is no book like THIS BOOK in the entire world that predicts with one hundred percent accuracy future events [PROPHESY]. Amen!]
According to Bible, the Jews [Israel] would reject their MESSIAH.
They would reject HIM because of BLINDNESS.
Turn to Romans 11:25: “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.”
They would reject HIM because of OFFENSES. [Luke 7:23] “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.”
“Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” [Matthew 18:7]
They were offended because they thought they knew who his father and mother was. They thought erroneously!
Bottom line they ONLY knew his mother. They did not know HIS FATHER.
Joseph was not his father. Joseph was his STEPfather.
Jesus Christ had no earthly father. GOD THE FATHER is His father.
Hebrews 1:8-9: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”
This is why they rejected him! They were offended because he told them HE came down from heaven making himself equal to GOD. [Philippians 2:6] “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.”
5. The Drawing Of The Father
Verse forty-four: "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."
Verse forty-five: "It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me."
There is a very important truth here for us to nail down.
Do you see in verse forty-four that no man can come to Jesus Christ except the FATHER “draw him?”
God draws all men, but not all men will come. Without God THE FATHER drawing men to come to Jesus Christ, nobody would come.
No one comes to Jesus Christ by their own choice.
The truth is here established that: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.”
GOD THE FATHER DRAWS but you can refuse to come.
The FATHER drawing you enables you to come and choose to RECEIVE Jesus Christ.
Proof text? John 1:12-13: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
It is of GOD … by the power of GOD … that we can get saved if we choose to receive HIS SON.
You can clearly see God’s heart in this matter by turning to Second Peter, chapter three, verse nine: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” [2 Peter 3:9]
• God is
longsuffering to us-ward.
• God does not want any to perish in HELL.
• God’s will is for all to come to repentance and get saved.
6. Believing Wins Everything
Verse forty-seven: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
This is a life that extends beyond this life.
Friends, there is a celestial city for those who have everlasting life.
A heavenly city is to be given in a future time for all those who will come to Jesus Christ now in this age.
Look at how God describes what a desire for a better country will accomplish in your life.
Turn to Hebrews chapter eleven. [Hebrews 11:16] “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
God has prepared you a city. Amen!
But FIRST you will need to be BORN AGAIN!
Will you come to Jesus Christ?
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”