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The Fountain of Eternal Life (7 of 33)
Series: Behold the Lamb
Ernest L. Easley
We now come to John chapter 4 as we Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world! That's what John the Baptist said in chapter 1.29, ''Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.''
Now let me personalize that some. ''Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of Ernest Easley!'' And if you are looking unto Jesus and trusting Him for eternal life ... you too can substitute your name in place of ''the world.''
Now last Sunday we read about a man named Nicodemus. Though he was a religious man and a respected man... he was an empty man! And Jesus said to this religious man in John 3.7, ''...You must be born again. It was as though Jesus said, Nick, you came to Me in the dark and until you have been born again, you are going to stay in the dark.
Now as we move into chapter 4... we read where Jesus encounters the Madonna of the New Testament day! She had the face of an angel but the morals of an alley cat!
Nicodemus on the other hand had a good reputation... this woman had a bad reputation. And do you know why we find them next to each other in the Bible? It is to teach us that nobody is so good they don't need to be saved and nobody is so bad that they cannot be saved.
Now before we read what happened... look with me to John 3.36, ''He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.''
John doesn't say ''He who believes in the Son will have everlasting life''... he says, ''He who believes in the Son HAS everlasting life.'' You are looking at a man with everlasting life and do you know why? Because I've placed my faith in Jesus Christ! And for that reason... I possess everlasting life!
I read this week about a godly man who received word that he only had a short time to live. One night he sat down and wrote: ''I looked a ...
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