"Has" and "Are"

These are the words of Jesus, the Son of God —

" Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." — (John 5:24)

Can these words be untrue? Impossible! Anxious inquirer, God has blest them of late to many souls. They are most certain — most certain. Yes, it is Jesus who says them. Do you hear His word? Do you believe on God who sent Him? Then ponder these three words, "hath everlasting life." What a certainty "hath" gives. It is not, "I hope so." No, hath never hopes, but has, not only life, but everlasting life. Do you ask, How is it possible that I shall not come into condemnation? I am such a great sinner; I think no one is plagued and burdened with sin as I am. Then hearken.

These are the words of God the Holy Ghost —

"Be it known unto you that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins; and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." — (Acts 13:38, 39.)

Blessed message of God to a sin-burdened soul! Is it true? Reader, do you believe in your heart that God thus proclaims the forgiveness of sins through Jesus alone? How simple — how certain! Do you believe God about the death and resurrection of Jesus? Then God justifies you from all things. He say so; does He not? Read it again and again. And just as surely as you believe God, just as surely you are — not shall be, but ARE — justified from all things.

Think of these two things —

"HATH everlasting life."

"ARE justified from all things."

C.S.