Jesus finally says in this passage that the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. How neat it would be if we wait for God’s appointed time in our lives?
+1 for Phillip and Andrew working as a team (v 22). John is blunt when it comes to the secret believers among the leaders, “they loved praise from men more than praise from God” (v 43)
The people did not believe that Jesus was going to die. They thought that the Messiah will live forever, but they did not know that Jesus was going to rise up from the dead.
V 36: Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become the children if light. Children of light show truthfulness, righteousness and goodness in all dealings with one another.
“Whoever serves me, the father will honor” v 26 This is a great promise.
Jesus said if we follow and serve him then the father will honor us. It’s a great privilege to be honored by God, so we should follow and serve the one true God.
vs 26 Anyone who serves me will follow me.
When we believe Jesus, we believe in God the almighty. When we look up to Jesus, we look at God the almighty. What a privilege.
“for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
Jesus is the light. No one who believes in me will stay in darkness.
John 12:20-50 1. Satan the prince
-Now is the time for judgement on this world; now the prince of this world (Satan) will be driven out (v31)
-Satan tempted Adam and Eve, that made them driven out from the Garden of Eden; since then the world was conquered by Satan/Sin. Jesus broke the power of sin and drives out Satan.
2. Servant of Jesus
-Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I’m, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who (Really) serves me (v26).
-Spiritual leaders (and also leaders of the church) should follow His Word. They should not just be sitting in Moses’ seat, but also practice what they preach (Matthew 23:2-3).
3. Son of God
-When Son of Man is lifted up from the earth, will draw all people (who believed in Him) to Himself (v32). The one who do not believe in Him should stay in the darkness (v46).
25 He who loves his life will lose it , and He who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. – self denial will lead us in the right direction towards eternal life; otherwise, there will be no progress in spiritual life which will lead us towards destruction.
நல்ல கனிகொடாத மரமெல்லாம் வெட்டுண்டு, அக்கினியிலே போடப்படும். மத்தேயு 7 :19
If we are in darkness we will be punished, if we are in light we will go to heaven. We should not love the worldly life we should look up to our eternal life, which will be everlasting.
Verse 26: If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. Jesus’s death gives life to countless people in the kernel of wheat context.
If anyone wants to follow Him, he will be conforming to His example. Follow the light, Believe and Trust Him and it will lead us to Eternal life.
(V26)Work: 1.To follow him, 2.To serve him, 3.To be his servant.
Wages/Rewards: 1. Will be happy with him (True happiness)
2. Father God will honor the one who serves him. (The true highest honor)
when one seed dies it gives lots of seeds but if it doesn’t it remains as one seed.
Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. – When Jesus was in this world he didn’t have a need to hear a audible voice because he was connected with his father in spirit, in the same way there is not a need to hear a audible voice from God when we are connected to our Creator