The Verse Right After

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One of the most emphatic and powerful verses of all time continues to send shock waves of hope and power throughout our world today. I know some of you are quite familiar with this verse and for others this is a favorite verse.

By now I know you’ve guessed which verse I am speaking about. However, for this blog I am going to focus on “The Verse Right After” one of the most powerful verses of all time.

Undoubtedly there is tremendous power in: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16, however, what about “The Verse Right After?”

“The Verse Right After” says For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved – John 3:17. The power of this verse speaks to humanity on all levels and in every situation. To the afflicted, depressed, and downtrodden, “The Verse Right After” indicates that Jesus’ arrival, crucifixion and resurrection has provided the way of escape from the curse of sin and the bondage of lost opportunity. There are some people in the world today who pretend as though this world is a perfect world. These people tend to talk as though they have everything under control and are happy and overjoyed to see others fail. These people who cause others to become depressed through their conversations and mannerisms are usually surprised to find out that the Jesus of the Bible does not share their views. Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth was to help every single person to be saved because He knows we will never have everything on earth down-packed, but in God’s Kingdom everything will be perfect.

To the workaholic, the perfectionist, and the self-sufficient “The Verse Right After ” indicates that no matter how hard we try to credit ourselves with good works, salvation comes through Jesus Christ. He stands right next to us to provide encouragement when we are discouraged, peace when we are distressed, and direction when we can’t find our way.

If you have clicked on this blog today and you feel fearful, burdened, and sad, “The Verse Right After” establishes beyond a shadow of a doubt the immense love of God our Father and Jesus Christ His Son towards all humanity. Their love provides a guaranteed place in heaven to all those who believe on Jesus and are faithful to Him. It is no secret that the Holy Spirit along with heavenly angels are working night and day to protect us from accidents and disasters. They are constantly fighting against evil in all its forms – stopping diseases, providing healing, standing in the gap for you and me, restraining unjust laws and in a host of other ways too numerous for me to mention.

Every time I hear a bird sing, I see a flower bloom, I feel the breeze against my face or I taste a refreshing fruit drink “The Verse Right After” rings through to me, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” – John 3:17.

Jim Reeves in one of his songs sums up the meaning of John 3:17 very nicely. Below are the words of this song:

The chimes of time ring out the news, another day is through

Someone slipped and fell, was that someone you?

You may have longed for added strength your courage to renew

Do not be disheartened, I have news for you

It is no secret, what God can do

What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you

With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you

It is no secret, what God can do

There is no night for in His light, you’ll never walk alone

You’ll always feel at home, wherever you may roam

There is no power can conquer you while God is on your side

Take Him at his promise, don’t run away and hide

It is no secret, what God can do

What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you

With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you

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