“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.” – John 5:39-40, 46
LIGHT FOR NOW: The believer in Christ has God’s life as his nature. He has passed from death to life.
In looking at “Moses and the promise of life”, we’ve observed Numbers 21:7-9 and its explanation in John 3:14-16; it was clear that Moses was figuratively preaching concerning eternal life in Christ. Now, having look at Numbers, let’s go to another book of Moses. In Deuteronomy 30:11-16, Moses here similarly speaks figuratively concerning eternal life in Christ, it reads “For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”
In verse 16 above, he speaks of keeping God’s commandment that they may live, having presented to them life and death. And Apostle Paul explains this for us in teaching about the gospel. In Romans 10:6-8 “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;” So, Moses’ presentation of life in the Deuteronomy text above was about eternal life in Christ Jesus. Again, we see another promise of life in the writings of Moses. Today, this eternal life is our nature. We have passed from death to life. Eternal life flows through every fibre of our being. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Say with your mouth what God’s word has made out of you.
CONFESSION: I affirm that I have passed from death to life. I have the life of God in me.
QUOTE: At new birth, you passed from death to life.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 30; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 10