According to the scientific principle of “entropy,” the level of energy existing in any physical system dissipates more and more over time. As a result, the energy level of our sun and the whole physical universe is in a constant state of decay. A spiritual variation on this principle is provided in Mt. 24:35 where Jesus reveals, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” On the basis of this spiritual principle we understand that while the entire cosmos is destined to expire someday, the words Jesus has spoken are destined to endure for eternity.

Born-again believers love God’s Word because it is truth, it is spirit, it is life and it is eternal. We can rejoice in knowing that even if all existing Bibles and every electronic/digital copy of Holy Scripture were somehow destroyed, the words spoken by Jesus still would not pass away! Since his words are spirit and truth they will go on forever in the spiritual dimension. One way I envision Jesus’ words enduring forever is through how they are treasured and revered in the souls of God’s people. We can trust that the Holy Spirit – who inspired every word, jot, and title of the Bible – is able to bring Jesus’ words to our remembrance in this life and the next. Ironically, the Spirit of God will also bring Jesus’ words (as judgment) to the remembrance of those who reject God’s Son.

In Jn. 5:22, Jesus proclaimed “The Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son.” Jesus also revealed in John 12:47-48 that such judgment is reserved for the end of time declaring: “If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.” (NKJV)

On that great day of judgment, no additional revelation or evidence will be needed in order to judge those who reject God’s Son. The eternal, unchanging words Jesus Christ has already spoken – as revealed in the scriptures – will by virtue of their own authority execute judgment on all who reject him as savior. On the other hand, as a beloved child of God, may you be blessed today and always by the living Word of God which will never pass away!

Pastor Dave Korinek

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