Words That Haunt With Hell To Pay

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. For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me. — John 12:47-50

Here we learn that Jesus's words have four distinct qualities. First, they are timeless, lasting forever, unlike the changing cultural constructs of our time. Second, they are true and, therefore, always effective, unlike popular positions that people posit in the present. Third, they are authoritative and possess power, unlike the inventions of human intuition. Fourth, they judge, and if not heeded, they will come back to haunt you at the end of time.

You see, Jesus's words are not like man's words. Our words are selfish, vile, deceptive, and full of pride. Man's words will never compare to the words of Jesus. That's because Jesus's words, while spoken in the flesh, are not themselves of the flesh—they are divine. They have special wisdom, unique power, and a supernatural effect because they are derived outside of our time and space.

And this is why we, as men, need to read them daily and act on them regularly. They are supernatural words that have a supernatural effect on our lives. And you should heed them and find help and hope in them, or they will come back to haunt you, and there will be hell to pay in the end.


  1. How does understanding the timeless and authoritative nature of Jesus's words impact your perspective on the cultural constructs and popular opinions of our time?
  2. In what ways can you actively incorporate the supernatural wisdom and power of Jesus's words into your daily life to experience their transformative effect?

DO THIS: Hear and act on God's Word.

PRAY THIS: God, may I listen and obey your words better today than yesterday. Amen.

PLAY THIS: Obedience.

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2 thoughts on “Words That Haunt With Hell To Pay

  1. Jack Dellinger says:

    What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me. Jesus had the authority to call men out because He was and is the Son of God. We have that same authority because in salvation we are adopted as sons of God. Our limitation is found in 1 Timothy 2. “God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4. To speak by God’s authority not only do we have to be saved with have to come to the knowledge of the truth. We come to the knowledge of the truth through consistent prayer and Bible Study. We don’t have words because we don’t know the Word. God will never give us words that are inconsistent with His Word and until we understand His Word we won’t be given authority to speak on His behalf.

    If I (or anyone) was to speak on the Father’s authority, as Jesus did, I/we must devour and ruminate on His Word. SPOILER ALERT! This is exactly what Jesus is about to share with His disciples.

  2. Gregory says:

    Powerful word, Bro. Vince.
    Thank you for your consistency with sharing the word and encouraging the brothers.

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