He came to fulfil Scripture, to call Sinners, to bring a Sword, to Serve, Sacrifice, and Save. In another Bible passage He tells us:
“I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 6:38).
He came to give Security to Believers
In an important dialogue with the Jewish people the Lord presented Himself as the “bread of life” (John 6:35). Moses and the Israelites had, many years earlier, ate manna in the desert. This was a special provision by God to sustain their lives as they travelled in the wilderness. Jesus was now claiming to be God’s special provision to give spiritual “life to the world” (v.33).
The people to whom Jesus spoke responded, “give us this bread” and Jesus answered, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (vv.34-35). He was available to give life to all, and He would impart that life to any who came to Him in faith. However, those who now asked for this bread did not believe in Him so the Lord continued, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (v.37).
Who does the Father give to His Son? Everyone “who sees the Son and believes in Him” (v.40). Believers in the Son of God are given to the Son by the Father. Belief in the Son is expressed when a person comes to Him for salvation. The promise to everyone who does so is, “the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (v.37). The Lord Jesus will not cast out any person who comes to Him in faith.
How do we know this? “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (v.38). He came to do the will of the Father and the will of the Father is “that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day . . . that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day” (vv.39-40).
There is wonderful security for the believer in Christ. All who believe are given by the Father to the Son and can be assured that the will of the Father for them is their eternal security. The Son is fully committed to accomplish the Father’s will and so must ensure that not one of those who believe in Him will ever be lost. Each is granted “everlasting life” in the present and will, in the future, be raised to enjoy the fulness of this blessing.
The Lord Jesus can be trusted to do God’s will. He did this in every area of His life upon earth, always pleasing the Father (John 8:29). It was God’s will that He suffer, that He act as the substitute for sinners, that He pay the ransom price in full for our salvation. And God’s will was perfectly fulfilled when He cried “It is finished!” upon the cross (John 19:30). God’s confidence in His Son was fully vindicated by His accomplishment of the Father’s will.
In the same way, the Father has entrusted to His Son the eternal security of every true believer in Him. We can rest assured that this trust will be fully vindicated when every person who has believed in the Son arrives safe and secure in heaven. Not one will be lost.
Jesus my Lord will love me forever,
From Him no power of evil can sever,
He gave His life to ransom my soul,
Now I belong to Him.
Now I belong to Jesus
Jesus belongs to me,
Not for the years of time alone,
But for eternity.