Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24 KJV)
Will you face condemnation and spiritual death?
Hearing God’s Word is an essential or crucial spiritual concept in possessing personal salvation. Only after man hears His Word through his ear gate can it flow into the cracks and crevices of his dry and thirsty heart. There are approximately ten to twelve inches separating man’s ears from his heart and salvation is not possible if God’s Word does not freely flow downward soaking into his spiritually softened heart.
Often the case may be that God’s Word flows into man’s ear gate and quickly gets dismissed rather than simply flowing into man’s heart. Many people today have chosen to suppress the flow of the gospel message downward from their ear gate to their heart, choosing rather to detour its flow not allowing it to trickle inwardly into their darkened heart condition. The devil always has an alternate message and wider pathway available along the massive information highway which seems more attractive to follow rather than accepting God’s Truth and walking along His narrow pathway in this world.
Not only does mankind hear His Word but must put action to his profession by proclaiming a personal faith in the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ upon the cross as he turns from his natural sinful heart condition. Hearing and acting upon God’s Word brings about new spiritual life and making available a one way ticket to Heaven along a personal pathway to an eternal future spent in fellowship with God rather than facing condemnation and an eternity without fellowship with God in the fires of Hell.