When Jesus Speaks


 

Words are powerful. They shape the way we view and relate to the world, ourselves, and others. Something that has been spoken to us (or about us)—in both the positive and negative sense—has the peculiar ability to stick with us. I’m sure you can recall things that have been said to you and things you have said to others—conversations that you wish never would have taken place. Why? Words are powerful.


If you have received salvation through the gospel, here are some words that Jesus will never say to you:


“It’s over, I don’t want to be around you anymore.”


“You’re stupid.”


“I don’t care.”


“Leave me alone.”


“New phone, who’s this?”


“I don’t have time for you right now.”


“I’m waiting on you to claim your miracle!”


“If you would only confess some positive words, I could release my power.”


“Your sin is too great—even for me!”


“I’m tired of forgiving and dealing with you.”


"I'm so happy you pray more about physical healing than spiritual change."


“Get out of my face!”


“Just quit.”


"Make room for someone more important."


Now, here are some words that Jesus will say to you:


“Go and sin no more.”


“I love you.”


“I won’t leave you.”


“Forsake all and follow me.”


“You matter.”


“Go and preach the gospel.”


“I’m listening.”


“You’re forgiven.”


“Take your faith serious.”


“I care.”


"I can help."


"Come to me if you are weary. I will give you rest."


And if you fail to take the words of Jesus seriously, you may hear him say this:


"I never knew you; depart from me, you worker of lawlessness."