While there may also be consequences in our lifetime to obeying the adversary, the eternal consequence of trusting in Yeshua, as our Messiah and Deliverer are enjoying magnificent security, safety, and God’s chesed (merciful love) that can never be taken away from us
“The Rabbis taught that forty years prior to the destruction of the Temple the lot did not come up in the (high priest’s) right hand nor did the tongue of scarlet wool become white…,” writes the Talmud in Tractate Yoma 39b.
Jesus comes upon a man blind from birth and gives the man sight. The Pharisees are frustrated to realize that Jesus really has cured the man, who now professes faith in him. For their failure to believe.
The Fourth Gospel describes the mystery of the identity of Jesus. The Gospel According to John develops a Christology—an explanation of Christ’s nature and origin—while leaving out much of the familiar material that runs through the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, including Jesus’s short aphorisms and parables.
John may be the final Gospel, but this narrative begins far, far earlier than the other three. While Mark begins with Jesus’ adult ministry, and Matthew and Luke begin with His physical birth, John opens with the beginning of all creation: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”