ETERNAL LIFE (Part 1)


ETERNAL LIFE

1 John 5:11-13 (NKJV) And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, everything changed.  Before being born again we were living dead men.  We might have had breath and been able to walk around, but inside we were spiritually dead.  We did not have the life of God within us.  We were living, yet dead.

But once we received God’s great gift of salvation, we received His life: the life of God, eternal life.  So many believe that we will receive eternal life when we get to heaven, but according to this verse, we have eternal life now!  The way we received it is by believing in the Son.

It says in John 1:4, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”  Jesus is the light of the world, and He is our light.  When we look to Him, there is no darkness at all.  He has the words of life, and he gives eternal life to all that come to Him.  This eternal life will last forever; it is eternal.  You might say, “Well, yes, I see that.”  But do you?

When the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit took up residence within us, it changed us from the inside out.  We are no longer just a sinner who is glad that when we die we will get to go to heaven.  No!  Now God dwells within us, and has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.  He has filled us up with Himself, and has given eternal life to each of us.

So today, do not see yourself as a sinner.  See yourself as raised up with Christ and sitting with Him in heavenly places!  See His eternal life abiding in you, healing you, and restoring whatever this world has tried to steal from you.  If you do this, you will see a change on the outside too.

CONFESSION: I have received Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior, and in doing this, I have the life of God within me today.  I have eternal life within me, and it sets me free in all areas of life.

Today’s Bible Reading

Numbers 22:21 – Numbers 23

Luke 1:57-80

Psalms 58

Proverbs 11:12-13

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Numbers 2:10-34, Numbers 3

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Luke 1:39-56

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 34:1-10

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Numbers 2:10-34, Numbers 3

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Luke 1:39-56

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 34:1-10