Saturday, March 11, 2017

It Is Eternal Life!

Reading from the Book of John 17:3, Hebrews 8:11, John 6:47
Short and simple, eternal life is knowing God and knowing Jesus. This is not merely head knowledge. It is relational knowledge experienced in the heart;

It is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3

This eternal life is the promise of the New Covenant.

“None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.” Hebrews 8:11

God created mankind to know Him. God created mankind to enjoy Him. Jesus, through His death and resurrection, opened the way for this to be a possibility not just in the by and by, but here and now.

God took away your sins, reconciled you to himself, justified you, sanctified you, made you alive, and poured His Spirit into your life for this single purpose. It is a “by grace through faith” relationship, a spiritual union that conforms us to the likeness of Jesus. In other words, God rubs off on us, and we become like Him.

What is  genuinely knowing the Lord and experiencing eternal life?

This is a deep personal relationship that you enjoy with Jesus because it changes you. Because you come to know Jesus and there is nothing better in life. Because you take hold of eternal life and everyday is one more opportunity to grow in your knowledge of Jesus.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.”
John 6:47

 Jesus died and was raised so that we could know God. And knowing Him changes us.

That is the most important discovery you can do in your entire life. Think back to the day you believed and asked Jesus into your heart. That was the point when eternal life began for you, the point when you started learning the truth about the God of the universe. Let it be your life’s quest to continue to grow in your knowledge of Jesus. To know and enjoy Him is ultimate freedom. It is what you were created for. It is eternal life.

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, Thank You for the true knowledge of eternal life and for the understanding that everyday is one more opportunity to grow in knowledge of You. In Jesus Name, Amen.