Yesterday I received a call from my friend, He had just received the news that his grandma had suddenly passed away. She had a intrgral part in his life, at one point his grandmother had even stepped in and raised him. I had no words to say to him that could change the fact that she was gone. However I did tell him that I would pray for him and his family. I am greatful to have found out that his Grandma loved Jesus and had asked Jesus into her heart many years ago. We know that she is now with Jesus.
So today’s devotion outlines how we to can have Eternal Life after accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
“And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 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. (1 John 5:11-13)
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 didn’t have the life of God within us, we were living but 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 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 would come to Him. This eternal life will last forever, for 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. No longer are we just a sinner and glad that when we die we will get to go to heaven. No, now He 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 to each of us eternal life.
So today, don’t 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, restoring whatever this world has tried to steal from you. If you do this, you will see a change on the outside too.
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If you have received Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, in doing this you have within you today, the life of God. You have eternal life within you and it sets you free in all areas of life.
My precious Lord!I come to You with a broken heart for my friend that recently lost his grandmother. Please be with him and his family, comfort them, provide them with supernatural peace that surpasses all understanding. In this time of grievance, I ask that you would reveal yourself personally to my friend, may he feel your overwhelming love and presence in his life. I thank you that he is seeking you in this time of loss. Thank you for the promise that with you we will see our loved ones again in heaven “Eternally”. We praise You and love You Lord in all situations. In Your precious name..Amen.
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