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DAY 26 SUNDAY: JANUARY 2020

YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH CHRIST!

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son (1 John 5:11).

Every Christian has eternal life through Jesus Christ. Some Christians believe that eternal life is not obtainable here on earth but in heaven. That is a heresy because the Bible never said so. The Bible teaches that eternal life is yours immediately you get born again by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. The Bible says in the opening text that this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that eternal life is indeed found in Jesus Christ only and he has it in life forever.

Satan does not want you to have eternal life; therefore, he fights tooth and nails to ensure that you do not have God’s kind of life. That is why the Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” Therefore whenever a Christian fights a good fight of faith, directly or indirectly he is laying hold of his eternal life in God. A Christian must fight the good fight of faith in order to secure his eternal life in God forever.

The only criterion to having eternal life is to believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. That is the reason why the Bible says in 1 John 5:13, “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.” In fact by believing in Jesus Christ as the only Son of God, a Christian is securing his eternal life in God. Believing in Jesus Christ is indeed the only criterion for securing one’s eternal life in God forever.

Daily Tip: Eternal life is God’s kind of life which you receive when you give your life to Jesus Christ, the begotten Son of God in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent (John 17:3).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Eternal Father! I receive and secure Your eternal life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of heresy in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: John 17:3; 1 John 1:2.           RBT: EXODUS 35-37