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DAY 17 SATURDAY: APRIL 2021

YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS 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 in life. 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 in life. The Bible teaches that eternal life is yours immediately you get born again by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in life. 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 he has eternal life through Jesus Christ who is the Lord and Savior of mankind in life. Hence, a life that is lived without Jesus who is the Savior of mankind is absolutely a life that is lived in futility devoid of eternality 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, whoever wants to lay hold of his eternal life in God through Christ Jesus must of necessity fight the good fight of faith in life. You must endeavor to fight the good fight of faith to securing your eternal life in God. Indeed, a Christian is hereby admonished to know vividly that eternal life is his personal heritage in Christ Jesus in life. A life that is lived devoid of Jesus Christ is absolutely a life that is lived without God’s eternal life forever.

The only criterion to having eternal life is to believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God in life. 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, it is absolutely the Name of Jesus Christ who is the Son of God that gives a Christian the privilege of securing eternal life of God. You must continue to believe in Jesus Christ in order to securing your eternal life in God. Therefore, a Christian is supposed to take note of the fact that he has eternal life which is absolutely God’s kind of life through Jesus Christ 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: 1 CHRONICLES 7-9