A GIFT TO THE WORLD
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due
times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour (Titus 1:2-3).
How beautiful this is; eternal life was a promise before the world began, which has now been fulfilled. God’s plan was to make it available to men through the preaching of the Gospel. It was a gift to the whole world. You might say, “O, I thought eternal life was a gift to Christians?” No; John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
When a sinner believes in Jesus, and confesses his Lordship, he or she receives eternal life and becomes a Christian. Receiving that life brings you into oneness and sonship with God. Jesus said in John 5:26, “For
as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.” John tells us in his epistle, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12). Eternal life is the present-hour possession of the one who has Jesus: “…this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life.”
For many, eternal life means the life that goes on and on forever; but that’s only a part of it. Eternal life is the superior life and nature of God; the God-life. It’s the essence of divinity. This life in you makes you superior to Satan, and it supplanted your human life when you were born again. Glory to God!
Eternal life is in my spirit. I’m not ordinary; the divine life courses through my being! I’m an associate of the God-kind; superior to Satan, impregnable to sickness, disease, and infirmities. Hallelujah!
Romans 6:23; John 10:26-28; John 17:3
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 4:1-20 & Leviticus 15
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 15:29-39 & Genesis 50