God’s Gift of Eternal Life

God’s Gift Of Eternal Life

Hello again family. Last week we asked you to take some time to reflect on God’s gift of Grace. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)

If you have accepted God’s gift of Grace in your life you are now a believer. Now that you are a believer, you have eternal life with God. But what does eternal life with God mean? We have two perspectives of eternal life. From the Bible, we know that we will live out eternal life right here and now, because God has promised to send His Holy Spirit to live inside of us: “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever” John 14:15-16 (NIV)

Even though we live in a world where everything seems temporary, Jesus also lets us know that we can have Eternal life right now. Even though our bodies are temporary vessels, our spirits will live forever. If we are believers, God’s Holy Spirit will live inside of us here, and when this life is over, we will go live with Him there in Heaven. “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3 (NIV)

Our second perspective is to have eternal life with Jesus in Heaven. We know from the Bible that Heaven is a beautiful place. As Christians, we live out eternity in our current lives knowing that we will live in Heaven someday. We share the dilemma that the Apostle Paul spoke about. The Apostle Paul wanted to be with Jesus, but he had work to do on earth and could not go home until it was done. The Apostle Paul points out, that what we will encounter in Heaven will exceed all of our written descriptions: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. “ 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)

While we live out our daily lives as citizens of God’s Kingdom, we will serve Him daily, waiting on that great day when we see Him face to face! As the song writer Andre Crouch sang (YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kc3BfDjKFQ): “Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we are going to see the King.”
Soon and very Soon!


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Pastors Willie and Rochelle McIntosh

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