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12/24/2017 ~ Eternal Life


  EternalLifeAM1.mp3 (36m 11s)


Darkness's deepest part is nothing.
A special creation brings the thoughts of higher than ourselves.
The hallmark of the Christian faith, Godís gift is eternal life for all those
that obey in His ways, and hear the calling of His only begotten.


"... the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have eternal life." ~ John 3:13-15


Jesus Christ is the crux of the Christian faith,
where painless eternal life is offered through belief in Him.


"... He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life. ..." ~ John 3:16-17


More famous than a short motto quip, everlasting life is Godís
concrete construct for all faithful who sincerely believe in Him.


"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who
does not believe the Son shall not see life, ..." ~ John 3:36


When one believes action is a natural result.
The action He calls for is obedience. God has offered His grace
and for those that refuse to acknowledge it, dire the consequences as
announced by God Himself. We are indebted to the mercy offered
through His glorious magnificent grace.


"... he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has
everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, ..." ~ John 5:24


Hearing is synonymous with believing if one genuinely acts on
what is heard. A destination awaits all souls, and it is an individual
choice to embrace or dismiss Him, His call to righteousness.
Life is a choice to rise in Him or descend without Him.
What we believe in or not will bear consequences due, to His
proclamations, over any preconceived notions of our own making.


"And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son
and believes in Him may have everlasting life; ..." ~ John 6:40


Together with Jesus, forever unchanging in His giving presence,
holds His promise of eternal love, for all true and sincere believers.


"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
I am the bread of life. ..." ~ John 6:47-50


His life offers the true sustenance of spirit for all that chew on His
once delivered word. The spiritual food He offers is the manna of life.


"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of
this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh,
which I shall give for the life of the world." ... ~ John 6:51-52


More than a physical process, digesting the substance of Jesus heals the
soul. It is a call to diligently seek Him out, continuously, as a source of life.


"... Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life,
and I will raise him up at the last day." ~ John 6:53-54


As it is written, His blood is the essence of His giving life. To fully embrace
His life is to be bathed in the sacrifice, presence, of His life, that we all
may find life, in His life. Life with God is eternal. To make His presence
and His life part of one is to know the meaning of this. He offers an
eternally sustaining meal as the source of our creation.


"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; ... ~ John 10:27-28


In following Jesus, it is a call to loyally dedicate oneís life, to the good
ways of God. All truly righteous follow the master, our Lord and God.


"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges
him - the word that I have spoken will judge him ..." ~ John 12:48-50


It has finality, the word of God. Man cannot supersede or dismiss
what God has declared. Is His living water in your heart;
He is the source fountain of all.


"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1


Jesus is the comfort component of God given to mankind.

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;
and My Father will love him, and We will come to him ..." ~ John 14:23


Love is the key to all treasures.

"... My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~ John 14:27


Without love, there can be no peace. It is faith in love that delivers peace.
Greater than the world is faith dwelling behind the veil
where our hope draws us.


The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him. ~ Nahum 1:7


Trust is an essential component in standing strong
with the word we hold as a defense.


"... And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." ~ John 17:1-3


Funadamnetal Equation of Eternal Truth
Eternal Life = May Know God and Christ

Jesus came to earth to retrieve those in faith that humbly come to Him.
His Holy offering through the grace of timelessness touches all in Godís
plea for souls to hear. Earth is the womb of all of our lives.


... he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who
sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. ~ Galatians 6:7-8


Accountability is His natural occurrence to all actions. His laws in nature
reflect what is spiritually advancing upon us all. Cause and effect is
witnessed throughout all creation. He calls for us to step through the
eternal door where there is no war or fear. The flesh is a test to see
if we can overcome the temptations of rebellion against Godís will,
in this freedom, He has given each of us hearts of our own.


... eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek
for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do
not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness -- indignation and wrath, ...
~ Romans 2:6-8


God has Expectations of His souls
Eternal Life to:

    ● patient continuance in doing good
    ● seek for glory
    ● seek for honor
    ● seek for immortality


A clear distinction displays by the word of God, between good and bad.
Hearts will know God does not play folly to violins of excuse
as He pounds the drum of truth.


... even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ Romans 5:19-21


The Destination is in the Details
   
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

   
               
     
TO ETERNAL LIFE
       
 
  THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS
    SIN
 ↙  
    REIGNS          REIGNS
     ↙  
IN DEATH
    GRACE


God in the flesh came to earth to show mankind true righteousness,
and the light from within, things we should all be reaching for.
God searches all hearts to see if one has the character
to believe, and then embrace His ways.


... having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness,
and the end, everlasting life. ... ~ Romans 6:22-23


Grace enables higher truths
Wages of Sin = Death
    Gift of God = Eternal Life
in Christ Jesus

Freedom from sin is to grasp God with all oneís might.

... nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the
love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39


The love that transcends though eternity cannot compare to the mere
moments where we wait. Love has no need to wait as it is ever enduring.
Life or death is in the hands of Christ and oneís ability to believe.


And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life,
and this life is in His Son. ... ~ 1st John 5:11-13


Eternal life is the promise of God for all those that believe in His Son,
our Lord Jesus the Christ. It is Godís will for us to know this and
to boldly have humble confidence in our salvation.


Belief Drives Actions
Whoever believes in Him / not perish / eternal life
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life
Who hears My word and believes has everlasting life
Jesus is the bread of life unto eternal life
Whoever eats My flesh & drinks My blood has life
He gives His sheep eternal life
Words God has spoken will judge all on the last day
Eternal life is that they know God and Jesus Christ
He who sows to the Spirit reaps everlasting life
Eternal life to steadfast in goodness who seek Him
Grace reigns to eternal life through Jesus Christ
Wages of sin is death/ Godís gift is eternal life in Christ
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son

His Glory reigns over all time
Darkness is a gutless empty vomit.


Eternal life in God has no compare.

... I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering,
as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
~ 1st Timothy 1:15-16


Suffering is in all child births. As we emerge from the womb
of the good earth, He awaits as a cheering Father.


... through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace
we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.~ Titus 3:4-7


His word incorporates the knowledge we need to know that sets one free.
Hope in the washing of faith brings brilliance to a heart.
To allow Jesus to command fills one with a spirit greater than life.


... hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie,
promised before time began, ... ~ Titus 1:2


The promise of God is to lift all those who believe.

... not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
~ 2nd Peter 3:9


What remains forever is the life He gives. His will is for us
to love as He has loved. His sacrifice utterly tells all.


Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
to which you were also called ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:12


To reach out openly for His supernal nature
defines all true hearts in His service.


And having been perfected, He became the author of
eternal salvation to all who obey Him, ... ~ Hebrews 5:9


Called for obedience cannot be denied by flippant casual believers.
Consequences run deep and wide with no escape for those that choose
to unrepentantly disobey. Habitual confessors have no excuse if not
turning to His true call above the fabrications of manís follies. Is it
for the love of man or God? The answer declares the heart.


I have been established from everlasting, From the beginning,
before there was ever an earth. ~ Proverbs 8:23


His sustaining essence surpasses all that we are.
To relinquish such a great occurrence as God Himself will
be the greatest travesty of life, for all souls that disregard Him.


... that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us -
that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may
have fellowship with us; ... ~ 1st John 1:1-3


Bond of Unity
Fellowship = With the Father & His Son Jesus Christ

The Apostles announced what the Spirit would have us to know.
The Holy Spirit speaking through us is to know His word, and
therefore then to know God. Fellowship has the commonality
of cherishing God and His Son.


... that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His
Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. ~ 1st John 5:20


To see Jesus is to see God.
Eternal life was hammered home with the crucifixion of Christ.


And this is the promise that He has promised us - eternal life. ~ 1st John 2:25

Though the path is narrow, love of God can circumvent any barrier,
as we reach out to heaven itself, blessings of faith unfold.


... praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking
for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. ~ Jude 1:20-21


Spiritual change is collected in all the goodness we plow, sharing what we
have with those God has placed in our lives. Our interactions with those
we encounter, and especially the ones we are most intimate with, expose
who we are, and how we not only love others, but God Himself. Our
relationships reveal our commitment to God. How genuine is a heart?
Hard hearts are healed in the softness of His love.


... Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given
us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and
establish you in every good word and work. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:15-17


It can be a battle in remaining steadfast to His word
in a world of sinfulness. Praising Him over the
lawlessness of man secures a true heart.


... if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance
will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Peter 1:10-11


The word is our shield against all invading temptations. Choosing a divine
nature strengthens our spirit to endure in love of Him, and of all the
goodness that He is. Immersion in the word is our defense.


Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion
endures throughout all generations. ~ Psalms 145:13


The strength and compassion of God will never go away.

... the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body
that it may be conformed to His glorious body, ... ~ Philippians 3:20-21


The destination for all faithful is clearly mapped out
leading to heavenís transformative creation in Him.


"I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be
a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust." ~ Acts 24:15


In the cliffs we climb, it is better to take the ledge Jesus stands
on rather than jumping into the abyssful chasm below decency.


... if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God,
a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:1


An eternal spiritual body awaits for all faithful in the refreshment that
He is. Confidence in the eternal puts the temporary in perspective.


"And these will go away into everlasting punishment,
but the righteous into eternal life." ~ Matthew 25:46


In God the gift of life remains where death has no hold.

... no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God
gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. ~ Revelation 22:3-5


True enlightenment has yet to be seen as we rise before His grace.
He is the source of the light of our lives.


But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. ...
~ Jeremiah 10:10


Judgment will be swift in a timeless moment,
as His undeniable absolute truth will humble all.


... make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you
what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be
glory forever and ever. Amen. ~ Hebrews 13:20-21


God welcomes all that welcome Him.

... now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has
been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the
everlasting God, for obedience to the faith ... ~ Romans 16:25-27



All Wait in the Hope of More


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God offers this exceptional gift of eternal life to those that remain loyal.
The brilliance of spirit outlast the darkness of self-seeking flesh.
What is forever and eternal is what we come to put our beliefs in.
To be in God one has to become larger than self.


The Bible is oneís roadmap to Eternal Life
Paulí s longsuffering patterns believers on God
Justified by His grace / heirs according to the hope
He wishes none perish but all come to repentance
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life
Heís the author of eternal salvation to all who obey
In Jesus Christ, this is the true God and eternal life
The promise that He has promised us--eternal life
Keep the love of God looking for the mercy of Christ
Our citizenship is in heaven which we eagerly wait
Will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust
God gives them light & they shall reign forever
His blood has established an everlasting covenant
Our everlasting God calls for obedience to the faith

In Him the righteous inherit eternal life
Darkness cannot hide where no corners can be found.




 

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