Do you know that, as a believer, you are different? There are certain things that affect the common man which can’t touch you. Do you know that this is because you have the life of God in you? Let me open a popular Bible verse for us to read.
1 John 5:11-13 “… 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. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
Whenever I come across this epistle of John, I am always amazed at the writing style. Just for your knowledge, this 1st epistle of John was in response to his letter that he wrote in the book of John. So whenever you see 1st, 2nd or 3rd epistles of Peter, John or Corinthians in your Bibles, bear in mind that the disciples were responding to what they had earlier written regarding a particular subject.
John wanted to make a clear point to these new convert in Christ and therefore did not want to mix words. He wrote clearly to them and I believe it applies to us today; that we have eternal life. The word eternal life used here is from a Greek word called “Zoe” which also means the “God Life”. I would that you come to this consciousness where you know that you know that you know the God life is at work in you.
From the writings of John, it is possible that some false prophets had entered in the Church and had deceived these new converts. These believers were just mere men and were not divine. With this information and possible confusion, they wrote to John for clarity. He reminded them that they should “know” that they have eternal life. This knowledge is a special kind of knowledge. The word knowledge in Greek is called “Ginosko”. It is not ordinary knowledge, it is revelation knowledge.
Let this mind be with you always; you are not trying to get eternal life, you shall not get eternal life when Jesus returns because when you confessed Jesus as Lord of your life, eternal life was automatically imparted in your spirit.
Dear Lord, thank you for giving me eternal life. I am indestructible because Zoe is at work in me. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. I am taking over the world for your glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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