Eternal Life is so much more than a theological concept.
It is tangible, it is REAL. You can experience it now. Why would you not want this life?
“And this is the testimony, that GOD gave us Eternal Life and this life is in HIS son JESUS.“ 1 John 5:11
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the son of GOD, JESUS that you may know you have Eternal Life.“ 1 John 5:13
“I (JESUS) came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
JESUS promises abundant life which begins already in the here and now, a rich, full, joyful life, one overflowing in meaningful activities under the personal favour and blessing of GOD and in continual fellowship with His people.
I started this life at age 47, I am now 76 and just starting “a new book”.
For any unbeliever reading this blog, when I became a Christian in 1982, I was born again, the HOLY SPIRIT (GOD) came to indwell my spirit. It’s His role to be our counsellor, comforter, teacher and even healer. You don’t live the Christian life on your own, without help. A Christian knows GOD is real because of the self authenticating witness of the HOLY SPIRIT. I need to say here, that sadly, though all Christians are indwelt by the spirit not all are filled with the Spirit. The Bible teaches that we can grieve the HOLY SPIRIT by sin and quench the HOLY SPIRIT by repressing His work in our lives. The carnal Christian will have doubts about his faith. When I am walking in the SPIRIT my faith is vital when I am not the opposite is true.
I mentioned above that I am just starting “a new book” or if you like chapter in my life. It all started with a PROPHECY I received in April, 2011 which caused me to close “the old book”. It was wonderful to learn that GOD wants to open (start) a new book with me at age 75.
I will share more on this “new book” in the next blog but let me share here that my doctors and optometrist recently confirmed for me that GOD has maintained my physical health in preparation for what’s ahead. At 75 you need to get a comprehensive health certificate completed by your doctor to renew your driver’s licence. My doctor decided it was time for me to get ALL of the blood tests done seeing I could not remember when I had any done in the past. When I dropped in to pick up the certificate for the RTA, my 50 year old doctor not only said that the blood test results were great but he wished they were his. I also had to see the optometrist. I had prescription glasses for reading but not driving given to me two years previously. The optometrist said that my sight had improved from the previous test and that she has never had to say that to anyone before. She was a young Chinese optometrist who was clearly taken back by the results.
For me these test results from two health practitioners was the confirmation I needed to know that I was obeying GOD by “closing the book” on the company (www.careandshare.com.au) I had founded and managed for over 25 years.
More on “the new book” in the next blog.