These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence which we have before (toward) Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. 1 John 5:13-15 NASB
🌹Faithful God of Your promised word. Thank You for Your Word. The Word made flesh and the written word that promises eternal life to all who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Believing, we may have life in His name today and forever. I am confident, Lord Jesus, that coming before You with a clean heart, one that does not condemn me because I keep Your commandments and do what is pleasing in Your sight, I will receive whatever I ask for from You. With a clean heart my requests will be according to Your will and I am confident that You will hear and answer so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. John 20:31/1 John 3:21-22/John 14:13 NASB
He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. 1 John 5:12 NASB.
Jesus, my glorious Lord and Savior; what wonderful things You have done for those who believe in You. Whoever believes in You has eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life“. God, thank You for sending Jesus, Your Son, into the world so that the world might be saved. For You did not send Your Son into the world to judge the world but to save it. To those who have received the testimony have set their seal to this, that God You are true. For Jesus, whom God, You sent, speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. Hallelujah to our faithful, truth bearing Savior, Jesus Christ in whose name I pray, glory to Your name, amen! John 3:15-17/John 3:33-35 NASB
🌹He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36 NASB
Do you have the Life? Are you living the Life?
-Is judged because they do not believe -Loves the darkness (sin) more than the Light. -Hates the Light so does evil and fears their deeds will be exposed in the Light of Jesus. -the one who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
-Is not judged. -Practices the truth and comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God who gets the glory. – Is obedient to God and His word. -The one who believes in the Son has eternal life.
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20
Get out of the way Christian and let Christ live in you. Before the Cross we were dead in our transgressions, living in darkness. But now, because of the Cross we are freed to live in Him. This is only by total surrender of “self” to Jesus so that we no longer live but Christ lives in us. Want to survive in the flesh, we must do it by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As He gave Himself up for us should we not also give ourselves up for Him to live in us?
Just as it was worth it for Christ to come to earth and die for us, it is worth it to surrender all to Him.
🌹For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 NASB
Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. — Genesis 6:11-12
Is this what God sees today? The last time God beheld earth this way, He destroyed all flesh with a flood (except for Noah, and his family, because He was found righteous in God’s eyes). Will you be found or are you righteous in God’s eyes?
Admit that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness. Believe that Jesus, the Son of God, is that Savior who grants forgiveness. Believe that He died on the cross for you, was buried and three days later rose from the dead. Then confess that Jesus is Lord and follow Him.
By His blood you can be clothed in righteousness. What’s stopping you?
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake,6among whom you also are thecalled of Jesus Christ; — Romans 1:1-6
In the opening of Paul’s letter it is amazing, to me, what Paul reveals about Jesus. He is:
v.1 Christ which means Messiah
v.2 the promise of God
v.3 Son of God
v.3 God in the flesh
v.4 The Resurrection (Savior)
v.5 Our Grace
Paul mentions 3 descriptions of himself. How often in our speech is Jesus exalted above ourselves? He is the reason we speak at all. Are we being good apostles, followers, for His name’s sake?
Now for several days he was with the disciples who were at Damascus,and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues,saying, “He is the Son of God.”All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?”But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ. — Acts 9:19-22
The power of Christ in us. He can transform anyone. No one is beyond His power to transform. No sin is beyond His power or compassion to forgive. Simply by humbly confessing Jesus Christ as the Son of God and admitting that it is really only Him who can give forgiveness and life.
Won’t you allow Jesus into your life and let Him transform you? You’ll never regret it.
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. — 1 Corinthians 8:6
One God. All things exist because of One God. We exist FOR the Father. We live, do, have, are blessed, provided for, loved FOR the Father. But . . .
We exist through Jesus in whom are all things. We are unable to live for the Father without existing in the Son, Jesus. For it is impossible to please the Father without faith in the Son.
Do you know Jesus personally? Do you live through Jesus for the Father? You can’t have one without the other because they are One God.
You also can abide with them by believing that Jesus is the Son of God; that He came in the form of a man to die on a cross to pay the price for the sin of all mankind; that He was buried (placed in a tomb) and was gloriously raised by the Father from death to life.
But it doesn’t end there. You must seek Him continually and love Him with all your heart. In doing that you should be desiring to know Jesus better by reading His Word, the Bible, and praying continuously (as if He is with you always, which He is).
This is really living (participating) through Jesus for the Father.
I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. — Ezekiel 32:27
O how blessed we are to have the gift of the Holy Spirit. Have you received Him? To receive the Holy Spirit we must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to earth, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and for our sake died on a cross and was resurrected from the dead so that we would be reconciled to God. When we have accepted Jesus as our Savior and Lord we receive the Holy Spirit.
God puts the Holy Spirit within us. The Holy Spirit will cause us to walk in our God’s statutes and help us to observe His ordinances. Who knows the statutes and ordinances better than the Spirit of God? God wants us to succeed in following Him and obeying Him. He does not set us up for failure. Let us thank God for His Holy Spirit. What a wonderful promise.
God cannot lie — Titus 1-2
This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life. — John 2:25
Another wonderful promise from God, the God who cannot lie. He has promised eternal life. But who is eternal life promised to?
Well John writes, “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:40) And “so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.” (John 3:15)
Eternal life is available to everyone who believes in Jesus. Jesus the Son of God. Jesus who paid the ransom for our sin. Jesus the Savior of all who believe. Jesus the guarantor of eternal life.
If you are not assured of eternal life talk to someone who knows Jesus so they can help you know for sure. If you are assured of eternal life show your gratitude to God, the One who promised eternal life to you and share this wonderful promise with someone who needs eternal life.
Thank you Lord God for the promise of eternal life through belief in Jesus Christ.
And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. — 1 John 5:20 (NLT)
Do you know that the Son of God has come? I hope so. Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus came to earth because of God’s great love for His creation. Jesus suffered and died on a cross so that we could have the opportunity to know Him, the only true God. Because of Jesus we are able to know God.
We live in fellowship with God because of our relationship with Jesus. A relationship that comes by belief in who Jesus is and surrendering our lives to Him. We ask forgiveness and follow Jesus and His example in life allowing Him to lead and guide us. This relationship is an eternal relationship.
So, do you know Jesus? Seek Him through His Word. Trust in Him as your Savior. Ask Him to come into your life so that you may experience an eternal relationship with God, your Father. Jesus is waiting to hear from you so that He may give you understanding so that you may know the true God. Jesus is the way, truth and life. Seek Him today.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.