7. You have His life (1)

Last week we discussed that we have the Name of Christ. We are part of Him, His body here on earth and we can do all things in His Name. We have the Name above all names to rely on and as we grow in our relationship with Him, we will come to the realisation of how much life and love is flowing through us because of Him. There are so many Scriptures telling us that life is flowing through our veins and in us. Let me share a couple of them with you and discuss the significance of it with you.

"And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins." Ephesians 2:1

"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life." 1 John 5:11, 12

"...just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4

We have life. And I am not talking only about our heart beating and our blood flowing through our veins, I am saying that we have His life flowing through our veins. He came to live within us the moment we gave our hearts to Him and now we can live in the fullness of the life that He came to give us. Romans call it 'newness of life', in other words you have life inside of you that unbelievers do not. And it is time that Christians truly get a hold of this.

If there is no difference between your life and an unbeliever's life, then you don't understand the type of life that Jesus came to give us. Eternal life is already something that you possess. You are already part of God's Kingdom as we have discussed a couple of weeks ago and because you are, Kingdom living is part and parcel of your everyday life. It is His life that gives you peace in this world, it is His life that gives you energy when you feel that you cannot go on, it is His life that give you joy when you are tired, it is His life that gives you love when others slander you. It is His life that sustains you. Ephesians 2:1 says that you are only truly alive when you accept Him into your life. Without Him you are like a dead corpse walking around.

I have so much empathy for non-believers. Because God's life really sustains me. How do they cope without it? Maybe alcohol helps them, maybe drugs, maybe social media, or maybe illicit relationships. The only true answer is found in Jesus Christ. But isn't it sad when Christians themselves do not realise it and also find their comfort in less honourable ways? My friends, life is in Jesus and in Him alone! True life is knowing Him!! Walk in the fullness of it and tell others about Him. They need Him and you are the one who can tell them!

God's life sustains you and is what takes you from this life to the next. That is why Jesus tells us that a Christian will never see death, because this life inside continues on forever:

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die." John 11:25, 26

Thank you Father for life! Thank you for blessing us with it. We breathe in Your life every day, we live by Your life and power and we glorify You. Amen

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