God’s Agent of Eternal Life

The Father gave the Son all power and authority to provide eternal life to mankind; mankind, who before Jesus came, was eternally dead in sin. Man was separated and fell out of relationship with God when Adam rebelled against Him in the Garden of Eden. But Jesus came to restore that relationship and bring God to man. 

“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

The principle of eternal life isn’t living forever, but rather, is defined as the personal and intimate knowledge of the only true God, and Jesus Christ. God intends for everyone to receive eternal life (John 3:16) because He loves all those who are His creation. 

God the Father and God the Son are joined together with the purpose to love and restore us. The Father sent the Son on mission as an agent of good news so that we could be returned to a right relationship with the Father. John the Apostle ends his Gospel account with this statement, “Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30–31). 

Consider the fact that God wants to know you and desires a relationship with you forever.

Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection we have been given the promise and guarantee of eternal life. This is the redemption and salvation that is offered to the world. However, only those who have put faith in Jesus as their Savior will receive the magnificent gift of eternal life. Those who reject the gift of eternal life will remain under the wrath of God. “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).

“You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you.” Corrie Ten Boom 

Now that you may have a better understanding of what eternal life truly is, there is a question that remains, “Do you have eternal life right now?” Make sure you have put your faith and trust in Jesus, God’s agent of salvation, so that He may give you eternal life. 

Pastor Cary Wacker

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