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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eternal Life

Everything Jesus did was for this reason, to give us eternal life. "God so loved the world...should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16. Jesus knows the importance of eternal life. He came from the place of eternal life, and was going to eternal life. He was the Word, who was with God, and was God. He was the Word, spoken into the womb of Mary, to be manifested to us. Yet He laid aside His rightful glory, and dignity, to become a servant, to be made in the likeness of men. He did not hold onto His equality with God, but laid it aside, that He might humble Himself, unto death, even the death of the cross. He knew where He came from, and He knew where He was going. When He said, "In my Father's house are many mansions, He knew exactly what He was talking about. He was intimately aquainted with heaven. "I go to prepare a place for you..." The preparation that needed to be made was the shedding of His blood, that we also could be given a place in heaven. John tells us that if everything that Jesus did was to be written down, that even the world itself would not be able to hold the books that would be written. We are not told very much about heaven. Only a few verses in Rev. 21 and 22, and not much more. It will take eternity to see all that God has prepared for those that love Him. Everlasting life is what Jesus came to give us. Everlasting death is what Jesus came to deliver us from. Jesus lived in complete awareness of eternity, and the spiritual realm. Jesus knows heaven, and Jesus knows what hell is like. Jesus is the light of heaven, and He is the temple in heaven. He does not want anyone to go to hell, and miss eternal life with the Father. "Lord, open our eyes to live with an awareness of the spiritual world we live in, and of the eternity that we will enter into."

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