The Word of God tells us that because we believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ, we have eternal life.
« Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. »(John 5:24)
The phrase “has eternal life” is in the present tense. It is not written that “he will have eternal life”, it is written that “he has eternal life.” In other words, believers HAVE eternal life.
« Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. »(John 17:3)
And we have received this eternal life through the love of God as John says:
« God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. »(John 3:16)
Jesus also says:
« My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. »(John 10:27-29)
So once we have received Jesus Christ into our life, we have also received eternal life and we cannot lose it, because Jesus remains in us and with us forever.
Eternal our God, grant us to always remember that since we believed in Jesus Christ we have received eternal life. It is in the precious name of your son Jesus Christ that we pray, Amen.
THE LION OF JUDAH MINISTRY IN THE WORLD©
KIGALI – RWANDA