The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Jesus came to give you life. Not just life, but abundant life, overflowing and eternal life; a life that knows no limits. The word “abundant” here means “far beyond that which is necessary.”
The abundant life Jesus promised is not only a quantity of life but a quality of life. Abundant life is for here and for all of eternity.
Abundant life is eternal life. There is no fear of death for the Christian. We know that when we close our eyes in death, we open them in the presence of God. We will spend eternity in His presence, enjoying the wonders of heaven. We know He has prepared a place for each one of us to inhabit and enjoy for all eternity. You don’t have to fear death because Jesus has promised you eternal life.
You Don’t Have to Wait
But you don’t have to wait for heaven to experience the abundant life Jesus promised. The abundant life began the day you gave your heart to Christ. Abundant life isn’t just heaven when you die, but a quality of life right here and now.
As our good shepherd, Jesus gives you full satisfaction, perfect guidance, and complete protection.
It doesn’t mean you will never face a struggle or problem. But in the midst of your difficulties, you will know He is there, guiding and protecting you.
The first three fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, and peace. A life filled with love, joy, and peace is abundant life.
Jesus came for you to live life to the fullest. So many Christians spend their life feeling guilty, ashamed, and inadequate. They have forgotten or have never been told that Jesus came to give them overflowing abundant life.
Today, embrace the abundant life Jesus promised.
Listen to that promise again:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. – John 10:10
Make these confessions:
In Jesus Christ, I have abundant life.
Eternal, unending life when I die, and overflowing life today.
He is my protection, my guide, and my provider.
Today I will live in the abundant life Jesus promised.
In Jesus Name,
Jesus promises the abundant life, and you don’t have to wait for heaven to experience it. You can live the abundant life right here and now.
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