These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
The Greatest Promise
Jesus promised that you could know you have eternal life. This is the greatest promise of all.
With all the advancements in technology and medicine, the mortality rate is still 100%. Every person will one day close their eyes for a final time and face eternity.
Most people fear death. Those without Christ are uncertain of what happens when you die.
Hoping for Heaven
Ask one hundred people on the street if they were to die today, would they go to heaven, and the majority will say, “I hope so.”
For the Christian, there is no “hoping” for heaven. If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ for your salvation, you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life. Faith is not hoping for heaven; it is trusting what God has promised, He will do.
The most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16, says that Jesus came into the world so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.
You Can Know
As a Christian, you can know you have eternal life because God has promised it in His word; the Bible.
Christians don’t fear death. They celebrate the fact that when they close their eyes in death, they open them in the presence of God to spend eternity with Him.
Eternal life doesn’t begin when you die. Eternal life begins the moment you give your heart to Christ. God has promised you eternal life with Him. You can stand on that promise because it is backed by the Word of God.
Look at that promise again.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. – 1 John 5:13
Make these confessions.
Through faith in Jesus Christ, I have eternal life.
I will spend eternity in the presence of Christ.
I know I have eternal life because I have put my faith in Christ.
When doubts come, I have God’s Word to remind me of His promise of eternal life.
In Jesus name
Has the shelter in place been hard on your marriage? If you are like many of us, it has added a whole new level of stress and conflict.
That’s why tonight I’m hosting a special webinar, entitle, “Marriage in Captivity.” I’ll be joined by Dr. Jeff Rees of “Make Room for Marriage.” We will be talking bout how to keep your marriage strong during the Coronavirus shutdown.