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
The Greatest Promise
The greatest promise of all is knowing you have eternal life.
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.
For those without Christ, there is no hope.
Ask one hundred people on the street that if they were to die today, would they go to heaven? The majority will say, “I hope so.”
You can Know
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 is John 3:16. It says that Jesus came into the world so that everyone who believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life.
As a Christian, you can know you have eternal life because God 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; it begins the moment you give your heart to Christ. God has promised you eternal life with Him. You can stand on that promise because the Word of God backs it.
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 God.
I know I have eternal life because I have put my faith in Christ.
When doubts come, I have God’s Word and His promise of eternal life.
In Jesus’ name
Eternal life is not for those who try hard, live a good life, or hope they make it. Only those who placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior will spend eternity with Him in heaven.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Lifeway research recently stated that 55% of pastors have experienced significant discouragement over the last several years. Barna Research found that 2 out of 5 pastors have seriously considered leaving the ministry. Our pastors need our encouragement and prayer as never before
God has placed on my heart a goal of mobilizing 1 million Christians to pray for their pastor for 31 days. Help me get the word out by going to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thedailypromise365 and sharing one of the Praying for Pastors posts on your feed. Help me build a movement of Christians committed to encouraging and praying for their pastors.
It’s quick, easy, and a great way to help encourage Christians with the promises of God’s Word.
If you know you have eternal life, put an “I Do” in the comment section.
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