Pocket Sized Thoughts – 1 John – Part 21

He who has the Son has life.” (5:12)

God does not want us to be in a ‘dead religion.’ He wants us to be alive with the living, powerful, resurrection life of Jesus Christ. The night before Jesus was crucified He prayed His own ‘high-priestly’ prayer in John chapter 17. In that prayer, Jesus defines eternal life, which is to know God and He whom God has sent (that is, Christ Jesus – John 17:3). Eternal life is not an endless cycle of days. Who would want to live forever in the world as it now is. It is not quantity. Instead, it is quality. The life that Jesus prayed about and John wrote of is that life which God intends for every man and woman that has ever set foot upon this planet. It is a life of full and free fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a life of love, joy and peace. It is a life without sin, where all sorrow, pain, death and tears are wiped away … forever! This is the life that Adam enjoyed all too briefly in the garden of Eden with all its tranquillity before Satan spoiled it. But, it is more than that. Because, once fallen, but now redeemed, this life is incomparable to anything known before. This is the life that Jesus gives and it is a life more abundant than anything else (John 10:10). But, this life is only possible through the Son. He who has the Son has life, but he who does not have the Son does not have life. Make sure you have the Son, Jesus Christ, so that you may have His life.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you for this amazing life you so freely have and now want me to know in all its fullness.”