“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms…” John 14:1-2 (NIV) Jesus confronts His friends with the painful reality of life in this world. Then He speaks about a hope that is outside this world—in His Father’s...
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life. 1 John 5:11-12 (NIV)
The promise of the gospel is not just that you get eternal life when you die, but that if Christ is in you, you have eternal life. In other words, even though you die, you will live because Christ is in you, and the life that Christ gives can never die.
Listen to the promise of Jesus to those who live on Him and feed on Him, and let these words be life for you today:
“Here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die” (John 6:50).
“If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever” (6:51).
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (6:54).
“The one who feeds on me will live because of me” (6:57).
“He who feeds on this bread will live forever” (6:58).
When the Lord sends us out from the communion table, He says to us: “Go live!” The Lord is for you, the Lord is with you. Christ died to redeem you, and He lives to keep you. He will sustain you and nourish you to eternal life. Even though you die, yet shall you live! (John 11:25).
“Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rom. 8:34-35, 37).
Have you considered these words as promises from Jesus? Do you believe Him?