Do you know how to really enjoy life? We are all born and live and die. And to some, this is all that life is about. Life is lived day by day and has its ups and downs, good times and bad, laughter and tears, hopes and fears, riches or poverty. But something is missing. Jesus abiding in the heart.
Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39 KJV).
Through the Scriptures, Jesus gives us a way to get to know Him and invite Him in (Revelation 3:20-22 KJV), but sadly, He says, “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life” (Jn 5:40 KJV). This life He offers is eternal life.
This is what He gave to Adam and Eve when He created them and gave them the tree of life.
But, when Adam chose to eat of the forbidden fruit, the power of death was given to the devil. However, Jesus, became like us, and died on the cross “…that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Heb. 2:14 KJV). Jesus’ death on the cross was the fulfillment of God’s promise that He “shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:1 5KJV) and put the devil on notice and now “he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12 KJV).
So, the devil works “with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:10 KJV). And Jesus said of him, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10 KJV). Jesus wants us to have an abundant life now and in the hereafter.
He desires that none should perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). We will all die the physical death, or first death, but none need to die the second death. But only Jesus can deliver us if we believe in Him (John 20:31 KJV).
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