Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Upon Becoming a Follower of Jesus, Your Personal Relationship with God and Eternal Life and Begin Immediately - Even Before Your Earthly Death

November 6, 2020

Upon Becoming a Follower of Jesus, Your Personal Relationship with God and Eternal Life and Begin Immediately - Even Before Your Earthly Death

MESSAGE SUMMARY

Eternal life is NOT having eternal death after our earthly death. Rather, Eternal Life means knowing God, eternally, beginning at the actual moment of our rebirth in Jesus. Our Eternal Life lasts without ceasing – eternally. By accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior now in our earthly life, our Eternal Life, begins now. Therefore, our Eternal Life lets us know God in an intimate personal relationship now; and our personal relationship with God continues, eternally, after our earthly death. By knowing God now, personally, in our earthly life, we have a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe! Jesus promised “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16b). Also, in John 6:40, Jesus promises: “this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”. What is eternal life? In John 17:2b-3, Jesus defines eternal life: “since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”. When you come into your belief in Jesus and confess your sins to God, then Jesus baptizes you with the Holy Spirit; and you begin your new life and service in His kingdom. When you receive the Spirit, your eternal life has begun even before your physical death.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Heartlessness. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Kindness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 6:40; John 5:24; John 17:2b-3; Psalms 72a:1-10.

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