Eternal Security – 06. The Life of God

THE LIFE OF GOD 

  1. The Life God Gives Believers Is Eternal
  2. Eternal Life Lasts Forever… It Never Ends
  3. Eternal Life is a Present Possession of Every Believer 
    1. John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
      • Hath = present tense; the believer already has everlasting life – NOW!
      • Eternal life is nothing something we receive when we die and go to heaven.
      • The true believer has life NOW.
    2. John 5:24 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
      • Hath = present tense (hath everlasting life now)
      • Is passed = perfect tense, which speaks of a past completed action with present continuing results. (He STANDS passed from death unto life with the continuing result of now still possessing life.)
    3. John 6:47-Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.  (Hath = present tense – now!)
    4. John 6:54   Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
      • Hath = present tense – now.
      • Will raise = Regeneration is present; resurrection of the body is future
    5. 1 John 5:11   And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
      • Hath given = aorist act. ind. = speaks of action completed in the past.
      • God has already given the believer LIFE.
    6. 1John 5:12   He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.   (Hath = present tense) Those who have received Christ presently HAVE life. (Cf. John 1:12)
    7. 1 John 3:14   We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
      • Have passed = perfect active ind. = past completed action with present continuing results.
      • Perfect indicates that we have passed from death to life and STAND in that position.
    8. 1 John 5:13   These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
      • Have = present tense
    9. 1 John 3:14   We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
      • Have passed = perfect active
      • We STAND passed from death unto life with the continuing result of ongoing LIFE.
    10. Eternal life is not something we gain when we die and go to heaven. It is a present possession and it never ends.
  4. Our Life Is Connected to His Life
    1. John 14:19 – “Because I live, ye shall live also.”
      1. His resurrected life is the foundation or basis for our new life.
      2. If His life could end, then our life in Him would end. Both are impossible.
      3. “The life which He has we have; the life of the head in glory is the life which is in every one of His members on earth, and we are the members of His body, His flesh, and His bones. His life can never die, never be affected or destroyed by enemies, and such is our life. It is hid with Christ in God.” (Arno C. Gaebelein)
    2. John 6:51-58 – “If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever.”
      1. The one who eats (receives by faith) Christ he shall live forever.
      2. To have Christ is to have eternal life.
    3. I John 5:11 – God gave us eternal life and this life is in His Son.
      1. vs. 12 – He that hath the Son hath life (eternal life)
      2. Do you have the Son? Then you have life eternal.