“And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.” (1 John 5:11-12).
Through the shedding of Christ blood we were reconciled back into full fellowship with God.
The first benefit of our covenant relationship with God is LIFE. Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve in Genesis chapter 3 we were cut off from God. As such, we died spiritual, but through the life of Jesus Christ (last Adam), we were reunited back to God. “…Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].” 1 Corinthians 15:45
Now because we are joined with the Lord we now have His Life. This was the Life Jesus was talking about In John 10:10, “I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” By this, He meant, “His own LIFE.” Jesus by His own choice, voluntarily laid down His Life (John 10:11). He took our death, and in exchange, gave us His Life, the “Zoe Life.”
Zoe Life is the abundant Life that God has. (John 6:57). And that is the very same Life Jesus has (John 5:26). So the Life of Jesus in us is an eternal Life. An “everlasting” or “endless” Life. Praise God!
This was why Jesus specifically instructed His disciples not to do anything until they received that Life in Acts 1:4-5. After His resurrection, Jesus told the disciples to wait for the Promise. This was the promise God entered into covenant with Abraham for. The Bible says, “Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.” (Gal 3:14).
On the day of pentecost the Holy Spirit came and gave them that LIFE! (Acts 2:1-4). Their dead spirit became alive! This was how it was originally with Adam and Eve, until sin came and broke the union with God and mankind. We are now ONE with God, and the seal of the union is the Holy Spirit living in us!
The very purpose of God for creating man was to BLESS the human race. To empower us with His Supernatural resources to prosper spirit, soul and body. God is the source of all blessings and the blessings of God are stored in Christ. (Acts 3:26). The Lord wants us to renew our minds, take Him at His Word and claim these blessings so that we can also be a blessing to the Nations.
Prayer Confession:Father thank you for the blood of Jesus Christ and the seal of your Holy Spirit on my life. Lord visit the foundation of my life and break every covenant with Satan and the works of darkness. I declare Jesus you are my Lord. Every waster of life tied to me I break your yoke in Jesus name. I terminate any seat of death waiting for me. I am joint heir with Christ I shall not live a wasted life. I declare by faith, my strength is renewed like the eagle. I shall not die but I will live to declare the works of the Lord. I am more than a conqueror in all circumstances. In Jesus name. Amen.
Reflection: “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3).
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