Eternal Life: The
Guarantee flowing from the Resurrection of Jesus!
"I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of
God, that you may know that you have eternal life." (1 Jn. 5:13)
We are in the midst of Lent now. Lent is a season of grace. We focus on our own personal on-going conversion, Jesus and his sufferings and death.
Jesus was born, lived, died and rose to bring us abundant life
(Jn. 10:10.) He lavishes his Spirit upon us without ration. Expect to receive grace from God.
Holy Spirit Promises a New Quality of Life!
Because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we now can enjoy and receive "eternal
life." This life is a new quality of
life that comes through the Holy Spirit. Once you come to know the Holy
Spirit in the depths of your being, eternal life has begun. The Spirit is the
guarantee, the foretaste of what is to come and God's down payment of Heaven
itself. (Eph. 1:14) Death isn't the end, but simply becomes a transition to a
fuller life with God in Heaven. Even now you will have "heaven in your
heart" each day through the person of the Holy Spirit. What a way to
you know where you are going when you die?
Our own death and what will happen is the most important question that every human being should
grapple with. In Jesus you can have a sure answer to that question. Jesus was tortured and
died on a cross so that you could be forgiven and come to a personal
relationship with God. He was resurrected as the first fruits of a new
humanity. Rebirth occurs when you receive all that Jesus came to bring you; and
you only have to surrender (or re-dedicate) your life to Jesus Christ right
now. He is your best friend. He will help you and change you. He can get you
out of any rut or addiction you may be stuck in. He will give you the blessed
assurance of eternity with God now and forever.
A Note from Fr. Cedric
As you journey in this season of Lent, I invite you to
continue your surrender by praying daily, reading the Bible and good Spiritual
books, and by going to Church. I invite you to consider going to confession and
celebrating Eucharist. Your spiritual growth is extremely important. I have
written a booklet called "Experience
Rebirth" I want you to read! (Rebirth)
You are saved by Grace, but you must walk this out through
obedience and good works. God Bless you for your commitment. I want you to have
Assurance of salvation in the depths of your heart! My first book, "Live Passionately" explains
salvation more fully. Please download your free copy from this link! (Live)