BLESSING #29 – Followers of Jesus anticipate eternal life

Few things are certain in life. Death is one of those certainties. Every single human being conceived – no matter how rich or powerful – throughout all of world history has died or will die (until Jesus returns to earth).

John 10:27–28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Life, as we know it, is confined by time. Jesus’s disciples are promised eternal life. This means that death – although certain – is simply a transition into the timeless hereafter. For believers, we can be assured of eternal life with our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, in the new heavens and the new earth. For those who rejected the gift of salvation, there will perpetual suffering in a lake of fire. While we deserve the lake of fire, Jesus has generously invited us to share eternal life with Him in the glories of heaven.

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