Eternal Life Part 1

THE PURPOSE OF JESUS’S COMING

Genesis 1:24-27 (NKJV) God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

. . . “We will make people in our own image, modeling them on ourselves” . . . . So God created people as a reflection of God, created them to be like God. – LBP

God created you to be like Him.

Matthew 5:48 (NKJV) Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Leviticus 19:2 (NKJV) You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Luke 6:36 (NKJV) Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

We were separated from God. We need to reconnect to God.

John 10:10 (NKJV) I have come that they may have life [union].

John 15:5 (NKJV) I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

1 John 3:2-3 (NKJV) Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

Ephesians 5:1-2 (NKJV) Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV) Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Only one thing holding us back: Mind Renewal.

John 14:12 (NKJV) Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do.

“Likeness added to image tells us that the divine image, which man bears, is one corresponding to the original pattern.” – Unger’s Bible Dictionary

You were patterned off of God.

John 14:8-9 (NKJV) Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father.”

Romans 8:19 (NKJV) The earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

. . . The universe is eagerly awaiting the time when in the fullest sense we will be displayed as God’s own kind. – FD

. . . Everything God created looks forward to the future. That will be the time when his children appear in their full and final glory. – NIRV

  • Separation from God = a natural life.
  • Union with God = a supernatural life.

Once I receive spiritual life, I can’t allow death to remain in my soul.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV) Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

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