Tag Archives: eternal life

Scripture at Sunrise 10.16.2018

“Because I live, ye shall live also.” -John 14:19

Jesus has made the life of believers in Him as certain as His own. As sure as the Head lives the members live also. If Jesus has not risen from the dead, then are we dead in our sins; but since He has risen, all believers are risen in Him. His death has put away our transgressions and loosed the bonds which held us under the death sentence. His resurrection proves our justification: we are absolved, and mercy saith, “The Lord hath put away thy sin, thou shalt not die.”

Jesus has made the life of His people as eternal as His own. How can they die as long as He lives, seeing they are one with Him? Because He dieth no more, and death hath no more dominion over Him, so they shall no more return to the graves of their old sins but shall live unto the Lord in newness of life. O believer, when, under great temptation, thou fearest that thou shalt one day fall by the hand of the enemy, let this reassure thee. Thou shalt never lose thy spiritual life, for it is hid with Christ in God. Thou dost not doubt the immortality of thy Lord; therefore, do not think that He will let thee die, since thou art one with Him. The argument for thy life is His life, and of that thou canst have no fear; wherefore rest in thy living Lord.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 9.25.2018

“…If the Lord were pleased to kill us, He would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would He have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.” -Judges 13:23

This is a sort of promise deduced by logic. It is an inference fairly drawn from ascertained facts. It was not likely that the Lord had revealed to Manoah and his wife that a son would be born to them and yet had it in His heart to destroy them. The wife reasoned well, and we shall do well if we follow her line of argument.

The Father has accepted the great sacrifice of Calvary and has declared Himself well pleased therewith; how can He now be pleased to kill us! Why a substitute if the sinner must still perish? The accepted sacrifice of Jesus puts an end to fear.

The Lord has shown us our election, our adoption, our union to Christ, our marriage to the Well-beloved: how can He now destroy us? The promises are loaded with blessings, which necessitate our being preserved unto eternal life. It is not possible for the Lord to cast us away and yet fulfill His covenant. The past assures us, and the future reassures us. We shall not die but live, for we have seen Jesus, and in Him we have seen the Father by the illumination of the Holy Ghost. Because of this life-giving sight we must live forever.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.12.2017

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5

Your theology may not rest in God’s sovereignty, but your eternal life does. Jesus said that without Him we can do–wait for it–NOTHING! -Hershael York via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.31.2016

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
Eternal life is not just a length of life, but a quality of life. The essence of that life is that you know God. –excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: What Your Mouth Reveals | Romans 3:13-14 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Everlasting Life | John 3:16 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 8.1.2016

The Plan from Heaven | John 3:14-15 | Anthony Vance
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.” -John 3:14-15

Man has a sin problem and God’s judgment is death. The offenders did not come up with the solution, God did! The only solution is grace, seen in the lifting up the emblem of judgment. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

——-Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: All Under Sin | Romans 3:9 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Plan from Heaven | John 3:14-15 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 6.7.2016

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” -John 10:28

We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.

Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.

Observe, further, that the Lord expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.

Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior. Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer’s hand.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 6.7.2011

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” -John 10:28

We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.

 

Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.

 

Observe, further, that the Lord expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.

 

Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior. Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer’s hand.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, June 7 entry]

 

 

 

Scripture at Sunrise 6.17.2010

“And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”  -1 Corinthians 13:2

“How much do you have to hate someone to know the way of eternal life and not share it?” –Jerry Rankin

[via Ed Stetzer’s Twitter]

Scripture at Sunrise 3.6.09

“Everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.” -John 11:26

[We will take a break from our Friday “Story Behind the Song” series.  This little post by Phil at Fighter Verses was too good not to share!]

… shall never die.

I remember a brother praying over me, mentioning in his prayer: “We will be enjoying you 8 billion years from now.”

I was taken aback. 8 billion years from now? I opened my eyes and stared at him. Does he realize what he just said?

Whoa. I’m going to be alive 8 billion years from now. And not just alive … experiencing that fullness of joy—God’s presence.

Sometimes, infinity is so abstract, we need big things less than it just to begin to feel it. That’s probably one reason the Scriptures can describe other infinities finitely. Take David’s words to God: “Your righteousness is like the mountains of God” (Psalm 36:6). God’s righteousness is infinite; mountains aren’t. But when you get the right angle on a mountain, it puts you in your place. So also God’s righteousness, the Scriptures effectively say.

So we return to John 11:26: “everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” Alive, 8 billion years from now. Somehow I missed it all this time, in all the familiarity of the believers’ eternal life. I even missed it in Amazing Grace:

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

[by Phil at FighterVerses]