1 John 5:11 – And this is the witness that God has given us eternal life; and this life is in His Son.
God has given us His Life – eternal life and the Father. Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit testify to this. The proofs of this new life in Christ Jesus are evidenced by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our life manifesting the life and ministry of Jesus in us. The most important dimension of eternal life is the quality of life we have received. The life of Christ Jesus, which is the life of God, is abundant and eternal life. God’s life is filled with the rivers of His character and nature: His joy unspeakable and full of glory, His peace that passes understanding, and His love that goes beyond all knowledge.
Confidence and faith in His work of grace is vital to our salvation. The only way we can come near unto God is by the blood of Jesus with a true heart in full assurance of the faith (Hebrews 10:22). It’s not possible for us to please Him without this faith in what He has done for us and pledged to do for us (Hebrews 11:6). It is essential we trust with absolute certainty that the blood of Jesus has removed every sin and has brought forth the life of God in us. We must believe we have been begotten of God and be willing to be led by the Spirit. We must resign ourselves only to believe what the Word of God has said. The lies attempting to cast doubt on God’s love for us and the eternal life given to us must be cast down as the enemies of God.
God so desires us to be convinced of this unspeakable gift He has given us the greatest witness possible – the witness of the Blood, the Spirit, and the Water. He wants us to be certain of the eternal Life that has come to us through the testimony of the Blood of Jesus, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the water of His Word. The certainty that eternal life has come to us through the blood is witnessed to us by the Spirit and the Word (Hebrews 9:12; John 6:54; Matthew 26:27). That we have been begotten of the Spirit has been forever settled by the testimony that God has given to us of His Son (John 3:5-8; Galatians 4:29; 1 Peter 1:23; James 1:17-18; Hebrews 4:12). All of the witnesses of God, the blood, the Spirit and the water are one and they proclaim the message of God to everyone who will hear and believe. This message is that God has given to us His Life, and we now live in Him.
Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen