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ETERNAL LIFE! (2 of 3)
Jesse M. Hendley
Eternal life! What is it? What is ETERNAL LIFE?
In John 17:3 our Lord Jesus says, "This is life
eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true
God..." To know Him intimately. To know Him as our God
and Father. To really KNOW GOD as you know a loved
one, as a husband knows a wife, a child knows his
parents, the parents know the child. "This is life
eternal, that they may know Thee, the only true God,
AND JESUS CHRIST, WHOM THOU HAST SENT." The Way to God
is through Jesus. There is no other way. This is life
eternal then, to know God the Father and Christ
We found out in our last broadcast that this eternal
life involves a LIVE COMPANIONSHIP with the Lord Jesus
Christ, that He is always with the child of God, that
He dwells in our innermost being and walks with us.
Eternal life involves continued companionship with the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Eternal life involves also A LIFE OF DISCIPLINE. We
have to discipline ourselves in many things. We have
to discipline ourselves in the things of the spiritual
life, TO ENJOY this intimacy with God and with His Son
Jesus Christ. If you ever came into the knowledge of
Jesus as your Saviour and constant Companion and with
God the Father, you can only ENJOY that fellowship as
you walk in discipline with Him.
We are in a hostile world. We are in a world hostile
to spiritual things. We are in a world whose god is
the devil and whose father is the devil. We are among
people whose lives are controlled by evil forces and
the forces of hell instead of God. We must remember
that the majority of people in this world are being
controlled by Satan. To walk with God, in a hostile
and evil world, involves discipline.
The other day I was reading in the newspaper about a
lady who worked in a bakery. She made up her mind she
was going to reduce. She had been eating everything
there in the bakery. She cou ...
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