Abundant life as Jesus described it is the life of God Himself.
God places the new spiritual life within the individual the moment he
responds to Gods grace and believes on Christ as his personal Savior.
That is the beginning of a new life for one who was spiritually dead
in trespasses and sins.
Jesus said, I am come that you may have life, and keep on
having it in abundance (John 10:10b). The abundant life is a growing thing. It is
the increasingly abundant present life of the believer that is emphasized.
God plants His life in the person who hears the Word of God and
believes. The born again believer increasingly enters into the experience of the new
spiritual life by believing and yielding to Christ. It is like a spring of water that
perpetually springs up in an abundant flow from resources deep within. The Christian is to
live in an abundant way of life now.
Are you living in Gods abundance? You can be a Christian and
miss the abundant life. God invites you to enter into it increasingly as you trust in
Jesus to change your life daily.
This overflowing life is Christ living His life out in you as you
make yourself available to Him and trust Him to new areas of spiritual growth.
As the believer yields to the Holy Spirit he realizes that Gods
grace and power is sufficient for every genuine need in our lives. The life of abundance
comes from this awareness that nothing can suppress Gods grace.
Salvation in Jesus Christ is not a fire insurance policy. It is
lifeGods kind of lifegiven to everyone who believes on Christ. It begins
in the moment of spiritual birth, or regeneration. We have the privilege of participating
in the divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4). What began in the spiritual birth will go on forever.
It is eternal and indestructible because God is. Instead of a static life, our new
relationship with God is continually entering into that life that possesses all the
qualities of God. Jesus said, I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and
believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned, he has crossed over
from death to life (John 5:24).
If "eternal life" could be lost, renounced or taken
away from us it would not be eternal. It would be as temporal as our
physical life. It would not be the eternal life that God gives.
God is sovereign and He is eternal. Therefore,
His gifts cannot be withdrawn. Since He has given us eternal life, that
life is eternal life. We have confidence that we shall be glorified with
Have you entered into that great love and provision of God? When you
do your face will shine and your heart will be full of joy because of the indwelling of
If we will allow
Him to lead us to the fullness of the Christian life we will find our table
in His presence prepared,
our heads anointed with His pure oil, and our cups overflowing with His wine of joy.
We will know Gods love and abundance not only for today, but
The abundant life assures us that we can experience Gods
blessings in this life and heaven, too. We can enter into the fullness of our great
salvation today, and we will experience Gods goodness forever.
Philippians 4:19 says, My God shall supply all your needs
according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. The person who enters into this
new, abundant life in Christ shall not lack any good thing.
Have you entered into the perfect peace of knowing that God is equal
to every emergency and crisis you face? Have you experienced the fullness of His presence
in you everyday life experiences? Do you allow Him to break in upon your awareness anytime
He so chooses throughout the day?
The life He gives is overflowing in rising waves of a spiritual tide.
It is like a river overflowing its banks in which nothing can suppress it. Gods
favor toward us is unending because He gives a genuine unending supply.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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