John 5:24 - Eternal Life Now.

John 5:24 - Eternal Life Now.

John 5:24 (NKJV) "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My 
word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall 
not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. 

John 5:24 (NIV) "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 (AMP) I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the 
person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and 
believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has 
(possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not 
incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he 
has already passed over out of death into life. 

Everlasting life; This declaration is more than a promise of 
eternal life to come; it is an assurance that the believer now and here 
may begin to enjoy life that is eternal in quality, because he is 
united spiritually with His Lord, whose life He shares. "The Spirit of 
God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life 
eternal" (DA 388). [SDA Bible Commentary] 

"Eternal life" - living forever with God - begins when you 
accept Jesus Christ as Savior. At that moment, new life begins in you 
(2 Cor. 5:17). It is a completed transaction. You still will face 
physical death, but when Christ returns again, your body will be 
resurrected to live forever (1 Cor. 15).  [Life Application SB] 

Eternal life is more than endless. It has a unique quality and 
character all its own. Eternal life is God's own life, infused with His 
vitality and moral character, given to us through spiritual birth. Those 
with this life can have fellowship with God and with other believers, 
for we are linked to Him and one another by eternal bonds. [Victor 
Bible Reader's Companion] 

The New Testament teaching is not that everyone has eternal 
life, but that those who come to God through Jesus Christ are given 
eternal life as a gift.  Many passages contain this teaching; it is not 
found in only one or two texts.  The new birth, being "born of the 
Spirit," is to have the life of God given to us.  Not all are born of the 
Spirit.  The Scripture rejects the idea that everybody has a spark of 
deity within.  In fact, the Bible says that man, in his natural 
condition, is "dead to god" and that rebirth, an action of the Holy Spirit, 
is required to plant the life of God.  That's what's meant by 
eternal life.  We don't begin eternal life when we die; we begin it 
while we still live.  Eternity begins with belief in Christ.  [Terry 
Fullam; Time with God devotional SB] 


If we really believe in Christ, we will be living for Him. A 
beautiful sermon that conveys this thought can be found here: 

We Not Me by Ivan Blake: 





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