…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. John 10:10 King James Version
When you think of the abundant life, what do you think of. Do you think of just Heaven and how all will be well when you get there? You many be shocked to find out that Jesus was not just talking about life in the sweet by and by but the right here and now. The word life there in that scripture is the greek word zoe and it means spiritual and physical life. It covers the life you have now and the life to come. Jesus has covered it ALL. But even greater than that is what He said after that. He said that He has come that we might have life and have it more abundantly. I like the Kenneth Wuest Translation.
…I alone came in order that they might be possessing life, and that they might be possessing it in superabundance. John 10:10 Kenneth Wuest Translation
SUPER ABUNDANCE!!!! Abundance on steroids. This is what Jesus has come for us to have, to possess. Jesus did not come so you can have just enough and barely make it, NO!!!! The word abundantly in that verse is the greek work perissós. It is actually two words the first being the word perí, meaning “all-around, the second meaning excess”). The Strongs dictionary goes on to define abundantly as – properly all-around, “more than” (“abundantly”); beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; “more abundant,” going past the expected limit (“more than enough . . . “). This is what Jesus came for you and I to HAVE. The word have in that verse is the Greek word echo and it means to have, hold and possess. Not dream about it and pray about it and not see it. When you think of the price God the Father paid by giving up HIs Son and what Jesus had to go thru to secure that for us, make sure that you do not neglect to HAVE that abundant life. It’s yours and it’s paid for by Jesus. Don’t try to qualify for it because YOU CAN’T!!! Simply receive it by GRACE thru FAITH remembering it’s YOUR Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom!!!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!