Most assuredly, I am saying to you, if anyone keeps My Word, death he will never , positively look at with interest and attention. John 8:51 Kenneth Wuest Translation
The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. John 10:10 Young’s Literal Translation
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 NIV
We are LEARNING HOW TO LIVE! Yes we are and a huge part of LEARNING HOW TO LIVE has to do with your mind. If you are a believer you should know that just like God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit you are also a tri- or three part being. You ARE a SPIRIT, you HAVE a SOUL and you LIVE in a PHYSICAL material BODY. Here is a good example. As a person you live somewhere in something. It may be a house or an apartment. Although you live in a house or apartment, the house or apartment IS NOT YOU. You simply live in them. This is a great way to understand your SPIRIT and your BODY. Your body is your house that your spirit lives in. Your house or apartment you live in does not tell you when to clean it or when you will maintenance it. You make those decisions as you feel they are needed. I want you to pay close attention to something that The Lord says in the Word.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. I Corinthians 6:20 KJV
If you are a believer God the Father bought and paid for you and your life and as a result He is responsible for your protection, provision, safety, security and many other things. But that is not our topic and you can study out what I said later on. The next part of the verse tells us to glorify God in your BODY and in your SPIRT, which ARE GOD’S. Hmmm, why did God leave out your soul or mind? Because he’s left that up to you what you are going to do with it. God is not like the devil. The devil possesses unbelievers souls and minds and MAKES them do things in most cases they normally would not. When this happens they never get to LEARN HOW TO LIVE because the devil is only obsessed with stealing, killing and destroying. God even though He is God and He is the One who made you gives you free will and free choice to make your own decisions. This liberty is a part of Who God is and He will not defile that liberty for anyone including Himself. God the Father desires you to yield your life to Him because you choose to. He will ‘woo’ you for lack of a better word but never violate your free choice. This is why He’s left your soul in your complete control.
Because of what Adam did back in the garden and the entrance of sin and death and lack and poverty and disease, we now have had knowledge of the tree of good and evil just like Adam. We know when we enjoy something good and we know when an unenjoyable things happen as well that which we can call evil. God purposed and has provided in and through JESUS CHRIST for us to be restored to the LIFE we had and fellowship we had with Him before Adam ever sinned and beyond that. Through Jesus He has provided for us not to just have LIFE but ETERNAL LIFE. You need to know what eternal life is and all of its ingredients so that if you are missing out on some of the ingredients or the whole basket of eternal life itself you can make the corrections needed to change this.
Eternal life is: the unique quality (reality) of God’s life at work in the believer, i.e. as the Lord manifests His self-existent life (as it is in His sinless abode of heaven). “Eternal the word eternal is the Greek word (aiṓnios) life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time – i.e. what gives time its everlasting meaning for the believer through faith, yet is also time-independent.
Pay close attention to the definition here in Strongs dictionary
Eternal life (aiṓnios) does not focus on the future per se, but rather on the quality of the age it relates to. Thus believers live in “eternal life” right now, experiencing this quality of God’s life now as a present possession. (Note the Greek present tense of having eternal life in Jn 3:36, 5:24, 6:47; cf. Ro 6:23.)
You have to take sometime to understand THE POWER, PEACE and FAVOR of what has just been explained to you.
Eternal life is having the same quality of Life as God the Father Himself does in His sinless abode. To live according to Heavens standards, not what your job, family name and credit score say you can have but like Philipians 4:19, according to His riches in glory. In order to live like this you MUST do it by faith and what is in the spiritual realm will manifest in the natural realm. You have to believe that old things, like death and lack and sickness and disease are no longer a reality or option for you, they are for the world but not for you.
So that, assuming that anyone is in Christ, he is a creation new in quality. The [old} antiquated, out-of-date things [which do not belong to the new life in Christ Jesus] have passed away. Behold, all things have become new in quality. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Kenneth Wuest Translation
You have to believe that old things, antiquated things which do not belong to the new creation and new life in Christ HAVE PASSED AWAY. Not because you physically see they are gone but because God’s Word Who is Jesus says so. You must take that and that alone and believe it and stand on it. Most important know that YOU HAVE as your present possession the same quality of Life as God Himself and REST in that.
And this is the testimony, that life eternal God gave us. And this life is in His Son. The one who has the Son has the life. The one who does not have the Son of God the life he does not have. These things I write to you in order that you may know with an absolute knowledge that life you are having, eternal life, to you who believe on the Name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:11-13 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Just like John I have written these things so that you can LEARN HOW TO LIVE and KNOW with an absolute knowledge that YOU HAVE eternal Life. I encourage you to go back and re-read this series as it is a vital life component and a great way to renew your mind to God’s will for you: LIFE!!!
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!