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, NIV
Great news! This means if you’re born again, you’ve already crossed over from death to life. You’re no longer in the fiefdom of death where Satan, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, disadvantage, and failure hold men in bondage; rather, you’ve crossed over into the realm of life
Some Christians, however, still find themselves buffeted by the challenges of life. Their problem, for the most part, is their ignorance of God’s Word. God said, “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6). The quality of life you live here on earth depends on the knowledge of God you have and live by. The Apostle John recognized this when he said, “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren…” (1 John 3:14).
The word “know” in this verse is from the Greek “aido,” which means, “to be aware.” Have you come to the awareness that you’ve crossed over from death to life; therefore, nothing in you should produce death? Has it dawned on you that you’re not supposed to be sick, broke or snowed-under by the pressures and adversities of life?
The Spirit of God, speaking through the Apostle John said, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know (aido) that ye HAVE eternal life…” (1 John 5:13). You need to become aware of these realities! Take possession of the knowledge that you’ve been called into the transcendent life: the supernatural life of dominion, where you reign by grace through righteousness.
Dear Father, I thank you for bringing me out of spiritual death into the arena of life. I have eternal life now; therefore, nothing in me produces death. I live in absolute victory and mastery over Satan, the world and its systems because the greater One lives in me. Hallelujah.
Further Study: John 5:24; Romans 8:2