And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God – 1John 5:11-13
Observe the tenses carefully in our theme scripture; they emphasize that everyone who’s born again already has eternal life. It’s something God has already made available in Christ Jesus; if you’re born again; eternal life is your present-hour possession.
Eternal life is the “God-life”— ζωή, zōē (Greek); it refers to the essence or character of divinity. Now, Philemon 1:6 points out an important faith-principle; it says, “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” It brings to mind the words of the Apostle John in 1 John 5:13. It says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life….”
When you were born again, you were born of the Spirit, and your human life was supplanted by the God-life. You need to become aware of this reality; it has to become a present-hour consciousness in your spirit that you have the God-life. This life can’t be infected by sickness or disease, because it’s the very life of God.
The Lord Jesus talked about this life when He said, “…As the Father has life (ζωή – zōē) in Himself, so hath He given to the Son to have life (ζωή – zōē) in Himself” (John 5:26). In other words, the life that Jesus has in Him is the same life God has, and that’s the life that’s in you now. This life is immune to failure, defeat, and death! It’s the supernatural life, and God wants you to have, and live with, the full knowledge that you have His divine life in you.
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I’m a success; I’m immune to defeat and failure. I can never be disadvantaged, because I’m an associate of the God-kind; I manifest the excellence of the Spirit. The life of God in me makes me superior to the devil and all his works. Glory to God!
Further Study: John 10:10; 2 Peter 1:3-4