Eternal Life

Everyone has an eternity ahead of him or her; it’s their choice as to where they spend it!

 

Eternal = Greek word, aion, meaning without end, forever

Everlasting = Greek word, aionios, meaning perpetual, eternal, forever.  Another Greek word for everlasting is aidios, meaning ever during, eternal

Forever = Greek word, eis (ice), meaning continual

Eternity for the unbeliever by examples given in Jude about…

  • Fallen angels (vs. 6) – God has reserved everlasting chains under darkness at the judgment
  • Sodom and Gomorrah (vs. 7) – are an example of suffering God’s vengeance of eternal fire
  • Those listed above and unbelievers (vs. 12-13)The blackness of darkness is reserved for them for ever

Eternity for Satan and unbelievers In Revelation…

  • Satan (19:10) – “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
  • Unbelievers (19:14-15) – “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

God the Father’s role in eternal life

  • Eternal life is God’s gift to His children (Ro 6:23)
  • His desire is that no one will perish, but is that all will have eternal life (John 3:15-18)
  • The eternal God is our refuge ( 33:27)
  • He purposed for eternity to use Jesus as our sacrifice and for us to have faith in Him (Ephesians 3:11)

Jesus role in eternal life

  • He is the author of eternal salvation ( 5:9)
  • He gives eternal life to God’s children (John 10:28)
  • He paid for our eternal redemption with his blood (read Hebrews 9:11-14)
  • He has the words of eternal life (John 6:68)
  • Through Jesus, God the Father has called us unto eternal glory (1 Peter 5:10)

The Joy NOW that comes from Eternal Life

  • Better perspective in this life, even if you have great problems (2 Corinthians 4)
  • Hope (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 19-26, 51-58)

Victory! 

When you already know the outcome of your eternal life and know just a small portion of the things that await you, it should be easier to live victorious rather than defeated.