Life of God

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:7-10

The Greek word translated "life" here is "zoe" and it means life in the absolute sense or life as God has it. Everyone who is breathing has life in the sense of physical existence, but only those who receive Jesus can experience life as God intended it to be. Jesus came to not only save us from the torment of eternal hell, but also to give us this "zoe" or God-kind of life in abundance. The life of God is not awaiting us in heaven, but is presently possessed by every born-again person in his spirit. We can release this "zoe" life and enjoy it now by losing our natural life and finding this supernatural life. The way we lose our life is to deny any thoughts, emotions, or actions that are contrary to the Word of God, which is life ("zoe" in Jn. 6:63). When we line our thoughts, emotions, and actions up with the instructions of God’s Word, then we will find this "zoe" life manifest in our bodies and souls as well.

The Word is spiritual and must be understood through the spirit (1 Cor. 2:14). The Bible is simply a physical representation of Jesus and spiritual truth. It is inspired of God and therefore, totally accurate and reliable, and yet, until we receive the spirit that these words express, the Bible will not profit us (Heb. 4:2).

If we want to know what spiritual truth is, we must believe the Bible, for it is spirit and life. If we want to be led by the Spirit, then we must follow God’s Word. If we want to hear from the Spirit of God, then we must listen to what God says in His Word. The Spirit (Holy Spirit) and the Word (Jesus – Jn. 1:1) are one (1 Jn. 5:7).

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6 thoughts on “Life of God”

  1. A whole lotta thiefdom going on today Ancients.

    I can’t tell you how many times I have mentioned that unbelievers in general, and atheists specifically, whether intentional or not, try to STEAL that which belongs to another.

    The life and times of Moses as lawgiver is attempted theft.
    The life and times of Christ and the attempted theft from people who have placed their trust in the only living God as revealed through the heart, the conscience, and the scriptures. Yeah, theft I tell ya, to say Moses, Christ, Paul the apostle, and the entire witness of scripture is lacking in veracity.

    To your point further. The record of scripture speaks to life as you say. We have ‘life’ as proof of a Creator. What do others have? Life itself is proof enough. Then there is that eternal life, which abode in Christ, and this antagonized his enemies, for He spoke with authority because He had the words of life. And the light of this life like a blazing fire, is tried to be snuffed out in every generation. Yeah, like that has ever ended well for criminals.

    Great post btw.

    1. Thanks CS.
      One smarter than I wrote this.
      I love all your analogies to this awesome gift we call life.
      “In Him (funny it doesn’t give any other Him except Christ) was LIFE and that LIFE was the light of all mankind”

      1. It’s ok A; doesn’t matter really who wrote it. You agree with it, and I agree with you both, truth is like that eh.

        Btw, there is a version of the scriptures which to my knowledge do not have a copyright. Skeptics should take note. To life!

  2. “It is inspired of God and therefore, totally accurate and reliable, and yet, until we receive the spirit that these words express, the Bible will not profit us”

    This was well said. I sometimes say there’s the “knowing” and than there’s the knowing. It is not unlike communicating with people here on earth, we must understand the context, the spirit and intent of what is being said in order to communicate fully.

    1. You’re very correct IB, and much like Andrew a great and effective communicator and teacher.
      A Blessed weekend to you.

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