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Eternal Life And Our Vital Union With God by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Eternal Life And Our Vital Union With God by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

And this is the testimony: God has given
us eternal life, and this life is in his Son
(1 John 5:11 NIV).

T
here’s a legal union that we have with God
that Jesus brought us into, but receiving
eternal life brought us into a vital union with
God. A simple illustration to explain and help you
understand this is a marriage relationship between a
man and a woman. Marriage between them is ratified
on the basis of mutual consent and a duly signed
contract as required by law.

Then, as man and wife, as a result of the
marriage, they form a family, and now that they’re a
family, they have a vital union. This is different from the
“signed paper”; that paper documented the legal union.

The legal union only has authority; for example,
if you had a problem and there was a question about
inheritance, the courts will need the legality of that
marriage to decide something about the inheritance;
they’ll ask for the document of your marriage. They’re
not going to be looking at something about your home
per se; they’ll be more interested in something that can
be tendered legally.

So, Jesus brought us into a legal union with
Himself and with our heavenly Father. He also gave
us something that brought us into a vital union with
Himself and with our heavenly Father. So, we have
both the legal and the vital. Eternal life brings us into a
vital union with our heavenly Father.

One of the great benefits of our vital union with
God (the result of eternal life) is that eternal life also
gives us divine health, which is better than divine
healing. There’s a place for healing, but something far
better is divine health. It’s a great thing to be healed,
but never being sick is far better. Is it possible never
to be sick? Absolutely! But you need to understand
and acknowledge this life that you received through
the new birth. It’s part of what we read in our opening
verse, 1 John 5:11 (NIV). Verses 12 and 13 says,
“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have
the Son of God does not have life. I write these things
to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so
that you may know that you have eternal life.” (NIV).

2 Peter 1:3 says, “…his divine power hath given
unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to
glory and virtue.” You’ve got to know Him, for only
then will you understand and enjoy all that belongs to
you in Christ Jesus.

PRAYER
Precious Father, I thank you for giving me eternal life
and bringing me into a vital union with you! I rejoice
that I’m one spirit with you, and thus an associate
of the God-kind. I walk in divine health, prosperity,
success and victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Philemon 1:6; 1 John 5:11-13; 1 Corinthians 6:17

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 3:1-26 & 2 Chronicles 12-15

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 1:11-25 & Deuteronomy 10
 


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