1 John 5:12

1 John 5:12

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
1 John 5:12

There are many verses in the Bible teaching the importance of having Jesus in our lives to go to Heaven and this is one of them. It goes along with John 14:6 which says, Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.

Yet it should be understood Jesus in our lives brings not only eternal life, but an abundant life here on earth. That’s not speaking financially but in terms of our satisfaction. Spurgeon said, “Life is a matter of degrees. Some have life, but it flickers like a dying candle, and is indistinct as the fire in the smoking flax; others are full of life, and are bright and vehement.”

Isn’t it a sign of Jesus working in us that we can continue to enjoy life even when things aren’t going well while others who don’t believe can have everything in the world but hate their life? If that’s you today, maybe you need the Son who gives you life.

Living a blessed life,

Pastor Ron Kitchell