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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Bible Meditation: 
John 14: 1-24

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE” – John 14:6

The third dimension of the GLORY of the SON, using the similitude of the sun, is LIFE: “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE” (Jh.14:6). God’s Son not only has Life, but HE IS THE LIFE! John wrote concerning Him: “In Him is LIFE, and the LIFE was the LIGHT of men” (Jh. 1:4). Though an imperfect illustration, LIFE is the Substance of God, just like radiation could be described as the essence of the sun. Growing plants do not need to be transported millions of miles to the sun in order to receive the “life of the sun”. The same way, the LIFE of GOD, His Substance and Essence, has reached out to all of creation, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The Lord Jesus declares: “I am come that they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly” (Jh.10:10b). Again, He says: “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and GIVES LIFE to the world…I am the BREAD of LIFE…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are LIFE” (Jh. 6: 33, 48, 63). Life is always in seed-form: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain” (Jh.12:24). When the eternal, incorruptible Seed was crucified on Calvary’s cross, the Life in Him was released to “whosoever wills.” Apostle John could therefore write: “And this is the testimony: that God has given to us eternal life, and THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life” (1Jh.5:11-12).

There is a record in heaven witnessed to by the Divine Trinity: that God has given us eternal life, part of His divine nature – a dimension of His Glory! If you have received Jesus Christ into your heart, you have the life of God in you. This is what makes you a new creation in Christ Jesus: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new” (2Cor.5:17). This Life rules over sin, sickness, the devil, demons and even death. Whenever the Life of God encountered the forces of death, the latter always bowed! Death bowed to life at the gates of the city of Nain, as the Author of Life stopped the procession of death, raised the widow’s dead son back to life, and restored her Joy (Lk.7:11-15). Again, when the Lord of Life arrived at the grave of Lazarus, death gave way to Life (Jh.11).

Jesus is our Guarantor of Newness of Life: “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the GLORY of the Father, even so we also should walk in NEWNESS of LIFE” (Rom.6:4); “But now we have been delivered from the law, having dies to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the NEWNESS of the SPIRIT and not in the oldness of the letter (Rom.7:6). What is demanded is that we continue to appropriate this life of God in us through the knowledge of “the exceeding great and precious promises” in God’s word” (2 Pet. 1:3-5). Jesus came on a mission to restore man from a perishing state, to the Life of God which Adam lost to Satan. Through the new birth, we can once again live supernaturally on earth: living beyond the ordinary by faith through grace.

As a new creature, you have God’s nature in you and can live by His power at work in you (Eph.3:20). At the new birth, you stepped out of the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. You are called to exhibit God’s nature through a life of daily dominion. Outside of Christ, life is mere existence – vain – no matter one’s wealth, fame, fortune, power or popularity. In Christ, Life is designed and ordained to be productive, fruitful, fulfilling, maximized, and unlimited! That’s Glory!

Adetokunbo O. Ilesanmi (Meditations)

Lord, by Your Power at work in me help me to maximally manifest Your Unlimited and GLORIOUS LIFE, in Jesus’ Name
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