KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:26 KJV “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;”
The Lord Jesus according to this scripture shares the life of the Father. What is the life of the Father? 1st John 5:11 KJV “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” The life which the Father gave to the Son is called eternal life. This word “eternal” also means unending, or life without end. It also means, there is no power whether natural or supernatural that can overcome this life of God or this eternal life. Apostle Paul describes this kind of life in the following scripture 2nd Timothy 1:10 KJV “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” Apostle Paul calls this life an immortal life. It is an incorruptible life. When a man is born again, the natural life is supplanted or taken over by this supernatural life.
In John 15, the word talks about our Lord Jesus who is the vine and we are the branches. The life of the branches is received from the vine. We have this very life of the Father in us.
Please note: every spiritual condition or state is ONLY accessible by faith. You can express the effect or impact of this supernatural life by believing and declaring that we have the very life of God.
We must be fully conscious as well as affirming that we have a life, superior to demon power, superior to disease and superior to the forces of this life. In 2nd Peter 1:4 it reads, ” Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Through the revelation of the word of God, we are partakers or fellow participators of the nature of God.
Dear reader, the Lord Jesus, at the time before creation, had the same glory(nature) as the Father. John 17:5 KJV “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” He had to become a man, so that through death, He could take away our sins and imparted to us His life. This life is the eternal life.
It is also called the resurrection life.
It has abolished spiritual death and has control over all the causes of physical death. The apostle Paul who had a very clear understanding of this life in him could not be destroyed by any of the life destroying agents in 2nd Corinthians 11:24-28.
The following are some of the life destroying agents
1. Five times forty stripes less one.
2. Thrice beaten with rods.
3. Once stoned almost to death.
4. Thrice suffered ship wreck.
5. Stayed in the sea for a night and a day, and many more.
All the above could not kill him, until he said, I have finished my course. Then was he ready to go.
I have the life of God in me. The life of God is superior to all destructive forces, whether physical or spiritual. By the divine life in me, I have escaped the corruption in this life through carnality. My life manifests the praises of God.
Romans 8:11 KJV “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
1st John 5:4 KJV “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”