John 10:28: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

In terms of “quality of life”, the quality of Eternal Life is first grade! Jesus provides an existence that goes beyond our imagination.

Being immersed in futility, we are extremely familiar with “temporary arrangements” and unfamiliar with “forever and ever”. God, however, does not change and life with Him is not temporary – it’s forever; but beyond that, eternal life represents the fulfillment of God’s dearest wish: to be reunited with His children. Family life in Heaven is what Eternal Life is all about.

God makes us an offer we can refuse: we do not have to accept His gift of Eternal Life. However, He insists that Eternal Life is a free gift, just as much as He insists that we voluntarily choose whether or not to accept it.

If we have something very precious and extremely valuable, there is always this element of fear that someone will come and steal it from us. We are very protective of our treasures. So is God. God is very protective of us because He treasures us. When Jesus says: “Nobody can steal them [God’s children] from me” it means just that: It is impossible to bypass Heaven’s premier security guard. If anyone dares messing with God’s children, they awake the Lion of Judah.

Believers have been given Eternal Life. It’s absolutely impossible to steal Eternal Life from a believer. What has been given has been given.

Jesus has risen from the dead – Hallelujah, He has risen indeed! And we can rise with Him every morning as we get up and our feet touch the ground. Most importantly, we rise to meet Him in person one day when our chapter “Life on Earth” comes to a close and an exciting new chapter begins.

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