Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth, which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time eternal, but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior. Titus 1:1-3.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

What is the most important thing of all? What is the one thing that determines everything? What is the only thing that makes all the difference in your life and being, and I am speaking of your entire being—spirit, soul, and body. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. What is the most important of all of the magnificent promises I give you? There is only one and I promised it to you before time eternal. Titus 1:1-3. Yes, it is ETERNAL LIFE.

I gave it to you as your inheritance in the beginning, but like the prodigal son you squandered it and lost it to sin. But My call and My promise are irrevocable so that all may reach out and have it. I planned the Lamb slain since before the foundation of the world to give you this promise and it is in Him. “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” 1 Peter 1:18-21.

Grasp hold of the life that is life indeed, the life that is eternal but reaches to every age and moment of existence. What is eternal life? It is the life I have and all are alive to Me. Eternal life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time – it is what gives time its everlasting meaning for the believer through faith, yet it is also time-independent in the sense it forever and has no beginning or ending. Length of days in unending glory. For you, the present age is the only one you know, so your life is time dependent for it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment. Hebrews 9:27. But your life does not stop at physical death, even for your body, for I have not only promised you eternal life for your spirit and soul, but also to raise your body on the last day and clothe it with immortality, united again with your glorified spirit and soul. “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

For those of you who are in My Son, if you die your earthly death before Jesus returns to also redeem your bodies, your spirit and soul have been redeemed and you will be absent from your body but present with Me in the Kingdom. For you must understand that for you who believe in the Name of My Son you have eternal life. For whoever believes that Jesus is the Messiah is begotten of Me and whoever is born of Me overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—your faith. And faith comes from hearing My testimony of God concerning My Son. The one who believes in My Son has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe Me has made Me a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that I have given concerning Jesus, My Son. And what is that testimony? My Holy Spirit in you testifies this to you and it is this, that I have given you eternal life, and this life is in Jesus, My Son. He who has Jesus has the life; he who does not have My Son, Jesus, does not have the life. It is that simple. He is the Way, the Truth, and THE LIFE.

I want you to know that you who believe in the name of My Son have eternal life. Your names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. But I want you to understand something very great. Remember that eternal life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time, it is also time-independent. So when you believe in Jesus, and He is abiding in you and His Words are abiding in you, you are already abiding in eternal life. When Jesus died to sin once for all, so did you in Him, for He bore your sins, and when I raised Him up and exalted Him, I seated Him at My right hand, and I raised you who are in Him, up with Him, for your sins are gone. He told you that He would prepare a place for you and come back and take you with Him so that where He is you also may be. That is not just when you die physically. He became the new and living way to the Holy of Holies, behind the veil, for you when He died upon the Cross and ascended back to Me. He came forth from deep within Me, the generated Word, and He has returned to that deep place in Me, the bosom of My heart. And He has ushered you in with Him. In the Spirit you are already abiding in eternity while you still walk in time and live a life that is governed by your physical senses and body in what you can do and where you are at the present time for your daily activities and works. You are abiding in and attached to the heavenly Vine but you are still upon the earth producing the fruit of the Vine. But you can hear from and know things from Heaven. I have opened the windows of Heaven to you as I did over My beloved Son when He was baptized in the Jordan River and I have poured My Spirit into your heart and it is in the gift of My Spirit, which Jesus calls “the Promise of the Father,” that I give you My life, that I give you eternal life to raise you up entirely complete, spirit, soul, and body on the last day. “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.

My servant Paul was taken up to the third Heaven where I dwell in everlasting light and whether he was in his body or out of it he did not know. So you see that for spiritual dwelling, your spirit and soul are not dependent on your earthly body as you are to be functioning on the earth. But I want you to see, he still was himself, whether in or out of the earthly tent that is your body. The same with John when I took him up to the throne room of Heaven though he was physically in the cave on Patmos. And though he is with Me now, his body has not been raised to glory yet. But that is coming. “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14. Sealed in Christ by the Holy Spirit as soon as you believed. I have given you to Christ. “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:39-40.

You may wonder how the dead will be raised, for some have been cremated and their ashes scattered, others were devoured by wild beasts, some were lost at sea, and there are many other ways people have died. But for Me it is simple, I tell you I will sound the trumpet and the dead will be raised! As you watch from the four winds you will see the resurrected strands of DNA coming and wrapping around the spirits and souls of those already with Me to whom they belong forming a new and glorious body for each one who is returning with Jesus in the clouds, and you who are still living in your bodies on earth at that instant will be caught up with them and in the twinkling of an eye you will see yourself changed as mortality becomes immortal, beautiful, and strong, though it is still YOU! My Son told you this ahead of time, “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.” Mark 13:26-27. And again, “they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” Mathew 24:30-31.

And Paul by the Spirit wrote about this too, “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:50-58.

“May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints (believers who have died before His second coming).” 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13.

My Son told you that eternal life is to know Me, the one true God, and the One I sent Jesus Christ. Do you see? Just stopping at the knowledge of Me, the one true God, is not enough, you must have the revelation of My Son. Without Him, you will perish for you are not reconciled to Me apart from Him. Only He bore your sins, iniquities, diseases, pains, condemnation, and sentence to eternal death for you so that you could be blameless, holy, sanctified, and made righteous in My sight without reproach. “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:14-18.

You perish without Him, you live forever in the Kingdom, starting now, with Him. What do you choose? My Will is that none should perish but that all would repent and have eternal life. 2 Peter 3:9.
So for victory in this life and the next only one thing is required without which you are lost, and that is JESUS. And His Name means Salvation. I have found a ransom; you will not go down to the pit. Job 33:23-25. He will save His people from their sins, Gabriel told Joseph, and He is the only way to be saved, the only Name I have given among men by which you must be saved, but what a glorious, perfect, precious living Way I have given you to Me. He is the only way to live and the only way to die. He is the resurrection and the life, and He came to bring you abundant life. And to have it He gave you His peace and shared His joy with you. “For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace.” Isaiah 55:12. He is the good Shepherd who leads you out to lead you in. “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30. Eternal life is this, to know Me, the one true God, and the One I sent, Jesus Christ. We are One and you cannot have one without the other. He reveals Me and I reveal Him. And I have made a promise to you before time eternal, and that promise is “yes” to you in Jesus, and the promise which I Myself made to you is this: ETERNAL LIFE. 1 John 2:25. And that life is in My Son. 1 John 5:11. He is true God and true Man. 1 John 5:20.

And Jesus is My Word made flesh. And My Words are words of eternal life. My Words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:22. I sent My Word to heal you and deliver you from your destructions. Psalm 107:20. Receive the implanted Word it has the power to save your souls. James 1:21. The Word is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Eye has not seen and ear has not heard the magnificence of what I have prepared for those who love Me. Eternal life is a life of oneness with Me where there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things will have passed away. Behold, I make all things new! Revelation 21:4-5. And there will no longer be any night; and you will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because I Myself and My Son will illumine you and you will reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:5.

I love you. Take hold of the eternal life I have promised you before the world began and begin living it now. It is yours in Jesus and it is in you by My Spirit. Remember Ezekiel and the vision of the dry bones? I will bring you out of your graves.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26.

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 1 John 3:1-2.