“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28
June 10, 2023
Death is The biggest bat our spiritual enemy uses to swing at us. He wants the Christian to live in fear so that our attention will be taken from the One who has saved us. But we do not need to fear. Jesus, our Savior, is more powerful than death and more powerful than all of our enemies put together. Let’s consider three things from this verse.
First, eternal life is something that Jesus possesses to give. For He is Life itself. The recipients of His gift of eternal Life are His sheep (v27). You are in His flock if you have believed in His name. The moment that you were “born again” (John 3:3), Jesus gave you eternal life. We know that Jesus has eternal life to give, as He said here because death could not hold Him (Mat. 28:6). Life is more powerful than death. We need not fear physical death because Jesus has given His sheep eternal life.
Second, Jesus promises in this word that His sheep not only have eternal life but will never perish. This tells us that the one Jesus has saved will not enter into any type of soul sleep waiting for a day of resurrection. For Paul said to the church in Philippi that he will be with Christ when he departs this life. The context is evident. He will be with Christ as soon as his physical body gives up his spirit.
Third, no one, or nothing, is more powerful than Jesus, who rose bodily from death. Therefore, there is no person, no force, and absolutely nothing can snatch the Christian from his Savior’s hand. Jesus has given us eternal life. This tells us it cannot be stolen, seized, or forfeited.
Let us, therefore, live today without fear and instead trust the One who is more powerful than death and who has given us a gift that lasts forever!
For more on John 10:28 click here