Heaven Is Here
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3
Eternal life is not something we receive upon our death. We receive eternal life the moment we believe in Christ. When we regard heaven as the far-off dwelling of God, we forget that He is here, in this very moment. Wherever you are, as you read this devotional, God is with you. Regardless of the place you find yourself in, your intimate connection to God remains.
When we bask in the truth of His affection and presence with grateful hearts, our souls open to receive His gifts, guidance, and peace. In the same way, the apostles received these things, whether they were in a prison cell or free and surrounded by friends.
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus declared that the Kingdom of God is at hand. We welcome the Kingdom of God into our lives when we surrender to Christ’s lordship and allow the Holy Spirit to indwell and guide us. God’s Kingdom is available to be experienced and expressed by believers every moment of every day, even as we look forward to eternity with Him.
A soul disengaged from the world is a heavenly one; and then are we ready for heaven when our heart is there before us. John Newton
Eternal Life Is Knowing God: John 17:3
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