Devotional
ZOE: ETERNAL LIFE

ZOE: ETERNAL LIFE

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.”-

1 John 1:1-2

Zoe describes what /who a believer has received in Christ and what becomes of a believer after receiving God’s Spirit in his life. It is life in its fullness. It is God’s kind of life. When a man receives eternal life, he has received the highest form of life there is, he has been upgraded. This is what we call the higher life.

The world needs this Life, the Life that can only be received in Christ. Contrary to what many have been told, eternal life is not just living forever, infact everyone will live forever, the question however is the destination where forever will be spent. For the believer that is not a question that doesn’t have an answer. The believer has been joined to the Lord and so heaven is in the believer now!

Zoe is The God Kind of Life! It is God being resident in the believer, God recreating the believer to be just as He is. The believer has become a new Creature with the Life of God flowing through him. 

It’s sad that many believers are however ignorant of this and live life as though they’ve not received anything in Christ Jesus, as though they’re at the mercy of the enemy, that is not God’s best. The weak, beggarly, subservient life where we pray things like “Lord we thy handmaid call unto thee, hear us if it be thy will” is not God’s best. The life of God in the believer changes everything about the believer.  There’s a story of a young 18-year-old girl who still behaved like a 3-year-old; that can be very painful to see; but she received the life of God and that condition changed for the best. She went on to get married, have kids and became wealthy. There’s a plethora of such witnesses to the transforming power of zoe. This is not to mean that the Christian life is free or void of challenges. However, the Christian life Is by design an overcoming life.

You are in the image of God. The moment you got born again, you got the life of God. You no longer live an ordinary life. Heaven has come to reside in you, so you do not need to wait to get to heaven, heaven comes to you (I Corinthians 6:19)

FURTHER READING- 1 John 5:11-13, JOHN 5:24

CONFESSION: I DECLARE THAT I’M FREE FROM THE POWER OF SIN. I AM THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD. ETERNAL LIFE IS IN ME. I HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE OF ME. I AM NOW SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES WITH CHRIST, HALLELUJAH.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING