Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die—ever. Do you believe this?”
Here Jesus was referring to the resurrection unto eternal life. He clearly states that anyone who has put their faith in Him will never taste death (Hades) but will live forever (eternal life) and Jesus is asking you the same question today, “Do you believe this?” In other words, do you believe that He can keep His promise of giving you eternal life, that which cannot be lost because of His promise (1 John 2:25) He will keep you from committing apostasy?
We see this promise of not dying spiritually or losing our salvation in Psalms 55:22 which says, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” The word shaken in this verse in Hebrew is Mot which means: to totter, shake or slip-Strong’s #4131. Whatever lot God has assigned or allowed for you to have, He will give you His strength to sustain you from falling away because of His promise to you He will never allow it. Peter also addressed of God’s power keeping us from falling away in 1 Peter 1:5 which says, “5 You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”
An example of Jesus’ strength protecting you from being overwhelmed by the enemy is found in 2 Corinthians 12:9 which says, “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.” The word grace means favor or kindness which in the context refers to His power. Jesus is saying that even though it might seem to us that our faith is ebbing away, His grace (favor) will uphold us and through His power He will sustain our faith in Him. Through the ordeal that we are facing, Jesus will cause our faith to grow as seen in James 1:2-4 that says, “2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.”
15 I am not praying that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.
24 Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they will see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.
Jesus prayed to the Father to keep and protect us from the evil one. We know that the devil’s purpose is to sift us like wheat by destroying our faith. Jesus not only prayed for the disciples put also for those who would in the future believe in the message of Christ which is found in John 17:20 and it says, “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message.” The scripture gives us an example of what happens when Jesus prays that our faith won’t fail and it is seen in Luke 22:31-32 which says, “31 “Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” Jesus’ prayer for us did not go unanswered by the Father so we can have great confidence that our faith will never fail when we get an attack from the enemy regardless in what form he does it in.
1 John 4:4
You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
The “them” in this verse is referring to those who are trying to deceive you through a false gospel by denying faith in Jesus alone, denying Jesus as being God and denying the resurrection. No false gospel or anything for that matter will be able to conquer you because He who is in you is greater than those from the world (false teachers who are directed by demons). The ones who lose their salvation and got conquered by deception or the worries of life never had the Holy Spirit inside of them to begin with because if they did, they would still be followers of Jesus.
Who is the liar but Satan who wants you to believe that Jesus doesn’t keep His promise of Eternal life to those who believe? Do not believe this my friends because if Jesus cannot keep His word, then what hope do we have when we die?
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