MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will
make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
THE NEED OF ETERNAL LIFE
*____When you accept Christ as Savior and confess Him as your Lord, God gives you Eternal Life, His Own Nature. That Eternal Life is imparted to your spirit. Your spirit is made a New Creation. The spirit begins to
react upon the mind; and the mind as it meditates and practices the Word becomes renewed. The mind is recreated.
____It gets a new sense of God, a new vision; and it can understand the Word now and enjoy
it. Before, the Word was dark, mysterious, and uninteresting. Now it is a Living Thing. John 6:63: "The words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and they are life."
____John 6:47: "He that believeth
hath Eternal Life." You can see the distinction here between Mental Assent that says, "Yes, I know that Eternal Life belongs to man," and real Faith that says, "I know that I have Eternal Life."
we believe, or act on the Word, we become possessors of Eternal Life. We pass out of Satan's dominion into the Family of God. 1 John 5:13: "These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have Eternal Life, even unto you that believe on the
Name of the Son of God." The 11th and 12th verses read : "And the witness is this : that God gave unto us Eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son. He that bath the Son bath the Life; he that bath not the Son of God hath not the Life. The philosophical and
metaphysical religions have no Eternal Life.
____They simply revamp the natural with some new theory of Life.
____The men and women who accept these
religions have never been Born Again.
____They are Spiritually Dead, though they may have become very religious.
____The natural man can become very
____His spirit nature hungers after God, and it reaches out after anything that seems to help and bring him into a better spiritual condition. However, he cannot find or know God until he receives
God's Nature, until He becomes a child of God by an actual Birth. Receiving Eternal Life is very simple. We know according to Isa. 53:6 that God laid our iniquities upon Jesus. "All we like sheep had gone astray; and Jehovah laid upon Him the iniquity of us
all." Jesus was God's substitute for the human race. We know that Jesus bore our sins and diseases in His Body on the tree. We know that "He was manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself."