“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” John 10:28-30 NLT
Those that are born again in the name of Jesus are forgiven of all their sins and have eternal life awaiting them when they pass from this life to the next. While we will die in the physical some day, in the spirit we shall never die. Satan can buffet us about, however, he cannot touch our soul or steal from us our right to an eternal home with the Lord. Once we receive Christ we can rest in the knowledge that our eternal destination is secure. Does that mean we can do as we please from that point on? Well, yeah, if that’s what you want, but that isn’t what God intends for us. That’s why we have the scriptures and brethren to spend time with. That’s why we pray and worship the Lord alone or corporately in a church setting, to grow spiritually. If you do none of those things you will never grow spiritually and that will cause you to be tossed to and fro by every errant thought and wind of change.
God is watching over His children at all times. If you are in His constant care, who could possibly snatch you from His mighty hand? The devil himself can’t. The evildoers of this world can destroy your fleshly body, but they can’t destroy either your soul or your spirit. That is what God holds in the palm of His hand.
Jesus says something interesting in verse 30. It’s a simple statement, yet it packs a powerful punch. The Father and I are one. Now they are not the same identical person, they are rather one in spiritual essence and nature. Therefore Jesus wasn’t just a good teacher, a healer or a prophet like those of the Old Testament. No, Jesus was and is God. Essence is one’s character or the fundamental properties that make them who they are. Therefore Christ was the essence of the Father. Add the Holy Spirit and you have the Trinity. Three separate entities who are individuals yet are the same in nature and character. There is no one we should be more willing to follow and learn from then the Lord Jesus. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: Life Application Study Bible New Living Translation, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2012.