SCRIPTURE: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly – John 10: 10.

Christianity is about who Jesus is, and what He came to do. It is the root of our faith. This is the anchor of our faith. It is not a celebration of season and time like Christmas, Easter etc. It is a celebration of a life of Christ given to man. He didn’t come to establish a religion, No! He didn’t come to merely show us how to do good things, No!

He did not primarily come that we may have good things like houses, marriage, money etc. But He came to give us life; God’s life. Inside this life is everything we need. Inside this life is every good thing we want. – John 1:4-5. He came to give us life. God’s kind of life, He wanted us to have His kind of life and His plan was that Jesus would be the one to give us that life.

The scriptural text for this teaching says “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly – John 10:10. Meaning that the purpose of Jesus’ coming to this world is to save people and give them a new life. This life of God can only be received through faith, we don’t wish it and we don’t pray for it. Once we believe, we receive it and it lives with us eternally. – John 6:47 says “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life…”

Inside Jesus is the life people are looking for, the life full of sound health, prosperity, longevity, peace and joy, deliverance etc. If you have not received this life I can boldly tell you that you have missed a lot and still missing until you receive it and begin to live the life. A lot have received the life of Christ, but has lived it. It is as better as you did not have it, because it can’t deliver it’s blessings to you or manifest in you until you start living it. His life is not for an identification or decoration, It is a life to live and full of all great and good things people run here and there for. John 1:3-5

Is Christ born in your heart? Is He in you? And are you in Him? – 1 John 5:20. I love what John said in 1 John 5 from verse 11 – 12: “And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God..”

The Bible says, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” – Colossians 1:27, I am talking about the Lord, the One who was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven, the Son of the living God. The one that redeemed you and the world by His own blood, having His abode in your heart!

This means He has become one with your spirit. No wonder Peter said we are already given to partake of His divine nature. Meaning believers are God-kind – 2 Peter 1:4. This is as a result of the life we have received in Christ Jesus. Christianity means you are in Christ and Christ is in you; you have the life and nature of God in you as a believer, Hallelujah!

If you haven’t yet received that life, you can do so right away. Just confess him as your Lord and savior, that God raised him from the dead by faith according to Romans 10:8-10. Say those words and mean them with all your heart and your life will immediately become the manifestation of His goodness, glory, grace and love.



Remember always and say it daily to yourself that “I have the life and nature of God in my spirit”. Glory to Jesus! He gave His life for you, so that you could live and walk in His righteousness, glory and grace, power and anointing. Say with that “by my faith, I’m a partaker of God’s divine nature, having received His life!” Hallelujah. My life is full of glory, because Christ is in me. Amen.

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