What did Jesus mean when He promised an abundant life?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In John 10:10, Jesus said, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." Unlike a thief, th...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Image Thomas K M A retired Defence Scientist from Indian Defence R&D Orgn.
Rom. 5:17
`who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.’

Reigning in life is not a struggle. Receiving abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness are not a struggle. Let us therefore,Keep on receiving. Righteousness is a free gift. A Gift cannot be earned. Anything that you try to earn cannot be a gift. The best response to the gift of righteousness is to say a big Thank you to Jesus Christ. This is to make you righteous. Don’t try to deserve His Gift through your own self effort to become a heir of the world. The promise is yours because you are in Christ. It is your inheritance. Like a gift, an inheritance can only be received. God wants you to receive your inheritance of all the blessings, promises and benefits. This has been accomplished by the blood of Jesus and His finished work at the cross. 

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Access to the blessings of Abraham is not through our performance or our ability to keep the Ten Commandments. But through believing that we are righteous by faith in Christ. If you are not seeing the manifestation of blessings (in health,finances, relationship or career). It is because you are trying to earn God’s blessings though the law and your own performances. Our performance as husbands,wife,parents,employees is a result of believing. Right living is a result of right believing. When you focus on external behavior like 
o	Becoming more holy, fearing God more, reading the Bible more, 
o	serving in Church more, giving more money for charity

You are focusing on external behavior alone and dealing with superficial elements. Righteousness cannot be earned by good works. It can come only as a gift if you have to work for it. God gifts are unconditional. Righteousness is a gift because of what Jesus has accomplished on the cross for you. All your sins have been washed and cleaned by his precious blood of Jesus. You have been made righteous not through your behavior,but faith in Him and His finished work on the cross 

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

You are clothed not with your own righteousness. It is a gift that He purchased for you with his own blood. That blood is very special. Righteousness cannot be earned. What is righteousness? It is right standing, right believing and right living before Him. How we can have victorious life? Victorious life can have through God’s grace. Sin is evil and sin loses its appeal when you encounter with the person of grace. Wake every morning and give thanks that you are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. The revelation of the finished work of Jesus will get stronger and stronger. Man will begin to enjoy the full benefits of the new covenant of grace. What is redemption? It is a part of salvation accomplished by Christ. Redeem literally means to buy with a price. The price here is Jesus Himself

January 05 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Salem Markus Purba
An abundant life is understood by the believers and followers of Jesus as a kind of life given by the Spirit to all of them (John 3:16; 6: 63-65).

It is a blessed life like a salt and light of the world, a kind of life and roles that should be played by all of the believers and followers of Jesus (Matthew 5: 1-16).

September 03 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anonymous
Everlasting life in the 1000 year time period of the Kingdom Age.

July 19 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The abundant life Christ offers involves “overflowing forgiveness, love, and guidance.” LASB

When I was in Campus Crusade for Christ for the years I was in college, I was always glad to start the Four Spiritual Laws with “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” (John 3:16; 10:10). That is God’s plan for people, to give them an abundant life. Good news, yay! Start with the good news first!

“When we trust Christ, we are not only saved from judgment, but we receive eternal, abundant life.

“John uses the word life 36 times in his gospel. The opposite of life is death, and the person who has not believed on Jesus Christ does not have God’s life, eternal life, abundant life. You do not manufacture Christians any more than you manufacture babies! The only way to enter God’s family is through the new birth (John 1:11-13).

“When you go through “the Door [John 10:9 – ‘I am the door, by Me if any man enter, he shall be saved’],” you receive life and you are saved. As you go “in and out,” you enjoy abundant life in the rich pastures of the Lord. His sheep enjoy fullness and freedom. Jesus not only gave His life for us, but He gives His life to us right now.”

“Later in John 20:31, John invites you to trust Jesus Christ and be changed from death to eternal life. If you have already made this life-changing decision, give thanks to God for the precious gift of eternal life. If you have never made this decision, do so right now. ‘He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him’ (John 3:36).” —Warren Wiersbe

January 18 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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