What is Abundant Life? by Pastor Jonathan Willey

Jesus said in John 10:10 “the thief cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy, but I am come that you might have life, and life more abundantly.”  I find it interesting that some people have difficulty understanding this simple statement that Jesus made concerning the role of satan and the role of Jesus Christ the Messiah.

When I discovered that God is a good God, and that He is good all the time, I began to understand that He only wants good things for me and for all His children. The enemy of our soul is the one behind all the evils and ills of this world.  When we search the scriptures with an open mind, we find that God has always been on our side and sent Jesus Christ to the earth to destroy and abolish forever the works of the devil. “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy (abolish, annihilate) the works of the devil. (I John 3:8)

It is not difficult to trust our lives to a good God, a God who wants the best for us always. Likewise it should not be difficult to “resist” the devil in the strength and authority that God gives to every believer. The Apostle Paul said that in all these things we “more than conquerors through Him that loves us.”

The power that God has to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask, think, dream or imagine is linked to our understanding that God loves us, always has and always will. Dare to live the Abundant Life Jesus Christ has provided for you.