Eternal Life Revealed

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed and have touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life – that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us – 1 John 1:1-2 HCSB

Have you ever watched an illusionist and wondered how they did a certain illusion or trick? I went to seminary with David Garrard. He is a minister at a church in Louisville, Kentucky and also a Christian illusionist. He uses his talents to entertain people and to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. David does not want to reveal the secrets to his tricks because that would ruin his show. The art of being good illusionist is making people think they see something that in reality is something else.

The secret of eternal life was revealed to John. As with most Jewish people, John had always hoped that the Messiah would come. Now the Messiah, Jesus Christ, was present and he had actually seen and touched him. At first John believed as he had been taught that the Messiah would come and create a perfect world where the Jewish people would be freed from the oppression of the Roman government. John was looking for an earthly king, but now it had been revealed that Jesus did not come to be an earthly king but rather to provide abundant life (see John 10:10). This abundant life was not only for the present but also for the future when all believers will receive eternal life.

Challenge: You can have the promise of abundant life right now and the promise of eternal life in the future. It is only available through Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. Pray that God will reveal His perfect plan for your life; a plan to prosper you and not to harm you (see Jeremiah 29:11). Learn more about David Garrard at (

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