life above the ordinary

John 10:10 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

When Jesus came to die on the Cross for the sins of the world, He did it to give us eternal life. Romans 6:22, 23 says, “22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Having eternal life doesn’t start when we get to Heaven but on Earth and it is what allows us to have hope for the life which is to come (1 Tim. 4:8). Jesus also came to give us a kind of life to live on Earth with eternal life within us until we go to Heaven. It is the abundant life and life more abundantly. Abundantly means superabundant; exceeding abundant above; superior in quality; beyond measure; and above the ordinary. Abundant life is a superior life that is above the ordinary. He did not come to preserve a life we already had but impart a life we never knew before. Not a bare existence but an abundant life; not a life naturally possible or earthly in origin but exceedingly above that.

The new creation was a complete success (2 Corinthians 5:17) providing us with eternal life and abundant life. If someone promised to give you money more abundantly, we’d think “lots of money.” If someone promised to give us food more abundantly, we’d think “lots of food.” Jesus promised to give us LIFE more abundantly, so we should think “lots of life.” The abundant life is life as God has in His being and nature, spiritual life. Lots of strength; lots of joy; lots of peace; lots of hope; lots of power; lots of health; lots of grace; lots of victory; lots of dominion; lots of conquest; lots of success; lots of purpose; lots of blessing…. It is not merely abundance in physical things. Don’t settle for the fact of having eternal life; there is life more abundantly. Don’t wait until Heaven to really live. Live the abundant life on Earth.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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