Christ Our Security

Jesus said, "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, 
neither shall anyone pluck them out of My hand." 

John 10:28

Eternal life is more than eternal existence. It is life in the Spirit, through fellowship with the Father and the Son (John 17:3). Eternal life is the very life of God in love, joy, and peace. It is the life of an eternal relationship with God, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In John 10:28, Jesus is your security in life eternal. Your entrance and security in relationship with God is in Christ alone.

Jesus said, "I give unto them eternal life ..."  Clearly, eternal life is the gift of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. A gift cannot be earned. It is not a wage for which you work. It is neither a reward for our works. Eternal life is freely given to you as a believer in Christ. It is resurrection life through the gospel.

Faith does not earn life eternal in Christ. Believing the words and work of Christ receives the gift, and even the faith to receive is the abiding gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 13:13). "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).

Jesus Christ makes a wonderful promise to you and every believer. He said, "... and they shall never perish ..." That is the promise of Christ our security to you and everyone who truly believes. To perish would mean to be eternally ruined in sin and eternal judgment. Christ your security gives the blessing of assurance in His word, which is steadfast and sure.

The hand was a symbol for covenant in Bible days. Those who entered into covenant with one another lifted the right hand, making vows and promises under oath, before God as the witness. By faith you enter the eternal covenant with God, receiving eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Jesus is your surety of a better covenant than that of the old covenant, which was the law based upon the works of man. The new covenant promises are based upon the vow and finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is your security.