Image by Travis Seitler via FlickrBy Sunday Joseph Adenuga
One dictionary defines life as "The union of soul and body" but this definition may not adequately describe plant life. Another definition was put up as "the state of been alive" yet another definition says "it is the period between birth and death". Life is described by another dictionary as "the property of a plant or animal that involves growth, nutrition, respiration and reproduction.
Looking into the Bible I saw another definition in John 14: 6 Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life". Here we see that Jesus is THE LIFE, not a life. After a lot of studies of the WORD of GOD, I found out that there three kinds of life in existence, they are as follows:
and eternal life.
Let me explain each of these lives one after the other and show you where each connects and where one depends on the other.
The first one (Physical life) is what many people know, and the scientists have done their best to teach us that there are actually three forms of physical lives and they are plant life, animal life and human life. Animal life is further subdivided into the following, aquatic life which is the lives of animals that live inside the waters, river, lake or ocean; Bird life which comprises of animals with feathers and of which most of them can fly except for bat which is a mammal and yet flies like a bird; Insect life which compass different types of insect in the world; mammals which are animals that feed their young ones with breast; reptiles and so on. The physical life can be seen with our eyes, we can touch and feel it, we can interact with it and have it respond to us as we observe it.
The second type of life is the spiritual life which comprise of living creatures and beings which can not be seen with our physical eyes, even though they are as real as any physical life which can be seen with our physical eyes. The spiritual life is real and can also be felt and interacted with, the spiritual world has a higher dimension than the physical world. The physical world is of three dimension but the spiritual world is of four dimensions. Those living in the spiritual realm are the ones who possess this spiritual life that I am promoting here, these beings are called Angels, some of them are called demons. In the spiritual realm, there can be either the force of good spiritual lives called the Angels and they are in hierarchical order; or the force of bad spiritual lives called the demons which are also in hierarchical order. The Bible talks about principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. See Ephesians 6:12
The third type of life is the eternal life. This is the life of God or as some people calls it, God's type of life. The Greek word for eternal life is "Zoe" which means God's type of life; it is the life of dominion; the winning life. This eternal life is the one that is imparted on you when you give your life to Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Eternal life is a gift, it is imparted on man when he accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and master. We read from 1John 5:11,12
"And this is the record, that GOD HAS GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life".
From the above scripture, we gather that number one God has given us eternal life, he has done it already. He is not going to give us, He has given us eternal life, pure and simple. Understand it, belief it, that you have the eternal life now and here. Number two, this life is in God's Son Jesus Christ; and number three, anyone that have the Son of God in him has this eternal life that I am talking about here. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then you are already imparted by the zoe, if not; you can just accept Him now into your life as your Lord and Savior, and eternal life will be yours, nothing can be simpler than that.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. He is not just talking about physical life but eternal life. He is the only one that can impart this life unto you and it is very easy to get imparted by this life; all you have to do is to accept Him into your life as Lord and Saviour. We also learn from the Bible that all things were created by Jesus and without Him was not anything (physical things and beings) made that was made, see John 1:3,4, Hebrews 1:2, Collossians 1:16,17
Watch out for part two soon