“For God so loved the world that He sent HIS only begotten Son so that whosoever shall believe in Him will have eternal life.” (Jn. 3:16)
A greater understanding of this verse is revealed when the Greek Word “in” Him also means “into” Him. Translated it means “motion into which” applies penetration of “union” for a purpose. That means that when we believe (accept with faith) that GOD sent His Son, His Spirit enters into us. And because our precious Lord resides in that place beyond space and time; that is to say eternity, we can experience eternity even while we are on earth because we are unified with Him.
“Teach these new disciples (followers of Jesus) to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Mat.28:20)
Jesus’ prayer to our FATHER revealing captures this truth:
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. **Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory,** the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (Jn. 17:20-26)
“by their message” Strongs 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.
The Lord Jesus Christ wants Believers to acknowledge (Word of Knowledge) this eternal truth. During these latter days of lawlessness when the love of many is waxing cold, He wants to remind us of the FATHER’S Love so that we can experience His Presence in a deeper way and to greater degrees of glory. And this is the witness He wants to show the whole world so that unbelievers may also be brought into unity because of GOD’S glory and love that shines in us and through us. Indeed, for GOD so loved the world!
GOD’S Love is eternal and immeasurable. And we are immeasurably loved and blessed beyond space and time!
Keep the heart soft, let your light shine and keep the faith in Jesus’ finished works which He fulfilled with the greatest Love for our FATHER and for us. He came to this fallen world so that we might have life more abundant and life eternal.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn. 15:13)