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Eternal Life is Knowing God

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Eternal life is knowing God … what this means for our journey on this earth.

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

19 thoughts on “Eternal Life

  1. Malaci 3:5…and that turn aside
    the stranger from his right…

  2. Hey Rachel, I like this one very much. -the only definitions of righeousness I have found is “Noah believed God and it was reckoned to him for righteousness” “Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him for righteousness” Noah got drunk & allowed satan to enter his son. Abraham pimped his wife to save his own life. I know if we confess sin Jesus is faithful to forgive, However, the fact remains that sin is always with us. the only thing I can receive on this is “God consigned men to sin that He may show mercy”. I am interested in your perception of subject.

    • Hi Eldon, it is an interesting topic indeed. Those who trust in God’s counsel and guidance and not their own … this is righteousness, because they follow God’s way and not their own. As for the mishaps … there is more to the story- the Bible only references a small part of what happened in these situations. For example, Abraham went through an extremely agonizing time with Sarah – this is talked about in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It truly paints a much more complete picture. God knows our end state. Once we truly start seeking we start on the paths of righteousness of which the end is being filled with the Spirit of God which is righteousness. But as that temple is prepared to be truly filled by Him, we fall though that is not our desire as we are still trying to learn. Thank goodness for God’s mercy. Once that temple is prepared then we truly have God’s righteousness.

  3. 12/1/2011
    And there appeared
    a great question? in heaven
    ‘a clothed woman’ (symb. ‘on earth’)
    {with the sun and moon under
    her feet}
    and upon her head a crown of
    twelve stars> and she being with
    child, cried, travailing in birth and
    pained to be delivered.

    • Hi Glenn – how do you feel this relates to what I spoke about? I would like to hear your thoughts on it.

      • Actually, it doesn’t- relate. Just a
        different interpretation of the
        verse I wanted to share while
        I had it on my mind. Thanks,
        for asking!

      • Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge
        without inference or the use of reason.
        When you listen to your intuition it
        connects you with a greater knowledge.
        Some scientists have contended that intuition
        is associated with innovation in scientific
        discovery.

      • Hi Glenn – I like that … it is what I’ve experienced. To connect to a knowing that is from the Holy Spirit that is beyond reasoning. We can’t always know everything about a situation to make the right decision, but we can know what the right decision is by listening with our soul to that knowing given to us by the Holy Spirit.

  4. Thank you Rachel, for continuing to encourage us to seek Him and to know Him who is truth. God bless you!

  5. Hey Rachel, You spoke of more information coming from the dead sea scroles. This is subject I am very interested in, for I have read many versions of scripture & knew something was wrong. Then Jesus told me which to depend on, “where two or more are gathered together in my name I will be there also” -not two like minded from the same denomination, nor two saleing God, but two who want to know God in truth. (the most popular sold says Noah &Abraham were “perfect” where the scripture that is aproved by Jesus, says “blameless” ect.) As king James was tired of all the arguing & brought together schoolars from all denominations to come to one point in agreeable scripture. -Yet, A true believer,KNOW, it was no conensidence that an Arab found the scroles just one year before God grafted the Jew back as His chosen. My book is bearly readable any more. have you researched new versions?

    • Hi Eldon, there is a version that I’m reading … I don’t have it with me. When I get it I’ll let you know. It is amazing how God can use the dynamic between two people who are truly seeking Him in truth and Spirit and rely on God to teach them.

  6. Is. 60:5 Then shalt thou see and
    flow together, and thine heart shall
    fear, and be enlarged, because the
    noise of the sea shall be converted
    unto thee.

  7. Hosea 10:12
    Sow to yourselves in righteousness,
    reap in mercy.
    (don”t underestimate yourself Rachel)

  8. There was incredible clarity in your
    statement. Had to do a double take
    on the beauty of the way you stated that.
    Also, there is an area, in the Holy Spirit,
    where you move from situation, to provocation.
    Provocation is a technique that requires
    lateral thinking, similar to Random Stimuli,
    it involves moving your thinking out of the
    established patterns that you use to solve
    problems normally.

  9. Acts 17:16 .
    Now while Paul waited for them at
    Athens, his spirit was provoked within
    him when he saw that the city was
    given over to idols.

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