For You gave Him authority over all flesh; so He may give eternal life to all You have given Him. This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent---Jesus Christ. John 17:2-3
Our Scripture is part of a prayer, voiced, from the Lord Jesus Christ, to His Heavenly Father God. The whole purpose for God to send His Only Begotten Son, was to SEEK and SAVE mankind from their sins and to provide an ETERNITY in Heaven.
There is NO OTHER WAY to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, EXCEPT, COMING to a SAVING KNOWLEDGE and the ACCEPTANCE of JESUS CHRIST, as SAVIOR and LORD. God gave His Son, Jesus, the AUTHORITY or RULE over ALL the earth. But, as SHOULD be noted: Mankind has been given the ability to make their OWN choice. Whether they will ACCEPT or REJECT GOD’S gift of ETERNAL LIFE, made possible, through the SACRIFICAL LAMB, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who PAID the PRICE for the REDEMPTION of ALL those who will ACCEPT Him as their SAVIOR and LORD. He took OUR place on the Cross. And for those who will ACCEPT Him, they will KNOW Him and His Father God, this RELATIONSHIP is what will bring about an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN.
When I say; “KNOW” I do not mean to know ABOUT or OF Christ, but to INTIMATELY KNOW Him. To have an INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP with Him. This INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP is NOT TEMPORARY, but it is ETERNAL. EVERYONE will spend ETERNITY somewhere. For the TRUE BELIEVER, their ETERNAL LIFE will be in HEAVEN. For the UNBELIEVER, it will be an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there. My question is: Where will you spend your ETERNAL LIFE?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you are DOOMED to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL. However, God in His INFINITE MERCY and GRACE has a plan to RESCUE you from this destiny. In order for you to have an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!