The Christian has living hope (1 Peter 1:3).
We can be certain of our future with Jesus in heaven because of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. We rely on what Jesus has done, not what I can see or what I can do.
The importance of knowing with certainty you have eternal life is joy and freedom in this life:
#Freedom from fear and anxiety. Because of Jesus, we know God loves us and is for us.
#Freedom from legalism and ‘Christian workaholism.’ All we do is in response to God’s mercy in Jesus, it’s not to impress him or make the grade.
#Freedom for evangelism. Because we are sure of our standing with God, we are set free to get on with sharing the good news so that others can have certainty of a future with Jesus.
Grace and peace be yours in abundance!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.