Permit this mad man to continue to present the case that “eternal life” is NOW in this life. Our Savior Jesus Christ has ABOLISHED DEATH now (rendering it idle) and has brought LIFE now and “immortality” now….nondecaying of the mortal body….to light through the gospel which means “good news”. I am not ashamed of His words of life and spirit. Those who will believe Him shall not “perish”….the mortal body decaying to the grave…but shall have “everlasting” life in the here and now where we are appointed to do His good works. We shall ENDURE by doing the Word of God which is "eternal". We make the Word flesh by DOING it...and that Word keeps us living...standing in the here and now so that we may hold forth that Word of Life to this dying world. I tell you, NOW is the time of God's favor, NOW is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2). This is good news to us NOW for salvation is NOW. TODAY is the day of salvation. 2 Timothy 1:8-11 KJV (8) Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; (9) Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (10) But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: (11) Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. The WHOLE of man is saved: BODY, soul and spirit….preserved in the here and now by the power of God so that we might manifest His glory to this perishing world. We have this treasure in EARTHEN VESSELS so that the power of God is demonstrated to this world. There is a truly visible reward for doing His commandments: an age-lasting life which does not decay to the grave. We are preserved by His power….by His Word by keeping His commandments making His Word flesh. His Word is “eternal”. All flesh is as grass which withers away …PERISHES….but the Word of the Lord ENDURES. If we do His Word, we ENDURE by that Word in the here and now and not PERISH away to the grave. Death will have been rendered idle. 1 Peter 1:22-25 KJV (22) Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: (23) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (24) For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: (25) But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. We are His witnesses NOW to this world….holding forth the Word of Life for the life of Jesus will have appeared in our mortal flesh…which is strong evidence that there is a God to this dying world which is obsessed with youth and life extension. We are to be the MANIFEST living epistle of Christ known and read by ALL men. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 KJV (2) Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: (3) Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. ALL FLESH shall see the salvation of God because we will present it to them. Luke 3:6 KJV (6) And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. This is such a “great salvation” that we should not ignore. It is the Word of Truth…the good news of our salvation in the here and now. The life of Jesus appears in our flesh NOW so that we might be to the praise of His glory to the rest of this world which He shall gather all things into one in Him. (Ephesians 1:10). Ephesians 1:12-14 KJV (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. We receive the evidence of the purchase in these EARTHEN VESSELS…our mortal bodies…our mortal flesh…so that we MAY CONTINUE MANY DAYS…. “eternal life”. Jeremiah 32:13-17 KJV (13) And I charged Baruch before them, saying, (14) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. We shall live to the coming age…when in the dispensation of the fullness of times He shall gather together in ONE all things in Christ. We shall possess this earth. (15) For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land. We have an inheritance being predestinated according to the purpose of Him that we should be the praise of His glory who first trust in Christ. We are His purchased possession as also the entire world in this coming Age of which we have an inheritance in. . (16) Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying, Nothing is too hard for our Lord….as He shall give the life of Christ to our mortal flesh so that we can display His glory to this world. (17) Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: He is the God of all FLESH…nothing is too hard for Him. He shall deliver us from the destruction by the flattering tongues of men (Babylon) so that we may preach Jesus to the world which shall be gathered in one in Him in the fullness of times. The power over all flesh is given to the Son who shall give "eternal life" to whom He wills. The Son is glorified so that God is glorified. We are to be manifested as His sons by having His life so that we might glorify Him in this dark world. Jeremiah 32:26-27 KJV (26) Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, (27) Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Like Saul/Paul, we are called out of our fathers’ religions (Babylon) by His grace so that His Son in us is revealed to the world. His life is to be manifested in our mortal bodies so we can preach Him among the nations for we possess the Word of life. We hold forth the Word of life to this dark world as shining lights. Galatians 1:14-16 KJV (14) And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. (15) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, (16) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: We are NOT REDEEMED by the traditions of our church fathers. We PERISH with their corruptible things. We are redeemed with the precious blood of Christ. We are to PASS THE TIME of our sojourning here in fear. TIME IS NOW ON OUR SIDE. 1 Peter 1:17-21 KJV (17) And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: (18) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (19) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (20) Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, We are to believe that God raised Him up from the dead and gave Him glory. We can have the form of godliness but deny its power. (21) Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. If the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in us, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also MAKE ALIVE (in the here and now) our MORTAL BODIES by His Spirit dwelling in us. We must BELIEVE. He has died for us so that we do not have to die like the rest of the perishing world. If through the Spirit do we mortify the deeds of the body, we shall LIVE in the here and now. Romans 8:11-14 KJV (11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. In our “resurrection” in Christ, we shall not see our flesh decay as His flesh did not see corruption. We shall not PERISH but shall be transformed into His image from glory to glory. Acts 2:31-33 KJV (31) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (32) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. (33) Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. We are to have faith for what we have not seen yet and know that He comes in our flesh. The “antichrist” denies that Jesus comes in the flesh. Christ in us shall manifest His life in our mortal bodies. We are to LOOK FOR HIM…to expect Him. He shall APPEAR the second time without sin unto salvation in our mortal flesh. The ravages of sin that have appeared in our mortal bodies shall transform into His glorious body…we are healed….salvation of the body, soul and spirit. Hebrews 9:28 KJV (28) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. To be continued….