The After Life
By far the greatest benefit of being a born again Christian is eternal life with God in Heaven [Philippians 3:20-21]. Part of that benefit is that we know we wont go to Hell [Romans 6:23].
The Now Live
Following Jesus, being a Christian is also about the here and now. God wants us to have a life, here on Earth, that is full of good things. Jesus said that He came so that we can have abundant life [John 10:10].
God’s love for us is so great that has given us lots of sign-on bonuses, These benefits are available to us, we just need to know what they are and believe for them.
Psalm 103 list many of the benefits of following Jesus. They include:
- God forgives all our sins
- God heals all our diseases
- God redeems our life from destruction
- God covers us with lovingkindness and tender mercies
- God satisfies us with healthy, life sustaining food
No Easy Road
While life as a Christian is one where many benefits are available to us, there is no need to kid ourselves. We are in a fallen world. This is a dark and cursed place. On the road that we travel down when following Jesus is one of blessings, protection & security, it is no easy road. Jesus said we will face persecution but that we should rejoice and be happy [Luke 6:22-23].