In 1 Corinthians 10:13 It declares that hardships & trials come into our lives, not to break us, but to build & strengthen us that we might persevere and to overcome! Our time on earth is a "security deposit" for the glorious life to come! James 1:12 declares "Blessed is the man who ENDURES temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him". The scripture, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 states we are commissioned to be God's servants on earth. As His stewards, we are to be found faithful, persevering and presenting God's Kingdom...knowing we are only visitors on this earth! We are expected to be loyal to His call as His deposit on this earth. May we hear these words from our Lord & King, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord". (Matthew 25:23).
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.