The Greek word Zoe is the absolute fullness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to GOD.  In this life there is no death, sickness, disease, or destruction.  The zoe life will restore and heal any body back to its normal use.  In Matthew chapter 7 Jesus spoke:

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

This life force originates with FATHER and is accessible to us through Jesus Christ.  This life force in Jesus healed the sick, restored sight to the blind, and raised the dead.  It is superior to any affliction you or I may have.  The closer to the Source of this life force, the greater the impact it will have in restoring you and me.  At some point each of us will need access to this life force for healing and/or restoration so it simply makes sense to maintain the closest of relationships with the ONE WHO originates this life force.

FATHER Loves us so HE sent Jesus to us for our benefit.  Jesus said Himself in John chapter 10:

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life (zoe), and that they may have it more abundantly.

This life comes as a result of a relationship, not as the primary goal.  We don’t use some formula to get zoe from Jesus.  His Love for us gives zoe to us.  No sickness or disease, or even death, could exist when zoe is present.  Jesus went about healing the sick and raising the dead to express this very point.  In Luke chapter 8 Jesus perceived the power of life flowing forth:

43 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,

44 came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.

45 And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?”  When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”

46 But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.”

47 Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.

48 And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”

Her belief in Jesus and His zoe resulted in full restoration.  She accessed “the tree of life” whereas the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” could not heal her… food for thought.

Paul understood zoe as he wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 11 concerning the Lord’s Supper:

27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep (death).

If our relationship with Jesus is not right and we fail to understand what He did for us in exchanging His stripes for our sicknesses and diseases, this zoe life will not flow forth on our behalf.  Let us discern this relationship between Jesus and us individually so that we understand the magnitude and importance of “by His stripes we are healed”.  Our quality of life depends on it.

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