Death refers to being separated from God who is life itself. It was sin that separated man from his relationship with God. Most think eternal life refers to the future when we go to heaven, it includes the future but Jesus said in John 17:3 that eternal life was to know God the Father and Jesus His Son. Because of the blood Jesus shed all who receive this life have had their sin washed away and can now know the Father and His Son. This is the very reason He came. You should not wait to get to heaven to do so. In the book of James we are told if we draw near to God He will draw near to us. Take time to begin to experience eternal life now by going to God’s Word and fellowshipping with Him. Take time to pray and develop your relationship with God. The door of fellowship has been opened. When you spend time with God He rubs off on you. You will know true peace and contentment if you will just make it a priority to spend time with Him. Get to know God not just know about Him, and you will experience the gift of eternal life.