Thursday, December 11, 2008

Everlasting Life Now

Many Christians seem to think that our everlasting life or "good life" starts when we die and go to heaven.  Meanwhile, here on earth we try to survive as best as we can.  If that is the case, what is the logic of staying on this earth after we become a Christian?  We should immediately kill ourselves and head straight to heaven to enjoy the good life!

NO, my friend!  Our everlasting life starts right here right now.  Yesterday, I showed you all the benefits of being in Christ.  Let me ask you this: "Are those benefits meant for you to enjoy here on earth or up there in heaven?"

Christ has blessed us with all these benefits so that we can prosper and be in health on this earth.  We are the living epistles of Christ.  Most non-believers are not going to read the bible (heck, some Christians don't even read the bible except on Sunday in church).  The only way they are inspired to find out more about Christ is when they see your life, when they see how special you are in Christ.

Jesus said in John 10:10, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."  The Amplified Bible describes the abundant life as life to the full, till it overflows.

You might say,"If that is true, then why is my life not abundant?  In fact, it is not even adequate, never mind abundant!"  Well, in the first part of John 10:10 Jesus did say "The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy."

The devil is always trying to make life miserable for you, to convince you, based on what you see, that God's Word is not true.  We are supposed to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor 5:7) but let's face it, most of us tend to walk by sight which gives the devil the opportunity to cause us to doubt God and His Word.

Last Monday, it was raining all day long but do you know that the sun was shining even during that time?  You say, "But I didn't see any sunshine! It was just rain and more rain."  Yes, but actually the sun is shining all the time, even at night, right in the centre of our solar system.

Similarly, God's Word is true despite what we see in our circumstances now.  But know this, circumstances change but God's Word does not.  Jesus promised us an abundant life, so let's claim that for ourselves and speak that word over ourselves.

God is watching over His Word to perform it (Jer 1:12).  Through faith and patience we shall inherit the promises (Heb 6:12). 
     

2 comments:

Daughter Of Sarah said...

Yup. We don't always see God in action, but we know that He is doing something new today =D

Praise God.

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