Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The world and its passions will disappear but those who do My will shall live forever.

1 John 2:17 
The world is passing away with its lusts,
but he who does God’s will remains forever.

We live in a temporal society. Here today, gone tomorrow. Things rust, thieves break in and steal, economies crash. There is nothing in this life that will last forever. The Bible says that even the heavens and the earth will one day be re-created. We are encouraged in God's Word to look at the unseen things and not the things that are seen. The eternal things, not the temporal things.

Much of the world's focus is in the realm of the temporal things. What we wear, where we live, what car we drive, how much money is in the bank, etc. But God makes an unshakeable promise that has nothing to do with the temporal things of this world.

Those who do the will of our God and Father will live forever! What a promise! May we fix our eyes today on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith and seek to simply be obedient to what He calls us to do at this moment. Because of Jesus, we have a promise to live forever in His glorious kingdom. Hallelujah!





Monday, 26 June 2017

When you leave your body, you will be at home in My presence.

2 Corinthians 5:8 (WEB)
We are courageous, I say,
and are willing rather to be absent from the body,
and to be at home with the Lord.

I am so glad that Paul the Apostle made this declaration that reveals a very special promise from God... To be absent from our body is to be present with the Lord! He promises to never leave us or forsake us in this world, and when it is time for us to leave this world, we are with Him forever!

Hebrews 12:1 says that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses that have gone before us that are cheering us on in our race. One day, we will be joined with Jesus, in eternal glory, and will echo the same cheers that the great cloud of witnesses voice today.

Hallelujah that death has lost its sting! Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ. When we are absent from our body, we will be at home in our Papa God's presence.

This promise is very comforting for me and the thought of my loved ones who have gone on to be with the Lord already. My prayer today is that everyone who reads this promise today will be comforted in knowing that all those who hope in Christ have this promise of eternal life.