ETERNITY

ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16-18

ETERNITY       “WORTH CONSIDERING”     9/30/19   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day…”   (Proverbs 4:18, AMPC)
An Exceptional Future

We all face challenges. We all have obstacles to overcome. But if we can keep the right perspective, it will help us stay in faith so that we can move forward into victory. You may feel right now as though the challenges you face are too big or too overwhelming. One thing I’ve learned is that average people have average problems. Ordinary people have ordinary challenges. But remember, you’re not average. You’re not ordinary. You are extraordinary. God breathed His life into you. You are exceptional, and exceptional people face exceptional difficulties.

But the good news is that we serve an exceptional God! When you have an extraordinary problem, instead of being discouraged, be encouraged, knowing that you’re an extraordinary person, and you have an extraordinary future. Your path is shining brighter and brighter because of your extraordinary God! Be encouraged today because your life is on an extraordinary path. Keep standing in faith, keep declaring victory, keep declaring the promises of God over your life because you have an exceptional future!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, today I lift my eyes to You. I know that You are the One who helps me and has given me an extraordinary future. I choose to stand in faith today knowing that You have a wonderful plan in store for me in Jesus’ name! Amen”

MY THOUGHTS:
Most folks that I know seem to be trying to live in both worlds or both dimensions.  They try to live the good life in our time dimension with a hopeful eye on heaven.  Jesus through John tells us that is not possible,  but we try to do it anyway.  Here is what Jesus taught,  I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.  25 Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]  26 If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [[a]to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.  John 12:24-26.

If you are a TRUE servant of Christ Jesus then HIS concerns will become your concerns.  What HE loved you will love.  What HE rejected, you will reject.  You will be in a sanctification process of becoming like HIM.

And this principle is everywhere in the New Testament.  We must switch
from being time centered to being eternity centered to be on track with our Creator.  Some of what I do today may be necessary for my physical existence but how much of my time is really being invested of my eternal life in the dimension of eternity?   I am an eternal soul now living in a very temporary house destined to live with my Creator for eternity after my testing.  So, as Jesus said: It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matt.4:4  &   “ My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

In other words, our real and eternal family is spiritual and not physical.  Our physical family may or may not become spiritual as all of us have the choice to make as to being self centered or Jesus centered.  To make this world our home or God’s Righteous New Kingdom our home in Christ Jesus.  Jesus made if very clear that to be gather into HIS eternal home we had to have a second birth from above that would change our way of seeing things.   That this time dimension will eventually cease and this world will be cremated and made new.  So are you building for that new world of God or are you building for this temporary world headed for destruction?  For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.17 For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.  18 He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation—he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.]  19 The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.  20 For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.  21 But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].  John 3:16-24.  AMPC

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><   (Worth Considering back issues may be found by a hot link found on the HomePage of www.Trinity-Aloha.org.)   THERE IS BUT ONE CHURCH OF CHRIST JESUS AND ALL WHO TRULY LOVE AND OBEY HIM ARE MEMBERS.

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