Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Tuesday, February 4th,2020;
MORE THAN “MAKING” HEAVEN
(There’re Greater Responsibilities In The Ages To Come)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
Ephesians 2:6-7 AMP C “…He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.”
◀ LET’S TALK
In God’s calendar, this present age will come to an end one day and give way to another one, which will give way to another one and so on. You need to understand there’s a purpose God wants to accomplish with us in this age in which we live. It’s the reason we didn’t suddenly get yanked into heaven when we were born again. This present age is actually a training-ground to prepare us for the ages to come; it’s the place where we are trained to handle spiritual things. Therefore, it’s important not to get carried away with the cares, pleasures and distractions of this world, for we’re not going to live eternally in this present age.
There’re Christians who believe what’s important is “making heaven” as it were. They believe they can live as they choose here on earth, so long as they eventually get into heaven. However, the Bible tells us we’re going to be in heaven for only a definite period, after which we will return to conclude this age, and begin a new age afterwards. So, if you don’t receive the training you need now in this age, you shouldn’t expect to handle greater responsibilities in the ages to come.
This age is when we learn spiritual authority—where we learn both to be subject to authority and to exercise authority over satan, demons, sickness and life’s circumstances. We’re also here to learn to live by God’s Word and do things God’s way. So, remain diligent and faithful in Kingdom activities: soul-winning, praying, studying the Word and doing all the Lord expects of you. That way, you’re positioning yourself for increased responsibilities to be committed to you in the ages to come.
🎯 Go Deeper
Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 3:21
Dear Father, thank you for teaching me the importance of being trained through your Word and by your Spirit to function effectively in the Kingdom, so I might be found faithful for higher responsibilities in the ages to come, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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📚 Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 24:36-51, Exodus 28
Matthew 12:22-30, Genesis 35
Make a plan today on how you will reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those in your neighbourhood.