Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Year 2015: Days of Heaven on Earth

"That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth." (Deuteronomy 11: 21)

The Year 2015 will be the year of Heaven on Earth.

We are all citizens of a New Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven:

"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;" (Ephesians 2: 19)

and also

"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:" (Philippians 3: 20)

Consider today where you are seated, too:

"1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Colossians 3: 1-4)

Now, many people may read these passages, and conclude that we need to focus on heaven.

But heaven now resides in us. Jesus prophesied about this to the Pharisees:

"Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17: 21)

and also

"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost." (Romans 14: 17)

Instead of playing by the world's rules, or the Ten Commandments (which no one can keep Romans 3: 20; Galatians 2: 16) we are invited to allow the Ruler, the King of Kings, to keep us in all our ways.

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This year, allow the Lord Jesus to live in you, and you will reign in life, because of the twin gifts of righteousness and grace, both of which are given to us because of all that Jesus did at the Cross (Romans 5: 15-17)

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you and your ministry. Thanks for your teachings of God's word. Patty