Urgency for Everlasting Life – Part 3

1. Iniquity is a high wisdom that can inspire even a spiritual man to keep a life that he is meant to hate, and thereafter, inherit the throne of God (Jn. 12:25, Rev. 12:11, Heb. 12:2). By it, a godly man can still do things that can seem right with the judgment of faith (Christ) but not of love (God); things that would conflict with the ways of the LORD, which are of a divine origin (Prov. 21:2-3, 139:23-24, 1Cor. 2:16a).

2. Iniquity can catch up with anyone: with those who are enlightened or those who are ignorant, especially with those who were bold enough to seek their things; those whose motive for the things they do is to quietly project their name or person, rather than that of Jesus and His order of obedience (Heb. 10:26, 2Pet. 3:3-5, Gen. 4:17/11:1-4).

3.Coming short of inheriting the Kingdom of Christ and God has been made easy by this world and her princes; as easy as seeking first all other things but the righteousness and peace of the Kingdom (Matt. 6:31-34; Eph. 5:5). So also, coming short of the everlasting Kingdom has been made easy by the devil; as easy as not living on every word of the Father, or not being single-minded in our pursuit of the (everlasting) joy of the Kingdom (Matt. 4:4, Matt. 6:22-23, Heb. 12:2).

4. Generations of men and believers have come short of their inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God, by simply seeking first all other things but the righteousness and peace of the Kingdom (Eph. 5:5,Matt. 6:31-34). Those who do otherwise can thereafter set their eyes on the joy of the Kingdom, and squarely face the daily business of departing from iniquity; from those things that can earn us glories before men or outside that of the Father (Heb. 12:2; Phili. 2:21; Jn. 5:44).

5. Over time, the delays, denials, discouragements, discomfort, and defeats we face all do one thing: they expose our infirmities and vulnerabilities to us (2Cor. 3:5, 12:10, 1:3-4). This should drive us to fetch comforts of truths that are either in the word of Christ or the word of God, which will always heal and empty us of the nature and tendency to be offended in the Lord, or in the way He saves our soul from this world and its prince (Col. 3:16, Heb. 4:12, Matt. 11:4-6).

6. Jesus so loved the truth that He allowed it to cost Him everything, and He then fully embodied it (Jn. 14:6). So also, the truth in Christ can become our possession if we can daily forgo this world—by forgoing the pride of life, the lust of the flesh and of the eyes (Eph. 4:21, 1Jn. 2:15). Likewise, the truth in the Father can become our ultimate possession if we can daily forgo iniquity—by letting go of the love of an unseen life called self (Jn. 12:25).

7. We are always tempted to “jail-break” those seasons where the Lord imprisons us to get rid of the carnal nature in us, so we can attain our inheritance in Christ and in the Father on time (Acts 26:18; 1 Pet. 1:4). And we thereby prolong our trials or “jail-term”, which is meant to remit some sins in us; and we also prolong our trials by setting our eyes on any other thing but the life (Christ) we are meant to fetch at such a season (Jas. 1:3-5,12; 2 Cor. 4:17-18).

8. Most of our anxieties come from our inability to see how God is not limited by any of our human limitations that can be traced to the fall of man (Rom. 8:28, Eph. 3:20). He can still save our soul to the uttermost, and bring us into the fulness of the same promise of owning Him, despite the advent of sin (Heb. 7:25; 1Jn. 2:25).

9. Excelling in the act and art of submission to spiritual authority should someday help us get it right where the devil once got it wrong, so we can overcome an angelic problem called iniquity that the everlasting gospel is presently healing many from (Ezek. 28:15-16, Isa. 14:13-14, Rev. 22:2b).

10. After over two decades of living on words, our Lord Jesus broke into an economy in the Father that saw Him receive everything He truly needed as additions (Matt. 4:4). The gospel of everlasting life that guarantees that honourable lifestyle is back again, it will keep us focused on seeking first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness—until we inherit what Jesus inherited (God) (Rev. 14:6; Matt. 6:26-34).

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