Matthew 28:16-18; “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.“
19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Wow why are we messing around with the teaching of Men, when the Power (LOVE) of Heaven is connected to the Commands of Jesus Christ, have we missed the boat? Some take their cues from Popes and others from the teachings of Paul as they are interpreted by others. Jesus asks that we be sold out to his Commands, and that the Power of Heaven (LOVE)is connected to them, i.e. the Holy Spirit of The Living God. Maybe the lack of Spiritual Power (LOVE) in my life is directly related to my lack of devotion to the words of Jesus Christ.
So Eternal Life where is it and how do I get me some?
Here in America there are many experts on Eternal Life, with various opinions on the subject.
Some are convinced that Eternal Life is a kind of promissory note to be redeemed in a place called Heaven after death.
It is an object that comes into your possession when you verbalize the correct belief system, with the appropriate ceremonies to follow.
You are they say born without one little precious drop of Eternal Life, and if you don’t run into the right Person in your life with the correct information, well lets just say there’s going to be Hell to pay.
So what does Eternal life look like and where can I find me some?
It looks like this “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” You see Eternal Life flows out from God and then unfolds creatively and permanently. How about this Eternal Life looks like “and He became flesh and lived with us, the only Manifested Son of God.” Or how about this “Jesus touched her and she became whole”
Eternal Life is not a static thing or a prize to be won if you say and do the correct things. Eternal Life holds the whole Universe together and that includes you “By the Power of His word.” It is the binding agent or as Einstein searched for the unifying theory of all things.
It is not a proposition to be argued and embraced by the intellect according to the doctrines of men.
Jesus walked in it and it flowed from him like many rivers, it looks like Love, Joy, Peace and Healing. Eternal Life flows from one who seeks God’s Kingdom here and now, and desires to share God’s vision for this earth and those made in His image.
So where do you find this Eternal Life, because I am of the opinion that this world needs more of it, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus taught just ask and it will start within you, rivers of living waters and where it touches “life and it more abundantly.”
Many proclaim to have this Eternal Life but their life’s do not demonstrate this creative flow that brings healing and a creative unfolding where ever it goes. I for one need to get more connected to the God who creates places of dwelling and relationship. “Ask and you shall find seek and the door shall be opened for you,” Jesus belongs to the whole world and eternal life is for all who desire it here and now.
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Aesop tells a fable about the north wind and the sun.
It opens with a challenge about a traveler’s cloak.
The north wind bets the sun that he can get that cloak off the traveler.
The north wind begins to blow, but the harder he blows, the more tightly the traveler wraps his cloak around him.
Then comes the sun’s turn.
The day quickly warms, and the man on the road just as quickly removes his cloak.