The Scriptures above,found in 2 Timothy 4:7, represent some of the last words ever written by The Apostle Paul. This could very easily be a self written obituary. From these words, we can see that, no matter what else happened to him, he was, indeed, a man experiencing R.E.S.T. He was experiencing Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today in his closing days of his earthly journey.
Use Your Imagination
Imagine your life — as was Paul’s — is coming to an end. Imagine you know your final day is near. Imagine you have been asked to write your obituary. Take this seriously: What would you like it to say about you as a Follower of Jesus The Christ? 🤔
Now, please answer these questions: Are your present life priorities in line with you finishing your journey well? Are you fighting the good fight as you represent the Lord? Are you keeping the faith 🙏 Are you finishing your race in a God pleasing way? Are you securely assured, as you go to meet your maker, that there is laid up for you a Crown of Righteousness which is laid up for you in Heaven? Or do you need to get your priorities right?
Think About It. Write about it. Respond, according to God’s transforming power and will. Then R.E.S.T!
**Thanks to “Our Daily Bread” for the inspirational input and Idea 💡
A part of me is grieving. You see, as I predicted, our civilization’s foundations are crumbling. 😞 This is happening because those who ignore the life giving teachings of Jesus, reject the liberating limits of God’s Law, and who choose to be lawless, while worshipping the creature, rather than the Creator, and who follow what Jesus calls “The Broadway,” are leading huge numbers to follow them into death and destruction; meanwhile, these folks continue to live as if right is wrong and wrong is right.
But There Is Good News
Nevertheless, their is good news for those of us who have decided to follow Jesus! He offers you and me “Stepping Stones for Victorius Christ Centered Living!” And those of us, who choose to walk on this rock-solid path, are people Jesus, Himself, calls “Meek.” What is meek a person? This is a person who yields ourselves to God, through Christ, by the power of The Cross, which involves, Jesus’s death burial AND resurrection! Meek people live by faith in God’s eternal Holy Covenant 🙏 allowing God’s Holy Spirit to empower us to live fully for HIM!
And There IS More!
“The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth 🌎 ” When this happens the Earth will not be alienated from God. Sin and death will be no more on the Earth! And it will not be broken in ANY WAY! Check this out:
“The Earth will be FILLED with the glory of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters that cover seas.”WOW!
Let’s Unpack This Eternal Promise
Think about what is going to happen as God’s Kingdom comes fully on the Earth: There is coming a Kingdom day, when God’s Saints, you and I, will have 💯 % pure fellowship with God and with one another! Not one thing will hinder this from happening! Consider this as well: The word translated as “knowledge” can also be translated as “experience;” therefore, we will be gloriously privileged to experience God in unimaginable and delightful ways! His wonder filled presence will abound in us, with us, and through us! HALLELUJAH!
May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on Earth 🌎 the way it is done IN Heaven! We pray this 🙏 in Jesus Name 🙏 🙌 Amen 🙏
Now, go explore and experience Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today! Then R.E.S.T. In This Eternal Hope.
If you take time to read 📚 the John scripture above, and you reflect on its wonderful promises, you will find Jesus’s perfect formula for perfect peace. This is especially true if you look prayerfully look at the power filled promises of verses 1-6 & 27. It is here that the very Son of God promises a peace, that each person, in Christ, is promised.
It’s not for people, especially “Church” people, who live by the ways of the World, or by their own rules, that are diametrically opposed to Jesus teachings. Going to “Church” is a good thing; however. Walking in a church building no more makes you a Christ Follower, than going in a garage makes you a car. Being a Christ Follower, being able to benefit from God’s promises, and that includes experience this Jesus originated peace, requires each one to deny themselves, take up the Cross and follow Jesus 🙏. Being the Church is far different, and far better than just “going to church ⛪️ “
The Kind of Peace Jesus offers 🙏
The kind of peace Jesus offers, isn’t like the mere kind of peace the world offers. His peace, even in the face of moving towards our eternal destiny, empowers Christ Followers, and ONLY Christ Followers, to be able to NOT let there hearts be troubled neither let it be afraid.
It’s for people who believe in God. It’s for people who believe in Jesus. It’s for prepared people who are prepared to die. It’s for people looking for a prepared place. It’s a custom made place Jesus prepares. It’s for people looking for Jesus to come, and get them, to take them home to Heaven. It’s for people who deny themselves, take up the Cross and follow Jesus.
Do You R.E.S.T. In This Peace?
Do you have this 🤔 blessed hope? 🙌 Are you a prepared person, looking for God’s Eternal prepared place, for which Jesus wants you to be prepared 🙏 Do you have the kind of peace that prepares you to meet the True and living God? Do you have the kind of peace that empowers you to NOT be afraid to die? Do you have the Jesus peace? Do you have the kind of peace that will empower you to not let your heart be troubled nor afraid?
I sincerely hope you R.E.S.T. in God’s promise to not let your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. If you do, you are all set to experience … Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today.
If You Are Not
If you are not a prepared person,who is looking for a prepared place, prepared by Heavenly hands, God help you 🙏 For Heaven’s sake, and for your own sake, “prepare to meet your God!” The ONLY other option is Hell, Death and the grave! If you are prepared, then you have peace with God, and the peace of God, provided by the Prince of Peace, who doesn’t want your heart to be troubled or afraid.
Make the right choice, and R.E.S.T. in the Lord Jesus 🙏