The Good Life is in CHRIST
Isn't it most of humanity, that strives to enjoy the good LIFE?" And isn't it most men, who enjoy having kids and a wife?" Most men! But not all."
With that said, "imagine a billboard, with large letters that read:
"THE GOOD LIFE!”
Then, as you get closer to read the small print, the billboard explains that the “Good LIFE” is about buying a lakefront home starting at $300,000.
Now Imagine a few unhappy families living there, with kids who never see their parents, and couples who, though living together on the lake, wish," they weren’t just
They wish they were more like LOVING together. ❤️
Yes, LOVING Together!"❤️
In Luke 12 The LORD is asked by a certain disciple, to tell his brother to divide the inheritance with him.
[The LORD'S response, was]:
“Beware of covetousness, for one’s LIFE does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
[HE then went on to tell the story of an extremely rich man who, from GOD’S point of view, was a "fool!"
Not because he was rich, but because he was not rich towards GOD.
His money was his primary concern, and GOD was in none of his thoughts, but only the things he recently purchased, and:joyfully bought."
The LOVE of money overwhelmed him, and it consumed his LIFE."💰
His focus was on his own agenda, not on LOVING GOD."
Yet, GOD has commanded us to LOVE HIM, and bring honor to HIS NAME." To LOVE The WORD of The LIVING GOD, not money, as if it was a game."
In order to be rid of the LOVE of money; Luke 6:37-38 tells us what to do."
""Give," and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bossom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
['Many people have a problem with giving, and fail to consider, that it's
required of us."
Thus, Mathew 6:24 makes the point abundantly clear, by saying: "No one can serve Two masters; for either he will hate the one and LOVE the other, or else, he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve GOD and mammon.
[And "mammon, Beloved, is simply money."💰
It's more Blessed to give than to recieve.
Consider how in John 10:18, just before giving HIS LIFE for us on The Cross,
The LORD Blessed us, when HE exclaimed"":
No one takes it from ME, but I lay it down of MYSELF.
I have POWER to lay it down and I have POWER to take it again.
This command I have recieved from MY FATHER.
[And in John 3:16 HE affirms
HIS Great LOVE for us, by saying:
For GOD so LOVED the world that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whoever Believes in HIM should not perish but have Everlasting LIFE.
[Much has been given to us, in CHRIST, Beloved Brethren."
"So what are we to do?" What do we do? "Give!"
"Freely we have received!"
Freely, Beloved, we are also to give.
Mathew 12:48 has this to say on the matter:
But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few.
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
Because much has been given to us in CHRIST; much is going to be required of us!" We are required to give the good news of the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, because every Soul is Precious to GOD!" And so HE has entrusted us with The GOSPEL to speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.
[The powers of darkness are out to steal the Soul's of humanity!"
[And knowing that every Soul is Precious to GOD; We are to seek to make for ourselves Treasure in HEAVEN, and not here on earth.
We are to strive to SAVE some for The GLORY of GOD." Yes, and make for ourselves Treasure in HEAVEN!"
When? "The sooner the better!" Because I understand that there is only 7 days before Iran is nuclear capable, and can build a nuclear missile to strike Israel."🇮🇱
And GOD help us know the signs of the times, and get over the illusion that more wealth means more PEACE, HAPPINESS, JOY or FULFILLMENT."
The sooner we get done with putting anything before GOD.
And knowing that there will be a time, when all things that are written in The BIBLE, will be fulfilled.
Know that the fulfillment of all things, are at hand!"
And I want to see you your great success, for keeping our LORD'S commands.
I want to see you having "Treasure in HEAVEN, and not here on earth."
I want to see you making disciples for The GLORY Of GOD, now that we've partaken of the second birth!"
Now that we are "BORN of GOD, and of HIS SPIRIT!"
Now that we're "BORN AGAIN."
1st Thessalonians 2:19-20 reveals the joy, and crown, of every BORN AGAIN child of GOD,
For what is our hope or joy or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in The Presence of our LORD JESUS CHRIST at HIS Coming?
For you are our GLORY and Joy.
[Because GOD, Beloved,
"is not willing that any should perish." We are to LOVE our fellow man, and preach The GOSPEL of CHRIST, to as many as we can.
Because GOD has chosen through the foolishness of preaching, to SAVE those who Believe."
[So GOD has chosen us to preach, and be about our FATHER'S business!"
To recieve HIS instruction," HIS wise counsel, and teachings."
Knowing that in Ist Corrinthians 1:21 HE teaches us, saying:
For since, in the Wisdom of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.
[To SAVE those, who what?"]
Believe." Who simply, Believe!"]
So GOD teaches us, Beloved Brethren, to Trust HIM, and Believe HIS infallible WORD."
Yes, Believe, and embrace The TRUTH Of The WORD Of The LIVING GOD; "consistently preaching The GOSPEL of CHRIST, without finding it odd!"
For The LORD teaches us in Proverbs 11:30-31
That the fruit of the RIGHTEOUS," is a Tree of LIFE, and he who wins Soul's, is wise."
[Yet, who could be counted among the wise, that doesn't aim to walk humbly and pleasing, before The LORD'S EYE'S?
Who could be found pleasing in the Sight of GOD, who doesn't do all he can to GLORIFY GOD?"
Haven't we each been created for The GLORY of GOD?"
I know that Proverbs 16:4 declares that The LORD has made all things for HIMSELF.
Yes, even the wicked for the Day of doom.
And I don't believe that any of us have been created for the Day of doom."
So what will GOD give to those of us who obey HIS instruction, and preach The GOSPEL of CHRIST, with all our heart?"
"Treasure? Yes! Absolutely!" "Treasure!"
But why?" Well, because every Soul is Precious to GOD, and HE is not willing that any should perish!"
And HE would have everyone, come into the knowledge of what a "GOOD GOD accomplished on "Calvarys Cross,"
to "take away" the sin of the world.
That all might commit themselves to GOD, and to walking in HIS ways.
For by our commitment to walk in obedience to CHRIST, we commit ourselves to "The Good Life!"
The longed-for PEACE and HAPPINESS, that only obeying The WORD Of The LIVING GOD,
For to those who are disobedient to GOD; and expect to be accepted before GOD;
Will likely find that their portion being appointed among the hypocrites. And they will be unable to find it odd!"
So be persuaded, Beloved, that our LORD is able to keep what we have committed to HIM!"
"In CHRIST," we have the promised