enternal life

There is nothing once you die.

There are those that believe this title. Then why is there life? What is the purpose? To accumulate all you can in fifty or sixty years, no matter what the cost or who you hurt to do so. Hoping that as you do your name will be a name remembered throughout history in some form. The odds of either of those things happening is extremely bad for must upon this earth. Then what is the purpose?
That mentality shows itself to be faulty and full of false hopes and dreams. Yet many try to live life in just this manner.
This is what I know to be fact from reading the Bible. Now don’t laugh, just read on and see where this is going.
The Bible says that God knows us before we are even born. So your name is already known by the One that created this entire universe, so the need to seek fame is not required.
We are all promised an eternal body, so if we get a body that is designed to live for all eternity then there is something beyond this life. A something that will last beyond this mere and short one hundred year, in fact billions upon billions of years.
This is mentioned in the Bible as well. There isn’t a lot of detail but what is certain is that heaven is just a holding area for those that have passed this life at this time until the Great White Throne Judgment occurs, and that is only for those that have served God well and loyally. Other events happen before the judgment but due to the topic of this particular post they are not necessary to go into.
Here is the bad news though. So say you are someone that has made a ton of money and left a trail of both literal and figurative bodies behind you as you excelled at your tasks. So since there is nothing beyond this life in your eyes then there is no God, no Jesus and nothing to follow this temporal existence we now live in.
Then on that day of judgement you waken and are call before God. Your life is reviewed and the trail of blood you have left behind says one thing to Him. Well there is something that will happen in your new body and it will last for decades, centuries, millennial after millennial. It is extremely warm and unpleasant and there is a lot of pain involved and it is eternal.
Is this really the type of worldly treasure you wish to give yourself?

We need to not be near sighted

One of the greatest challenges that those that call themselves Christian is to learn to look beyond today or even tomorrow. When they become near sighted, all they can do is plan for that moment or the next day. That is not how Christianity was designed to work.
Our vision should be focused on the eternal. Questions like “What will the earth look like in the thousand-year reign of Christ?” “What lies in the next solar system?” “What wonders and beauty are waiting to be seen?”
Why these questions and many many more? Because that makes us think beyond this temporal life.
This is like going to the store to pick a pair of shoes. You try one on, walk and feel it is uncomfortable, or it does not look quite right. So you try another pair and they are just right. Well the eternal life is the pair that is just right, filled with the rewards promised to us by Jesus.
Why keep the pair of shoes that are uncomfortable? Yet that is exactly how people live and act. They say I can work through the blisters and corns caused by wearing the wrong shoes. We are told repeatedly not seek our reward in this life for it is fleeting when compared to a billion years.
One year is 365 days. The average life span of a person worldwide, at this time, is 25915 days or 71 years.
One billion years is 365,242, 199, 000 days.
Personally, I would rather plan for the largest number. A lot more can happen in that life and will happen.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: Found

A new day arises. The unimaginable happened. I must remember my own words that no man is meant to be alone and that this life is only a test for the real life that is to come. A life that will last billions upon billions of years as is promised within the Bible.
Why I say this is? I am 54. In a temporal life, some would call that old, but as I just stated we are to live billions of years so being 54 is nothing to a lifetime of wonder as a servant of God.
Now I have found that which I have sought often since I was a teenager. This time I sought it God’s way, not mine and so I know it is blessed and will last forever.