Live for Eternal Life
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no
one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
God has put eternity into our hearts and He wants us to live this earthly life for eternal life. But
Satan is always keeping our minds on things of the world to keep us from thinking about eternal
life. Every human that ever lived will be judged, and our judgment comes from the Word of God. We
are not our judge for eternal life – God is our judge. If we don’t know the Word, we have no
choice but to believe Satan’s lies, such as, “My good outweighs my bad,” “I believe in Christ,” or
“I am a good person.”
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” (Romans 24:4)
People who don’t get the truth from the Word of God will, by default, be deceived. People in the
world think their own belief changes things. But no matter what we choose to believe, nothing
will ever change God’s Word or his judgment for eternal life with the Father and the Son, or with
Satan and the demons. Eternal life is our choice. If we read and obey the Word, then Heaven will be our eternal home.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)
The Lord is telling us to keep our thoughts on things above, but how do we work in this world
and keep our thoughts on things above? It’s a miracle of God’s creation that we can interface to
the world while we know we are living in the Kingdom.
Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus
replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say,
‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)
With the indwelling Holy Spirit, we can always know that our spirit is living in the Kingdom within
us, even while we are focusing on working in the world. Our subconscious mind is always telling
us we are in the Kingdom, close to Christ. How can we live in the Kingdom close to Christ
without thoughts of eternal life
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! (Psalm 105:4)
If we always know our spirit is living in the kingdom, then we are seeking the Lord at all times.
Our faith now depends on the Lord for everything in life.
We cannot be close to the Lord without a thankful dependent heart, which means we trust His
guidance more than we trust our own guidance because we have experienced His divine
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must
believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
When our faith fully depends on the Lord and we trust His ways over our ways, then our faith
will be pleasing to God. We live as servants of Christ and we fully trust His guidance and His
answer to our prayers. Even if we don’t fully understand his answer, we continue to trust His ways because he is God
and is infinitely above us in every way.
Living in the Kingdom within us, and we serve Christ with dependent faith that increases the love in our
hearts. When we bring people to Christ, by teaching Bible classes, handing out Biblical
literature, or talking one-on-one about salvation in Christ, God’s love continues to increase in
our hearts. Life becomes all about God and others, and we depend on Christ for His divine
wisdom and guidance in every situation.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be
burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
We can never be free until we are free from our own will and live for Christ’s will. When we live
for Christ’s will, ministering to others, eternity is constantly on our minds and subconscious minds.
We minister to others because we care about their eternal lives and their earthly lives.
How can we minister to others unless we care about them?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and
have it to the full. (John 10:10)
When we live for Christ, we are free and we have life to the fullest. The Father honors us when
we serve Christ. He fills our spirit with the blessings from Heaven, and these blessings come
through the Holy Spirit and are always with us.
And since these blessings never go away, we are content, at peace, and in comfort all the time,
even through the difficulties of life. The apostle Paul experienced these blessings because his
life was Christ.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the
circumstances. (Philippians 4:11)
Paul lived with the power and blessings of God, and his spirit was fully blessed by God. He was
content in all circumstances and he knew Heaven was his home. And the Lord will do the same
for us – when we have the faith to put our lives in the hands of Christ.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with
all your strength.” The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no
commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
The greatest commandment is to have a heart filled with God’s unconditional sacrificial love.
Then, all the commands in the Word of God become natural and desirable. Love is what gives
us insight to the Lord’s thoughts and emotions because a heart of love gives us the same
thoughts and emotions. A heart filled with God’s love is what conforms us to the image of His
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29)
With love in our hearts, we are able to reflect Christ to everyone. We are now living for eternity
with the Father and the Son, which is always on our minds. We are now living life to the
fullest, filled with God’s divine blessings, and Heaven is our home. We are now living the way
God created us to live: In His image.