EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRISTIANITY
DATE: TUESDAY MARCH 23, 2021
TEXT: Titus 1:1-2
KEY VERSE:1 Timothy 6:12 ‘Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.’
In today’s devotional text, we see that our God that cannot lie has promised us eternal life. God that cannot lie has promised you eternal life. He has given the promise of eternal life to all of us that are serving him in righteousness and holiness. All of us that suffer persecution by others or from others because of our Christian life have the promise of eternal life. Woman, God that cannot lie has promised you eternal life. Therefore, endure the persecutions from your husband. God is saying if you can continue with Him despite what you are passing through, you will have eternal life. Are you a single woman or a widow? Or probably nobody has come to you yet and you are advancing in age? God that cannot lie has promised you eternal life as you remain faithful in righteousness and holiness to the end of your life. Similarly, you young man, that has kept yourself from pollutions of the present life, and from the immoralities of this world, God that cannot lie has promised you eternal life. Are you a minister of the Gospel working hard for Jesus, even without pay, and having some many sufferings to contend with in your life and family, God that cannot lie has promised you eternal life as you remain faithful unto him. This is a wonderful thing.
What is eternal life? Eternal life is the life that lasts forever. It is the complete and perfect form of existence, that does not know decay, pain, sickness, shame, heart sorrow or death. Eternal life is a life of perfect righteousness, holiness, peace, joy, love, satisfaction, comfort, rest, victory and eternal fullness. Eternal life is sharing in the divine nature, which is far above all forms of life on earth. It is the opposite side of eternal suffering and death in the lake of fire. Eternal life is the promise God has given to you. Eternal life is the life of the occupants of heaven and of the new heaven and the new earth, which the Lord shall bring about after the millennial reign. Eternal life is the best gift God can give to a mortal man. It is the best way God can really say to man, “Thank you for your service, for your suffering. Thank you for dying for Me.” It is the best gift in life. Praise the Lord!
Thought for the day: Lay hold on eternal life. Never compromise with sinners.
Song for the day: Eternal life … I want to live eternal life
Bible reading for the day: Joshua 9-10; Luke 3