Saturday, September 26, 2020

Be an Overcomer! (Dee)

 Are you living with the wonderful hope of eternal life? Many in our world have embraced the concept that when they die they are forever dead. They believe that at burial they become fertilizer. With this belief there is no hope for an eternal future with our God. To them, this life is all there is. This is a great lie that has ripped individuals off for centuries. This causes people to only live for today and choose selfishly. 

When we reach out to the Living God, He makes it quite clear that life does not stop when the flesh of our bodies fail. God created us to live eternally and that is what happens to every living soul, whether we believe it or not!

The scripture is our guide and gives us assurance that we can have a great future:

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again in a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1:3-4

I was brought up with the hope of eternal life and I thought everyone entered into heaven. I didn't realize I actually had to choose Jesus and allow His Spirit to make my soul alive to God for eternity. My belief system fell short of the purpose and plan for Jesus coming to pay the sacrifice for my sins, my shortcomings, my selfishness.

Jesus broke through my darkened mind and made me spiritually alive. He enlightened me to realize that I was not living the way He desired. We are all living in deception until we call out to Jesus to save us, making us truly alive in our souls. This is an amazing and shocking contrast. Once I was blind, but now I see. I was once walking in darkness, but now I walk in the light. 

Jesus overcame the grave and death. He  revealed Himself to many before He ascended into heaven. Five hundred individuals witnessed His ascension and then lived their lives expectantly, knowing that as they believed in their heart that Jesus was Lord and Savior, they too would overcome death and live in heavenly places for eternity.

What a glorious promise! We, as born again believers, will receive this promised inheritance which is imperishable, which will be lived out, experienced, in heavenly places. Remember as all the confusion and chaos of this world tries to confuse you, put your full trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Receive His mercy and grace. He is the great overcomer and through His Spirit you can be a great overcomer as well!💛