Acts 5: 38-39, if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.
The purposes of God last. Human effort is temporary and eventually dies. Things of God last, endure, persevere and are eternal. You are made to last. You are Spirit being made in God’s image and likeness. God breathed life into you. You are made to Glorify God and worship HIM forever. God is Spirit and must be worshiped in Spirit and Truth.
What is eternal life?
Jesus gives us the answer in John 17:3, “now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
The true God gives eternal life, redemption, and victory over sin, death and the law; HE gives righteousness, holiness, power, provision, favor, blessing, mercy, forgiveness, peace and everlasting joy in Christ Jesus. The false gods of this world such as pleasure, instant gratification, gold and silver only last temporarily.
Lasting begins now with eternal life in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord, the only true God. Eternal life does not begin at death. The Spirit of the living God has breathed life into you now. The river of living water is flowing in you now. Eternity has been planted in your heart from the beginning and has now come alive in your born again Spirit. It starts now in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord.
You have been set aside for the purpose God had for you from the beginning of creation. You are created to last. You are created as a Spirit being to have eternal life through the redemption of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life. God is showing you HIS character and HIMSELF through HIS word. HE speaks to you directly through the Word of God by way of HIS HOLY SPIRIT.
HIS SPIRIT is living, alive and active. HIS SPIRIT resides in the born-again redeemed, forgiven child of God as a New Creation. The SPIRIT of GOD is lasting and eternal. The Spirit of God through Jesus Christ defeated Satan on the Cross and has given you redemption from the curse of sin, death and the law, “Now”.
You have a lasting, victorious life in Christ Jesus now and forever as the son and daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ in your NEW CREATION LIFE.
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