“The explosion at the grave did much more than bring the most important person Who ever lived back to life. It modified the creation model forever, furthering My plan and providing a pathway for mankind to interact with Me eternally through the blood of Jesus. It established new boundaries for My interaction with you for this season of your existence. It set in motion a new eternity and at the same time began the countdown to the end of life as you know it.
"Soon I will usher in a new heaven and a new earth. It will complete the era in which you live and begin another phase of the expression of Who I am. How involved do you want to be in My future plans? Although access to Me is provided for you through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, your commitment level to Him in this season shows Me much. It shows your sincerity and devotion to Me and whatever I have in mind for the future.
"Understand that I am, at this moment in time, building a generation to interact with Me for eternity. Your life commitment in Jesus is being scrutinized and recorded. How you choose to implement the new life I have given you, and how you take advantage of the unlimited access that you have to Me, greatly impacts how I will use you in My eternal future.”
Eph. 4:12-13 AMP
12) His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church),
13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and the completeness found in Him.
Phil. 3:10-11 AMP
10) [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
11) That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
Rev. 2:26 NIV
“To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations.”
Most of us are so short-sighted that we apply what we have been given through Jesus only to our waking moments on this earth. God always interacts from an eternal perspective. We act and react from our limited perspective of what is best for us this very moment.
Until we determine in our hearts to get in line with God’s heart for His reasons, we are missing out on more than we could ever imagine. We are also failing to realize how important our days are. We may think that we are benefiting from consuming all that the Lord has provided on ourselves. We fail to realize the eternal impact of our selfishness.
Open my eyes, Lord,