Friday, 5 May 2017

'LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE'

"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life whereto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses" - 1 Timothy 6:12
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The greatest calling that you have been called is to lay hold on eternal life (John 3:16). If you do not lay hold on eternal life, it will escape your grip.
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After giving your life to Christ, what is your pursuit? To be like Him? Or to get the things He can give? If you seek Him for the things that He can give, you won't lay hold on eternal life. Jesus said some labor for the meat that perishes (John 6:27).
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It is when you become like Him that you can have eternal life. Jesus' primary call is not to get things, it is to avoid perishing and to access to everlasting life (eternal).
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Some seek Jesus so that they can have victory over their enemies. Some seek Him so that they can overcome sin. All of these are secondary reasons. The major and only reason for seeking Christ ought to be for eternal life.
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When He becomes your major priority, other things that you need shall be added unto you (Matt. 6:33). But unfortunately, the devil through false pastors and teachers have made the pursuit of other things paramount in life. You can't seek the kingdom of God or strive for the meat that endures to eternal life and be disqualified in eternity.
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Who do you seek for? After Jesus' resurrection, the disciples were seeking for the living among the dead by bowing their faces to the earth (Luke 24:5). If you are seeking Jesus the risen one, you'll set your affection on the things that are above, heavenly and not earthly, where Christ sits at the right hand of God (Col. 3:1-2).
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Your heart can't be aimed at eternal life and your treasures will be here on earth. It is better you put your treasures where you want to end your eternal life. When your priority is focused on eternal life, all your life will be conformed to eternal life and the things of this world won't catch your fancy.


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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