TODAY’S DEVOTION (Thursday 21st November 2019)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” John 3:16-17 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 324th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF GOING FORWARD.
In the beginning, was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. In other words, in the beginning was God!
There were no trees, no seas, or any created thing. There were no angels, or any other Heavenly being. In simple terms, there was no Heaven or Earth or the things that presently exist in Heaven and Earth. There was just God and His glory.
Then He began to call them forth from His glory – He called forth Heaven, then created Angels and all Heavenly beings to live in Heaven. Then the fall of Lucifer took place. Then in a redemptive move, He then called forth Earth, and created all earthly things we see on earth.
Lastly, He created man and placed him in a Garden on earth.
Everything created came from God, including man. In other was man is not from the earth. Man was outsourced from God to the earth. It was the fall of man that made man look earthly. It so damaged us that we lost all traces that shows that we are not from the earth.
Now, as beings that were outsourced from God or from Heaven, we were not designed to survive by living from the earth realm. We were designed to spend our earthly lives from the Heavenly realm that we came from. That is what redemption is all about.
Jesus came to make it possible for us to live the Kind of life man lived before the fall. He came to restore us back to a Heavenly life. Our devotional text said; “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Everlasting life is that very life we lost at the fall. It is a life that is outsourced from Heaven, a Heaven on Earth life. That was what man had before sin came in. When sin came in that life died. But thank God Jesus came and restored it back. Now we can have it again.
WE CAN HAVE A PART OF IT IN THIS LIFE AND THE FULL OF IT IN THE NEXT LIFE.
Everlasting life in this life makes an earthly live supernatural. It is called “Zoe.” It kills diseases in the body of an earthly life and empowers it to live beyond earthly limitations. Everlasting life is the Zoe kind of life. If a natural life lacks the “Zoe kind of life,” it will grow weak and die rapidly.
It is the absent of this life in people that is responsible for all ailments and fatalities that take place through heart failure or cardiac arrest and etc. When this life is absent in a man, critical organs of his body will begin to fail.
The purpose of the Zoe life, among other things, is to sustain our kidneys, heart, lungs, arteries, bones and bone marrows, and all that makes the body function properly. The Zoe life is for divine preservation.
When the New Testament Church started in the books of acts, it was this life that was driving those who got saved. It was the very life they were preaching to the lost about. Eventually, people began to respond and the devil that had held them down became angry.
He moved the authority against the Church, and some of the apostles were ceased, arrested and put in jail. Then God sent an angel to release them. The angel did, but in releasing them here was what the angel said to them;
“Go, take your stand in the temple courts and declare to the people the whole doctrine concerning this Life (the eternal life which Christ revealed).” Acts 5:20 AMP
The word doctrine means teaching. Obviously, the doctrine of the Zoe kind of life – which is the eternal life which Christ revealed, was what the early Church was preaching about. But our Church generation has lost it. That is why more Christians have become sick than even unbelievers.
We die prematurely and allow the hazards of a fallen life to become a snare to us because we do not have the revelation of the Zoe kind of life.
There are two kinds of life on the face of the earth; the fallen life that is controlled by the fallen nature in every man and the Zoe kind of life that we have been sharing about this morning. You are living either of them right now.
GOD WANTS YOU TO LIVE THE ZOE KIND OF LIFE.
He wants your inner eyes sharp in the spirit, your health supernaturally sustained, your inner ears receptive enough to pick frequencies from the throne of God and all that. He wants “the supernatural you” to emerge. That is the God we served.
But “the supernatural you” will never emerge until you step into the Zoe kind of life and start living in it out daily.
However, this will not be by might nor by power but by the Spirit of the living God. The Zoe life flows from the Holy Spirit to the spirits of the redeemed of the LORD when the redeemed embrace deep intimacy with Jesus. In other words, if you are deeply intimate, you will see the Zoe kind of life manifesting in your mortal body.
The call to be deeply committed and intimate with Jesus this end time has become necessary because of the horrors of the last days. A time is going to come, (and I fear it has already come) that if you are not supernaturally enabled to live the earthly life from heaven, you will be terminated prematurely.
As we bring this to a close, I want you to become passionate for deep intimacy. Let your soul hunger for more of Jesus. It will impart everlasting life into your life daily and save you from what destroys mortal men.
It will stir the Holy Ghost to quicken your mortal body in this life and secure it from the arrows of the wicked. It will kill the power of sin in your life and make sure your body is dead to sin and your spirit alive to righteousness. You won’t fail in Jesus name!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY;
“And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:10-11 NKJV