1 Timothy 1:8-9
“We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful…”
1 Timothy 1:15-16
“This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.”
Too many people think Christianity is all about being good now so we can go to Heaven when we die. The part about going to Heaven is true, but it’s about more than that. It’s about more than following the “Thou shalt” and “Thou shalt not” rules of the Old Covenant.
The above verses show us that the “rules” are not for us (Christians), and that by believing in Jesus we receive eternal life – not just going to Heaven when we die. Eternal means “lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning” – how can that start when we die? It starts when we tap into God and become one with Jesus (a part of His Body) and share in the life He has always had with the Father (see John 1:1-4). In John 10:10 Jesus tells us that He came that we would have life and have it abundantly.
When we accept Him are raised with Him and are seated with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). That’s the life! Seated in Heaven with Christ at the righ-hand of the Father. Wow! The Christian life is not about our soul going to a place where our spirit already is… It’s about bringing Heaven with you where your soul happens to be – right now (if you are reading this) is wherever your body is.
You let Heaven invade Earth. Don’t wait for a revival, have one… be one!