Mark 10:17 - And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
Everyone has the fear of death. People try all means to try and keep death as far as possible. In the Old Testament when God created man, they use to live for hundreds of years (this is not a fairytale, thou it sounds like one). God made man spirit and body to live for thousand or thousands of years, but when sin came into man, sickness entered and death started manifesting faster. The first record of sickness in the Bible was in Seth (the name means Pale) and it was only after that, that man started worshiping the Lord.
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Adam, Cain and Abel used to worship (offer sacrifices) to the Lord but as time passed either they (Adam and Cain) stopped or it became just a physical exercise like we do traditions. It was only from Enos that man actually started taking the Lord's Name (calling on the Lord).
When sin became great in man God redefined man's physical age (life in this world, not spiritual life) as 120 years max (Moses lived full 120years).
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Therefore our physical life or life in the flesh can be maximum 120years, but our spiritual life still remains the same, thousands of years.
When we die (leave this world) we still live the rest of our spiritual life, it may be in hell or in Heaven. But in Heaven although we have limited life (for life eternal - life in oneself is only with God - Father, Son and Spirit) we still can live eternal life, for we will have access to the Tree of Life.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 2: 22-24
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Every time we need a refill, we just need to eat of the Tree of Life. This tree is accessible only to the ones who overcome this world (that is forsake this world and take up their cross and follow Christ).
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
People may think it will be like hell living eternally. My dear brothers and sisters, Heaven is not earth or this world. In Heaven we will never ever get bored, for we will like the Angel ALWAYS be fascinated looking at the glory of God. We also will be busy with work which is allocated to us (in Heaven it is not all sleep, we will rule over the nations / new creation which God makes).
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, I am so excited to know of the beautiful plans You have for me. Help me Lord that I be counted among the overcomers to avail of those plans. I look forward to be with You eternally, after I finish my mission in Christ on earth to help others also to become overcomers. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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