Relationship with Christ

How Is My Life Related To Eternity?

Everything we do and do not do affects our walk with Christ and eternity.

The past few posts have been covering why it is important for Christians to blog about Christ.

Do I Have To Talk About Jesus On Every Post?

How Do I Talk About Christ More On My Blog?

Are You Really A Christian Blogger?

I want to encourage you further with why talking about Christ on your blog is important. But more importantly to show you why our daily walk with Christ is crucial. 

We are living a current life that determines our eternity. A terrifying concept. One people try to talk lightly about. The world jokes about Heaven, Satan, and Hell.

For some reason, we like to keep things on the surface. Dig too deep and people get upset. People get offended.

It’s clear most of us care more about others and ourselves than God, His Son, and His Spirit.

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I’m guilty of this on a daily basis. I will write Christian blog posts, but in my spare time, I’m not as involved with Him as I should.

Often, however, I choose myself over Him. 

I proclaim I love Him and that He means so much to me. I can SAY all of these things about Him. Things I want to be true. But when it actually comes to me taking the time daily for Him, I spend so much time elsewhere. And this is not something I say for me to be comfortable with, nor you.  

That’s where the lines get drawn.

This post is for those of you who proclaim Christ or claim He is in your life. Those who at one time or another said they wanted to take up the cross of Jesus.

(I’ve talked about salvation and why it is important here if you would like to check it out. Salvation’s Recipe | How To Receive Christ Into Your “Heart”)

Why have we accepted Christ into our life?

Have we seen Him get involved with us? Have we had moments of drawing close to Him and reaped a harvest of joy and growth from it?

Why are we not continuing or desiring more?

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Why are we not burdened with compassion and love at those who do not know Him? Why are we okay with not talking about Christ all the time on this earth when our “proclaimed” eternity is nothing BUT TALKING ABOUT AND GLORIFYING JESUS?

DO YOU HEAR ME, CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS! DO YOU HEAR ME, T. R. NOBLE!

Our life on this earth matches our eternity. If that does not terrify you and draw you closer to our King, I don’t know what will. 

If we know God, we are bearing fruit, this is a promise. He is pruning us for further increase. (John 15:02-04) NOW! NOT LATER! Not tomorrow!

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God has given us grace. (Romans 11:06) He sent His Son and Jesus died for us. (John 3:16) But that is no excuse for us to keep sinning. It is no excuse to remain on the fence about Jesus and faith. There is no time to hold onto bitterness and anger. No time to keep thinking about how past “Christians” and churches hurt us. We need to move on. If we proclaim Christ and then we should know He bears our burdens NOT THE PEOPLE WHO HURT US!

Those in Hell are those who have not forgiven. (Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:15)

Those in Hell, many thought they knew Christ. (Matthew 7:23)

We have spiritually murdered people because of our anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. (Matthew 5:21-22) God is not giving us grace for those murders if we continue to hold the knife in our heart.

We have spiritually walked away from people dying who cried out for help because we are not speaking His name. (Luke 10:31-32) Jesus is life, not us. This includes past believers! We must not give up on them!

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How many people in Hell haven chosen movies, tv shows, games, work, money, family, friends, books, people, and self over time with Christ?

May we open our eyes! I am convicted, too!

The things of this world WILL NOT make it through fire. It won’t matter how much time we regret our choices in Hell and scream in agony in pain and frustration at the life we lived. It’s done. Our names were not found in the book of life.

THE TIME IS NOW!

(NIV) Matthew 4:04, “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”

(NIV) John 14:06, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

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The time is now, not later. If you do not know Jesus, you need Him. If you think you know Jesus, then I pray you and I do.

(NIV) Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”

(NIV) Revelation 21:08, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

(NKJ) Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”

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9 thoughts on “How Is My Life Related To Eternity?

  1. A very convicting and sobering post. I often think about how our Christian culture lives. It’s as if we’re trying to intertwine our culture of living with the life Christ displayed for us to live? Living for the world and living for God are two distinctly different ways of life. And indeed Jesus asks us to pick up our cross and follow Him. That means that the world will hate us as it did Jesus, the world will not be our friend, we should not conform to its ways but live a life always with the perspective of eternity in our minds and heart. Christian’s must be vigilant in their faith, always guarding their hearts from the enemies tactics. I believe the enemy is running rampant through our culture, targeting the generations to come! His tactic is to get those who believe to denounce Christ by their wayward living and to proclaim our self sufficiency instead of trusting God’s word. What would our Christian community look like if we shifted our perspective from time to eternity? I love that your blog focuses on Christ and that you allow His spirit to convict you to write about these things. We need to hear the hard things! “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..” Hosea 4:6 The people of Israel over the years, the generations rejected God and His ways. They continually took their eyes off God and made idols to worship. We do the same today! Our idols may not always be made of wood, silver or gold but anything that is exalted above God is an idol. Money, sex, family, friends, material things, the list goes on and even our time can become an idol! Those who know God’s word and the way to Him through Christ are without fault, we have to do better. We have to have repentant hearts and turn from the things that separate us from God. It’s true, this seems like a heavy topic to most but if we proclaim Christ then we must continually allow His spirit to refine and grow us and growth is not meant to be comfortable. A life of discomfort on this earth is nothing in comparison to a life of eternal torment and despair. I pray that God’s grace and love would cover us and that we would have a sense of urgency in our Christian communities to be unashamed and all in for the Gospel. Help us God to trust in your word and truth and to live our lives accordingly!

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  2. If I could add my two cents, the real issue, as I see it, is many believers live out of their heads and not their hearts. We have been taught to ‘do’ but not how to ‘be’. Frankly, it is not in the best interest of religious leaders to teach people to grow up in faith but that is another story. The point is that when our faith is not grounded deeply in Him we will talk about a faith we don’t live. Therein lies the disparity you talk about in this blog. This is not uncommon. The downside is that those who know us best see the hypocrisy and wrongfully attribute our fickleness to Jesus. This is unfortunate because it destroys our testimony. It would be wiser for us to be silent until the nature of Christ is formed in us before we speak so boldly.

    The answer to our dilemma is not easy. We are flawed people growing up into knowledge of our Lord. We make mistakes and are imperfect. That is ok. What is not ok is that we stay there. As believers we ought to be moving into greater spiritual maturity and intimacy with Jesus. When that happens we will have a rock solid foundation of faith that we can tell the world about and the world will listen because they are hungry. They just aren’t hungry for empty words from people who don’t live as they speak. They have been fed to the teeth with that. What people are looking for is genuine faith, experienced faith, that they can touch and see real change in the speakers life.

    It is a mechanism in our built in conscience that allows us to spot the counterfeit from the real. I thank God He put this in everybody because it helps us weed out pretenders and fakers which, I am afraid, there are many. Not that we want to be this way but it comes out. It comes out because we spend too much time trying to convince others to follow Jesus when we aren’t fully following Him ourselves. This is a real problem online, in churches and generally in the world we live.

    It costs a great deal to have this kind of faith. Our family lost everything. Others have paid a similar price. It has been this way since the days of Abraham. Faith costs. Full stop. That is the reality we have to face. If we wish to have a platform to speak from we had better first learn that the foundation of that platform had better be Rock solid, rooted in Christ.

    If we learn to ‘be’ in Christ, and become intimate with Him, we will have two outcomes. First, we will have a consistency in our life so that we do not struggle as we once did with ‘self’. Secondly we will have experiential authority to speak boldly to others about the faith we live. We wish all believers would pay the price to become the followers Jesus deserves.

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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