Have you ever asked yourself a question Why am I here? What is my purpose in life and what I have been created to be? Am I called to be an engineer, a doctor, a teacher, a musician, health worker, entertainer, Director of a company, etc etc….? Which branch of life will make me rich and famous? Oops, not a missionary, or religious, definitely not, there is no fame and money in that.
These are genuine questions each one of us ask ourselves as we seek to get on in life and then own our home, get married etc.
My friend fame and money is only as long you live on earth and as long as you have the strength and qualifications to work. However do you know that your life span on earth of 80-100 years is extremely short in relation to where you will spend eternity for infinity?
Based on your life decisions, your beliefs you live here you decide where you will spend eternity.
You may however say to yourself- I do no harm to any one, I am leading a good life, it is my life and I live the way I want to, I love people, give alms, do not meddle in others affairs, know that there is a supernatural force above whom some call God, I am not religious and have no time for all that but believe I should go to heaven.
My friend do you know if your life was taken away from you tonight without you knowing Jesus, you would be facing your Creator and Father God who gave you life and you would be banished into eternity in darkness being tormented in the fires of hell and rewarded according to your works. Your life does not belong to you but has been breathed in to you by Him.
Jesus said in John 14:6
6 Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.
If you are lost and seeking the correct road or wanting to know the truth or need healing and eternal life, Jesus is.
Learn the ABC of life
- Ask questions about your God and creator you would find answers
- Believe in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour
- Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved for eternity in the light of His presence.
This is what the Bible – Gods eternal Word and (the operating manual for all human beings) has to say
In Genesis 1/26-28 the Bible declares (Message Translation)
God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”
Our Father in His infinite wisdom desired to create us as His duplicates, reflecting His divine nature, being godlike, each one of us unique in our characteristics for His glory. We were created by Him for Him.
Before the foundations of the world were set He had you and me in mind. His plan and purpose set for us. He gave us dominion and responsibility to look after and care for the earth. He does not push us or force us in that and hence He will not force us to do or follow a certain life of belief. He gave us freedom to think and act and declared – Obey and be Blessed, disobey and be cursed. He desires that we obey so that He can use us to fulfil His purposes but if we choose not to, He will not push or force us. He still loves us and will continue to love us till He sees us off to the eternal destination we have chosen.
We were created masterpieces in Christ Jesus unto good works that we should walk in them Ephesians 2:10. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. God sowed the seed of His Son here on earth so that seed would die and God could buy back His family from satan through the Blood of His son Jesus. We are the family that God desired. Why? If we look at the passage above the first man and woman that God created were like God and enjoyed His presence daily. They had power and authority but satan the deceiver who pushes and forces you into doing things through deception, stole that power by deceiving the woman and man into disobeying the command of God. Jesus therefore came in human form and destroyed the power of the devil through his death and resurrection. However the work He began of preaching the Kingdom of God through preaching, teaching and healing people of all their illness; was not finished. We see in the following passage of Acts Chapter 1/1-11 below: (Message Translation)
1 1-5 Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.”
6 When they were together for the last time they asked, “Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?”
7-8 He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”
9-11 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared—in white robes! They said, “You Galileans!—why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left.”
We who have therefore been created by God are called to accept Jesus as Lord are called with a purpose and plan in this time and season to fulfil the task that was incomplete in continuing the work of Jesus through preaching, teaching and ministering His power to the lost and broken world.
It does not matter how bad your past was, or what type of file you led, it is all forgiven and forgotten, when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. He loves you too much, turn to Him and be saved, receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and then spread this same love you have received to other. God desires volunteers to be His will vessels and work in His harvest field to spread His kingdom and bring in the harvest. Are you ready to take on this call?