1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Have you ever noticed that everything in the world that is visible around us is dying? In everything, trees, flowers, animals and even we have a birth, a growing and eventually a death. Everything in this worldly system will eventually die. That fancy car will eventually wear out and be nothing but junk eventually. Junkyards are full of really fancy cars that are deteriorating into nothingness. The word tells us that we came into this world with nothing and we will take nothing with us when we die. Not only is that a reality, but our stay here on this planet is limited to a very brief stay.
Somewhere along the way from birth to death we must come to the conclusion that there is another reality, a spiritual one. Not only is this spiritual life a reality but it will not die. This Father of Lights, this Father of Yeshua/Jesus is spirit and He is Life. He is the maker of all things visible and invisible. This life that we live is like a second womb experience where we grow to maturity and this womb will not hold us any longer and we must come to birth into that spiritual realm of real life. How have we or are we growing in the knowledge of that one who is waiting for us to become His children where He can show us the real reality of “life” eternal. It will be a bit like going back to the Garden of Eden where life was full of wonder and amazement. It will be a place where we can walk and talk with our Maker in the cool of the evening. This Father of Lights has given us life which He wants to share His dominion with since we are His children. BUT He has also given us the right to walk away from His desire for us, to wander afar and desire the things of this world that we can see and lust after them rather than follow after Him, our choice. One cannot take any of this worlds goods with them and if the choice has been the things of this world rather than that spiritual life, it will end in an everlasting death with no way to change that decision. Death comes to everyone and the choice must be made before that eventuality.
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