Eternal Life: The Greatest Asset of Any Nation
Eternal life is not a religious issue. It is the most practical and logical solution God could offer to man. When man united himself to Satan through disobedience in the Garden of Eden, he lost the life and nature of God in his spirit. Man partook of the nature of spiritual death, which is separation from God. However, because man was made in the image of God he was bound to malfunction outside of a living contact with God. E.W. Kenyon said, “Man was made as nearly like God as God could create a being.” Man lost his dominion over the earth when he lost the life and nature of God.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
A Creative People
It has been said that “no heathen country has ever needed a patent law or a copyright law until eternal life was brought to it”. Eternal life is the creative nature of God. When a people have eternal life and are properly taught to walk in the light of it, they operate in the creative elements of God. A creative people are an asset to any nation any day. A nation’s competitive edge is in the creativity of its people and not in the abundance of its natural resources. Any country will be at the mercy of circumstances without a critical mass of its men and women supplying creative solutions to their society. Eternal life makes man creative.
Eternal life is the highest form of life. It is the very life of God. Eternal life is higher than plant, animal and natural human life. A citizenry that possess eternal life are the highest species of men among men. When they are properly raised, they bring unparalleled quality to life. These are visionaries who conquer their circumstances to stay relevant to their societies.
‘‘…the life was the light of men.’’
We are discovering the impact of eternal life in every sphere of life. When we deepen our understanding of eternal life and allow it to regulate us we will become the redefinition of quality.
We will have heaven on earth if we allow eternal life to have the right of way in our Lives. Our education, industry, culture, politics, family and society will be heavenly.
What our penitentiaries need is eternal life. When the nature of man changes his habits change.
Leadership by Life
The life is the light of men. Eternal life is a leading and pacesetting life. Eternal life gives us capacity to have first-hand knowledge of God. The knowledge of God is leadership; you cannot truly know God and be unknown or irrelevant.
A man or woman who has eternal life ought to become a leader in their field of endeavour. You may ask, “how come some people I know who have eternal life are not making any impact in life?” Many possessors of eternal life know very little about what they have. You cannot make progress beyond your knowledge. For centuries all we have known about eternal life is that it guarantees you a place in heaven, after life on earth. Why then will God leave you on earth after you receive eternal life if it is only relevant in heaven?
Receive Eternal Life
1 John 5:11-12
11 And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
You have got to believe on the Jesus the Son of God to receive eternal life. The greatest event in a man’s life is when he receives eternal life, because that is when he or she becomes a new creature.
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