Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Discover these Jewels and live forever!-Part 6 How to live forever!
We started out this six part series of "Find These Jewels and live forever!" by making the bold statement of "living forever." So far, everything I have written about will possibly help a person live a healthy long life. It's not as good living a long life if your body isn't healthy. That's misery, not wealth.
So...back to the Fountain of Youth. What is this myth based on and is there a way to live forever? I'll answer the second part first. Is there a way to live forever? Yes!
So, let's look at how this is done...To do so, one must go back in time. All the way back to the creation of the Earth. The only records I am aware of that describe such a time is the book of Genesis in the Bible.
It says in Gen 2:15 "And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
Do you see what this means!? Man was not originally designed to die! At the point man and woman had not eaten of the tree of good and evil, which means at this point they were going to live forever! FOREVER!
But we know the story goes on: Gen 3:17 "And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
So now for the first time we see "death." Why? Because Adam and Eve choose not to obey God. God fulfilled His word and told Adam because you have done this you will return to the dust of the ground.
So...the question is, how do we return to the state of eternal life instead of death?
Good news! There has been a plan made, also way back in Genesis.
Gen 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent:
“ Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
16 To the woman He said:
“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”
This is speaking of Jesus! What about Jesus though? How does Jesus cause us to live forever? How does He restore eternal life to us?
Romans 5:18 "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
This is explaining that by Adam everyone was condemned to die and be under judgment.
But by one man's righteousness came justification of life (That one man is Jesus).
Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
12"Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
15But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Did you read that! Especially the last part..."eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
John 3: 14"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
This is the way to eternal life! It's yours, if you will only believe.
John 10:27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. "
This is where the fable "The Fountain of Youth" came from.
Jesus is that fountain! Let me prove it!!
John 4:10 "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living waterstyle="font-style:italic;">." (Speaking of Himself)
John 7:38 "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."
Revelation 7:17 "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Are you ready for the living water?
Say this pray and mean it from your heart and you shall be saved and have eternal life.
"Dear Lord, I believe you are the living water of life. I confess I am a sinner and ask that you forgive me of all my sins. Please come into my heart this day, cleanse me and save me; in Jesus name, amen."
If you just said that prayer from your heart and confessed it with your mouth, you are now born again.
I encourage you to leave me a comment and if you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you Wealth and Riches in every part of your life!