Saturday, June 04, 2011


Play.  Pause.  Or stop.

These three significant buttons allow a video to proceed or hold up a sec or to quit; dependent upon the desire of the viewer.  The pause button puts everything on hold.

A very subtle pause button has happened to our walk.  Without realizing it, we have been taught (and passed along the belief) that eternity begins at the resurrection from the cemetery.  Not true.  Eternity is now.  Of course, reference to future eternal life is neither inaccurate nor illegal.  Future, though, is not the only owner of the term eternal.  Eternal life is possessed now.....and forevermore.

so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.  Jn. 3:15

Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  I Tim. 6:12

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.  I Jn. 3:15

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  I Jn. 5:11

[ This Is Written That You May Know ] These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.  I Jn. 5:13

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. I Jn. 5:20

If we proceed in life assuming eternal life is only futuristic, we surely have put enthusiastic routine and energetic daily living on hold; going nowhere but disillusionment and frustration.  We may be trying to live with our pause button engaged.

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