Secondary Title: THE TESTING AGE, THIS LIFE.
Let’s think here, just a little bit, not much, just a little bit …( smirk) … Now listen very carefully … Jesus said, ” I Am, come, that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” PAUSE: Remember when Moses asked God at the ‘Burning Bush’ on the mountain,” Who shall I say has sent me?” God replied, ” “Tell them ‘I AM’ sends you.”
Now, our thinking part: Was Jesus saying or could it be interpreted to mean when Jesus said, ‘I am come’ that they might have life and have it more abundantly; was Jesus saying ‘I Am Come’ to the Father, or was He referring ( to His self, that HE has come to give them life and give it more abundantly. Now, could He have been referring to both, because He said “If you have seen me you have seen the Father, meaning they are one in the same. Do you catch my intent?
Anyway, if we desire life, better said, “If we love life, shouldn’t we be about the pursuit of eternal life?”
Don’t get me wrong, God knows my heart, and that I love life, and I thank Him almost daily for letting me live on this earth, and I try to witness for him to the best of my ability and to walk in the spirit. Having said that, living in this world, especially now, is a very difficult situation, it’s full of pain and sorrow, death and destruction, misunderstanding, misconceptions, hatred, and violence, etc. This deterioration/ death was not in God’s original plan, we were not made to die, ie: God said, “You may eat of all the trees of the garden except for the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; in the day that you do, that you will die. ( Meaning die instantly spiritually, and eventually physically) Adam-and-Eve failed the test and so here we are, because we were/ are all positionally/seminally in Adam-and-Eve.
I would imagine or hope that believers think about eternal life, but realize how horrible this life in the flesh and blood can be; and that there must be a higher reason for taking on this ‘weak, perishable, Flesh Blood and Bone Form’, living constantly and sometimes uncomfortably one heartbeat away from death. None of us knows how long we have.
Perhaps, ( that is if we desire life) … we might learn to ‘die to ourselves, our selfish nature’, and pursue something higher and eternal, giving credit to a God that gave us life, and is waiting with long-suffering and tender mercies, TO GIVE US WHAT WE TRULY NEED, ETERNAL LIFE AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, tarrying, with His arms wide open. Frankie The Earthman.