Some folks seem to think that once we are in heaven God’s Word expires and we live under a new set of rules. Let me correct this kind of rationale, Jesus is the Word that became flesh and He will endure forever.
Psalm 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven.
What is the Word doing in heaven? He is sitting at the right hand of the Father confirming the Word, His righteous servants are speaking in the earth. Furthermore, the Word is upholding the functions in heaven. The Word created heaven and the Word maintains it. Heaven and earth will endure just as long as the Word does and the Word is an eternal being. Heaven is a very strange place compared to planet earth, it does not depend on the sun for light because it’s never dark there. There are no wars, no lack and no pain, man has never known such a place.
Hebrews 1:3 Jesus is upholding all things by the power of His Word.
We are one of those “all things” His Word is upholding, His Word will last just as long as we do! All men lead a double life, the first life is the one we live in the flesh, the second life is the one we live in the Spirit forever. The shortest span of our life is the one we live right now in our earth suit, it rarely goes over a hundred years. But the next life is never ending in the Spirit in heaven or hell, whichever one you choose. God gave the power of life and death over to man, we choose what we will have, not God.
Galatians 2:20 The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God Who loves me and dies for me.
If we live in this life by the faith that Jesus lived in, how do we live in heaven? The same way Jesus does, by His faith in what the Father spoke. If we don’t learn His Word here in this life we will have to learn it in the next life. Every student of any subject knows that they will be tested on what they have learned. Who does the testing and what do they target?
1 Peter 1:7 The trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes might be found unto praise and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
If it were not for the devil you may not have known whether you had faith or not. The Word you know produces the faith you need to walk in the Spirit with Jesus. The devil tries to persuade you with all kinds of trash, to abandon your connection with your Lord and Savior. Every time you stand against the devil and hold fast to your confession of faith, God says your trial is more meaningful than gold. If you do this the right way you will rejoice every time you disappoint the devil and please your Lord. The Word is much more durable than the devil because he cannot sustain an attack for long, he has other saints he must put on trial. We will never run out of ammunition because God’s Word endures forever.
I have sown much seed,
and I will reap a harvest.
The devil cannot steal my seed, because God never forgets a seed sown.
He rebukes the seedeater for my sake, God has overcome the world.
The devil cannot discourage me because due season is coming.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14