LIVING ETERNAL NOW

My purpose for Living Eternal Now is to encourage people to start living with this focus.

When the disciples asked Jesus: “How should we pray?”. Jesus gave us The Lords Prayer.

All Christians know it, and pray it, but when we pray “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” how many of us really seek to play a part each day in making that happen – Jesus Kingdom on earth and His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. How difficult it is to say, as Jesus did to the Father, “not My will but Yours be done”

Even for me at age 82 I find it difficult to stay away from worldly distractions, particularly time wasters such as TV. What about you?

Avoda or Avodah is the Hebrew word for work, worship, and service so work is God ordained, it is just how we conduct that work which is of interest to God.

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For those that have read About Me, on this site, you will know that God equipped me for business and even now I am on the Australian Board of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce and author of the book Build a Kingdom Business – Empowered by the Holy Spirit (available as an ebook on Amazon and a paperback edition is available from me for a donation to cover postage, email ron@bakb.com.au)

My current project, as some of you are aware, is providing sermons and videos for the end times church on http://www.powerpointsermons.net. There are a lot of power point sermons already up there but I believe God has shown me that I need to actually present the sermons and put them up on YouTube.

I prayed about which one to do first and I believe it is ISRAEL – HISTORY & PURPOSE. Initially, I thought BIBLICAL INERRANCY but no, God wants me to start with Israel and I can only think that as Israel is central to all that God does, and in fact the Antichrist does, in the “last days” that this is the reason.

When it is finished I will put it up on livingeternal.net and would appreciate your input on it. If you think it is beneficial, I would appreciate your help in promoting it, and http://www.powerpointsermons.net.

LIVING IN PURSUIT OF GOD IS LIVING ETERNAL NOW

Do you want to live in pursuit of God, or do you want to die not knowing God?”

In the beginning God created people to enjoy a relationship with Him, to rule over all creation, and to reflect and multiply His glory to the ends of the earth.

We know how devastating were the consequences of man’s sin, leading to the destruction of all mankind save eight people with Noah’s Flood.

We also know the enormous cost God, the Trinity, was prepared to make, to provide us with an opportunity to get back into a right relationship with our heavenly Father.

We all have sinned against God and we all deserve judgement for our sin. The only way any one of us can come before God is by trusting in the sacrifice of Jesus for our sin. That’s how a relationship with God begins. Fortunately, a relationship with God begins not with our pursuit of God, but with His pursuit of us. The God who pursued you out of love in the past has not stopped pursuing you out of love today.

God saves His people so that they might “seek His face in worship.” Remember we enter His gates with thanksgiving, we enter His courts with praise but we enter His presence with worship.

Many Christians struggle to pray because they don’t understand how their prayers fit with the purposes of a sovereign God.

Does prayer change God’s mind? And does prayer change anything, for that matter? If God is sovereign, if God’s in control of all things, and all of God’s promises will come to pass, then why pray?

To answer that question, one must know four things about God:

  1. The perfections of God are unchanging;
  2. The purposes of God are unchanging;
  3. God’s promises are unchanging,
  4. The plans of God are unfolding.

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God has designed prayer to be a powerful means by which we participate in His plans in the world. God brings about a remarkable change in the world in response to the prayers of His people. When we pray, God acts. Read Exodus 8:13, “God did according to the word of Moses.” Read that again. What a testimony to prayer. Prayer is an invitation to join with God in effectively shaping the course of history. God has called you and me not to watch history, but to shape history for the glory of His great name. That should change the way you pray.

All of us have an assignment from God, but unless we pray, we may never know what it is, none of us can be who God has called us to be without prayer. This is the way it’s designed to be, it’s a massive moment when we realise we can’t do anything worthwhile without God’s help. This will drive us to pray.

When we fail to pray, we essentially say we’re content with a little knowledge of God’s glory. Reality is, we can’t help but become like what we behold.

Because God is holy, we must approach Him with a humble and contrite heart. Sin is no small thing in the sight of a Holy God, The propensity to sin is strong, and the Bible reveals that the punishment for sin is severe. For the severity of how God’s punishes sin, just look at the history of God’s nation Israel.

Our goal in prayer must be to know, love, and enjoy God,. Only then will it satisfy. Prayer will not be very satisfying if you just want things, prayer is the pursuit of God, not just His gifts.

As a result of prayer, we will walk away changed by God, We will come to know Him better as we experience His answers to our prayers. God wants to bless us, He wants to bless His people, He invites us to experience His blessing through prayer.