THE PROMISE IN THIS LIFE
Psalms 133:3KJV: As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded THE BLESSING, even LIFE FOR EVERMORE.
1John 2:25 KJV: And this is THE PROMISE that he hath promised us, even ETERNAL LIFE.
2Corinthians 4:10-11 NKJV: always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. (11) For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
These scriptures reveals to us that THE ULTIMATE PROMISE AND BLESSING God has given us IN THIS LIFETIME is that of eternal life BEING MADE MANIFEST IN OUR PHYSICAL BODIES causing us to have and to experience the temporal resurrection of our mortal bodies in this LIFETIME and so have the fullness of the mind of Christ and MANIFEST the fullness of the glory of God!
This promise is like the promise of the birth of Isaac to Abraham: even though Abraham had been blessed with the promises of divine protection and provision (Gen.13.2, 14, 15.1) without the promise of the birth of Isaac, Abraham could not fulfill his prophetic destiny of becoming the Father of many nations through the Lord Jesus Christ (Gal 3.29)!
In the same way, though as Christians, we already have experienced many blessings like the new birth, baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues, healing, deliverance, some appreciable measure of financial and material prosperity, IF WE DO NOT OBTAIN THIS PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE IN THIS LIFETIME, we will NOT FULFILL OUR PROPHETIC DESTINY of experiencing the perfection and fulness of Christ and so discipling the nations and closing this age!
It is critical to experience THE PROMISE NOW as we are in the set time and season of its fulfillment IN THIS YEAR OF JUBILEE AFTER BLOOD MOON TETRAD OF APRIL 2014-SEPTEMBER 2015.
This promise in this life will be fulfilled in those who use the power of the spirit without measure that has been released to continue in prayer and supplication with one accord (Ac.1.14), watching and praying always (Lk.21.36) to experience the MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRIT WITHOUT MEASURE!
This will be done by ‘forsaking all’: making the Lord the top priority in our lives, like Peter, James, John and others did:
Matthew 10:37-39 KJV: He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. (38) And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. (39) He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Mark 10:28-30 KJV: Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. (29) And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, (30) But he shall receive an hundredfold now IN THIS TIME, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
1Timothy 4:8 KJV: For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
So if we obtain THE PROMISE IN THIS LIFE then we will get the FULLNESS (the Lord called it a 100-fold) of ALL THE OTHER PROMISES that we have only enjoyed to a limited degree!