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The Rewards on the Road to the Celestial City (16)

 



Loved one in Christ Jesus, I believe you are growing in the strength of the Lord. Child of God, count it a blessing and favour when you are alive. If the Holy Spirit should open the eyes of your spirit, you will be praying for God’s intervention all the time.

The early Apostles knew the spiritual world's activities, so they commanded the disciples of Christ Jesus to pray. Jesus commanded us to watch and pray because He knew the operations of the spiritual world (Meditate on 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 26:41).

If you are born again, the kingdom of darkness will fight you whether or not you like it. The born-again experience is not only about church attendance. Being born again is a spiritual transformation that happens to your spirit and soul (Meditate on 2 Corinthians 5:17).

A born-again man (includes women) is the one that has repented and accepted Christ Jesus as His Saviour and Lord of his life. Some people see Jesus as their Saviour. That is a half-truth. Jesus is also our Lord. Read this article for a more profound revelation.

Jesus is Lord over our business, family, education, and all areas of our life. Being born again means you walk in the footsteps of Christ Jesus (Obedience to the holy scriptures). You put away the old (Adamic) nature and put on the nature of Christ Jesus (walking and living in the Spirit).

Most people often think, if you confess Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord of your life, that is all. That is a significant error. One sign you are born again is that the fruit (See Galatians 5:22-23) of the Holy Spirit manifest in your life.

Any man who claims to be born again and fails to produce the Holy Spirit's fruits is not born again. You may operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and still not be born again. Meditate on this scripture.


For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Romans 11:29 KJV

If you are born again, we see Christ Jesus's nature and the virtues of the Holy Spirit in you. Whatever comes out of your heart (tongue and actions) helps us discern the spirit you carry. If you claim to be born again and don’t exhibit the Holy Spirit's nature, you are not born again.

A born-again man is the one that cherishes the Word of God above everything. Someone who exhibits the seed of love, holiness, faith other characteristics of the Holy Spirit is born again. You cannot declare to be born again and walk in darkness (misery, destruction, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness).

True Christians express the agape (unconditional love) towards God’s creation (human beings, animals, plants, and everything with breath). I gave you these wisdom keys to help you walk in victory in your Christian life.

In his article, I will share some letters Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth. These epistles are great treasures to our soul.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 KJV

First of all, Apostle Paul talks of affliction (anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble). Kindly read these articles, The Adventures on the Road to the Celestial City, for more wisdom keys.

Apostle Paul declares that our afflictions are for a temporal time. The pains we pass through as children of God increase our eternal glories in the Celestial City. What a great revelation! From the letters of Apostle Paul, I can interpret that the greater our storms, challenges, persecutions, troubles, and oppositions we receive from ignorant religious people and unbelievers, the greater our rewards in the Celestial City.

Child of God, don’t complain when you are going through some afflictions because some Christian believers suffer greater persecutions. The greater your afflictions, the greater your rewards in the Celestial City.


While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV

We must focus on our spiritual blessings because they are eternal. The mansions and temporal properties we see on this planet will pass away. I believe you marked the words of Apostle Paul While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Apostle Paul was not concerned about the things of this world. He focused on the treasures Christ Jesus was preparing for him in the Celestial City. Paul continues in his letters.

 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:1 KJV

I can interpret the earthly house in two ways.

1.  Human body and

2. Temporal things of this world.

On earth, architects and builders construct structures (houses) with ordinary materials that expire. Most often, professionals reconstruct the building to make the old building new. As the system of the world upgrades, systems and technology also change.

You cannot rely on your Samsung Galaxy S4 as the most significant phone in life because the manufacturers of Samsung phones have updated it. The material you valued some years ago is no more relevant today because the manufacturers have upgraded it.

In the Celestial City, Christ Jesus and His angels are creating wonderful mansions for us. No man on earth can compare these mansions with earthly treasures. On earth, our body becomes weak because it is vulnerable. We shall put on a glorious (uncorrupted) body in the Celestial City (See 1 Corinthians 15:51-54).

Sometimes people make mistakes when creating materials. As a result of their errors, it brings challenges to humankind. In the Celestial City, all things are perfect (no need for update) because they are made with perfect hands, minds, and power.

 

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

2 Corinthians 5:2 KJV

In verse two of second Corinthians chapter five, Paul declares that he desires with all his heart, and sometimes he cries deeply in his heart to be clothed with God's glories. On earth, we face temptations, accusations, hatred, slander, and all forms of wickedness because the devil and his minions manipulate the unrepentant human beings and systems of the world to fight us.

 

If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

2 Corinthians 5:3 KJV

Paul further states that in the Celestial City, disgrace will be no more. Wicked spirits and people will not get the chance to fire arrows of fear, confusion, depression, conflict, jealousy, and other negative invisible virtues to distract and make us vulnerable to the devices of the devil and cohorts.

The angels of God will encamp around us in the Celestial City. We will not have a sense of self-consciousness in the Celestial City because our focus will be on Christ Jesus. The power of sin cannot enter the Celestial City; we will have the free desire to walk and live like Christ Jesus.

I believe you remember the lesson from Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis. When they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they became conscious of themselves. When they heard the voice of God, they tried to cover their nakedness with fig leaves.

Sin made them naked in the sight of God. In the Celestial City, Christ Jesus will remove the thought of nakedness from our minds. In the Celestial City, you will not feel inferior in the sight of Christ Jesus because the angels of God will cover you with a holy garment.

This garment will make us think like the holy angels. It will make us operate on the same level as the holy angels. We can appear before Christ Jesus without a sense of fear because we are not naked. Adam felt incomplete and lost in the sight of God because sin made him naked (fearful). Sin made Adam and Eve naked (proud and self-willed) before God.

In the Celestial City, Christ Jesus will eliminate the seed (mindset and garment) of nakedness (pride and self-willed) from us. We shall be like Christ Jesus on that special day!

 

For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

2 Corinthians 5:4 KJV

Sometimes we feel weak, pain, and distress in our body because it has limitations. I have never seen a man who has never slept, visited the washroom, lavatory, and eaten in life. Every man, born of a woman, feels weak in the body at certain hours because we are limited in strength.

I bought and read a book called The Mystery of the Maharishi of Mountain Kailash. In this book, Sundar Sadhu Singh (Christian missionary) described a Maharishi (a man over 300 years) who lives in the Himalaya mountains as an intercessor for the saints in Christ Jesus.

In the Maharishi case, he could survive in the deep and cold mountains because of God’s special grace and protection. Aside from that, all of us cannot live peacefully on earth without bathing, brushing our teeth, and caring for the body.

In the Celestial City, we don’t have to bother ourselves bathing, brushing our teeth, visiting the washroom, and caring for the body because Christ Jesus has made us glorious as He is. Hallelujah! Are you preparing to enter the Celestial City?




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