Church of the Living Word

Love Is the Bridge into Our Eternal Purpose
By Matt Walkoe   November 26th, 2017

We have been talking about worshiping the Lord in spirit and in truth, of being where He is, and of living in two realms at once. We are learning how to physically function on this side of the veil, ministering as God’s instruments in the earth, while at the same time reaching in to live in the realm of spirit. With all of this, one of the things that is becoming very alive to us is the eternalness of our relationship with the Lord.

It is difficult to understand what God is trying to do for us unless we get a clearer picture of our eternal purpose. Too often, we find ourselves consumed in all the circumstances of daily life. As believers, we are not supposed to be dealing only with the natural level. The Church is supposed to be reaching into the world of spirit to make known the manifold wisdom of God to the rulers and authorities in heavenly places (Ephesians 3:8-10).

The relationship Jesus had with the Father was very deep. God was working His eternal purpose through Jesus in everything that He did while He was on the earth. Jesus said, “The Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing” (John 5:19). Jesus lived in two realms at once. He lived as a human being, but everything He did was with an eternal purpose. He suffered deeply on the cross, but He was able to endure it because He was looking forward to joy of returning to the Father. He knew that His time on earth was only temporary, but it was meant to accomplish something eternal.

Do we really believe that God is working His eternal purpose in us through the things that we suffer? If we do not, life can be very difficult. The Lord tells us, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways” (Isaiah 55:8). If we try to accomplish something in God, a lot of times it does not work because our ways are not His ways. The Lord is always working for this eternal purpose in our lives, but many times He runs into problems because we do not think like He thinks, we are not one with Him.

We must move from a mere awareness of this life into a oneness with God, and the eternal purpose that He has for us. How do we do that? First you have to believe that He loves you and you are important to Him. If you think you are not important in God’s plan, it locks you out of the awareness of your destiny. God is driven to have a relationship with you. How do we get into that oneness? First, we have to trust that His plans are for our good. Our love for the Lord is the bridge that will literally carry us to where He lives.

You say, “I don’t have enough love.” I John 4:19 tells us: We love because He first loved us. Take down every wall that you have to His love. Open up to the love that He is beaming towards you, let it penetrate into you so that you are able to love Him with everything that is within you. That love for Him will carry you into His presence. As we come into oneness with the Father, we will fulfill our eternal purpose.

Scriptures: Ephesians 3:8-11; John 5:19; Romans 8:18; Isaiah 55:8-9; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; I John 4:18-19; Jeremiah 29:11-14; (Hebrews 12:2); (John 3:16).

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