12th March, 2019
IPR DAILY DEVOTION
Topic: GOD’S METHOD FOR TAKING US HOME
Colossians 3:4 (KJV)
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
It is worthy of note, that, Christ is our life! “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear...” refers to the visible manifestation of Christ at His coming. Christ is our life means, He is coming for us by life and not by death!
God’s method for taking us home is by life, and not by death. It’s unfortunate the 21st century Church has presumed that one needs to die before he/she goes to heaven. Yes, some believers have died, and we will discover in subsequent discussions, that, the dead in Christ shall rise first at the coming of Christ. But God’s original intent and method for taking us home is by life, and not by death. God took both Enoch and Elijah alive from the earth to heaven; He didn’t need to wait for them to die before He took them away. Until the Church discovers this truth and start working towards life, instead of death, God will allow them to die, those who believe they must die before they go to heaven; because death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall it the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21).
The Scripture says, “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then SHALL YE ALSO appear with Him in glory! Are you among the “ye”? Why don’t you see yourself in that light and begin to function that way? The generation of believers who will catch this revelation and work towards this goal, is that generation that will not die, but live to see the coming of Christ.