SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THE THINGS ABOVE

set your affections on things above
In HIS Presence

SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THE THINGS ABOVE

Read: Colossians 3:1-4

Meditation verse:

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2).

 

Do you ever think about Heaven and how wonderful it would be to live there? In John 14:2, Jesus Christ said “in my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you”. We get a sneak peek into what this place will look like in the book of Revelations. “A great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass” (Revelations 21:10,18-21).

If someone comes to you today and says, “I have a mansion in France with six large bedrooms, overlooking the beautiful French Mountains and I have decided to give you the keys as your birthday present, next month”. What would your reaction be?  Would you be able to contain your excitement? I bet you would tell everyone you know about it. You would keep counting the days as you eagerly look forward to when you would hold the keys in your hands.

Someday, when your time on earth is done, you will take ownership of a mansion much more exquisite than a French mountain home. How excited are you about this? Who have you told? What are you doing in anticipation of owning a mansion in Heaven? Do you even think about this? We are all pilgrims on earth; our time here is limited whilst our time in Heaven is for eternity. If this is the case, why do we not live-in anticipation of this great occurrence? Why are we so focused on earthly things? The bible clearly states “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).

 

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at rockteachingministry@gmail.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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