However we try, we simply cannot escape the central facts about life. Our ideas and philosophies and even our sense of self-importance rise to the surface only because of these facts. Without these facts, we would not exist. But because of these facts, we do exist. Many exalt themselves and their achievements to impress others, not realising that without the source of their existence they have nothing and are nothing.
Fact No. 1: The very life of God is in you. It is also known as the Breath of Life. The Breath of Life has nothing to do with the air in our lungs. Without the Breath of Life, breathing air into our lungs would be impossible. What is the Breath of Life? It is the very essence of God’s life imparted to man so that man could resemble the image and likeness of God and partake of that God-given life. This is why the very life of God is in you.
Fact No. 2: You will live forever. God cannot die and neither can you, because the very life of God is in you. The very life of God in you, which is your spirit, belongs to God. Therefore, your spirit will return to Him when your body dies and He will decide where you will live forever – which is either in heaven or hell. Why in hell? If we reject God’s gift of grace through Jesus Christ, then hell lies in wait for us where we will live as if we’ve never died. All of our senses will be intact and we will still see ourselves as we saw ourselves physically before our bodies died.
Fact No. 3: We existed in God before we were born. God ‘released’ our spirit (God’s Breath of Life) into our mother’s womb at the moment of conception. Our life on earth is a mere stopover during which we are tested. We are tested because we live in a cursed world where sin runs rampant. Some of us will have a short stopover and some a long stopover before we return to God.
Fact No. 4: You are a free moral agent. This means you have a God-given free will. We may determine our own eternal destiny by our words and actions. God gives us that choice, but not without giving us many chances throughout our earthly stay to love and obey Him so that we may spend eternity with Him. What does it mean to love and obey Him? We possess a nature of sin from which we need to be saved. God’s love for us is so great that He has provided salvation through Jesus Christ, but God will not force us to love Him. This is where our free will comes into it. Would you have someone who absolutely hates and rejects you living in your home?
Fact No. 5: You are living under condemnation for as long as you refuse God’s will for your life. We need to repent, which means having a change of mind. The moment we change our minds, using our freedom of choice, God will transform us so that we may experience a clear recognition of His life within us and be released from eternal condemnation. This transformation is referred to as spiritual rebirth or being born again.
Fact No. 6: You become one spirit with God after you are born again. In effect, you become the Temple Of God and you become privy to divine knowledge. Being one spirit with God means you will have entered His Kingdom to enjoy all the blessings He has promised to those who love Him. Even although everyone has the the life of God in them in order to exist, being born again means we are set free from spiritual death and become reconciled to God and only then become one spirit with Him. God-consciousness 24/7 then becomes the norm for us.
Fact No. 7: You are in this world but not of this world the momentyou become reconciled to God. You will have entered the spiritual Kingdom Of God which has reign over all the physical kingdoms of this world. All power and authority over the world belongs to Christ and, therefore, to you – for you are one spirit with Him. Jesus said, “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore…” (Mt 28:18,19)
Fact No. 8: In the Bible the number 8 signifies a new beginning, Being reconciled to God means you have a new beginning in life and are able to overcome anything standing in your way simply because you reign together with Christ over all things in this world. You are a believer. Jesus said, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mr 16:17,18)
So, if you have not had a change of mind yet, do so quickly. God wants His life in you to become a meaningful one and so that you may “Go ye therefore...”