Today there is much talk about “living directives.” Other terms are floating around these camps such as estate planning, Durable Power of Attorney, and living wills are just some of the end-of-life issues people are in research. The issue is—being ready for the end of life. The clock is moving us all closer. Each day, every minute, seconds are ticking—each of us is marching daily toward this fact. What’s your plan for the end of life?
Well, Jesus said that flesh is flesh and spirit is spirit (John 3:6). In the flesh, we are making plans for the end of life. Directives for doctors, POA’s for legal emphasis, and making sure our “estate is ready” for our departure. Are you getting anything else ready?
What about the spirit? The Bible states, For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? [Mar 8:36 ESV]. Spirit is spirit. Soul is soul. This is what the Bible is all about, prepping us for eternity. What are you doing for eternity?
Liv’n Advance will be moving us to prep for eternity. First of all for ourselves. Are we, you, ready? Do you know that you know that you are going to heaven? Realization and Actualization of Jesus being the Savior and Lord of your life is your choice (Romans 10:9-13).
Secondly, prepping for our family, co-workers, neighbors; making sure they’re ready for eternity? Are you “Liv’n” in advance? Are you ashamed of the Gospel? Romans 1:16 says through Paul that he was NOT ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. Paul strongly insisted that it is the POWER of SALVATION to everyone who believes. How’s your ambassadorship of Christ? How’s your witness? What is your story of being saved? Figure on this since we just finished The Book of Revelation….But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, [2Pe 3:10-11 ESV].
Liv’N Advance – Week 1
Message by Randy Record