Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 2:7(KJV); And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Life has a hierarchy to it. There are forms of life which are quite low on the scale of life. Plantlife is a form of life; animal life is a form of life; human life is a form of life. These forms of life vary in rank.
It is also important to understand that not all forms of life came about the same way.
In our theme scripture, human life came about when God breathed into the body of a man moulded from the ground. This is not how plant life came about and neither is it how animal life came to be.
One of the biggest deceptions of humanity is the thought that human life is the epitome of true life in the mind of God. Because of this deception, so much in this world is built on and for the sustenance of man as a living soul.
But that is not all there is to life in the mind of God. There is such a thing as “higher life.” This is the life that comes with salvation; the scriptures call this eternal life.
The church sometimes focuses too much on improving human life as we know it instead of cultivating people’s understanding of the higher life in God. The betterment of the quality of human life is a good cause. The strengthening of the life of the Spirit man is a greater cause.
More than ever, God is calling us to arise to the consciousness of higher life realities. Can our sermons change from how a man can get to live in a better home to how he can be strengthened in the inner man? Can our prayers change from access to money for a better meal to how we can feed the spirit on more than milk? Can we move from preaching about visas and passports for the physical places a man can globe-trot to the expanses in the spirit realm they can explore?
Change your meditation and confession child of God! Eternal life is now. Look to the higher life because it is what you have been called to.
FURTHER STUDY: John 3:16, John 10:10
GOLDEN NUGGET: The betterment of the quality of human life is a good cause. The strengthening of the life of the Spirit man is a greater cause. More than ever, God is calling us to arise to the consciousness of higher life realities.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for the life that I have in You. This life in me is great and eternal; it is incorruptible and is a wellspring of beauty and immeasurable blessings. I live in this consciousness every day. It defines my prayer, service and worship. In Jesus’ name, Amen.