Love Devotional: Monday – Week 4


Week 4, Day 1 –  Everything of God Last Forever

I will never take my love away from you…God, The Father

I know that everything God does will endure forever (lasting impact); nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him. Eccl 3:14

You’ve probably heard of messages/teachings on the battle between good and evil, the devil and God for the souls of man or something on that line. The truth of the matter is, it has never been a battle between God and the devil.

When the devil rebelled in heaven, He got kicked out with some of his angels being held by chains in darkness awaiting the final judgement (Isa 14:15 Eze 28:16, Jude 6).
Like we’ve said before God used the devil for the establishment of His grand purposes and since the fall of man in the garden, the battle has always been between the devil and man (through Jesus) for the dominion of the earth. The first Adam lost the dominion of the earth to the devil and the last Adam came and got it back (Luke 4:6-7, Matt 28:18). But in order for the eternal purposes of God to come to pass as planned, the last Adam left the earth and has delegated His authority to man.

So now God through man is bringing about His purposes in the earth. God has set a time when He will destroy everything; literally EVERYTHING that is not of Him. (1 Cor 3:12-15, 2 Pet 3:10-11)
These includes your works, businesses, successes, plans, dreams, aspirations, etc, you name it; no matter how noble, good, beneficial or successful it might look in this age, If it’s not of God, it will not endure, it will be destroyed in the end. The only things that will be left standing are things of His purposes. This is what Solomon meant in the scripture above.

I’m convinced of this that we’ll all be shocked to see that many things of today (including creative businesses and innovations) would still be used in the age to come. Simply because they were God’s ideas put into people’s heart to bring them to pass in this current age and since they’re of God, they will last forever.

Remember God is joining this physical world with the spiritual world and therefore, many things in this age within the political, social, agricultural, economic, educational, media, arts & technology will enter in the age to come; especially within the millennium (1000) years reign of Christ. (Rev 20:1-6, Isa 9:6-9; 11:1-9; 65:17-25)

What we do here in this age matters much more than we might think because God is accomplishing His purposes through us. This is done through His grace at work within us (Eph 2:10; 3:20, Phl 1:6; 2:12-13). It’s not something we could do in our strength but it is something we can and should partner with Him as we respond to His grace and leadership in our lives. It is His desire that our lives will bear fruits that will last forever in His sight (Rewards). Join 15:1-16

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION
2 Peter 1:3-11 NIV
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these, he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Summer of Love Devotional Calender

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Week 1 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 2 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 4

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Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

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