The life Jesus promised and delivered to his disciples has been made available to all who have obeyed him since the day of Pentecost. A life of joy, peace, freedom in the kingdom of light. Where you are possessor of everything and debtor of none in-Christ. Where all things are created by Christ, sustained by Christ, and made available to us through Christ.

Why mankind does not choose this life has been known since God counseled Cain after his offering was rejected. Gen 4:5-7 – So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. 6 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” 

Mankind has not and will not ever on its own rule over sin. We are enslaved to SIN.

John 3:19-21 – And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

How does a person do well, do what is true? Follow Jesus who said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). That following begins along the path of LENT – Mark 1:15 – “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Maranatha, DrZ

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