Psalms 24:1-2 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.
What is life? Life is a function of growing and changing as we live our lives. Life consist of our metabolic processes within our bodies, that enable us to walk and talk, breathe and have cognitive thought. I have recently become aware of those that attempt to steal life from others. I was confused by this. Why would someone that appeared to be living try to steal my life? Why would someone that appeared to be living be angry that I had life?
Creator God is the source of all life. Creator God made the earth and all that exist upon it and in it. Creator God is nonphysical but is more than just light and is more than just life. Creator God is a living being that cognitively knows all and is the beginning of all. Creator God created mankind and then gave them life.
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. - (Genesis 2:7)
So why would a walking talking person believe that they did not have life. My personal feeling is that these people are confusing life with light. God is life and light. Those that truly believe in Creator God and keep his ways have light. The Holy Bible speaks many times about life and light and walking in the light. To walk in the light, you have to make the conscious decision to keep God’s statues and keep his ways.
Creator God blesses us for keeping his statues and promises that keeping his statues will increase our life. Those that do not keep his statues are cursed as the Holy Bible promises.
15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; 16 in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. 17 But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, 20 by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. – (Deuteronomy 30:20)
In addition to keeping God’s statutes, we are required to believe in Christ Jesus. Creator God sent Christ Jesus to be born as a baby of human flesh to be a sacrifice for our sin so that we might have salvation from hell and death by believing on him.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - (John 3:16)
Believing on Christ Jesus means that we believe that Christ Jesus is real and that we pray to Christ Jesus and call on Christ Jesus for the help that we need. To call on unrighteous forms of existence for help is equivalent to idolatry. Believers on Christ Jesus should also give up their sin in order to receive God’s full blessing.
According to 1 John 3, if we truly believe in Christ Jesus we will choose to walk in the light, but if we choose to walk in the darkness then we have not truly believed in Christ Jesus. To walk in the light is to walk in righteousness with Creator God. Darkness does not exist in the light and Creator God knows of our sin but does not look upon our sin. If we want Creator God to bless us and look upon us or even to shine his light upon us, we must avoid sin. Sin is death according to the Holy Bible.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. – (1 John 3:4-10)
The above scripture sounds very absolute and I promise that Creator God is also very absolute, but Creator God is also very forgiving and the Holy Bible promises that Creator God waits for our repentance and forgives us and then also forgets our sin so that it is no longer held against us.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Upon our repentance and our belief upon Christ Jesus, we are changed and our outcomes are changed but our behavior needs to change also. I promise that Creator God is patient and kind and when we sin, he waits patiently for our repentance. Creator God knows that we desire his help and his blessings and knows that when we eventually discover that our other ways do not get his help or his blessings we then begin our gradual change to become the child of God that Creator God wants us to be. Creator God does not test or force us. Creator God waits patiently in the light being of light and of righteousness. Christ Jesus of Nazareth came into order that we could be granted life and escape hell and death.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. - (John 10:10)
Christ Jesus is our strength and our intercessor. Christ Jesus gives us life because of our repentance and our belief upon him. We pray to Creator God and Christ Jesus of Nazareth, but Christ Jesus is our first step. We cannot obtain relationship with Creator God without Christ Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - (John 14:6)
Christ Jesus promises us light and life for our belief on him on for our righteousness. Remember that sin is darkness.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. - (John 8:12)
So once we have reached the place in our lives where we have decided that we want our lives to be different and that we want to be blessed and want to have love and light in our lives, and once we repent of our sin and confess our belief to Christ Jesus and Creator God, we are granted salvation and are transformed in Christ Jesus. While the devil tries to steal from us, sometimes even attempting to steal life, we must remain faithful and trust that Creator God remembers us even when sometimes it does not feel like it. Remember not to argue with Creator God or to accuse Creator God. Creator God only wants good for us and waits patiently for us to repent and knows that while some people are completely changed immediately, others give up their sin in a series of steps, and Creator God is not worried about their progress. Creator God knows the beginning, the middle and the end of all things and knows what each one of us become. Creator God also knows whether or not we heeded his voice when he sent the Holy Spirit to warn us not to do something or to go to a particular place. Each disregard of Creator God and his warnings cost something even if it is not financial. Creator God knows that we learn this over time and waits for us to get to the place in our lives where we listen to him again.
If you have already believed on Christ Jesus of Nazareth, I pray that you will only become better. If you have not believed on Christ Jesus, I pray that you will.
In the name of Christ Jesus of Nazareth, I pray and request that Christ Jesus of Nazareth hear the prayers of the many that have already believed on you. I pray that they be protected from temptation and unrighteousness, and that opportunity of temptation and unrighteousness be diminished and taken away. I pray that those that have not believed on Christ Jesus of Nazareth see that the difference of those that are truly happy, and those that are truly blessed, and those that have light, are those that have believed on Christ Jesus of Nazareth so that they will eventually also believe on Christ Jesus of Nazareth and repent of their sin. I pray and request that Christ Jesus of Nazareth teach them that light cannot be stolen and that Creator God is not fooled by their attempts to do so. I pray that Christ Jesus fill his believers with life and see that some have been deceived into saying words that might diminish their life. I pray for God’s justice on their behalf. I pray and request that Creator God and Christ Jesus of Nazareth grant God’s justice because of all of the devil’s attempts to steal from us or mislead us and all its attempts to deceive us into disregarding God’s statutes and God’s warnings. I pray and request for forgiveness of ever being misled and for forgiveness for ever disregarding God’s statutes and God’s warnings and I pray for Creator to absolve me of all sin, and grant life and light to all believers in Christ Jesus of Nazareth. I pray this request in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.