Those of us that perish before the Kingdom comes will be in “waiting”, and it is during this time that we will be judged according to our works while here in this earthly body for who will be best fit to work, and to best serve, and best agree for the age when God resurrects the First-Fruits of the Kingdom to help God facilitate it’s coming. This judgement is not for salvation (it is already accomplished)!
Do not be afraid to act in this world for fear of sinning. Love with abandon and sin with abandon if need be. But act for the good of others at all times.
Obedience to “something” makes us slaves to righteousness. But what it is we are supposed to be slaves to?
Galatians 2 -
16. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”
Bible Readings for Friday February 18th, 2011 – The 7th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 119:33-40 33. Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. 34. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it [...]
In general, humans don’t like change. It can be painful and trying. In fact, we hate it. But sometimes, no matter how painful, we need change. Even if we can’t fully understand the reasons why at this moment. And now I present a really strained metaphor that I will insist on using throughout this piece: [...]