Eternal Investments

ETERNAL-INVESTMENT

As for this moment, where do you invest your money, time, strength, intellect, devotion, and attention? Will that investment last for a long period of time? Will it last forever?

Let me ask you a question, is wealth and happiness connected in a way where one increases and the other does so? Well, the answer is NO. A study shows that their connection is weak and is concluded that money doesn’t really assures happiness at all.

The Bible being as the book above all books, has something to say about the secret of happiness; and investments that will last for eternity are the keys to garner it. Let’s start to unravel them.

Here are the 7 ways to invest everything you have for eternity. These investments are not about storing but about giving.

1. Food
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. – Proverbs 22:9

2. Clothing
He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. – Luke 3:11

3. Money
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee. – Deuteronomy 16:17

4. Word of God
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. – 2 Timothy 4:2

5. Time
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. – Acts 20:35

6. Tithe
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. – Malachi 3:10

7. Life
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

If the list lacks, you can add some in the comment section below.

As we can see from above, what we can give are not only the material things that God has given us. It also includes time, attention, our life as a whole. It is also stated that “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

While your are yet in your prime; physically, mentally, spiritually, offer everything you can into anyone that is in need. Do it daily so that it will become a way of living. Your acts will then be whole-hearted and without grudge.

Be reminded by this line from the book, Our High Calling: “Life is not made up of great things alone; it is the little things that make the sum of life’s happiness or miseries. It is the little things in life that reveal a person’s real character.”

As a start, i would like to encourage you to be a partner/donor with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thousands of children will be given care together with their other needs without any payment.

Start giving now. Start sharing what you can share and always pray for God to give you endurance and a sense of commitment in this noble work. That will help you direct your paths in your investments straight up into eternity.

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” – Colossians 3:1

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stay away from Satan’s art of deception

this is my personal opinion–>

Satan’s deception in the world is through the things which are VERY  attractive to our human eyes: entertainment,video games, worldly pleasures, immoral shows aired on TV, self proclaimed satisfaction by (drinking alcoholic drinks, smoking and other way of using drugs to abuse our fragile body), thinking of worldly thoughts mostly about owning money and gaining high ranked positions to gain self exaltation in the ranks of the vast majority of population.

be aware… just live in the world but don’t live the world by it’s pseudo-comfort things made by Satan. because the only perfect comfort is with God.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.  -1 JOHN 2:15-17

faithfulness in little things is the evidence of fitness for greater responsibilities.

We, Christians, may improve our character not by a single moment of receiving the great light that we’re all dreaming of. It’s a day-by-day transformation, little by little so that we cannot be blinded by the intense light which God can offer through the Holy Spirit.

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. “(2Co 3:18 KJV)

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”(1Jn 3:2 KJV)

It’s very essential for us Christians to exercise daily the acts which God approves, an act that is beneficial to our selves and to others.

“And this service, while making us a blessing to others, brings the greatest blessing to ourselves.”-Education, page 16.2

One way to minister to others is by introducing the common yet less read holy writ, which is the Bible. Some don’t read the Bible not because of the availability of time, but by the fear of hearing the precious truths concealed in the old yet powerful set of holy books written by mortal scribes with the directed effort given to them by the Holy Spirit. It’s your choice of what form of instructions and principles you’ll give effort to learn and perform.

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”(2Co 4:4 KJV)

The sin that I’ve continually did transgress since my birth in this world, is the sin of unholy communication to my friends who thirst for the light from the Sapphire throne above. Instead of making myself an example, I’ve been an untrue minister. I’ve been a goat, not a sheep.

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”(Eph 4:29 KJV)

Change is a must for us who transgress the law unknowingly, remember:

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”(1Jn 3:4 KJV)

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”(Hos 4:6 KJV)

“What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.”(Rom 7:7 KJV)

The lesson is for all. None can know what may be God’s purpose in His discipline; but all may be certain that faithfulness in little things is the evidence of fitness for greater responsibilities. Every act of life is a revelation of character, and he only who in small duties proves himself “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ” (2 Timothy 2:15) will be honored by God with weightier trusts.  {Ed 61.1}

No man can exert an influence for Christ, unless he is a decided and consistent Christian. Those who love and cherish the pure principles of Bible religion, will not be found weak in moral power. Under the elevating, ennobling influence of the Holy Spirit, the tastes and inclinations become pure and holy. Nothing will take so strong a hold upon the affections, nothing reaches so fully down to the deepest motives of action, nothing exerts so potent an influence upon the life, and gives so great firmness and stability to the character, as the religion of Christ. It is this which is lacking in the church. Many will be found wanting in the day of final accounts, because they did not possess real godliness.  {RH, June 20, 1882 par. 4}