The topic of today is how Christians view Christ and live their lives. In the Old Testament, we can see the model in characters. Ennock here. Genesis 5:24 says the following.
God took Enoch, and he did not die.
In recording people’s deaths, why did God externally record Enoch, who ascended up into the sky without seeing death? The pastor I trust says that the events of Enoc contain a very meaningful gospel truth.
First, this case shows the possibility of salvation in the spirit of a universally practiced judgment of death. After breaking God’s covenant, all depraved human beings were punished with death.
However, God eloquently showed the possibility of salvation through Enoc. This shows the possibility of escaping the rule of death that universally dominates mankind through salvation through Jesus Christ.
As a second point, you described in advance what the saints would experience during the resurrection. Despite looking up at the sky, he never saw Ennock-on dead. To do that, he would have needed some qualitative changes in his body as a human being. Therefore, the event of Enoc can be said to be an event that shows in advance how the saint will become a glorious body and ascend to heaven when resurrected.
Enoch is a person who was blessed by God because he was accompanied by God in the Old Testament.
The decisive evidence of a true believer is a life lived with God. Believers who accompany God receive God’s blessing, and they can also experience God’s grace in difficult situations. But in the Bible, when I talk about accompanying God as the cover of a true believer, I say there’s something deeper than that. I’ll have to look at them one by one.
The identity of the saints that the Bible says
A. The pilgrims of this world
Hello and welcome to this video on Staying Focused on Christ. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the distractions and temptations that life throws our way. But it’s imperative to remember that our ultimate goal is to keep our focus on Christ and live a life that aligns with His will. In this video, we’ll be discussing practical tips on how to keep our eyes on Christ and stay on track.
The Bible says that Christians are pilgrims of the world, and pilgrims are people who claim to be travelers until they reach their destination. If a pilgrim walks down a pilgrim’s path, even if he finds a peaceful haven and a pleasant place, he cannot stay there for long. This is because he has a destination to reach.
The Bible refers to a believer as a traveler in the world, which is already an old tradition of faith. Hebrews 11:13-16.
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had the opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.Hebrews 11:13-16
Christians are people who live in this world but cannot love the world. This is because the hometown of believers is not this world, and the capital of this land does not last forever.
The way for believers to kill the sins in them, resist the temptation of the world and follow their calling as blessed is not to love the world.
The world is essentially a place that has left God, and there is strong antipathy toward God in the world. There are many people in the world who are influenced by that influence.
So this world is always in contrast to the kingdom of God, which is influenced by God’s sovereignty. The world is full of people who want to refuse God’s rule and live without God. God made Christians live in this world to repair this land.
God gave everything to Christians to let people in the world know Jesus Christ through Christians, reveal God’s glory through God’s rule, and raise God’s name.
All of these things are provided by God in order to make saved children who have learned the purpose of creation into healers when living in this world. This is especially true when far from home.
We may have received many of these resources, but if we live as if we are houses to live in this world forever, we cannot realize the calling of the blessed in restoring the kingdom of the Lord on these three. This is what John 22:15-17 says.
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.John 22:15-17
Therefore, Christians should remember that this world is not their eternal home until the day they die on this land and are held in the heart of Christ. This world is not an eternal home. It’s just a traveler’s path passing by for a while.
A swing does not build a house on a highway as if it would live forever. Naigne is not confined to the reputation of the world or the wealth of the world. Even in the midst of suffering and persecution, he never forgets the way he has to go.
To love the world is to love oneself. Wrong self-love is the source of all sin and corruption. Self-centeredness makes God an enemy. This is why the Bible calls the identity of the believer the pilgrim of the world.
B. A person accompanying God
The Bible also says that the identity of a Christian is a person who must live with God. All those who have been saved in a broad sense are blessed by God.
Because he has the Holy Spirit in him. However, in a more unique sense, accompanying God is a highly spiritual life. This is the most valuable blessing a believer can receive in the world.
Christians are children of God who were saved by the grace of Christ’s cross. There is nothing eternal in this world. Being able to accompany this God is the greatest happiness humans can have in this world.
Being with God, receiving his love, becoming his joy, being happy with him, and living the life he wants us to live here in this world is the life God wants the Christian to live.
The true value of a believer saved by God lies not in his possessions but in his existence. No matter what a believer does, he is a traveler in a sinful world. Therefore, we should not find the true value of life in the appearance of life, but rather in our relationship with God.
A person who accompanies God is a noble person in heaven, a person who is loved by God, and a person who can do everything God commands. It doesn’t matter how insignificant he is in this world. But God is tall when he is with him.
We must learn the blessings of life that God brings. The blessing of true Christians is that they are the ones who live, believe, and have hope. As a person who must live as an eternal traveler on this planet and be in the same line as God. This is the identity of a Christian.
Now, let’s find out what Christians need to do to live a life with God.
First and foremost, it’s essential to establish a daily quiet time with God. This can include reading the Bible, praying, and reflecting on His word. This daily routine will help keep your mind focused on Christ and strengthen your relationship with Him.
Another practical tip is to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who encourage and support you on your faith journey. Being in a community of believers will help you stay accountable and keep your focus on Christ.
It’s also crucial to guard against temptation by avoiding certain situations or activities that may lead you astray. This might mean avoiding situations that trigger negative behaviors or habits, or simply being intentional about the things you watch or listen to.
Another key factor in staying focused on Christ is being intentional about serving others. By putting the needs of others first and serving selflessly, we can help shift our focus away from our own wants and desires and onto Christ and His mission.
Lastly, it’s crucial to have a heart of gratitude. Taking time each day to reflect on the blessings and gifts we’ve received from God can help keep our focus on Him and what He has done for us.
In conclusion, keeping our eyes on Christ requires effort and intentionality. By establishing a daily quiet time with God, surrounding ourselves with supportive individuals, avoiding temptation, serving others, and having a heart of gratitude, we can stay focused on Christ and live a life aligned with His will. Thank you for watching, and may God bless you as you strive to stay focused on Him.