Leading to Eternal Life
How does one cross the infinite chasm between death and life?
This question is the journey of our earthly lives. Its path involves obtaining an inter-working of truths gained from the situations of our lives and the instruction of the Spirit of Truth. All learning leads to one glorious truth; the heavenly Father’s eternal love brings us into eternal life. His love reaches across the chasm and meets our desire to be loved and to love perfectly.
Though this is our journey, many souls neglect sojourning this pilgrimage and get caught up in trying to beautify this death experience. However we try to alter it, it’s still death. Matthew 13:1-23 What fulfills us is our souls being filled with eternal love, thus leaving behind our death existence and reaching for one beyond it. John 14:2-3 This death phase of our soul’s journey is to teach us. When we learn and share what we need to, it comes to an end.
The path to eternal life is knowing eternal love. John 17:3
The Greatest Gift We Give
The greatest gift we can give the heavenly Father is ironically the only gift we can give One who possess’ all – our desire to love Him perfectly. What gift can a helpless child give his Dad? That no one else can? A true desire to love him. And each child’s love is unique, precious, and irreplaceable. Matthew 18:13-14
I say desire because when we seek the fusion of truth and love within us, thus in our lives, what we discover is that we can’t love anyone perfectly. Therefore, we face the infinite chasm to perfect love (eternal life). A little recap, perfect love means perfect obedience to the heavenly Father’s will; for His will is love in all things and in all situations. Obedience entails knowing and doing His will at all times. Therefore, to love perfectly requires all knowing and understanding, which we created beings don’t possess. Therefore, we can never love Him or anyone perfectly of our own accord; a love that is synonymous with eternity.
Yet what we CAN possess is the deep soul desire to love perfectly. And it’s the only possession we need; a desire to love in all sincerity, honor and truth the heavenly Father and all of creation; which is His. This desire leads to the bridging of the gap between death and life.
The Father tells us He will give us the desires of our heart IF our delight is in Him. Psalm 37:4 This promise is our deliverance; doing what we never could. He is love. Thus, in delighting in Him, we desire the purest of love. This desire the Father will fulfill. Luke 12:32 In His timing when His Son rises in us, He makes us into creations who although have finite understanding possess divine love. Impossible for us, but not for Him. Mark 10:27
Seeking Leads to a Desire to Love
The seeking to know the true heavenly Father beyond all mankind’s concepts, portrayals and images of this Supreme Spirit leads to seeking the very essence of pure love and truth and the fusion of the two. At the onset of our seeking, we do not fully desire all that He is. False images create fears that keep us distant. But as we press on, we come to know His glorious character, and the desire to be consumed by Him bubbles up in us. A hunger for truth and love forms within; a hunger that pushes us on until we are filled. Matthew 5:6
If you have this desire you are greatly blessed; for you will be fulfilled.
As we seek for this love and truth within and without, we begin to see glimpses of it at our Father’s instruction. Without His instruction to each one of us, we remain blind to this love/truth that is hidden from our minds that are overran with lies and deception. Thus, we lack a true desire for it. John 6:45 But as we seek, His light shines within our internal darkness and we see there is another existence for us; an eternal existence in an eternal love. We come to a moment that consumes every following moment; a moment when we desire nothing else but to have His love within us so we can love perfectly. We willingly let go of every aspect of our existence that hinders this love from manifesting; thus everything contrary to it. It’s this magnificent love that causes us to forsake all that mimics life, leap across the chasm, and take a hold His outstretched hand.
To make the leap requires an intimate knowing the TRUE heavenly Father, spirit of perfect love. In this knowing of His love, we come to trust Him fully, which we need to make the leap because we don’t know where the River of His governance will carry us. We leap when our will is for His will to fill every breath. It’s a full abandonment to our expectations; except that abiding in His love creates perfection.
As, we press into Him, we find the consummation of all our desires in Him and fulfilled by Him. Thus, He gives us His eternal love that leads to eternal life.