by : Pastor Bing Ocampo
We are not dying; We are being planted
Romans 6:5 (KJV) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment; the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death: in so many ways however, we identify our struggles in this life with dying. Even Paul the apostle once said "for your sakes, we die daily."
- We crave for blessing, blessing, blessing: not realizing that we are blessed already!We are Being Planted
Psalms 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Planted to Stay
Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
- When things seems to be unpleasant, as if we are going to be dislocated; do not be shaken, we are not really dying, we are being planted to be better.Planted to be Fruitful
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
When it seems like we are about to lose something: We are not dying; We are not losing anything--but perhaps, it will be for plenty!
1. Overwhelmed with so much debtsChanges Happens for the Better
2 Cor 3:18 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.
- Most of us do not want change; We don't want to be disturbed; We want things to be as planned.Dying Is No Loss to a Christian
We lose nothing worth keeping when we leave behind the body, as a dress not fitted for home, where we are going.
Prov 8:32-36 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
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