Bridging the Gap, Part Two
In our last blog we ended with a couple of verses from Matthew chapter 6, and I want to start right there again this week. These passages are so essential for every child of God who is pursuing the things of the Kingdom:
"Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." - Matthew 6:19-21 Amplified Classic
"But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides." - Matthew 6:33 Amplified Classic
Here Jesus tells us the importance of our priorities. He clearly says that our lives are not to be asset-based and time–driven. Why? Because if we do, our heart (spirit) will be driven and directed to a time-based experience, and we will miss our created design that is based in our eternity and in our eternalness. He does not leave us there in time, but stresses our overwhelming pursuit is to be purpose-based and eternity-driven. He explains very clearly that when our first consideration and our priority is to pursue our purpose and our eternalness, all of the time-based assets that we desire will be given to us besides.
Seeking His Kingdom and His way of doing and being right/correct is how we pursue our purpose and our eternity and our eternalness. This is what we are designed to do, and what we are told is to be the most important passion for us on our time journey.
I believe this is how we learn to bridge the gap and to pierce the veil between the earth realm and heaven’s realm. The more we pursue His method, His system, His reign in our lives, the Kingdom government of God, and access to Heaven’s realm, we will learn to live and to have our being in Him. And that will give us access to eternity and to our personal eternalness. Relationship develops through fellowship.