(John 5:26) For as the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself
Immortality is the maturation of eternal life and eternal life is a person – the person of Jesus Christ. If you have Christ, you have eternal life. Jesus is Life and anyone who comes into Him enters immortality. However, for you to dwell in the realm of immortality, there are attributes you must possess. Below are some attributes of immortality that anyone who desires to dwells in the realm of immortality must possess:
- Love: Love is the foremost attribute of God. 1 John 4:8 says God is love and went further to state that if a man have no love, he does not know God. The love of God enables you to approach people from God’s love capacity. If you desire to dwell in the realm of immortality, you must love people, including the unlovable. You cannot hate, resent, judge and despise the people God loves, and expect to dwell in the realm of immortality. If hate, bitterness and resentment are bubbling in your heart, you are a misfit in immortality. With love, a man can swim in the ocean that only immortals swim.
- Humility: Humility is the nature of Christ and it is a fruit of the Spirit. Humility is that act that reveal the indomitable presence of immortality. For a man to dwell and operate in the realm of immortality, he must put on the cloth of humility. Humility is the ladder to the greater heights of immortality. Proverbs 16:18 says “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”. Beloved, have you not read that God resisteth the proud? Even in ministry work, humility is needed. Ministry is the humility of immortality which walks and lives among mortals, transforming them into the perfection of Jesus. Humility is that character that helps a man to develop a deeper bond with the Spirit of Immortality.
- Perseverance: Perseverance is that determination and purposefulness that empowers, strengthens and energies a man to encroach into the realms of immortals. Perseverance is that fruit of the Spirit that keep a believer going even when odds are against him. Child of God, persevere on your knees and learn to tarry in God’s presence. No matter what the challenge is, keep on pressing on in God.
Beloved, by love, humility and perseverance, you become the proof that God actually lives among men.
Meditation: You cannot hate, resent, judge and despise the people God loves, and expect to dwell in the realm of immortality
RM: Expressing Immortality (5)
Prayer: My Father, my Lord, help me to put on attitudes that guarantee immortality in Jesus name, Amen.