From Perishable to Imperishable
Have you ever considered that everything you and I can see and touch is ultimately going to pass away? We live in a perishable world; it is all subject to decay and destruction. However, the things of heaven are imperishable; they will last forever! And we can store up our true treasure in heaven.
Jesus said, “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal” (Matthew 6:20, NASB). Do you want to be rich in the next world, the real world, the world that will last forever? If so, you need to be actively converterlating the perishable items of this world into the perishable treasures of the world to come. [more…]
From Convert to Converterlator
God is in the life-changing business … and he wants to transform you into being more Christ-like in all areas of your life! The first step occurs when you place your faith in Christ alone to be your personal Lord and Savior. But accepting Jesus into your life is still only the first step. It is important to understand that each one of us is supposed to be an agent of change; a transformer who not only experiences a life of joy now, but who also makes decisions that will make our life echo into eternity. This is a basic principle of KingdomNomics: We use the resources available to us, what I like to refer to as the “three T’s,” time, talent, and treasure, to make a difference for eternity. And in so doing, we are Converterlators. [more…]
Our Rewards in Heaven
Most people don’t understand the Bible’s view of eternity. They understand that there is a physical world, the one in which we live and age and finally die. And they realize there is the eternal world that follows, bound by heaven and hell, but not physical locations or the passing of time. They see it as a “someday” place, something not really real until we get there.
This world is not all there is; what we see before us is genuine and it’s very important, but it’s not the ultimate reality! It’s not even the lasting reality. All that we see will pass away, but we happen to be eternal creatures; heaven is our true destiny.
When we do things for the kingdom, which is invisible, our reward is in heaven. The real blessings, the real rewards, are not of this world. They are eternal; they are invisible. You might ask, “Well, why would I want to do anything for invisible rewards? Isn’t that like being paid in imaginary money?” I would turn the question back in your direction—why do anything for rewards that are fleeting? [more…]