Eternal Life…for real!

God is the source of life.

Man was created for eternal life, created in God’s image and likeness (Gn 1:27). But because of man’s betrayal in Genesis, his lifespan was shortened to approximately 900 years (Gn 5). As man’s wickedness increased, God shortened man’s lifespan to 120 years (Gn 6:3).
And by the time of Psalm 90:10 man’s lifespan is only 70-80 years.

But God promised that he would return, to dwell with man (Rv 21:3)!

When the source of life returns, there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain (Rv 21:4). There will be life!

20 “Never again will there be in it 
   an infant who lives but a few days, 
   or an old man who does not live out his years; 
he who dies at a hundred 
   will be thought a mere youth; 
he who fails to reach a hundred 
   will be considered accursed. 
22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them, 
   or plant and others eat. 
For as the days of a tree, 
   so will be the days of my people;” (Is 65:20 & 22)

So what is the name of the place where God’s people will live forever?

“Behold, I will create 
   new heavens and a new earth. 
The former things will not be remembered, 
   nor will they come to mind” (Is 65:17)

New Heaven New Earth, this is God’s eternal kingdom (Rv 21:1), the place where He will dwell with His people, whose lifespan will be a great as the days of a tree.

“For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people.”
~Is 65:22

At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah’s exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public (an older specimen named Prometheus, which was more than 5,000 years old, was cut down by a U.S. Forest Service graduate student in 1964). Today you can visit the grove where Methuselah hides, but you’ll have to guess at which tree it is. Could this be the one?”

Credit: Mother Nature Network

[click here to read the whole of  passage in Isaiah 65]


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