December 15, 2020

Bob Maas
“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Philippians 1:21
“But we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

Because my mind has been conditioned by the Kingdom of Darkness, of which I was born and trained, my thoughts and ways of thinking must be renewed. I do this through the memorization of Scripture and meditation in it day and night. I have the mind of Christ that enables and equips me to think like Him, but it has to be trained to rule my thought life in the realm of time. The dilemma I faced for most of my spiritual life on earth, however, was understanding the difference between how time functions in the Kingdom of Darkness versus the Kingdom of Light. As a believer in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who loved me and entered the realm of darkness and time for a brief season, I have the ability now to live as He did, in both realms because of the Spirit of God who lives in me. This was made possible by Jesus’ death on the cross, His burial and resurrection from the dead. And here is how that works. Eternity is in my heart and because of that I am able to have continual, uninterrupted fellowship with God while I remain in the world which is still functioning in the realm of time. The ever-present moment that is called “now” is moving along the time line of my life from conception to physical death, and it enables me to have fellowship with God. It is like a moving “window into eternity” that enables me to see what God wants me to see from His perspective. Every believer in Jesus Christ has this ability but we all must have our minds renewed so we can experience it. The most exciting thing about this is that once God shows me something from the eternal realm, it is mine to keep as I live out the rest of my life on earth.