Disciples. We too have a secret that needs to be shared..
He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
~ Matthew 13:11-12 (NIV)
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What do you see?
Office workers ?
Team mates ?
People in general?
If they are not in Christ you ought to see them as dead in their transgressions.
Never has the need to regain a spiritual perspective on people been more apparent in my own life as it is now. I must not forget that I have received life, but at one point I was dead like the rest. Without Christ one is dead with no hope and no sense of spiritual destiny. Only in Christ Jesus can we find true meaning and life to share with others along the way.
True followers of Christ need not be afraid of death. The world jokes around the subject, but as Christians we need to be constantly aware of those around who do not have Christ.
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death€”that is, the devil€”and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.
~Hebrews 2:14-16 (NIV)
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions€”it is by grace you have been saved.
~Ephesians 1:1-5 (NIV)
This is the state we were under prior to finding our relationship with God and the forgiveness of our sins
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
~1 Corinthians 15:20-26
Source: YBIC – Oswald Chu – ICOC Facebook to face global evangelism
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