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Investing in Eternity

Investing in Eternity

“Having the receipts” is slang today for having proof. What proof is there that you have eternal Life?

It seems confusing when we hear JESUS say that our hearts will be where our treasure is. We know somehow that JESUS condemns the love of money even if we can’t quote the verse that says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And that confusion is what condemns us because we automatically connect treasure with money.

But the word for treasure used in Matthew 6 is the place you keep what’s most valuable to you. A vault, a jewelry box, a safe. For parents who love their babies, the vault holding their greatest treasure is a crib. To a husband or wife whose wife or husband is driving that vault is a car. And for those who love JESUS above anyone or anything on earth, that vault is Heaven.

But let’s be honest. We can pretend we do that but how is that even possible? How can we fully understand GOD enough to love Him more than we love our wife or husband or children? The Apostle John will later call us out on this and say we can’t. Not unless we have receipts.

When JESUS says to store up treasure in Heaven instead of on earth He is talking about the Divine Deposit system. JESUS, GOD the Son, invested everything in us. He put aside His divinity and became fully human while refusing to use His power as GOD. He gave His Life for us to pay for us on the Cross. And His rising from the grave on our behalf is the receipt that He completely paid off any failures on our part to be worthy of Heaven.

The result of our using the faith He gives us to believe that results in the Holy Spirit deposited on our hearts. GOD the Holy Spirit reveals JESUS to us. And that allows us to invest in other lives because of Him. He so overflows our hearts that we deposit love in other lives as a sign of His living in us.Every act of love motivated by JESUS is a receipt that JESUS is in us. It is a deposit in Heaven.

If you believe JESUS invested everything for you to have eternal Life by depositing His Blood on the Cross, His Body in the grave and having the receipt of the Resurrection as His ownership of you and your complete forgiveness, you are a Christian. The Holy Spirit is deposited in your heart to help you change to invest Christ’s love in other lives for His sake.

JESUS is calling you to check your accounts. Monitor your investments. Everything else of flesh and blood, paper, silver and gold will be gone. But all you do for others because of Christ’s great love for you is an investment in eternity.

“”Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:19-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬