God desires that we live a life that is abundant in every way imaginable (see John 10:10). Not only does He want us to enjoy the treasures of eternal life in heaven, He wants us to enjoy a portion of heaven right here on earth. If you do not believe me, perhaps you will believe Jesus. Here is how He puts it:
Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life – Mark 10:29-30
It is clear that Jesus distinguishes between what we inherit in this life versus what we inherit when we pass through the door of death. In this life, we have the ability to receive a hundred fold in material wealth (lands and houses) and be awash in enriching and meaningful relationships (family and friends).
But because we live in a fallen world, we are to increase a hundred fold in persecutions in this life as well. Even so, God tells us that He will deliver us from all negativity that comes our way (Psalm 34:19) for He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Moreover, great is our reward in heaven for enduring these persecutions. Therefore, persecutions are simply opportunities for us to be victorious in this life and store up treasures for the life to come.
Here are two things you must do if you are ever going to experience heaven right here on earth
Surrender Your Will
In other words, you must surrender your stinking thinking for the sweet thoughts that God has to prosper you and to give you a future (see Jeremiah 29:11). Many times, the way that seems right to us leads to terrible consequences (see Proverbs 14:12) but the way of God leads to honor, riches, and life.
Solomon understood this and so He asked for wisdom to do God’s will. Jesus also understood this and so cared not about His own will (see John 5:30).
The result of surrendering wholeheartedly to the will of God is wholehearted obedience to His voice and commandments. When you do this, He promises that blessings will overcome us wherever we are and whatever we do. Just read all the blessings He has promised us in Deuteronomy 28:1-14! How incredible. God will always make good on this promise for He cannot lie (Numbers 23:19).
If you love yourself, you will surrender to His will. If you want to know His will, start reading the word of God. The word of will speak into your heart.
Surrender Your Heart in Humility
A great reason to surrender your heart to God is because your heart is what He examines (1 Samuel 16:7). God wants to perform surgery on your heart but you must willingly surrender it to Him – God is a gentleman and not a tyrant. When you do, the first thing He does is remove all those hardened areas of your heart – areas of hurt, fear, insecurities, anxiety, and turmoil. He takes all the muck out of your so that you can start to enjoy your life. Instead of fear, you can enjoy love. Instead of anxiety, you can enjoy peace.
When you open your heart up to God is when you open your heart up to love in all its forms.
When you submit your heart to God is when He is able to purify it so that you can see Him (see Matthew 5:8). No one see’s God without seeing the attributes of God. So when you see God, you will surely see love, goodness, mercy, kindness, patience, miracles, favor, peace, council, and so much more in your life. When you are poor in spirit (humble) is when you inherit all the goodies of the kingdom of heaven right here on earth (see Matthew 5:3).
I want to encourage you today to get over yourself (your past mistakes, your pride, your will) and surrender all you are to Him. You will not regret it.
4 responses to “2 Things You Must Do to Experience Heaven on Earth”
Thank you for the article and may God bless you abundantly. Please,pray for me so that I can obey God in everything
Thank you my friend👼
Please pray for me. I pray God strips every wrong thing from my heart and life and blesses me so I can bless others. I have grandchildren that have lost their parents and to have a home for them would be so very wonderful….and a home to open to others when need arises. Thank you so much for sharing the article via FB.
Thank you so much for this insightful and masterful post.
To surrender your Willpower to Jehovah implies that your consciousness must be strictly centered around the promises of Jehovah as contained in the Holy Bible even if contrary things are happening in our physical world and failure to do this make us not to manifest the promises of Jehovah for our life – this is the message of Hebrews_4:2.
To surrender our heart to Jehovah means to store in our heart the Word of Jehovah so that the stored Word of Jehovah become the frame of reference for our desire or expectation. The importance of storing the Word of Jehovah in our heart is the message of Romans_12:2.
Everything that Jehovah has created is for our enjoyment (cf. Luke_15:31).But the fact something is available is not an assurance that we can have access these things because NOTHING IS FREE IN LIFE. The price to be paid for accessing the blessings of Jehovah is satisfying the two requirements for enjoying heaven on earth.
God bless you always.