God is permanently first. Those who earnestly seek his lovely face in Christ will be living an entirely different life.
Their life is born from heaven. It is a life granted by the Living God out of his mercy in Christ Jesus and for His own purposes.
It is a life lived by the rules of heaven. It is a human heart that aches for home. For them, the voice of the Spirit of God overrides society’s supremacy.
Outwardly, they are like any other human. Inwardly, the violence of the war within them evades description. The end of their war will come the moment they can tear off their flesh and ascend to the home they desire so deeply.
They cannot define peace like the world defines peace, they cannot have tranquility here. Tranquil, to them, is the promise of God.
21. When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. 22. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. 24. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. (Genesis 5)
We are forced to ask this question, “Who does our actions and thoughts say we are?” The answer is already in the hand of God the Father.
How many even ask the question, comparing themselves to the expectations of Christ?