Crown of Life 2

Crown of Life 2

GREETINGS BELOVED,
LAST WEEK WE LOOKED AT THE CROWN OF LIFE. THERE ARE FIVE CROWNS OF SALVATION METIONED IN
SCRIPTURE.  TO RECAP, THE CROWN OF LIFE IS FOR THOSE BELIEVERS WHO ENDURE THE GREATEST HARDSHIP, TRIBULATION AND EVEN DEATH ON BEHALF OF CHRIST, AND NEVER DOUBT OR QUESTION GOD.
THIS WEEK WE WILL LOOK AT THE INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN, THIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE IMPERISHIBLE
CROWN.  THIS CROWN IS GIVEN TO BELIEVERS WHO FAITHFULLY RUN THE RACE OF LIFE, WHO CRUCIFY
EVERY SELFISH DESIRE IN THE FLESH AND POINT MEN TO JESUS.
“DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THOSE WHO RUN THE RACE ALL RUN, BUT ONE RECIEVES THE PRIZE?
RUN IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU MAY OBTAIN IT. AND EVERYONE WHO COMPETES FOR THE PRIZE
IS TEMPERATE IN ALL THINGS. NOW THEY DO IT TO OBTAIN A PERISHABLE CROWN., BUT WE FOR AN
IMPERISHABLE CROWN.”
                                                                                                                        1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-25
PAUL USES THE ANALOGY OF AN ATHLETE TO ILLUSTRATE THE WAY WE ARE TO RUN OUR RACE.
ALL ATHELETES WHO COMPETE IN PROFESSIIONAL ARENAS MUST TRAIN THEIR BODIES.  THEY ARE
WILLING TO MAKE SACRIFICES AND PUSH THEIR BODIES HARDER AND FOR LONGER PERIODS
 OF TIME THAN ANYONE ELSE.  THEY STRIVE TO BRING THEIR BODIES AND MINDS COMPLETELY
UNDER CONTROL THAT THEY MAY WIN THE WINNERS CROWN.
WHILE MOST PEOPLE PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM DISCOMFORT, ATHELETES PUSH THEMSELVES TO THE LIMITS OF ENDURANCE.
THEY ARE SEEKING EXCELLENCE.
UNFORTUNATELY, NO MATTER HOW GREAT THE VICTORY,
THE CROWN THEY WIN WILL PERISH–BE FORGOTTEN, BECAUSE IT HAS NO ETERNAL VALUE.
WHAT PAUL IS CHALLENGING US WITH IS THIS; DO NOT TRAIN LIKE THE ATHLETE WHO STRIVES TO PLEASE
HIMSELF OR MAN BUT RATHER STRIVE TO PLEASE GOD.
WHAT DOES THIS TRAINING LOOK LIKE?  WHAT SACRIFICE CAN YOU START WITH?
HAVE YOU SACRIFICED YOUR SLEEP FOR A PRAYER LIFE?
HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE IT IS A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TIME?
HAVE YOU SOUGHT OUT SCRIPTURES SO THAT YOU CAN BE READY TO WITNESS TO OTHERS
ABOUT YOUR FAITH?
HAVE YOU SACRIFICED MONEY AND POSSESSIONS TO HELP OTHERS?
THIS CROWN—THE INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO REFUSE TO BE CORRUPTED
BY THIS CULTURE, THE WORLD AND THEIR OWN DESIRES. THEY WERE WILLING TO MAKE SACRIFICES FOR
GOD TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE CALL AND MISSION GOD HAD GIVEN THEM.
WHATEVER IT TOOK THEY WERE WILLING!!!!!
SO BELOVED,  PICK UP YOUR SHIELD OF FAITH AND FACTOR INTO YOUR LIFE ENDURANCE IN
AFFLICTION AND PERSERVERANCE IN THIS RACE SET BEFORE YOU.
THIS RACE REQUIRE A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO RUN !!!!!
 AND THIS PRIZE IS ETERNAL.
MORGAN
REFERENCES;
MAJESTY MINISTRIES
FROM THE HEART OF GOD
BLACKABY MINISTRIES
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