Matthew 19:29 NLT – 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.
Mark 10:29 NLT – 29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News,30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.
Luke 18:29 NLT – 29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God,30 will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”
I recently saw a video about the things that the old kings of Egypt tried to do to attain eternal life. They created pyramids, embalming techniques, and buried with them their servants and material things to be used in eternity. Also with the old kings of Cambodia with what they did in Angkor Wat.
Eternal life is built in the hearts of men, as God has created us for eternity. That is why people have an inner desire to find a way to attain it. But now the secret has been clearly revealed on how to have eternal life, and at the same time, getting now in this world a hundred-fold pleasure compared to what the world offers.
We do not have to make our own pyramids, or embalming techniques, or temples of Heaven. Jesus clearly showed in the verses above that all we needed to do was to follow Him, focus on Him, learn from Him more than desiring what the world offers.
Starting this might be difficult. Starting anything new is difficult. Just start by doing something new that is easy for you. Attend worship services or join a small group that helps you in following Jesus. Maybe listen to worship music if you like music. Or if you like to read, start with the book of Acts or 1 Peter first in the bible. Or if you like to watch videos, start watching teachings of Joyce Meyer, Joseph Prince, Andrew Wommack, Joel Osteen, God TV, etc. All their videos are free on the internet. Just find what works for you. Then keep on doing it until it becomes easy, then make another bigger step.
When we do this sincerely and daily for a long enough time, it would become easier and even more desirable. You would find yourself wanting even yearning to be in His presence, yearning to learn more from Him. No one has to push you to go to Jesus anymore. You would just miss Him so much that you would want to drop everything and spend time with Him. When that happens, you will have a hundred-fold more pleasures given back to you, plus eternal life in the Heaven-on-earth to come!
Also, Jesus shows us in these verses again the simplicity of receiving God’s gift of salvation and lordship. Just follow Him more than anything that the world is offering you to follow.
Prayer Starter: Dear Jesus, thank you for revealing to me the simplicity of attaining eternal life that you have already provided for me. Sorry Jesus that I rejected your offer and instead went after the pleasures that the world offers. Starting today, I decide to go after your offer Jesus. I will choose your offer more than the world’s offer. Teach me how to start following you more Jesus. Teach me daily. I decide to start doing something new today to follow you. Thank you that you will help me. Thank you Jesus for being so patient with me, loving and caring for me all this time. Amen.