February 2016 Words of Life (Week 1)

Words of Life

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.  Genesis 6:3

          If you want to walk in complete agreement with the Lord, you must believe all that he says in His Word (Amos 3:3, Proverbs 30:5).  One of those things that He states is that man can live to be 120 years.  Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”  God is not a liar. You can look at Moses life to back up Genesis 6:3. “Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished” (Deuteronomy 34:7).  Not only did Moses live to be 120 years old, but he was still full of energy and had not lost his vision.  This is what God desires for all His people.  Not only does He desire it, but He has given us everything we need to achieve it (2 Peter 1:3).  His Word tells us everything we need to do to make sure our life is not ended early. 

          Here are a few of the many scriptures that warn of what can happen to your body if you do not obey the word:  Bitterness rots the bones (Proverbs 14:30), Anxiety/worrying causes depression (Proverbs 12:25), Envy and self-seeking brings confusion and every evil thing (James 3:16).  It is important to remember that God sent His son into this world that the world may find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him (John 3:17 AMP).  God doesn’t want us to be sick or die before 120 years.  On the contrary, He desires that we live and declare the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17).  Psalm 103:3 says that God will forgive and pardon our iniquities and heal our diseases.  However, we must repent and turn from evil..  Ecclesiastes 7:17 says, “Do not be overly wicked, nor be foolish: Why should you die before your time?”  So how do we avoid being foolish?  Ephesians 5:17 says, “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”  We will understand the will of the Lord through His Word.

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