INVESTING IN ETERNITY
By Al Collins
“Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
How does one invest in eternity?
This one used to stump me when I was a kid because I couldn’t imagine what Heaven didn’t have that I needed to put into its treasury.
God eventually pointed it out to me.
Besides evangelizing, bringing treasures of people into Heaven, we also NEED to build up the talents we’ve been entrusted with (Read Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30). The more we invest properly, the more we are entrusted with. Mentoring people to become leaders that invest in eternity builds your harvest beyond imagination, which is what we do at Way of the Eagle.
IMPORTANT- Take notice what happens to those in this Parable that improperly invest. Don’t be one that’s cast into utter darkness.
Everyone needs to be planting or trading. You give this to get that. You plant this to grow that. It’s a universal physical and supernatural concept.
Such as… you invest time and money to buy a business that will generate current and long-term income, growth and security. No one in their right mind would spend their time and money on worthless activities thinking they’ll get any worthwhile rewards in return, yet everyone does that when they engage in nothing or in lustful, self-centered activities.
Most people, including self-professed Christians, offer nothing to God or to their eternal home and wonder why they receive little to no blessings and are constantly being thumped by the enemy.
Those that offer some of their seed back to God (that He gave them), usually put them in the wrong ground (dead religion). I just shake my head when I see people pour in their wealth and leave property and inheritances to some dead, religious “church” organization, thinking this will buy them favor from God and a nice spot in Heaven.
Trading your giving and time in order to receive God’s blessings in return must be done in the right places, same as planting seed in fertile ground. Planting seeds in dead ground will get you nothing back and your seed also withers and dies or is stolen by the enemy. (Read the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13).
God doesn’t need your money because He is our source and He provides above and beyond. He wants you to sow seeds so you will have a harvest and to be activated in the principles of the Heavenly realms.
If you want to invest in YOUR eternity be a wise investor.
Thank you for investing through this ministry to enjoy not only a wonderful harvest now but also to build up hefty treasures for yourself in Heaven forever.