Long Life Is My Portion
Longevity is our covenant right. God spoke to Abraham in Genesis 15:15 saying, “Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.” We are connected to Abraham through the death of Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:13-14), and our redemption qualifies us for long life in Christ Jesus. John 10:10 says; “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)”.
Choose Life: Salvation is not only about deliverance from eternal death, but about everything that Christ died and paid for with His blood (i.e. Life abundantly). This is God’s PROMISE to you. And it will come to pass if you CHOOSE to accept it. That’s right, long life is a choice. If you want long life, you must CHOOSE LIFE! Deuteronomy 30:19-20. The Truth about long life is not relative nor does it function based on circumstances or public opinion. The truth is that Jesus paid the price for our healing and died young that we might have life and have it more abundantly. If death threatens you, call unto God (Psalm 91:15). The word you see and choose to believe has the power to change your reality by shifting your focus.
“The Lord says, I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name…I will reward them with a long life and give them My salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16 NLT.
Believe that Long Life Is Your Portion: People’s perspective about long life varies one from another. What you choose to see and believe determines your reality. In Genesis 25:7-8, we are told that Abraham died at the age of 175 years, in good old age and full of years. I guess Moses discovered in Genesis 6:3 that man could live for 120 years and believed it. The Bible says his eyes were not dim nor his natural strength diminishes till he died at that age (Deuteronomy 34:1-7). In Psalm 90:10, King David thought and believed man was given 70 years to live, that 80 years is living overtime. He died exactly at the age of 70. We become what we believe. It is possible to look and feel good at an old age. If God proved it in the old times, then we can also live a good long life. Fear not and believe that long life is your portion.
“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.” Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT
Get Rid of Fear: There is one fear common to man-the fear of death, and the devil knows this very well, because he rules with fear and death. Death is no longer our enemy, but a transition to higher glory, because Jesus Christ overcame death and its terror. The life of Job is a good example. Despite the fact that Job was a man of integrity, who fear the Lord and turned away from evil (Job 1:8), his fear was what gives access to the devil to torment his life. What Job was afraid of is exactly what happened to him (Job 3:25-26). To live a long life, you’ve got to get rid of the fear of dying young. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7). Instead of fear, think on “Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” -Philippians 4:8
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
Speak Life: If you want to live long, carefully guard your tongue in order to prevent it from speaking evil. Psalm 81:10 teaches that the words we speak are seeds; hence death should not be part of our vocabulary. Not speaking the truth of the word of God is a short cut to registering for everything contrary to the truth. Only those who talk of long life enjoy long life, because the power and authority to live a long life is in your confession.