Thursday, January 14, 2010

daily text 1/14

*sorry I'm late posting this...(I was doing research on Haiti),...I'll do a post today about some of the info I looked up with photos of the branch office and stats about the congregations from a previous yearbook report.

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
"I am pursuing down toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God by means of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)

The Bible shows that a total of 144,000 anointed Christians receive that prize of heavenly life. They will share with Jesus Christ in his Millennial Reign over the earth. What a wonderful goal such ones have been invited by God to pursue! The vast majority of true Christians today, however, have a different prospect, or goal. Jehovah lovingly holds out to them what Adam and Eve lost, namely, the prospect of everlasting life in perfect health on a paradise earth. (Revelation 7:4, 9; 21:1-4) Sinful humans cannot earn everlasting life by their imperfect efforts to do what is right. (Isaiah 64:6) Gaining everlasting life is possible only by putting faith in God’s loving provision of salvation through Jesus Christ. Let us do all that we can to show our appreciation for that undeserved kindness of God!
(Watchtower issue: 06/15/08, 2:2, 3)