In order to set your minds on things from above, it is necessary to resurrect with Christ. Otherwise, it is not possible to think about something, where you do not exist! You must first get there. And we get (transfer) there, through this action: “For ye died… (ye are dead)”
That is, first is the death for this world and the consequence – the resurrection with Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Further, verse five:
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5)
Today I was taking a walk and noticed the sun, how beautifully it shines, brings light to the whole earth, a wonderful phenomenon – a fireball. It rises and it sets, then again it rises, the day begins, it brings light to everything, everyone experiences it’s light and warmth. There is enough light for everyone! How powerful and great it is! No matter where you look – you can marvel how everything works, moves, grows!
Looking at everything that surrounds us – incomprehensible – what power and strength is God?! John in Revelation writes about Him and the New Jerusalem.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23
God Himself, who is fire, is the light of the future kingdom! If here on earth everything is so gloriously created, great, incomprehensible – one can only wonder, then what can we say about the Heavenly Kingdom? As it is written:
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
The angel took John to a great and high mountain and showed him the holy city of Jerusalem, the wall which was of human size approximately 2 thousand kilometers?! How much was the height of the mountain on which John was raised?! And if here on earth the creation is so glorious and powerful – then how much more superior it will be in the Heavenly Kingdom?!
Looking at all this majesty and power, the earthly creation, we can only contemplate about the future, then should we not even more so trust God in everything?! From the beginning of creation, He made everything perfect. He knew, that there would be such a person named Garik, he would be so and so! He chose me when I was not yet there, foresaw me, said His word and He keeps me unto eternal salvation! And what about me (Garik)? – I understood and found Peace in Him, and I know that everything works for the good to those who love Him, called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28), and I await to go forever to my God! To Him, eternal, wise, all-powerful, glory and praise forever and ever! Amen.