The "great hereafter" sounds wonderful, but God wants you to know about the "great here and now." The Bible has a lot more to say about the present than about the past or the future. Now is the time to allow God to work in and through your life. What you know about God's plan for humanity in this life will not only determine your eternal destiny, but will directly impact your life now.
Jesus' purpose in coming to earth was to restore humanity to the supernatural lifestyle He demonstrated for us. It is not God's will for you to go through life without knowing about the rights and privileges that are available to you. Jesus came to seek and to restore that lifestyle that was lost. "For the Son of man [Jesus]; is come to seek and to save that [lifestyle]; which was lost" (Luke 19:10). Most of us have sensed that there was more to life–and there is.
Religion was the greatest opposition to the truths that Jesus proclaimed to the world. It is still the greatest obstacle to the lifestyle God desires for you. When Jesus spoke of the need for repentance, He was literally saying "make a radical change in your thinking and actions." The lifestyle Jesus made available far exceeds the limitations of operating solely through natural means.
Around the world, in large and small assemblies, God is moving in a mighty way, bringing revival and spiritual awakening. It is no longer church as usual, but rather an open mind and heart toward God. If we are not getting the results we read about in the Bible, then it is evident that we need to do something different. We can not keep doing the same thing and expect different results. It is undeniable that the spiritual climate really is changing. This isn't fiction; this is the greatest reality you will ever encounter. Are you ready to get involved? Is your life available for God?
When Jesus was asked what was the first, or most important, commandment, His response was:"...The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these." (Mark 9:29-31). Notice that neither of these commandments appear to directly benefit us, but rather puts God and others first. However, according to Romans 8:28, the result of these two directives will cause all things to work together for your best. God's plan of service to others is a win-win lifestyle.