It seems at times that we want the super-natural, the eternal, but we want it on natural terms.  We want all the spiritual blessings in the heavenly realms (Eph 1:3), but we want it according to the desires of our own flesh. God wants us to be aware of the desire He has placed in each of us for the eternal ( Ecc 3:11), but the scriptures continually tell us that the way to fulfill that desire is not according to our own understanding (Prov 3: 5-6; 1 Jn 2: 15-17).


Christ is not simply King or Lord so that He makes all the rules.  He is King on our behalf, for our eternal benefit.  This has been God’s plan from eternity and will be His plan to eternity (Eph 1:3-14).