To desire heavenly things of the SPIRIT is to desire RIGHTEOUSNESS is to desire EVERLASTING LIFE (Matthew 25:31-34).
To desire earthly things is to desire the things of the flesh is to desire UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is to desire EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT (Matthew 25:41, 46).
The Apostle Paul further articulated, saying: “Now the works of the [FLESH] are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19–21).
“But the fruit of the [SPIRIT] is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith” (Galatians 5:22).
“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For [IF YE LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE]: but [IF YE THROUGH THE SPIRIT] do mortify the deeds of the body, [YE SHALL LIVE]” (Romans 8:12-13).
“[BE NOT DECEIVED]; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For [HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION]; but [HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING]” (Galatians 6:7-8).
“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the [WRATH OF GOD] abideth on him” (John 3:36).
“There is therefore now [NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK] not after the flesh, but after [THE SPIRIT]” (Romans 8:1).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).
We would be wise to desire THE SPIRIT is to desire RIGHTEOUSNESS is to desire EVERLASTING LIFE is to desire the HEAVENLY because this is where GOD and HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON are FOREVER (Psalm 103:19). (Isaiah 57:15) (Revelation 22:3-6)!
“[FOR SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD MEN HAVE NOT HEARD, NOR PERCEIVED BY THE EAR, NEITHER HATH THE EYE SEEN], O God, beside thee, what [HE HATH PREPARED FOR HIM THAT WAITETH FOR HIM]” (Isaiah 64:4).
“[OUR SOUL WAITETH] for the LORD: he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20). “It is good that a man should [BOTH HOPE AND QUIETLY WAIT] for the [SALVATION] of the LORD” (Lamentation 3:26).
“Blessed be the LORD, [WHO DAILY LOADETH US WITH BENEFITS], even the God of our salvation. Selah. He that is our God is the God of [SALVATION]; and unto God the LORD belong the [ISSUES FROM DEATH]” (Psalm 68:19-20).
“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING, AND TO EVERLASTING]. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 41:13).