The power bill has been paid in full, the lights are on, and it’s getting brighter.
Text for Today – 1 Corinthians 13:12 – For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
For those of us who believe that Jesus is Lord, and that His Word if forever settled in heaven, can there be any real doubt that the coming of Jesus for His church is near? We are taught in the Scriptures that Jesus will come for a church that will be His spotless, glowing bride, without wrinkle or blemish, or any such thing. I want to be a part of that church for which He is coming, so I have made my preparation. I am as sure of my salvation and the fact that I will go with Him at His coming as I am that I am presently alive and writing these words. My heart rejoices at the thought of spending eternity with my Lord in a glorified and perfected state.
But until then, we have much work to do. This gospel of the kingdom must be preached in all the world as a witness to every kindred, tribe, tongue, and nation. And so it shall be. There must be a grand sweeping of souls into the kingdom of God. And so it shall be. Revelation of His Word, His will, His plan, and the power of God being manifest in ways never before known is upon us even now.
What the Old Testament prophets longed to see has largely been revealed to the New Testament church. And even that which was sealed from revelation until the last days is being revealed. Surely we are in the last days. The prophesies of Matthew 24 concerning the days before the Lord comes for His church are being fulfilled today in multiple locations on the earth, not once or twice, but again and again, and all this is only the beginning of sorrows. More and more revelation is flowing forth from the womb of Holy Ghost, and lives are being transformed. Young Christians are growing up spiritually faster than at any time in the history of the church. Revivals are erupting worldwide, either through great evangelistic works or local churches coming alive as Holy Spirit brings about supernatural manifestations only He could do.
The mirror into which the church once gazed darkly is becoming brighter and brighter in this hour. That glass through which we looked is becoming clearer as revelation of the Word increases, as the body of Christ continues to grow, and as we definitely near the end of this age. Jesus is coming and He is getting His church ready for a glorious exit. And when we leave, we will leave in the greatest glory the church has ever known, His glorious church going into the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Manna for Today – Romans 5:20; Hebrews 2:14; Daniel 12:9; Acts 2