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The Blessed hope

Posted by appolus on September 16, 2016

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. (Heb 11:13-16)

Brothers and sisters, what have you seen afar off? Have you glimpsed the glory of the living God? Have you seen behind the veil into that eternal place, the eternal holy of holy’s? Have you lifted up your spiritual eyes and saw beyond the limitations of this world? These are the things that can only be seen by the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. If we only had eyes that could see only this world how miserable a creature would we be. Surrounded by fears and anxieties, wars and divisions overseas and at home. A corrupt political system that has culminated this year by backing us into a corner where the only way out is through people like Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. What a mess this world is in. Aren’t you glad you don’t belong to this world? Does your heart long after that heavenly homeland, that heavenly country yet to come? We know that God has prepared a place for us. A place without sin, without darkness, without weeping. A place that we come to by passing through the impenetrable light, made penetrable¬† by Jesus.

The hymn says that because He lives we can face tomorrow, because He lives all fear is gone. These are true sentiments. It is because He lives that we know that the ground beneath our feet is solid ground. We stand upon the reality and the promises of the living God. And even though the world tries to press into that with its own reality, stand still brothers and sisters and do not be tempted to wander into the sinking sands of a world that is going down. In such times as we live, with the ever closing storm of affliction and persecution closing in, it is all the more important to lift up our heads and see the glory of the Living God. Not only should we lift up our heads, we should also lift up our voices in these days in which we find ourselves.

Every day the world grows more hostile to the Body of Christ. Yet the glory of God is eternal. The blessed hope of our Savior never changes. His power, His glory goes on forever and He draws us and beckons us to come up higher. As our enemies come in like a flood all around us, He says to us to come up higher. Lets take our eyes of the world and the storms that are raging all around us and lift them up to Him. Lets lift up our thoughts and our prayers towards that heavenly city. Close your eyes and see with Spirits eyes your destination. Go neither to the left nor the right but continue on that straight narrow path that leads us home. It awaits us saints.Glory to God.

3 Responses to “The Blessed hope”

  1. Amen Frank. The more one finds fulfillment in the things of this world the more distracted from Jesus and heavenly minded pursuits they will become. Is it really any wonder Jesus described the poor in spirit as the blessed ones?
    I’m truly grateful God promises to provide for my needs and does, maybe more so that He tests me by occasionally by withdrawing His abundant provision lest I become complacent and satisfied in this world. That is a place I never ever care to be. Yes, an increase in tests and trials are sure to come and are, but that just means we’ll have a need for more grace and intimacy, something every saint can always use an abundance of.

    We have it better than any man alive. We know the past, the present and even what the future holds. No one could place a price on that, though we know well what this cost Him. We do well to remember this when this worlds foundations shake, either by evil men or in the providence of God.

  2. Nina said

    Reblogged this on For Such A Time As This.

  3. geejay12 said

    Brother, last week while in prayer I felt so sad regarding the state of the world and recent tragedies in my life. While in the midst of my prayer the words to the song “Because He Lives ” appeared to me in my spirit. So, when I read your blog, I sat up and said “Oh Lord, that was You! It made me realize how much HE truly loves and cares for us! Thank you so much for sharing!

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