With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Psalm 91:16.
All the treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God’s redeemed. Unfettered by mortality, they wing their tireless flight to worlds afar—worlds that thrilled with sorrow at the spectacle of human woe and rang with songs of gladness at the tidings of a ransomed soul. With unutterable delight the children of earth enter into the joy and the wisdom of unfallen beings. They share the treasures of knowledge and understanding gained through ages upon ages in contemplation of God’s handiwork. With undimmed vision they gaze upon the glory of creation—suns and stars and systems, all in their appointed order circling the throne of Deity. Upon all things, from the least to the greatest, the Creator’s name is written, and in all are the riches of His power displayed.
And the years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ. As knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase. The more men learn of God, the greater will be their admiration of His character. As Jesus opens before them the riches of redemption and the amazing achievements in the great controversy with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed thrill with more fervent devotion, and with more rapturous joy they sweep the harps of gold; and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of voices unite to swell the mighty chorus of praise.
“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5:13.
The great controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness, throughout the realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy, declare that God is love.
Maranatha p. 375
—– Theresa’s sister had tests on her kidney yesterday, the doc called this morning asking her to come in for an appointment. She’s really nervous and worried. Please pray! Nicole
——Important decisions are being made in our family. Please pray for us. L
——- Prayers for baby Harrison’s latch test and that he doesn’t breathe in any liquids into his lungs and that he passes the swallow study today. Mercedes
——Please pray for Eileen that she can get the help she needs for her back. Rose
As I was reading a post from a friend who is a medical helicopter nurse posted a few weeks ago, she asked for prayers for the families of those who died in a helicopter crash. Yesterday, she posted that another medical helicopter had crashed and that one person survived and was in the hospital. (Let us pray for that person.)
How short life is. How very uncertain. One moment our mind is full of plans for today, tomorrow, next year: the next moment we are as the psalmist observed, “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, in that very day his thoughts perish.” Ps 146:4 It is no wonder that Peter quotes from Isaiah, “all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away.” 1 Peter 1:21
How much I look forward to that great resurrection day “when all that are in the graves…shall come forth.” John 5:28,29 Job asks the question, “If a man die, shall he live again?” Then he answers with assurance in God’s resurrecting power, “all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.” “So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.” “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me.” Job 14:14, 12, 19:25-27
The Great Life-Giver tells us, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” 6:53,54 Precious promise! If we follow Jesus with our whole heart, love to speak of His goodness, look ever to Him, then He will raise us up at the last day, at the end of the world, when He comes to receive His own. Paul speaks of this great time, “Behold, I show you a mystery, We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Cor 15:51-54 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thes 4:16-18
Let us keep the things of this life in proper perspective know that “the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10 Let us put our faith and trust in the resurrecting power of the One “Who only hath immortality.” 1 Tim 6:15 Let us look forward to that time when we will see our loved ones face to face never to part again.