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Sunday, November 6, 2011

BLESSED HOPE


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Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:2

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. -John 14:1-3

I recall some time ago a man was ridiculing the Christian church and he ended up by saying they are sitting around “waiting for the blessed hope.” I must confess I felt offended by his ranting out of his dead spirit. He surely fit the description of the man who is a fool for he concluded there is no GOD.

Why is the true church excited about the Blessed Hope? It is simply because we all face the time when we will die. Death will come upon us and we will cease to be on the earth as a living being. If that was all there was to life then we would have the right to be most unhappy.

Man was not created to be a temporal being but to be everlasting and would have been so if death through sin had not fasten itself upon man’s spirit, soul and body.

While attending a funeral the pastor there spoke of death being a friend. I was somewhat taken back by that until she said the deceased was in physical torment with no hope of recovery, and death was the release he needed to relieve his suffering. I understood this a little better when my uncle was dying with cancer, and had to have a shot of morphine every 2-3 hours. He wanted desperately to pass on.

The time will come when we shall be beyond the power of death pain and suffering and that which is temporal.

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:26

"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead ...even so in Christ shall all be made alive." 1Corinthians. 15:19

We dwell not on dying but on living and for whatever reason the thought of death passes through our mind we remind ourselves of THE BLESSED HOPE for our reality is rooted within it.

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