Monday, January 23, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - He Will Not Tarry

Monday January 23rd

Bible Reading:     Heb. 10: 19 - 25

Topic:         He Will Not Tarry

The Apostle Paul gives us a wonderful revelation in 1 Thess. 4: 16 - 18 which has been a great consolation to generations of God's people who have experienced bereavement "for the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven ...... and all the dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them ..... and thus we shall always be with the Lord."

Our faith therefore is not that it is only on this earth that we have bold access to God through the finished Work of Christ, we shall also be with Him where He is after our life here on earth is over.

His promise is that He has gone to prepare a place for us and will come to take us to be with Him eternally (John 14: 1- 3)

We should however be warned of the reality of punishment, for those who reject the grace of God and treat Jesus' sacrifice with levity and contempt.

We should be careful not to turn back from our commitment to the truth, but rather hold fast to our confidence in His finished Work, Word and Promise which are sure and steadfast.

We should not be discouraged over what we may be passing through or with the challenges ahead but hold fast to the end. for when we endure to the end we will receive the promise - the salvation of our souls

Thought:     And He Who is coming, will come and will not tarry

O Lord God, I commit myself afresh to Your promises; help me to endure to the end so that I may be with You forever in Jesus Name, Amen

Memory verse:   Heb. 10: 23
"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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