Word 4U Today

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (3)

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (3)

The Psalmist wrote, ‘Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Our hope comes when Christ comes again!

Paul spells it out:

‘We believe that Jesus died and rose again. So we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.

For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’ (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 NIV).

Jesus said, ‘…For a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned’ (John 5:28-29 NIV).

In that day, the Lord’s Prayer will finally be answered: ‘Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven’ (Matthew 6:10 KJV).

An old hymn goes: ‘O Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait. The sky, not the grave, is our goal. O trump of the angel! O voice of the Lord! Blessed rest, blessed hope of my soul.’

Jesus hasn’t changed His mind;

He’s coming again for the prepared people.

He will take them to a prepared place where they will dwell with Him forever! Are you going to be there?

Verse of the Day:

‘…Let me not be ashamed of my hope.’ Psalms 119:116 KJV

What now?

Think up one practical way that you can make the place that you spend most of your time feel a little bit more like that Kingdom. Example – love the cleaner as much as you’d love a famous movie star (as much as you love Nick Cage. No? Just us?) Make it happen.

Joy Ferdiz

December 3rd, 2013

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