Sunday, August 10, 2008

HEAVEN -- Don't Miss it For the World!

"Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them." (Luke 12:37, NKJV).

Not only will the Lord render to every man the praise his life is due, but — oh, I can hardly write the words, for they are so foreign to our thoughts; and I can only write them because Jesus Himself said that it would be so -- but Christ will then “gird Himself, have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them” (Luke 12:37)!

Now you know how Peter must've felt when Jesus stooped to wash his feet; or, how John felt when Jesus bowed before him to be baptized. But, wait, there’s more!

God will then reward each one with an eternal weight of glory. As joint-heirs with Christ, we will be made to shine as the sun in the kingdom of our Father, and we will reign with Him forever. But, wait, there’s still more!

We will be given crowns that are incorruptible! There is the Crown of Life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him (see James 1:12). And then there's the Crown of Righteousness, to all those who loved His appearing (see 2 Timothy 4:8). And also, there is the Crown of Glory, that does not fade away (see 1 Peter 5:4). But wait! There's still one more. It's the Crown of Rejoicing, which we will wear when we see all those who we have helped make it into Heaven with us (see 1 Thessalonians 2:19). Wow!!

And, of course, you know what we will do with those crowns? We will fall down in worship before Him who sits on the throne, and cast our crowns before His feet, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power!” (see Rev.4:10). Oh, what a day that will be!

Heaven; don’t miss it for the world!


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