Meditation

Meditation for 09/27/2019

“Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nations: The law will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations. My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm. Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look a the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail. Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults. For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations.” (Isaiah51:48)

It is quite apparent that God knew the Israelites in Exile would complain of their impoverished situation. He stressed several times that His righteousness was speeding towards them and that salvation was on the way.

God promised salvation. Salvation will not be complete until it is established forever. God is at work to establish new heavens and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness forever. Then people will no longer suffer ridicule or complain to God.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, at times we can easily see that the Israelites seemed to complain about many things, and or that it hasn’t been given to them yet or whatever seemed to be on their minds. Beloved, we still do this today. We do not have the patience to wait upon our God to provide what He has promised us. Therefore, today we pray for patience Abba, that we will develop the gift of patience and obedience, to wait upon You, to provide for us, those things that are promised to us. Let us also be obedient to continue to praise Your holy name daily, and even more so, when we are given one of Your promised gifts. Let us always praise Your holy name. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Church is not just some place you go, but something you are.

KNOWING GOD:

“And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” (Romans13:11-12)

All Christ will complete at His return constitutes the meaning of salvation in this passage. In its future completion, salvation is nearer to every believer now that it was when we first believed. This should lead us to live as God desires not according to the world’s darkness. In verses 8 thru 10 Jesus had explained that though the commandments are important, to fulfill all commandments is to understand that if you love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Understand???

I AM:

Last Things, Salvation Completion: (1st Peter1:79)

The future revealing of Christ will be a time for testing the faith of believes to reveal that which is genuine. The coming of Christ will also mean the realization of faith’s goal, the completing of salvation. The doctrine is last things includes the forward looking anticipation that what has begun as salvation and which presently continues will reach completion.

Second Thought of the Day:

“At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke21:27-28)

The coming of Christ with power and great glory will signal the approaching completion of redemption. Included are the consummation of personal salvation, as well as creation’s redemption, the church’s honor as Christ’s bride, and the end of evil.

Premillennialists believe Christ’s earthly millennial kingdom will be established at the second coming, while amillennialists believe the event will usher in the new heavens and new earth. “Redemption” is a broad concept in the Bible, ranging from he personal to the cosmic, from the physical to the spiritual, and from the temporal to the eternal. It is associated in all its fullness with the future coming of Christ.

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