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Our Future Is in Him

shine.gifIf our salvation is secured through the blood of Jesus, and through His stripes and wounds we have gained a greater salvation, if we are made perfect and righteous in Him, what more could we ask? Of nothing dare we ask, nor deserve; yet of everything God bids us ask that He might supply us with “Every good and perfect gift”. (James 1:17) In Jesus we have a future that is secure. As Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.” (John 3:16, emphasis mine)

shine.gifUnderstand this, that God took pains to secure such a great salvation for us, not just that we might have fellowship with Him these fleeting years of life in the flesh, but that we might share that joyous fellowship with Him eternally. As God’s Word declares, “Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” (I John 2:24, 25) In Jesus, God promises us eternal life. While this should not be our reason for coming to Him, it is certainly a great benefit.

shine.gifCan one imagine a promise greater than this? Can one imagine how our joy shall one day be made perfect, as we are made perfect in Him and in glory, and in that one day find life everlasting? Stories are told of people who have searched for eternal youth, for some way to live forever, and here it is, proclaimed in God’s Word. Even Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old, shall be as an infant in light of eternity. Is not then the gift of God, which is life with Him for eternity, the true “fountain of youth”, for which many have looked for and are dead? Yet those who seek God find that Jesus lives in them and they are raised unto life everlasting, wells up within them as a fountain. Did not Jesus say, "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. " (John 7:38)

shine.gifThe cost of our life was His death, but we must also die in the flesh that we might be raised with Him to newness of life. As we have stated before,

shine.gif“And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” (Hebrews 9:15) Yes, Jesus is the mediator of the new testament, the new covenant between God and mankind, that through His death He might make us joint heirs with Him to the eternal inheritance of God. God’s Word does not lie which says, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:16, 17)

shine.gifOh, my brothers and sisters, our future in Him is definitely a wondrous thing.