1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
What goes up must come down. If there is a beginning to something there must surely be an end. That is unless of course you’re God. Oh, and by the way, we’re not. So for you and I there will be an end. Not in our eternal spiritual life, but most assuredly in our earthly one until the rapture of the church.
In today’s verse we find a few interesting things. One is that Jesus will be the one who establishes our hearts, not us. What does that mean? It means He who has begun a good work in you will finish it. If Jesus resides in your heart today for sure, He will be there at the end and will create of you an undefiled creation to present before His Father, who is God. What a wonderful truth to know. God through the Holy Spirit is still working on us.
We also see the truth about God’s Son, and who He must truly be to us. It says, “at the coming of our LORD” (He must be our supreme authority in everything, our controller) “Jesus” (Jehoshua, the self existent, eternal Jehovah-Saviour) “Christ” (the anointed Messiah and Saviour of all sin.) He must be your controlling authority, and the eternal Saviour of your sin. If He is anything less, how can you call Him Lord Jesus Christ?
Finally, we see He comes with the saints. Those who have meet their earthly end, reside with Him now, and will come with Him then. What a comfort for those of us who have loved ones who have gone before. They are in Heaven.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
Even as this day begins, we must come before a Holy God and ask for His loving hand to guide us. As He does, know He’s doing everything which needs to be done to perfect us. Preparing us for the time when He comes and gathers His entire bride to present to God the Father. Make Him your LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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