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Thursday, November 03, 2005

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT THURSDAY - WHAT FATHER WANTS FOR US. The Conclusion.

There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express. - Billy Sunday.

My friends, God has made us these promises. So we should stay away from everything that keeps our bodies and spirits from being clean. We should honor God and try to be completely like him. - 2 Cor 7:1. (CEV)

In Christ We Have:
A love that can never be fathomed A life that can never die A righteousness that can never be tarnished A peace that can never be understood A rest that can never be disturbed A joy that can never be diminished A hope that can never be disappointed A glory that can never be clouded A light that can never be darkened A purity that can never be defiled A beauty that can never be marred A wisdom that can never be baffled Resources that can never be exhausted.
- Source Unknown.

As we conclude this series, it is made clear to us, through the promises in the Bible, what the Father wants. If we know these promises and receive them by faith, we will experience God’s desire for our life, and once we act on them, we can be sure that God will do the things, He has said He would do. The purpose of these lessons is to help us discover, what Father wants for us.

Yesterday in Part 2, we saw that Father wants everyone to be a worker, by serving Him, and today, the third thing Father wants for us is…

TO SEE THE GLORY OF JESUS!
Father, I want everyone you have given me to be with me, wherever I am. Then they will see the glory that you have given me, because you loved me before the world was created. - John 17:24.

On the last night that Christ had on earth before his crucifixion, He prayed a prayer concerning a glorious day in the future. He spoke of a time when there would be no more death, pain, or sorrow, and He shared of the hope, when all of the family of Christ, would be together again.

The greatest fear of all is death. Certainly an unbeliever has no hope concerning this inevitability, but the Christian has a confidence, because Christ has overcome death. Hallelujah! What a mighty God we serve!


The bodies we now have are weak and can die. But they will be changed into bodies that are eternal. Then the Scriptures will come true, "Death has lost the battle! Where is its victory? Where is its sting?" Sin is what gives death its sting, and the Law is the power behind sin. But thank God for letting our Lord Jesus Christ give us the victory! - 1Cor 15:54-57.

"Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death." - John Knox.

On three separate occasions Jesus displayed his power over death. The first was with Jairus' daughter, as Christ raised her from the dead. The second was with the son of the widow of Nain, as Jesus raised him from the dead. The third was with Lazarus of Bethany, when Christ called him out of the tomb. Those who are in Christ shall be raised on that last day...

I didn't come from heaven to do what I want! I came to do what the Father wants me to do. He sent me, and he wants to make certain that none of the ones he has given me will be lost. Instead, he wants me to raise them to life on the last day. My Father wants everyone who sees the Son to have faith in him and to have eternal life. Then I will raise them to life on the last day. - John 6:38-40.

A widely respected man known as "Uncle Johnson" died in Michigan at the incredible age of 120. Perhaps his advanced years could be credited in part to the cheerful outlook that characterized his life. One day while at work in his garden, he was singing songs of praise to God.

His pastor, who was passing by, looked over the fence and called, "Uncle Johnson, you seem very happy today." "Yes, I was just thinking," said the old man. "Thinking about what?" questioned his pastor. "Oh, I was just thinking that if the crumbs of joy that fall from the Master's table in this world are so good, what will the great loaf in glory be like! I tell you, sir, there will be enough for everyone and some to spare up there." - Source Unknown.

To every Christian is given the promise to see His glory. All of us will enjoy this eternal great happiness in Heaven, because Jesus desires that we see it, and enjoy it. What a thrill that will be, to see Him in all His splendour, all His beauty, all His power, and all His glory! Hallelujah! This promise is ours, as we stand firm in Jesus Christ.

When you're old as I am, there are all sorts of extremely pleasant things that happen to you... the pleasantest of all is that you wake up in the night and you find that you are half in and half out of your battered old carcass. It seems quite a tossup whether you go back and resume full occupancy of your mortal body, or make off toward the bright glow you see in the sky, the lights of the city of God. - Malcolm Muggeridge.

Father wants us to be saved, to serve, and to see the glory of Jesus! Hallelujah! All of these promises are God's gift to every Born Again, Spirit Filled Christian.

Loving Father, I thank you that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, to serve Him, whenever, wherever, He commands, and that I may win precious souls for Him, and extend the kingdom of heaven. Lord, I thank you, that I will see the glory of Jesus, in Heaven. In His wonderful name I pray. Amen.

God Bless You And Yours.

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