Friday, September 4, 2009
Eternal Hope for the Christian
Isn't it wonderful to know that no matter how difficult things in this world may get...this is as bad as it will ever be for a believer? With government bail-outs, trillion dollar debt, socialism and yes even fascism taking over our land once known for its independence and freedom, socialized medicine on the way and being taxed on every possible level, etc., isn't it reassuring to know that we are only pilgrims passing through here? Doesn't it do your heart good to know that even as evil as this world may get, this evil will pale in comparison to the riches of His glory, to being in His presence, to knowing what it is like to bask in the light of the Holy One? I leave you with this wonderful thought today dear Christian. This was taken from the daily Grace Gems.
All the hell that you shall ever have!
(William Dyer, "Christ's Famous Titles")
"Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows!" John 16:33
"You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand!" Psalm 16:11
Cheer up, Christian! The sweetness of the crown which shall be enjoyed--will make amends for the bitterness of the cross which was endured. This world is all the hell that you shall ever have!
Here you have your bad things--your good things are yet to come!
Here you have your bitter things--but your sweet things are yet to come!
Here you have your prison--but your palace is yet to come!
Here you have your rags--your royal robes are yet to come!
Here you have your sorrow--your joy is yet to come!
Here you have your hell--your heaven is yet to come!
After the cup of affliction--comes the cup of salvation!
Oh, sirs, under the greatest troubles--lie your greatest treasures!
The seed of sorrow on earth--shall reap a golden crop of joy in heaven!
Those who sow holiness in the seed-time of their lives--shall reap happiness in the harvest of eternity!
Oh! sirs, never think to have an end of your sorrow--until there is an end of your sin!
The apostle tells us, "Our light affliction, which is for a moment--works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory!"
A grain of affliction--works a weight of glory!
A short moment of pain--works an eternity of pleasures!
Therefore saints, be of good cheer! Here is comfort for you--your best days are yet to come!