Listen, This is the News that Breaks Every Minute!
This is a Christian’s Always-Headline News!
Do you know it?
Have you not heard?
There is a King of Glory coming for you. He is coming to love you. To find you. To bring you home.
Have you not heard?
You will not know the hour (Mt. 24:36), but you will know the time, because you will see eyes like flames arrive, the white horses of victory drive in and the sword yielded over the nations. You will know because you see white: white robes, purity and holy arrive with power and might (Rev. 19:12-16)
Have you not heard?
The seemingly silent of God will be silent no more as lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail pour down like a stadium full of the Lion’s booming return. (Rev. 11:19)
Have you not heard?
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. (1 Cor. 15:52)
And in a split-second, according to the timing of Jesus, for believers, everything changes. Lives are restored. Pain is wiped away. Time never ends. Days continue in feast. Lives bask in presence. King rules with no obstruction. We are raised to the vision of all we ever dreamed of.
This is not light, fine and dandy, Christianity; this is the deep of our faith.
Things happen to those who know where they are bound to go:
1. Those who keep their eyes pasted on eternity, find they aren’t as easily torn from what’s right. They wake up with a purpose and then live by it. They see the wrongs, and decide to do right, for they know at the end of their fight, they will see his might.
2. Those with forever perspectives, find a forge-through attitudes no matter the barrier. It’s not so much about what they can do, but all about what God will do as they bow down to him. It is about becoming less, because they trust in the more.
3. Those with the seal of God (Eph. 1:13), know they will be signed, sealed and delivered into God’s arms forever. When you are sealed with the Spirit, there is no killing the Spirit. Soul is restored with the Spirit of God and one day body and mind are too.
Having an eternal view means running victorious marathons
verses short sprints of inspiration
followed by deep fits of frustration.
How do you live?
Do you live by the sound of immediate demands
or by the trumpet sound that will resound on the day of Christ’s return?
Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us,
who blood-washed our sins from our lives,
Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for his Father,
forever—and yes, he’s on his way!
Riding the clouds, he’ll be seen by every eye,
those who mocked and killed him will see him,
People from all nations and all times
will tear their clothes in lament.
(Rev. 1:7 MSG)
He is coming. Do you know him? Love him?
Like a groom at the end of the aisle, he is ready to see the brilliance, the beauty and his beloved, the one he loves. That is you. That is me.
May we live in eager anticipation of his return, not seeing the world as a here and now deal, but seeing the world through the deep of eternal eyes that know what the things we are pressing into are things that are bound to last.
Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Mt. 18:18)
May it all be so, may it all be just as God has proclaimed it to be – now and forever.
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WOW! That’s a lot in five minutes, but it reminds me of a dream I had about my dad who passed away years ago. In the dream he came back around the holidays to visit and I exclaimed, “You came back! Did you want to come back or do you mis being in heaven?” He re didn’t hesitate to say he missed being in heaven. When I asked him what it was like he said it was a very rich place and very bright. What a picture to keep in mind. It is good news! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from FMF.
What a beautiful dream you had. How special that he saw heaven as being so amazing. What a gift to have and hold on to.
Powerful words, Kelly. This especially: “seeing the world through the deep of eternal eyes” – and we can only do that clothed in the faith, hope and Love He gifts us and we embrace.
BTW what you share re the trumpet blast is SO different from what I heard as a teenager in my youth group, when we were asked what we would say to God when we stand before Him and He asks us what we’ve done for Him. Now, I would tell that person: I don’t need to tell Him, He knows because He’s the One who’s been working in and through me- I haven’t “done” things “for” Him, all I’ve done is “embraced” the Love He’s held out to me, so His Love could pour out of me.
Whooo! That is a LOT of powerful Scripture. You’re so right – this journey through life is a marathon and we must keep our eyes on eternity and keep moving toward it no matter what our pace is. Blessing to you for sharing!
Oh, your questions blow me right into the middle of the book of Isaiah — Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth — He never gets tired! His understanding is never ending!
Such a great meditation for a Friday morning at the end of a long week!
Yes. We really do need forever perspective to live victoriously here on earth. Great post, neighbor. God bless you on your faith journey!
I’m called Tara too.
And I also say LOVE. ????❤
Love the part where you say our life is more like “running victorious marathons instead of short sprints ending in frustration.”
This really speaks to me today! Blessings to you!
Like you, I gave myself to my church, my family, and especially my three sons, until their father turned his back on the church, then wrote me a letter to take the boys and go. Can you imagine? No, there’s no woman that has dedicated her life to the Lord then be told to leave, to ever deserve that. Wait, he wasn’t through, after two years he arranged a small town back room divorce and was given custody of children that didn’t know him. I still grieve today for the days, the nights, the months and years I endured without them. I homeschooled and took them to Bible Study Fellowship(the first 10 yrs) and I could only offer them up in prayer the last 10 yrs, they have become strong men, one Army, one Air Force Academy, one operates my Quiznos. I yearn for my bridegroom to return and “reach out His arms”, I live for that moment.
Love this one Kelly! Yes, I have heard and I believe it’s soon!