Jesus came to earth for us so we could go to heaven with Him
Archive for August 12, 2015
“He who came in humility and shame will return in spectacular magnificence.”
John R. W. Stott
Don’t doubt for a minute
that this is not true,
For God loves His children
and takes care of them, too. . .
And all of His treasures
are yours to share
If you love Him completely
and show that you care. . .
And if you walk in His footsteps
and have faith to believe,
There’s nothing you ask for
that you will not receive.
Helen Steiner Rice
Praise the LORD!
Praise the name of the LORD!
Praise Him, you who serve the LORD,
you who serve in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of the LORD.
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
celebrate His lovely name with music.
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His own special treasure.
I know the greatness of the LORD—
that our God is greater than any other
The LORD does whatever pleases Him
throughout all heaven and earth,
and on the seas and in their depths.
He causes the clouds to rise over the whole
He sends the lightening with the rain
and releases the wind from His
Your name, O LORD, endures forever;
your fame, O LORD, is known to every
For the LORD will give justice to His
and have compassion on His servants.
Psalm 135:1-7, 13-14 (NLT)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3 (NASB)
In the eighth chapter of Romans we learn that we are the children of God. We have the witness of the Holy Spirit that we are children of God, and because we are His children we are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:4-17).
What God’s storehouse contains in Christ, only eternity will reveal. Certainly the finite mind of man cannot conceive of the spiritual blessings (and physical blessings) contained in God’s storehouse—but it is only in Christ that we can claim these supplies as we need them, spiritually and physically.
What is ours in Christ now? What is our present standing, our present riches, our present power, is known only in part. We know we are the children of God, we know He can supply our need. We know He will never leave us nor forsake us—but these finite minds and our limited faith cannot conceive the fullness of the blessing that rests upon us now as we sit together in heavenly places in Christ.