Discover the Book - July 18, 2013

 

Heaven Will Fulfill Us Forever

"I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."-Psalm 23:6b, emphasis added

God says that we "shall reign forever and ever" (Revelation 22:5). How long will we be in heaven? Forever-all because of faith in the Lamb who sacrificed Himself for us (Revelation 7:4; 22:14)!

In Revelation 21:1-8 we discover the husbandly love of Jesus unveiling Paradise for His bride. Picture it: standing on the hill, with the rising sun, Jesus says, "Here it is, My beloved!" Let us look to the fair land of our pilgrimage and see that city which has foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God! And in the wonders that we shall behold, let us see Him who has made it our home-to-be, for the Lamb is the glory of Emmanuel's land. God Himself should be our greatest desire for reaching heaven!

The founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, A. B. Simpson wrote:

Himself

Once it was the blessing, now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, now it is His Word;
Once His gifts I wanted, now the giver owns;
Once I sought for healing, now Himself alone.

Once ‘twas painful trying, now ‘tis perfect trust;
Once a half salvation, now the uttermost;
Once ‘twas ceaseless holding, now He holds me fast;
Once ‘twas constant drifting, now my anchor's cast.

Once ‘twas busy planning, now ‘tis trustful prayers,
Once ‘twas anxious caring, now He has the care;
Once ‘twas what I wanted, now what Jesus says;
Once ‘twas constant asking, now ‘tis ceaseless praise.

Once it was my working, His it hence shall be,
Once I tried to use Him, now He uses me;
Once the power I wanted, now the Mighty One;
Once for self I labored, now for Him alone.

-A. B. Simpson (1843-1919)

Modern advertisements mesmerize us into thinking we are to be amused, comforted, and secure in this world. But God says that true satisfaction and fulfillment can only be obtained through Him!

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