Our Future and Hope

What a great night last night! It was neat to have to set up extra chairs for a midweek service.

Our worship team did such a great job! In light of what I shared last night, I wanted to share a couple of other things today.

First, from C.H. Spurgeon:

So shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

“While we are here the Lord is with us, and when we are called away we are with Him. There is no dividing the saint from His Savior. They are one, and they always must be one: Jesus cannot be without His own people, for He would be a Head without a body. Whether caught up into the air, or resting in paradise, or sojourning here, we are with Jesus; and who shall separate us from Him?

What a joy is this! Our supreme honor, rest, comfort, delight, is to be with the Lord. We cannot conceive of anything which can surpass or even equal this divine society. By holy fellowship we must be with Him in His humiliation, rejection, and travail, and then we shall be with Him in His glory. Before long we shall be with Him in His rest and in His royalty, in His expectation and in His manifestation. We shall fare as He fares and triumph as He triumphs.

O my Lord, if I am to be forever with Thee, I have a destiny incomparable. I will not envy an archangel. To be forever with the Lord is my idea of heaven at its best. Not the harps of gold, nor the crowns unfading, nor the light unclouded is glory to me; but Jesus, Jesus Himself, and myself forever with Him in nearest and dearest fellowship.”

Secondly, the Chandler Family is in need of prayers. While I do not know Matt personally, I have been built up in the faith many times by what the Lord shares through him. I had always perceived him to be the real deal, and after watching this video I became even more sure of it. For all those “real deals” who are going through it, I pray you are encouraged today. Please copy and paste the link below to see the video I am referencing.

http://fm.thevillagechurch.net/blog/pastors/?p=363

By His Spirit,
Ray