SATURDAY 26TH MARCH,2016
TOPIC: REJOICE, HE’S COMING FOR YOU!
TEXT: John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
Jesus said, ‘…I am going to prepare a place for you…When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am’ (vs. 2-3). This was a groom-to-bride promise. In Christ days, when a couple receives permission from both their families to marry, the groom would return to his father’s home and build a house for his bride. By promising to do the same for us, Jesus elevated funerals to the same level of hope as weddings. From His perspective, the trip to the cemetery and the walk down the aisle warrant identical excitement. Both celebrate a new era, a new name, and a new home.
Rejoice, your heavenly Bridegroom is coming to take you away on His arm after all said and done. No human is meant to live in the physical (flesh) forever rather there is a Joyous transition. This is the hope of All believers to be with the Lord forever! Does that sound too good to be true? Check the record. If you can find one chapter in all the sixty-six books in the Bible where God made a promise He didn’t keep, you’ll have reason to doubt this one. Beloved, Christ’s tomb is empty—His promise isn’t empty He made it two-thousand years ago, and He’s been working on your new home ever since. can you imagine what it’ll be like? Living on a tiny, barren island called Patmos, John the Revelator wrote, ‘…There was no more sea’ (Revelation 21:1 NKJV). Every morning when John arose the sea was all around him; it was the barrier that separated him from his loved ones on the mainland. In your heavenly home there’ll be no barriers, no separation, and no Limitations.
MEDITATION: Acts 1: 9-11
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 22:23-46/NUM 22:1-40/SS 2:8; 3:1-5