Thursday, December 10, 2020

Oh happy day!

. . . so we will always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV 

Even the sweetest visits from Christ are very short. They pass by so quickly! One moment our eyes see Him, and we “rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy” (1 Peter 1:8 NLT)—but in just a little time we see Him no longer, for our beloved withdraws himself from us. Like a graceful deer He leaps over the mountains; He is gone to the land of spices, and feeds no more among the lilies (Song of Solomon 6:2). If today He deigns to bless us With a sense of pardoned sin, He tomorrow may distress us, Make us feel the plague within. “Sons of God, in Tribulation,” John Kent (19th century) Oh, how sweet to think of the time when we will not see Jesus at a distance, but face-to-face—when He will not be like a traveler staying only one night, but instead enfolding us eternally in His glorious embrace. We will not see Him for short time, but Millions of years our wondering eyes, Shall o’er our Savior’s beauties rove; And myriad ages we’ll adore, The wonders of His love. “From Thee, My God, My Joys Shall Rise,” Isaac Watts (18th century) In heaven there will be no interruptions from care or sin; no weeping will dim our eyes; no earthly business will distract our happy thoughts. We will have nothing to hinder us from gazing forever on the Sun of Righteousness with unwearied eyes. Oh, if it is so sweet to see Jesus now and then, how much better to gaze on that blessed face forever, with never a cloud between, never needing to turn our eyes back to a world of weariness and woe! Blessed day, when will you dawn? Rise, you unsetting sun! The joys of our senses will leave us quickly, but this day will make glorious amends. If dying is simply the entry into uninterrupted communion with Jesus, then death is indeed gain! The black drop of death is swallowed up in a sea of victory. - C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening 

Oh what a happy day that will be!  I am reminded daily, as I get older, of the proof positive that this body is decaying that my soul resides in.   As I have often joked after I turned 30, the warranty has expired.  

But oh that happy day when at last I will be with Jesus face-to-face!  Yes, in this hour of my life I pray for healing for friends and those whom I am aware who are in need of it. I also long to be with Jesus.  I pray for the needs we have and the needs of others.  But oh how I do long to be held by Jesus!

Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing every day;
Happy day, happy day,
  When Jesus washed my sins away!

That is the chorus from the Hymn "Oh Happy Day"

Believers, focus not on every aspect of this life!  Do not neglect to think about what is coming!  Do not forget WHO is coming for you!   

I can't recall a great deal of my life.  But some of the golden nuggets have been when I remember the times Jesus has spoken to me.  The times He's shown me things that even now are difficult to convey to others.  Oh what a day that is coming soon of casting off this body in favor of a glorified one.  Of being forever in the presence of Jesus.  Of no more sorrows no more pain.  No more worries no more effects of sin on my mind and heart.  

Oh dear reader, none of what you have read through this blog, is any form if fantasy.  It isn't imaginary. The real, true, life, comes after you acknowledge your sin and need of a Savior. After you ask Jesus to take away your sin and claim you as His own.  After His true forgiveness, will you finally see with eyes that can see. Until you come to Christ your eyes have seen nothing but darkness.  In Christ is the light of life.

We will have aches and pains, sorrow and sadness in this life.  In Christ we have hope that the world cannot see.  In Christ we have a guaranteed future of closing our eyes here, to open them again in front of Him. Never to see nor know of the horror of Hell.  

Sadly people still shake a fist at God. 
Sadly people still refuse to let go of their utter sinfulness that permeates their lives. 
Sadly people still hold onto their lives, not willing to exchange the lie for the truth. 
Sadly people still embrace sin and mock God. 
Sadly people still rage at God for Him not allowing them to be as they are. 

But to come to Christ wipes away sin. The promise of a new life is kept.  The joy that can be, can only be found in Christ.  Oh that happy day when Jesus washed my sins away!

Have began reading in Revelation again. It's that time of year in my Bible Plan.  It's oh so interesting and ironic that Revelation plays out throughout the 12 days of Christmas.  The joy that was wrought from the first coming of Jesus is overlaid with the story of His second coming.   

The days are drawing to a close.  

The offer for Salvation prior to the Rapture is about to be closed.  

As Christmas was the beginning, the Rapture is the end.  Soon millions will vanish.  Soon billions will be told a lie, which will be believed, as to what happened to them.  In that lie will be the beginning of the events in Revelation.  In Ezekiel, in Isaiah, in Daniel.  

Every beginning has an end.  

My dear reader, don't put off choosing Jesus.  Don't wait till it's too late. You will be pressured to believe a lie as to what happened to Christians. You will be living through the judgment of God for 7 years. Being forced to worship Satan's choice for a World Leader or be put to death. Living through horrors no one has seen on this world ever.  Billions dying.  Not thousands, not millions, billions.  The wrath of God being poured out. 

Right now you can choose Salvation in Christ Jesus.  Now you have a choice. After Christ returns there will be no leaving with the rest of us.

Let today be your happy day.  
Let today be the day that Heaven is told that another one has been saved!

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