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“Heaven and Earth shall Pass Away”

November 21, 2008

It goes without saying that, whatever our current situation in this world is, be it a season of plenty or a time when we are pressed beyond measure, it will eventually pass into history. Everything that we lay claim to in the realm of atoms will one day cease to be under our jurisdiction. The cast of souls that we interract with continuously changes as people come into our lives, abide for a season, and then depart for other venues. (A large percentage of the people that are currently in my life, I didn’t even know ten years ago.) Time marches toward its conclusion, that which is new gradually becomes old, and each of us are one day closer to our final day in the land of the living than we were yesterday. These things are obvious to most, and yet we tend to place a lot of stock in the temporary statistics and accomodations.  We need to become increasingly discerning between that which is temporal and that which is everlasting.

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Colossians 3:1-4 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things of the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”

There’s been a thing on my mind for weeks and I really don’t know how to place it into words in such a way as to relay the profoundness of it. From the hour that we first believe, the Lord begins a work in us. He begins to transform us from what we once were into Christlikeness. Step by step and from glory to glory; we become less like us and more like Jesus. We find that the old song is true: “He gets sweeter and sweeter as the days go by.” Yet there comes a point, when we almost seem to cross over in a spiritual sense. The everlasting becomes so real to us that we are ruined to ever again conform with the baser elements of this world. We become so close to Jesus that our every thought is to be in fellowship with him and to be a good ambassador in this theater of atoms where so many are searching for truth. The fellowship becomes ever so sweet as we let go of every hinderance and rein in every stray imagination that would seek to carry us off.

It’s a sweetness and a peace so incredible that nothing in this world can shake it. When the peace of God reigns in our hearts, we’ll not be rattled by economic trends or geo-political upheaval. The manifestation of the end times senario will not cause us to be fearful, but will cause us to draw closer to Jesus. The dramas in our lives; regardless of their intensity, will not be able to move us. It’s only for a season. A few weeks ago, I was in a time of incredible closeness with the Lord and it was as though the physical world was not even here. I found myself singing a melody that can only come from on high. I cannot remember the exact words, but it spoke of desiring that all who are in Christ would enter into this place. A place of closeness to Jesus with complete contentment and peace, the likes of which has no earthly equivelant. How many trivialities would we let go of if we would just spend more time with the Lord Jesus and less time in front of a television. (There’s nothing on anyways)

This is one of those topics that I feel inadequate to write on. I wrestle daily with keeping imaginations from taking on a life of their own, and sometimes I allow certain dramas to rattle me. Yet the Lord is granting victory in both of these areas. A common prayer request, concerning this, is that the Lord would allow me to see things from an everlasting perspective and keep me from gnat straining over the irrelevant items. We have to look beyond the circumstances and see the eternal souls of the players involved in the circumstances. (This is not to suggest that we should condone sin) This present reality is soon to be no more, but everyone will stand before God. May we all grasp the seriousness of this.

Well I need to go as I’m blogging in the middle of the night and occasionally nodding off. The following link is to a vision granted to Michael Boldea and is entitled GODS WORD WILL BE ANCHOR IN THE STORM This will really encourage all who love the Lord Jesus to keep pressing onward. We’re in a time of great falling away and such encouragement is needful. Until the next time, I wish to all a blessed day in Jesus.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these thoughts Timbob. Reading your post reminded me of the Andrew Murray classic, “The True Vine.”
    When His sap is running through us, there’s no way we can help from producing His fruit.


  2. Good evening Jerald. You are so right. We cannot abide in Christ and not produce fruit. Actually everyone produces fruit. The fruit that is produced reveals who they serve. Thanks for the pondering.

    Have a blessed evening in Jesus.



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