Thursday, September 13, 2018

Final Word-10

For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” (Hebrews 10:37, 38)

There is coming a time in the life of every believer in Jesus Christ when he/she will experience total freedom. There wouldn't be any deadlines to be met at work, no targets to be achieved at the job, no assignments to be completed. No plans needed to please the bosses at work. No waking up daily to cook three or four meals for the family. No waking up to yet another day of pain, weakness or sickness. They will be things of the past.

Jesus Christ is coming to take away his own to a place of peace and quiet and everlasting joy, 'Heaven' as it is named. The wily serpent will no longer be there to trouble.

Long back God promised his people deliverance from slavery in Egypt and life in a land flowing with milk and honey and despite myriad hindrances, he made sure that they reached there (though not the disobedient). If he kept his promise then, he will fulfil his promise now of taking us to a better rest, in fact the best.

But till that happens, each of us who have trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior must press on, taking up the challenges and overcoming temptations gaining victory over them by the power of the Holy Spirit. We must not shrink back, but walk by faith, till God says it's time for us to enter the heavenly rest.

Dr. Johnson Cherian

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