Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. ~1 Peter 1:9
Whenever we read a book, eventually we come to what is known as “the end.” This signifies that the story, the plot, or the lesson is finished. Everything that needs to be said has been said. An ending can sometimes be sad. An ending can sometimes leave us with a feeling of satisfaction. Wherever we read “the end,” we are led to believe that all that needed to be said was said. However, “the end” is an indicator that something much better now awaits us. When it comes to our salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ, “the end” really is a “new beginning.” When our life is over here on earth, life in Heaven begins. Life in Heaven brings us into what is known as glorification. Let us consider some wonderful blessings about our future glorification.
There is the inheritance in our glorification.
Heaven is our guaranteed inheritance. Peter describes our eternal security in Heaven as an inheritance that is "incorruptible, and undefiled, that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you." It is the heavenly mansion that Jesus has promised to prepare for us. This mansion is completed and ready for entrance when we close our eyes and breathe our last breath in this life. It is the graduation of every Christian from earth to Heaven. It is the anticipated gain of death. The end for every Christian is entrance into our eternal home known as Heaven.
There is the immortality in our glorification.
When we enter Heaven, we are forever immortal! We can never die again. We never grow old again. We are alive forevermore. We have received eternal life and shall never perish or come under the condemnation of sin again. Imagine being alive and no more death. Where there is no death, there is no cessation of life. Where there is no death, there is no sadness or sorrow. Where there is no death, there is no separation. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Glorification represents immortality.
There is the intimacy in our glorification.
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” Even though we cannot see Jesus now, yet we love Him. We love Him by keeping His commandments and doing those things that are pleasing in His sight. However, can you imagine when once we enter into glory, we will see our Savior? We will see Him and know Him! Our Savior will be unforgettable as we see the nail scars in His hands and feet, and even more so the glory that He has as of the only begotten of the Father. In glory, we cannot take our eyes off of Jesus! In glory, our eyes and thoughts will be filled with Jesus. In glory, we see and love Him forever. Our love is reflected in our service and worship around His throne.
There is the invitation to glorification.
Glorification is for every sinner who calls upon the name of the Lord to be saved. It is the big event that we anticipate when we leave this life. However, imagine missing Heaven! Imagine losing the opportunity of gaining the inheritance of salvation and the immortality of salvation. Today is an opportunity for every person who is not saved to call on the Lord Jesus to be their Savior. Only by accepting Jesus by faith can you be assured of glorification. If you are not saved, settle this matter today, and call on Jesus to save you from your sins. Don’t miss heaven! Make sure that “the end” is not “the end” for you.
Have a Heaven-anticipating God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Leviticus 24-25