Thought for the Day 0 22 August 2017

 

Thought for the Day

The Scriptures tell us:

James 5:8; 8Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”

What an exciting future! What an awesome goal! What a wonderful reason to serve God, to overcome our sins – and to fully surrender our lives, to let Christ live within us and build within us the very character of God!.

Galatians 2:20; 20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”  

Then, and only then, will we be fit to rule with Christ in His coming Kingdom.

God’s word tells us:

Daniel 7:27; 27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”  

We must learn to believe Paul’s inspired words:

1 Corinthians 6:2; 2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” 

Yet most professing Christians do not believe this, because they have never been taught it. They do not remotely understand the supreme purpose for which we have been put on this earth – which goes even beyond what I have described here!

Speaking in the first person, Jesus Christ tells us:

Revelation 2:26–27; 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:  27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” 

Those true Christians who overcome Satan, the world and themselves will be given awesome responsibilities under Jesus Christ in ruling the nations and in straightening out the wretched problems of this world’s society.

 

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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