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Thursday, October 7, 2010
I’ll Be Back
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
~ Revelation 20:6 (NKJV)
“And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.' ”
~ Luke 19:17 (NKJV)
Jesus described in a parable the day when His servants would give an account of how they used the spiritual riches He entrusted to them while on the earth. He spoke of them being rewarded with charge over cities, and our reign here is also described in Revelation (above and 5:10).
Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of returning to earth and reigning over it doesn’t particularly appeal. Once out of here, why would we want to return, even if the planet is returned to the pristine condition it had at creation?
There is one reason, and one reason only that I will definitely want to be here. This is where my King will be. And once I’m finally united to Him, I want to be wherever He is—even right back here with the rest of you.
Lord Jesus, how hard it is to work through this book and hear of all to come with You when we don’t yet see You! It’s not just about escaping this place, it is desire to be with You. Please increase our patient perseverance. And come quickly, Lord!
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