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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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  1. I wonder how it will feel for Him to rule like that again. I tend to wonder that a lot.
    ~ Wendy

  2. I had the same thought before I read where you were going. I want to be where my King is! Wonderful post, Anne.

  3. now this is a question that i've wanting to ask....for a spell. the new heaven and new earth was mentioned before. i can see your point of being happy as long as you're (we) are with Him. i wondered if this is the part when the lion and lambs lay down together? then again, it bothers me if we have to do the free will/free choice all over again. it makes it sound like we're in a sort of pre-school for heaven. it's all above/over my head in the area of understanding His Ways.

  4. Denise ~

    I wonder if we forget the waiting ...

  5. Wendy ~

    And I wonder if the Lord is able to also experience anticipation. I have to think that He does.

  6. Jason ~

    I always delight to think the Spirit is present. At least I hope it was Him.

  7. Bud ~

    Yes, this will be the time of a little child leading the wild animals and swords being beaten into plowshares. And the Bible says that we who have experienced the first resurrection cannot be touched by the second death. We will have already established our choice of free will.


  8. Yes, I miss His person though I never saw Him and yearn to be with Him. He is so alive in so many other ways to me. I long to be physically near Him!

  9. I know we're supposed to be destined for the throne. But you know what? I don't really want to be in charge of anyone or anything. I'd like to just to be a servant.

    Maybe my attitude will change by then. ;)

  10. T ~

    Is it because His Spirit lives in us that we find it so unbearable to be physically separated? *sigh*

    At least we have His Spirit in the meantime.

  11. Snady ~

    I've said before that I'd gladly scrub floors on my knees with a toothbrush for all eternity if I can simply have a place near the throne.


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