Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Desert Rat speaks

“The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with Him, WE WILL ALSO LIVE with Him; if we endure, WE WILL ALSO REIGN with Him...” (2 Timothy 2:11,12). There is one King over all the heavens and the earth; allegiance to Him and His Kingdom is true life, eternal life – as the Puritan William Perkins said, “living blessed forever.” Keep your eyes on the King and live.
• “When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You, since YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM AUTHORITY OVER ALL FLESH, TO GIVE ETERNAL LIFE TO ALL WHOM YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM. And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom You have sent’” (John 17:1-3).
• “...if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness REIGN IN LIFE through the one man Jesus sin reigned in death, grace also might REIGN through righteousness leading to ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 5:17,21).
• “For as in Adam all die, so also IN CHRIST ALL SHALL BE MADE ALIVE. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at His coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For HE MUST REIGN until He has put all His enemies under His feet” (1 Corinthians 15:22-25).
• “Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. THEY CAME TO LIFE AND REIGNED with Christ for a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4).



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