Discouraged? Feeling depressed because of personal or world events? Perhaps it's time to take a little spiritual inventory. If you have truly been born again through faith in Jesus Christ, you have a lot of things to look forward to. Here are 10 of them. So as you persevere, remember who holds your hand and that He has promised, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9).
1. You will receive a new body (1Cor. 15:52).
2. You will get a custom dwelling place. Every house on Earth requires fixing, but the house He prepares for you will be perfect (Jn. 14:2-3).
3. You will be like Christ, so you will be unable to sin (1 Jn. 3:2).
4. You will get to know Bible saints, such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Mt. 8:11).
5. You will see and speak to loved ones who died in the faith (1 Th. 4:13-17).
6. You will live in a perfect world. What lies ahead is so much better than what exists today (Rev. 21).
7. You will never again suffer heartache, pain, death, broken relationships, or the like (1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 7:16-17).
8. You will fall for the final time. But rather than falling short, you will fall on your knees in praise (Rom. 7:15-25; Phil. 2:10).
9. You will participate in awesome worship (Rev. 5:11-14; 7:9-12).
10. You will see God (Job 19:26; 1 Jn. 3:2).
Israel My Glory – March/April 2009
By Jim Calloway, assistant pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Hamilton Township, NJ