Ephesians 1:10; That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; in him.
When you go shopping and take all your purchases to the counter, you have one last task before you’re done. The check out. The “dispensation of the fullness of times” is this time for God. He is going to send Jesus Christ back here to Earth, to gather his purchased items together, and take us home. This world is not the end of the road for us who believe. It is only the beginning. I like to say, once you’re born again that is the beginning of your eternal life. Do you want to spend it believing that you’re getting clobbered by the devil every day? Or would you rather be victorious? You decide.
This “gathering together” is the biggest party event in the universe! I can’t wait to be there. It is our hope, it is what we as believers can look forward to our entire lives. We are only ambassadors here on this planet and someday we are going to go home and be with the Lord.
You aren’t home yet.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (precede, or go before) them which are asleep (already dead). For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first (that day), then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Ephesians is God’s personal letter to you. He wants you to know this stuff because he loves you. Take comfort today from his words.
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