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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 13, 2009

our present possession

“Home is the one place in all this world
where hearts are sure of each other.
It is the place of confidence.
It is the place where we tear off
that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness
which the world forces us to wear in self-defense,
and where we pour out the unreserved communications
of full and confiding hearts.
It is the spot where expressions of tenderness
gush out without any sensation of awkwardness
and without any dread of ridicule.”
- Frederick W. Robertson

Let’s make wherever we are, a home,
by concentrating on our heavenly home
in eternity.

“We have the Holy Ghost
to be the power of the enjoyment
of all these things in our souls,
while we are waiting on the tip-toe
of expectation for Him to come again,
that where He is, there we may be also.
What I seek is that we may enter
into the power that is given us
for the enjoyment of these things.
‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man,
the things which God hath prepared
for them that love Him’ (1 Cor. 2: 9).
Arrested by this thought, many of us stop there,
and put it all off to the future;
but the Apostle only quotes this
from Isaiah to contrast it with what we have.
‘But God hath revealed them unto us, by His Spirit.’
The things that God has prepared in His eternal counsels,
are now revealed to us by His Spirit,
that we may know them,
and enjoy them as our present possession;
that our hearts might live in them as a present reality.”
- J A. Trench

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