Thursday, 20 April 2017

What's Future and What Isn't

There is still an ultimate union with Christ and with God - that's why I mention waiting for the coming of Christ and His Kingdom. Hallelujah! 

But the blessing of that Day is something we already "have" in spirit, in Christ. Something Israel already got in Christ. We've been vouchsafed for it, through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

There's an already/not yet aspect to the Gospel:

We are saved - we shall be saved.

We are justified - we shall be justified in the day of wrath.

We are joined to the Lord and made one spirit with Him - He shall dwell with men and shall be their God and they shall be His people.

We are made new in Christ - all things shall be made new.

We are in the kingdom of God - the kingdom is still coming. 

Christ's first coming - His second coming. 

It's all part of the same scheme. The Gospel. Of grace. Of the Kingdom. Or our Lord Jesus Christ. And there's no other Gospel. 

To the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 

So, the thing to do - for us to do, for modern Israelis to do, for anyone to do - is to hear this good news, receive it, believe it, experience it, live it and proclaim it - and nothing else. 

Praise God!

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