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Our Destiny

Hebrews 1 – 10

Our God is a Spirit being, unlimited by space and time. He is transcendent, high above us in every way. By our own effort and intelligence, we could never know Him.

But He speaks to us. He continually reaches out to communicate with us. He longs for us to know Him.

Since the birth of our race He has been speaking to us in many different ways. He speaks through the creation of which we are a part. He speaks through a variety of human messengers. He speaks through laws and stories and songs.

But in these last days He has spoken to us fully and finally through His own Son, Jesus Christ. Christ is the all-powerful, all-creating Word of God. He is God’s will in action. He is the radiant light of God’s presence and the exact representation of God’s very being.

In Christ, God’s revelation of Himself is complete.
In Christ, our cleansing from all our wrongness is complete.
In Christ, our reconciliation with God is complete.
God has joyfully removed every barrier between Him and us.
In Christ, He has fully equipped us to live holy, godly lives.
In Christ, He has fully provided for our eternal future.
All that our all-wise, all-powerful, all-loving Father ever wanted for us
is complete in Jesus Christ.

Each of us, every believer, is on a journey into that future. Ours is a journey of faith. We don’t know the route the journey will take us, but we know where it is leading. Our destination – our destiny – is Jesus Christ. We are traveling from Him, through Him, and to Him.

Faced with such a beautiful destiny, don’t slip backward. Move forward by faith into all Your Father has for you.

Father, as I trust You,
my reality is as vast as You are.
I share in
Your character,
Your power,
Your goodness, and
Your unlimited future.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Complete in Jesus Christ
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Focus on Jesus Christ

Introduction to Revelation

READER: On Fridays over the next fourteen months I will be posting devotional reflections on the book of Revelation. Revelation can be intimidating and for that reason is too often ignored. My prayer is that through these reflections you will gain meaningful life truth and better know your magnificent Lord. The first reflection below is an introduction to the entire book.

In a world overflowing with distractions and delusions,
empty threats and false hopes,
focus on what God is doing through Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the sovereign, creative Word of Almighty God.
Whatever God wills,
His Son Jesus brings about.
The Father speaks, and
the Son makes it reality.
If you want to know what is going to happen in our world,
focus on Jesus Christ.
He is the future of all creation.

If you want to know our destiny as a race and
your personal destiny as a believer,
focus on Jesus Christ.
He is the Second Adam,
the first of an entirely new human family.
As He is revealed,
we are revealed in Him.
As He is,
we will be.

Jesus Christ is our past, present, and future.
He is our Source and our Goal,
the spring from which we have come and
the ocean toward which we are flowing.

If you want to understand the past,
focus on Jesus.
It points to Him.
If you want to understand the present,
focus on Jesus.
He is what our loving Father wants for us today.
If you want to understand the future,
focus on Jesus.
All reality is moving toward Him.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Image of the Unseen God
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Look to the Horizon

As you trust yourself to God,
what is your destiny?
When His purpose is complete,
who will you be?

Look to the man Jesus Christ.
See His moment-by-moment relationship with the Father.
See His calm sufficiency in every situation.
See His complete dependence on the Father,
His full submission,
His calm confidence,
His unbroken peace.
See His selfless love toward everyone around Him,
both friends and persecutors.
See the Father’s goodness and greatness
radiating from Him.

See Jesus Christ.
He is the Father’s desire for you and
His promise to you.
He is the grand horizon toward which our race is moving.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Christ Is Our Horizon
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