Monday, December 10, 2012

Day of Dramatic Change

"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: 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." 1 Thes 4:16-18

This little group of verses is so loaded with content. We can talk for a long time about prophecy that has been fulfilled and it is good to do so but this is something yet to come. Many doubt or dismiss what has gone before and no doubt once this thing spoken of in the scriptures happens it will be quickly and publicly dismissed. But for the ones involved it will be very real, dramatic and lasting. Reading this made me think of this verse also:

"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." Mal 4:2

Spurgeon in his devotional mentions the Sun of righteousness. The two portions of scripture have several parallels.

When Christ is revealed in the future there will be a dramatic healing change. When Christ is revealed now in an internal illumination there is similar change that is lasting. A seed that takes root waiting to be revealed.

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