Thursday, November 22, 2012

But First Must He Suffer

But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. Luke 17:25

There is a pattern in our lives, where suffering precedes joy. To really carry it out to its fullness we need to go beyond this life. We will go beyond this life. Christ set the model for this in his suffering in this world.

We do not see what lies ahead in its fullness. We only have the promises of what will be.

And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: Daniel 7:14

Is there any loss which He cannot restore? Only in our new bodies can we partake in the joy that awaits us.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

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