Welcome to our final devotion this week of the resurrection of Jesus.
1 Corinthians 2 v 6 – 10
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
Because of the resurrection we can be certain of a future in heaven and certain of a life with Christ here and now on this earth. God’s Kingdom has come.
These are the words of a great preacher called Leonard Ravenhill:
“One day I am going to a coronation that will make the coronation of the Queen of England look like a dirty kitchen sink. I’m going to see the King crowned. And what’s more, I’ve got a seat reserved in heaven for me. But apparently you don’t since you look so dull! I’ve got a place reserved in heaven! Do you? Won’t it be wonderful to be with the redeemed? To go and shake hands with the apostle Paul with all his scars and to see old Abraham there! Listen, if I could push the door of heaven open for even a moment and you could get a glimpse of it, you’d never backslide, you’d never doubt, and you’d never fear! When my sister and I were young, we would gently push the door open to a room we weren’t supposed to go in and get a glimpse of a few gifts that were reserved there for us for Christmas Day; do you think we slept that night? Not on your life—we were as excited as could be. Well, shouldn’t we be excited if we get a glimpse of what’s in store for us? But we’ve lost sight of eternity; we’ve lost sight of His majesty and His glory. These things are reserved for those of us who are kept by the power of God through faith ready to be revealed for us!”
I pray, God will give us a glimpse of what is in store for us and because of that glimpse we will live in the light of eternity.