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A Shadow of the Good Things to Come

August 5, 2015

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A Shadow  of the Good Things  to Come

We all  love times  of high expectations.     They might come  for birthdays,  Christmas,  job promotions,  graduation,  and the like.     Our high expectations  are not the real thing  —  just a knowledge  of the  shadow  of the good things  to come”.

Hebrews 10:1  explains  that the Law  of God  is like that,

For the Law,  since it has  only  a shadow  of the good things  to come  and not the very form  of things,  can never,  by the same sacrifices  which they offer continually  year by year,  make perfect  those who draw near.

There are many  in their sin  who hate  “the Law”  of God.     They exude  a hatred  that leads them  to fight  to have the Ten Commandments removed  from every public place  or to be allowed  to display  their satanic imagery  next to God’s commandments.     They build web sites  that glorify sin  and satanic ideas  and despise  the things  of God.

They totally miss  the fact  that  “the Law”  is  “a shadow  of the good things  to come”  —  “good things”  that will not fail  to come  to all God’s children.    We understand  how good  everything will be  when absolutely everyone  perfectly obeys  God’s law  in heaven.     There will be no murder,  thievery,  slander,  hatred,  greed,  blasphemy,  or pride.     Everything  will be the result  of a perfect love  —  which is in  “the good things  to come”  —  which we all look forward to.

Jesus taught  in John 14:15,

If you love Me,  you will  keep My commandments.

Keeping Jesus’ commandments  is simply  an expression  of love.     It’s living out now  “the good things  to come”  that we claim  we are looking  forward to.     Keeping Jesus’  “commandments”  has nothing  to do with man-made traditions or rules.     Jesus’  “commandments”  are about  loving God  above all  and loving others  as ourselves  —  living out some  of the “good things” now.

Thinking about our heavenly expectations,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  we eagerly  look forward  to eternal life  with You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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