Join us this Thursday evening for our first Men’s Fellowship Night of our new season. Pastor Richard VanHeukelum , Shawnee Baptist, Shamong, NJ will be our speaker. Call today for reservations: 800-453-7942
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. (1 Peter 2:11)
The reality is there are various principalities warring against our souls. Our life is a journey filled with roadblocks that not only hinders our productivity in the kingdom, but also discourages and lets us down. However, if we call to mind this wonderful passage to remind us that we are temporary sojourners with a greater purpose and a greater hope, we can persevere.
After reading through C. S. Lewis’ story, Lewis is confident that “real” life is still to come; rather we are living in a shadowland of heaven. He indicates that our life on earth is a part of the shadowlands, and real life has not yet begun.
On her deathbed, Lewis’ wife, Joy, declares to her husband ‘your good’ and Lewis responds I am only a shadow. Lewis takes the Biblical stance and has confidence in the afterlife, which has perfect fellowship with God – a fellowship greater than what we now experience. He maintains our real home is where our real identity lies.
Jesus proclaims, “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:2-4)
As Christians, we will never be completely comfortable with this life because this place is not our true home. The life we are living now is in the shadow of glory, and is merely a blurred image of true life in heaven with our God. – Juan Mendez graduated from the Colony of Mercy, serves full-time at America’s Keswick and is a student at Lancaster Bible College
Daily Bible Reading: Galatians 1-3
Think About This: No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets its Author face to face. Everett Harris
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ … 1 Peter 1:13.