Forget not where, what, who we are and our future too.We may, at times, forgot about who we, the believers are. Here are some verses to remind us.
Where are we now?
Col 1:13 He has delivered us
from the domain of darkness and
transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
We have moved! We are freed. From the bondage of darkness into His Kingdom of love, of light, of whatever Jesus is. To be doubly sure, Paul repeated twice, redemption first and forgiveness later. We can boldly, freely, and happily be in His Kingdom.
What we are now?
Paul did not stop at our forgiveness. He reminds us of our new state of holiness! Even under the eyes of God, we are blameless. We are above reproach. The devil cannot accuse us anymore. We need not and should not have a guilty conscience. All because Jesus had paid the price for us and clothe us with His righteousness.
Col 1:22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death,
in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
Romans 4:25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Who are we now?
Col 1:27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Galatians 3:26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
What is the future for us?
Col 1:27 ... Christ in you, the Hope of Glory.
Our future is the glory of Christ who is in us!
John Piper said that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."
We can be most satisfy when we know that God's glory will be revealed through us as well. God shares His glory with us.
Speak life and glory to yourself, to your spirit, soul, and body. May all the sickness or bodily weakness leave you. May your mind be clear and sharp with the wisdom of God. May your spirit to revitalized with energy, peace, and joy of the Lord. Be not downcast but lift up your head because we have the hope of glory in us.
So we are now in His Kingdom; we are righteous; we are His children, and we shall be glorified.
Lim Liat (c) 2 May 2017