Summary: An exortation to the Church about Joy to come ,in the light of a new world.
In the Light of Day Phillippians 1:21-23 For to me to Live is Christ, and to die is gain. For I am in a strait betwixt two, haveing a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Jesus said that we can only walk in the day when we are able to see clearly and that there will come a time that no man can work because of the night. He was always compairing day and night , life and death as a form of choice that we all hafe to make. The Apostile Paul had allready made his choice, he was willing to let go of this life so that he could enjoy the next. Paul was always set to defend the Gospel, willing to give up all for the joy of walking in the light with Jesus. We dont know what we will be, but we know that we will be like Him. I am the way, the truth and the Life, the light of the world. Just immagine what it will be like, never haveing to sleep or see another sun set. Immagine for a moment seeing the gates of Heavan , those two great pearls opened wide and the brilliant light of home. This reminds me of a song that we used to sing, Theres a light in the window, and the tables spread with splendor, theres someone standing by an open door, I can see a cristial river, Lord I must be near forever, Lord Ive never been this Homesick before. The time of our sojourning here is but a space of time that will end. Weve had to endure so many hardships and troubles and trials, sometimes it seems like its been an eternity. But its just been a vapor of smoke.Are we willing to give all for an eternity with Jesus. Are you ready to go home church, are you ready to walk in the light forever, Its not going to be like what weve all gotten use to down here, our victory has only just begun. Can you feel a change in the weather, can you feel a change in the spirit, can you see the angels gathering around the table, ready to seat us, to surve us and to teach us all the mysteries of Heavan ,at the Masters command. Walking into the throne room of God with boldness as a son toward his Father. Paul in Hebrews states it this way, 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Thats Pauls instruction for now, but when we all get to heavan we can go to the throne at any time, shouting and leaping and praseing God. There will be no more curse upon the earth, no more sickness, no more death, no more crying over lost loved ones, no more terrioust, no more night. The government will be honest, the judge will be rightious, for he will be the Son of God. No more night, for we will be all consumed in the light of love from the throne. Revelations 22:5 And there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for the Lord God giveth them light, and they shall reign for ever and ever. Get ready for a change church, get ready for a blessing, get ready for the trump of God is about to sound the end of our night and an opening of a brand new day. Just think of it being able to play amoung the stars, and the earth, no more seas being able to walk completly around the earth ,seeing things that no man has ever seen before. Being as little children in a brand new ammusement park, created by God. This is our vision in the end days, that we live in, this is our vision that will get us throu. This is the light of a brand new day. Did Paul see a vision or have a dream that caused him to ponder the two things that would affect his life or death? He was wanting to leave this world and be with Jesus, He wanted to leave this darkness that we call life. Are we just existing as christians or are we liveing live as christians, being full of grace and mercy from the Father of Lights. Can we say that our existance is well worth spent or are we tired and now willing to leave this world and be with Christ? Paul said it this way, it was more needful for them , for him to stay. As it is with us, we have an obligation to others to endure the night so that others can also see the light of day.A man once asked me, If I walk at night down an alley, and trip and break my leg, was it satans fault? My answer to him was. If you walk in the dark expect to get hurt. We walk in the light because we are a parcular people, a royal preisthood, a seperated people, you are somebody special.The streets of gold await you, a new body, a new song, a new begining. Just like the old song, Im on my way to that fare land where the soul of man never dies, my darkest nights shall turn to day, where the soul of man never dies. What a glorious day awaites us. To walk in the light of our Lord forever. ars.