Thursday, July 7, 2016
“For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus” (2 Corinthians 1:13,14 KJV).
Christian brother or sister, do you see a glimpse of Heaven in today’s Scripture?
Recently, while browsing a binder of Bible study notes I have collected over the years, I came across some papers I had forgotten about. Many years ago, when I was still new to dispensational Bible study, I had listened to several online sermons from a particular grace preacher. I took notes and stored them—there they were for me to use just yesterday. Excited, I wanted to email and thank him. Then, I remembered that dear brother has been in Heaven for over 10 years now!
Those who led us to trust Jesus Christ, and those who taught us God’s Word rightly divided, perhaps they have since passed on to Heaven. We have not seen or talked with them in days, months, years, or even decades. Rest assured, we will reunite in God’s own time. It will be a special celebration, one that will span millennia and nations. All the members of the Church the Body of Christ will be assembled in one location for the first time!
Yes, we will know each other! First Thessalonians 2:19,20: “ For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?  For ye are our glory and joy.” Paul said, in today’s Scripture, he would also recognize the Corinthians in Heaven. He had been very influential in their Christian lives. It would thrill him beyond words to see them stand before Jesus Christ for reward! They were his spiritual fruit, as are we.
In due time, brethren, we will meet the Lord ourselves and personally thank Him for what He has done for us. We will also have the privilege of seeing and thanking saints we have never seen before, Christians who impacted our lives! What a day that will be! 🙂