And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
In our previous devotional, we saw some of the immediate blessings that are given to those upon whom Christ’s blood has been applied. But now, in today’s devotional, we will be looking at some of the future blessings that are awaiting Christians in the life to come…
Paul wrote about those results in Ephesians 2:4-7…
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
With the receipt of eternal life, comes the receipt of a wonderful eternity with Christ. Note what our verses say….
- We were given spiritual life based upon God’s great love, mercy, grace.
- We have been given a seat with Christ to be with Him, now and throughout eternity.
- We are promised His gracious kindness to be shown to us throughout the ages, including eternity.
Folks, not only are we brought into communion with God and saved from His wrath, but we are also promised many future blessings both here and throughout eternity in heaven on the New Earth (Rev 21:1-2). Some of these many eternal blessings include deliverance from the presence of sin and its results (Rev 21:4-5, 8), receipt of glorified bodies (1 Cor 15:52-54), dwelling in His presence (Rev 21:3), rewards for obedience (1 Corinthians 3:10-17) etc etc etc.
What a blessing it is to know that we have been made right with Christ and no can claim many present and future blessings as our very own.
This is all a part of the wonder of being a “spiritual Israelite”, one that is accepted in God’s sight and able to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
May NONE of us remain a spiritual Gentile, rejecting the worship of the Lord, through rebellion, enmity and disobedience to Him. For it is these who trample the worship of God underfoot and, therefore, have the judgment of God awaiting them.
For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation