Ozark Christian Living

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Caught Up In Change

March 12

 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, ... and we shall be changed."  1 Corinthians 15:52




"Those who are banking on catching the midnight express ... will discover the ENGINEER'S watch and theirs are not synchronized."






The LORD goes about HIS will with a methodical haste which befuddles the unlearned: "... be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."  HE seems to move agonizingly slow at times and on other occasions, HE moves at the speed of infinite.  This leaves HIM in HIS rightful position, revealed, yet indeterminate.  Mankind has harnessed wind, light, sound, ... and a host of nature's wonders for his own use and benefit, but no man has fully discovered or harnessed the power and will of GOD.  Neither has there ever been an infidel, terrestrial or celestial, able to thwart said power and will ... HALELLUJAH!

"... we which are alive and remain shall be caught up ... to meet the LORD ..."  Those who are banking on catching the midnight express as it pulls out of the station will discover the ENGINEER'S watch and theirs are not synchronized.  They, like the five foolish virgins, will arrive to find the ticket office closed and the last train for Glory departed (cf. Matthew 25:1-13).  The lost boasts that he might catch up to GOD ... GOD rather glories that the saved "shall be caught up".

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the LORD, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the SPIRIT of the LORD."  Full sanctification is change from death in sin, to life in the LORD, and must be understood as three faceted.  At the point of one's salvation, positional sanctification occurs when we are placed: "in CHRIST".  As we grow from new birth and live our Christian lives, practical sanctification takes place.  Here, however, to the church in Corinth, Paul defines the time of a twinkle, where ultimate sanctification arrives from the final change station, to glorious grace before HIS throne ... HALELLUJAH! 

"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and ONE sat on the throne."

For Love of Country
Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468)
(German inventor of the movable printing press)
"Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men.  Through it, GOD will spread HIS Word; a spring of pure truth shall flow from it; like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light hithertofore unknown to shine among men."

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