Eternity Holds for the Redeemed
long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Ps. 91:16.
All the treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God's redeemed.
Unfettered by mortality, they wing their tireless flight to worlds afar--worlds
that thrilled with sorrow at the spectacle of human woe and rang with songs
of gladness at the tidings of a ransomed soul. With unutterable delight the
children of earth enter into the joy and the wisdom of unfallen beings. They
share the treasures of knowledge and understanding gained through ages upon
ages in contemplation of God's handiwork. With undimmed vision they gaze upon
the glory of creation--suns and stars and systems, all in their appointed
order circling the throne of Deity. Upon all things, from the least to the
greatest, the Creator's name is written, and in all are the riches of His
years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious
revelations of God and of Christ. As knowledge is progressive, so will love,
reverence, and happiness increase. The more men learn of God, the greater
will be their admiration of His character. As Jesus opens before them the
riches of redemption and the amazing achievements in the great controversy
with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed thrill with more fervent devotion,
and with more rapturous joy they sweep the harps of gold; and ten thousand
times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of voices unite to swell the
mighty chorus of praise.
every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth,
and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing,
and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Revelation 5:13.
controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more. The entire universe is
clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation.
From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness, throughout the
realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest world,
all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect
joy, declare that God is love.
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