is All in All
the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and
there is none like me. Isa. 46:9
In heaven God is all in all. There,
holiness reigns supreme; there is nothing to mar the perfect harmony with God.
If we are indeed journeying thither, the spirit of heaven will dwell in our
hearts here. But if we find no pleasure now in the contemplation of heavenly
things; if we have no interest in seeking the knowledge of God, no delight in
beholding the character of Christ; if holiness has no attractions for us--then
we may be sure that our hope of heaven is vain. Perfect conformity to the will
of God is the high aim to be constantly before the Christian. He will love to
talk of God, of Jesus, of the home of bliss and purity which Christ has
prepared for them that love Him. The contemplation of these themes, when the
soul feasts upon the blessed assurances of God, the apostle represents as
tasting "the powers of the world to come."
The knowledge of God as revealed in
Christ is the knowledge that all who are saved must have. It is the knowledge
that works transformation of character. This knowledge, received, will
re-create the soul in the image of God. It will impart to the whole being a
spiritual power that is divine. . . .
"For this cause," Paul says,
"I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the
whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according
to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the
inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
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