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Living for Me

Christ is risen ~ He Is Risen indeed, and He lives forevermore!!!

 From the announcement of the angel upon the tombstone to the appearance of the Lord to Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus (aka the Apostle Paul), we have a myriad of evidence, and, with it, great confidence that our Lord and Savior is alive and well. Where has Christ gone? What is Christ doing? When will Christ appear again? So many questions (not without answers) intermixed with so much yearning to see Christ with our own eyes, talk with Him face to face while hearing His voice in response, and embrace Him with a heart full of love for all that He is to us and has done for us!!

 There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). As the mediator, the man Christ Jesus, continues to reconcile people to God, and redeem people from their sins. He is calling out a people for His name, building His church upon Him as the sure foundation (Acts 15:14). His desire for people to repent is still being fulfilled. He continues to pen the names of the saved in His Lamb’s book of life while at the same time blotting out their sins from the other books before Him (Revelation 21:27; Acts 3:19).

 Also, of great comfort for the believer, our Lord ever lives to make intercession for us before the Father (Hebrews 7:24-26). Even as He did for Peter while on earth, offering up prayers of care, concern and protection, so He does for us in Heaven! Then, how precious, that His wounds still plead for us as He advocates for the believer when we sin (1 John 2:1). No one can lay anything to the charge of God’s elect, bringing a case against us that would separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:34-39).

 He is not only penning the names of the saved, praying for His own, but is preparing a place for us as well (John 14:1-3). The Lord is taking the utmost care to make our welcome home as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Although often seen seated at the right hand of the Father, signifying the completion of His salvific work, we also see Him standing and readying Himself to receive us and embrace us as depicted in the book of Acts at Stephen’s homegoing (Acts 7:55-56; 59-60).

There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus, No, not one!
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