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Morning Jan 17th

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“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion.” – Revelation 14:1

Simply amazing!!! What an indescribable experience and privilege it was for the apostle John to look withing the gates of heaven. How magnificent the day will be when we are all, as followers of Christ, be able to look within the gates of heaven. I shall bow down with reverence and awe to my Savior.

What if we didn’t have the descriptions of Revelation? Would we have the faith that such a place as heaven existed? My faith is strengthened by the fact that someone has already seen the gates of heaven and what it has in store for us as illustrated in the book of Revelation. In this case, that person being John. What if you or I were the one who was priveledged to be describing the great choir that sang at the throne of God, or the Three Angels flying through the heavens? How magnificent. Well we know that one day that time will come, and this gives me great comfort.

As good Rutherford says, “Heaven and Christ are the same thing.” Spurgeon goes on to say, “to be with Christ is to be in heaven, and to be in heaven is to be with Christ.”

I can particularly relate to the part where Spurgeon is describing how to be in hell with thee, is still heaven. Many times in my life I have felt like I was going through Hell, but then I look to Him and realize that my treasure is with Christ and is in heaven. Amen.

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