BLESSEDNESS TO COME
By A. W. Tozer
We have a building of God, a house not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens. - 2 Corinthians 5:1
A lot of people talk about going to heaven in spite of the
feeble hope popular religion affords.
Any valid hope of a state of blessedness beyond the
incident of death must be in the goodness of God and in
the work of atonement accomplished for us by Jesus
Christ on the Cross.
The deep, deep love of God is the fountain out of which
flows our future beatitude; and the grace of God in Christ
is the channel by which it reaches us. The Cross of Christ
creates a moral situation where every attribute of God is
on the side of the returning sinner.
The true Christian may safely look forward to a future
state that is as happy as perfect love wills it to be. Since
love cannot desire for its object anything less than the
fullest possible measure of enjoyment for the longest
possible time, it is virtually beyond our power to conceive
of a future as consistently delightful as that which Christ
is preparing for us.
And who is to say what is possible with God?
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.