Monday, December 5, 2016

Home At Last!

Have you ever gone on a trip, had a good time, but was anxious to get back home? Somehow, the trip going home can be gruesome, especially if you’ve experienced a bad time, while away; you’ve missed your own bed; you’ve missed your regular routine and life has seemingly gotten out of whack!

Then you look up and see a highway sign, indicating the number of miles away from home; it’s not many miles. Your heart skips a little beat; your blood races; you feel the excitement all over! Then finally, you turn into your driveway and catch a glimpse of familiarity – your own living quarters. It is then that the old axiom comes to mind: “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”

It is with a similar joy-filled anticipation that I look forward to the coming of the Lord and to my eventual trip home with Him, to live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity! It sometimes feels as if I can hardly wait. I watch the news, read the newspaper, follow social media and watch for the fulfillment of the prophetic signs, which indicate that time on this planet is drawing to a close and I’m nearing home. Soon, very soon, the saints of God will touch down upon the heavenly shores and life as we know it will be no more!

The following poetic line speaks to that time. Let’s look at it:

Line 17: Yes, their time for salvation will be no more, as the saved of God reach the heavenly shore.

The Scriptures tell us of the time, when those involved in the first resurrection, will reign with Christ, along with those who have been translated/changed, to meet Him in the air. The Bible calls it a blessed time -Rev. 20:6. This is the time, wherein the ‘saved’ will live and reign with Christ 1,000 years, before the wicked are raised and eternally destroyed.

Additionally, we have talked about what happens to the living wicked, who shall be alive when Christ returns – they will run to the rocks and mountains for cover (Rev. 6:15-17) and the unsaved dead will stay dead. However, the poem addresses those for whom salvation will be no more. The contrast is described in the following text - Matt 25:46.

Salvation, even the opportunity for salvation, will have come to a total end. There will be nothing left for the unsaved, but a fearful looking forward to punishment. And the sad thing about that is it really doesn’t have to be that way. The debt for salvation has already been paid. Everyone has been offered a “Get out of Hell FREE” card. Sadly, far too many will not use that free card. They will take the hard way out and pay the debt for their own sins, while the redeemed will be just beginning to enjoy the features of eternity and a life free from sin. Glorious Day! Oh what a day that will be!

The lesson that I’ve learned in all of this is to accept the FREE card. Enjoy the bliss of heaven at Christ’s expense. It doesn’t matter if there is only one, or one zillion people saying, “Yes, I’ll take a card,” and then walking through those pearly gates, exclaiming, “I’m home at last!” “Hallelujah!” The price for salvation has already been paid.

First posted on the Internet 12/5/2016

All Scriptures are taken from the KJV – King James Version Bible

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