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2 Corinthians 4:13–15 Life Everlasting!

posted Apr 24, 2020, 9:21 AM by Jacob Boer

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”  Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

I spent almost 12 years as a pastor in Montreal, it wonderful and challenging time because of the culture and its faith history. In our neighbourhood, there were quite a number of families where the parents were in their 50s or so and a number of them saw their parents die and since most of them had no church connection, they would stop by the church to talk to me, the religious man. They all had variations on the question, “Is there anything after we die?”

I would talk to them about Jesus’ resurrection, but then I would point them to the universe we are a part of, I would tell them to look at the night sky and imagine all the worlds out there. I told them that there was life after death and that when Jesus returns, we will get to join him in restoring this world, but, looking at how Jesus could move through locked doors and how distance seems to mean nothing to Jesus, that I believe that the universe will be open to us to explore and to unlock the potential in it as God originally commanded us, not only of this world, but of all worlds. I am excited about Jesus’ return and what life everlasting will look like, how about you?

 

Q. How does the article concerning “life everlasting” comfort you?

A. Even as I already now experience in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, so after this life I will have perfect blessedness such as no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no human heart has ever imagined: a blessedness in which to praise God forever.

 

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