Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16th- Thou didst leave Thy Throne (verses 3 and 4)

Thou didst leave Thy Throne

Thou camest, O Lord, with the living Word,
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.

When the heav’ns shall ring, and her choirs shall sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee.”

My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

Jesus, the Living Word, came as the last Adam and became the life-giving spirit.  Calvary was always the plan. The death-burial-resurrection was always the plan….Jesus’ resurrection ensures our victory!  1 Corinthians 15:21-26;

21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
Jesus is victorious and death will no longer have its victory!  There is room…so come!  Jesus will call us home, whether it is at any moment, after a long life or at His coming. We are set free and our hearts should rejoice!  1 Corinthians 15:50-58 sums up the victory completely;

“50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

May we remain filled with hope and investing in the eternal Kingdom that cannot be shaken…knowing our home is intact!  My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus, when Thou comest and callest for me.” Rejoice there is room in our hearts for Him!

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