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Nearest and Dearest Fellowship !!!!!!

17 Dec
Nearest and Dearest Fellowship !!!!!!

So shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

While we are here the Lord is with us, and when we are called away we are with Him. There is no dividing the saint from His Savior. They are one, and they always must be one: Jesus cannot be without His own people, for He would be a Head without a body. Whether caught up into the air, or resting in paradise, or sojourning here, we are with Jesus; and who shall separate us from Him?

What a joy is this! Our supreme honor, rest, comfort, delight, is to be with the Lord. We cannot conceive of anything which can surpass or even equal this divine society. By holy fellowship we must be with Him in His humiliation, rejection, and travail, and then we shall be with Him in His glory. Before long we shall be with Him in His rest and in His royalty, in His expectation and in His manifestation. We shall fare as He fares and triumph as He triumphs.

O my Lord, if I am to be forever with Thee, I have a destiny incomparable. I will not envy an archangel. To be forever with the Lord is my idea of heaven at its best. Not the harps of gold, nor the crowns unfading, nor the light unclouded is glory to me; but Jesus, Jesus Himself, and myself forever with Him in nearest and dearest fellowship.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 
6 Comments

Posted by on December 17, 2014 in C.H. Spurgeon, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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6 responses to “Nearest and Dearest Fellowship !!!!!!

  1. DJ Mynatt

    December 17, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Amen and Amen! I can hardly wait…

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  2. DJ Mynatt

    December 17, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Reblogged this on Donna's Family Life and commented:
    This is — and always shall be — my purpose in life… as it should be yours.

    I pray for you daily, my brothers and sisters.

    God bless you.

    Like

     
  3. Karen Pickering

    December 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

    This warmed my heart. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  4. cucumberlodge

    December 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Excellent! Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  5. SLIMJIM

    December 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Indeed, Spurgeon is spot on: To be with the Lord in His presence is best!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  6. vw1212

    December 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Amen. vw

    Liked by 1 person

     

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