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Shut in with God. Pt1. May 29

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

We've heard a lot about people being shut up in their homes, quarantined. We’ve experienced a bit of this ourselves. Due to the corona virus. There is actually quite a bit going on in our world that would cause a person to just want to get somewhere like home and lock the door and not come out. There is certainly plenty of danger around. As we look around upon what’s happening in our world it would be easy to grow discouraged or even depressed. But here’s the truth, we have a little while here to endure. I don’t believe God wants us to fear during this time as a matter of fact he says hundreds of times in the Bible, phrases like fear not. God would have us live in hope of his protection, guidance and even using us for his honor and purpose in these times. Then he will come to take his followers to be with him in heaven and I like this part of our verse “ so shall we ever be with the lord”. We could say “ shut in with God, forever”. No more fear, problems, sickness. No more wrestling with our enemies. Just perfect peace with God. I once had a lady ask me, if there is no evil at all around in heaven, why is there angels guarding the gates? (Revelations 21:12). I really didn’t have a good answer for her at the time. A few years later I was reading some commentary on that Passage of scripture and the writer said the angels are not there to guard the gates, their there to welcome the saints. Oh what a day that will be , to hear the angels, with a loud voice saying, welcome into the city of the great God. When we enter into Gods great eternity he himself will shut us in with him. He being in complete and absolute control for all eternity. I don’t know about you but I’m ready to be shut in with God. to be continued.....

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