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Awaiting Eagerly

Hebrews 9:27-28

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Here again we see the reality and distinction of the resurrection. We see the reality of the finished work of Christ’s death on the cross; sin and the consequences of sin were dealt with and paid in full. Most Christians even, fail to fully grasp the enormity of this. It is seen as a one-time thing that saves them. Something separate from their daily life. I know I certainly have been guilty of this.

Christ was offered “once” so that we could benefit continually from his sacrifice, that we might live daily, in remembrance of what Christ did on our behalf so that we are “eagerly waiting for him.”

I know the world and the flesh have been defeating me for some time now. My eyes were focused on me, my thoughts were only on me, and all I could see was darkness. Then about a month or so ago a verse popped into my head and took root:

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

And so began my climb out of darkness back into the light. That light is Christ, and Christ is the resurrection and the life. He is the Good News!
It is the Gospel we need!
Every single day!
Especially we Christians!

How can we share what we don’t possess?
If it’s not real to us, tangibly real to us, and precious to us… then what do we have to share? Some moral, self help, snippets?
There’s no power in that!
The power is in the Gospel of Christ!
What Christ has done!
When THAT is real to us, real in us…THEN we can’t help but share what Christ has done for us, and who Christ is to us.

Remember when you were first saved? Remember the joy?
Remember how you were so grateful for what he did that, like the woman at the well, you wanted to tell everyone??
That’s the power of the Gospel of Christ in our everyday life! That’s our eager awaiting!

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