The Hope Of Our Calling Is…

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, Ephesians 1:18-20

You say, “Can there be more?” Yes, we expect to be forever in a condition of power, honor and in relationship to God. We hope to be brought so near to God that all the universe shall distinctly see that we are courtiers of the palace of the great King, yes, princes of the blood royal of the skies! We shall be very near to God, for we shall be with Jesus where He is and sit upon His throne. We shall serve our God and see His face while we serve Him–and His Glory will be reflected upon us and from us–and we shall be His dear sons and daughters in Christ Jesus forever and ever!

There is not an angel in Heaven with whom the meanest saint might wish to change estates, for though the angels excel us, now, we shall certainly excel them in the world to come–we shall be nearer the Eternal Throne than any one of them, inasmuch as Christ Jesus is our brother and not the brother of angels. He is God-and-Man in one Person and there was never God and angel in the same union. We shall be next to the Creator–let us speak it with bated breath but leaping heart–we shall be next to the eternal God, one with His only-begotten Son, who is one with Himself! This is the hope of our calling!

(Charles Spurgeon: Taken from Sermon No. 1466.186)

We shall serve our God and see His face
while we serve Him–and His Glory will be
reflected upon us and from us–and we shall
be His dear sons and daughters in
Christ Jesus forever and ever!

*Emphasis Mine-Pictures Not Mine.

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