WE ARE WAITING FOR THE APPEARING OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST AND NOT THE ANTICHRIST.
(1Thes 4:16-18) “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command,
with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.”
MEANWHILE WE GROAN, BUT WHEN CHRIST COMES WE WILL BE CLOTHED WITH OUR HEAVENLY DWELLING. GLORY TO GOD!
(2Cor 5:2) “Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.”
THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH IN EPHESUS WERE COMMITTED TO GOD AND THE “WORD OF HIS GRACE” BY THE APOSTLE PAUL, KNOWING THAT HE WILL NEVER SEE THEN AGAIN. NOTICE THAT THE “WORD OF HIS GRACE” CAN BUILD YOUR FAITH UP AND GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE. THE QUESTION IS, WHAT IS THE INHERITANCE THAT PAUL WAS TALKING ABOUT? (Act 20:32) “Now I commit you to God and to the Word of His Grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
THE SAID INHERITANCE ACCORDING TO PETER, WAS INCORRUPTIBLE, UNDEFILED AND DOES NOT FADE AWAY. IT IS RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR US–EVEN THE GLORIFIED BODY. IT IS KEPT AND IT WILL BE REVEALED IN THE LAST DAYS OR WHEN CHRIST COMES FOR US.
(1Pet 1:3-5) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US IS THE DEPOSIT THAT GUARANTEES OUR INHERITANCE; IT ASSURES US THAT WHEN CHRIST COMES, WE WILL RECEIVE THAT PROMISED INHERITANCE.
(Eph 1:13-14) “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of His glory.”
BECAUSE WE WILL RECEIVE AN INHERITANCE FROM GOD, WE ARE ADMONISHED THAT WHATEVER WE DO, WORK AT IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD, NOT FOR MEN.
(Col 3:23-24) “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”