In HIS Presence


Read: Colossians 3:1-4 

Meditation verse: 

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2). 

Do you ever think about Heaven and how wonderful it would be to live there?  In John 14:2, Jesus Christ said “in my Father’s house are many mansions, if it  were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you”. We get a  sneak peek into what this place will look like in the book of Revelations. 

A great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,  having the glory of God. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the  city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city  were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was  jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the  fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl,  the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the  twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual  gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like  transparent glass (Revelations 21:10,18-21). 

If someone comes to you today and says, “I have a mansion in France with six  large bedrooms, overlooking the beautiful French Mountains and I have decided  to give you the keys as your birthday present, next month”. What would your  reaction be? Would you be able to contain your excitement? I bet you would  tell everyone you know about it. You would keep counting the days as you  eagerly look forward to when you would hold the keys in your hands.  

Someday, when your time on earth is done, you would take ownership of a  mansion much more exquisite than a French mountain home. How excited are  you about this? Who have you told? What are you doing in anticipation of  owning a mansion in Heaven? Do you even think about this? We are all pilgrims  on earth; our time here is limited whilst our time in Heaven is for eternity. If this  is the case, why do we not live-in anticipation of this great occurrence? Why are  we so focused on earthly things? The bible clearly states “If then you were raised  with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the  right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our  life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

*Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?*

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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