Knowing the Praise of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

I Corinthians 4:5:
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of {from} God.

This verse reveals one of the most amazing truths that I have ever known. When Christ returns for us “then shall every man have praise of God.” The word “of” is the Greek proposition apo meaning from. I once used to be afraid of the end, when judgments and condemnations were supposed to take place because I thought that the pit of hell was my destination. However, when I read this verse some years ago I was totally blown away. For in that great and glorious day when Christ returns, we Christians will have actual praise from God! Some Christians today (not understanding the Scriptures) are still fearful of the wrath of God and His judgments. However, and thankfully according to the Bible, we have been delivered from the wrath to come.

I Thessalonians 1:10:
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Praise God! We can become so thankful for Christ, and all that he has done for us, and for the wonderful hope of our future to be able to stand with Christ Jesus at the right hand of the Lord our God receiving His actual praise. He is our righteous Father, and He is Spirit, and He is Light, and He is Love. We can walk with the Lord our God in a loving relationship that indeed dispels all our fears, as we continue walking in the spirit, in the light, and in the love of His own glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14:
-13: In whom {Christ} ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
-14: Which {holy spirit of promise} is the earnest of our inheritance {it is a token and guarantee of so much more to come} until the redemption of the purchased possession {that’s you}, unto the praise of his glory.

Not only will we receive the praise of God, but also the praise of God’s own glory is upon our very lives today! The reason why is because we believed the Gospel of our salvation (period)! In our families, we have many rights and privileges handed down to us by our fathers; it is the same with our heavenly Father. He has graciously allowed us to walk in the praise of His own glory for us.

Philippians 1:11:
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness {another privilege}, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Righteousness means to be able to stand before our heavenly Father without fear or condemnation, and when we live fearlessly in righteousness, we will be delivering up to God glory and praise. Understanding God and His Word is certainly a wonderful thing. I pray that you have a magnificent day living and enjoying all the fruits of your righteousness that the completed work of your Savior, Jesus Christ made available to you.

Ga-Ga, M’mm M’mm Good (Stay Thirsty My Friends)

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious– I Peter 2:2–3. There is genuine milk (i.e., whole milk, rather than skim, one percent, or half-and-half) within every ounce of God’s winsome, delectable, and gracious Word! God is so wonderful and gracious to us in so many ways, which are at times beyond our comprehension, yet we may assuredly know that we have received from God (II Corinthians 9:15, I Peter 1:8).” ~LMJ~

Got a Light?

The key of David- Isaiah 22:22, Revelation 3:7, is the knowledge David had regarding his Lord, Jesus Christ, for David was recognized as being the light of Israel in II Samuel 21:15-17. The light of Israel reveals him who said I am the light of the world: He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life– John 8:12. David represented the light of Israel who led Israel’s way to Christ, and Christ is the light of the entire world, who leads us to the light of life. The light of life that we shall have is not merely the seeing of light but acquiring the light; for it is in having the light of understanding that we have life eternal within given by God Almighty.” ~LMJ~

In the First Place, God ─ Then Comes Man…

“God Creates matter (stuff) – man uses that matter (stuff) and believes he creates!

God formed the world for man – man polluted that world!

God made trees man-made pink jelly beans!

God put the potato in the ground man ate it!

God freely gives eternal life – man sells insurance for life!

God promises heaven and makes man whole – man digs a hole!” ~LMJ~