“Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise.
“At present we are on the outside… the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the pleasures we see. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so. Someday, God willing, we shall get “in”… We will put on glory… that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch.
We do not want to merely “see” beauty–though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words–to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life…Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. [John 3:16 & 6:47].
‘Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ [Matthew 11:28-30]
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 8:37-39]
It is written,”What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” [1 Corinthians 2:9]
“Be still, and know that I am God. [Psalm 46:10]
‘God never guides us at some time in the future, but always here and now. Realize that the Lord is here now, and the freedom you receive is immediate’. – Oswald Chambers
‘Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all….and let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.’ [2 Thessalonians 3:16 & -Colossians 3:15]
He will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.[Revelation 21:4]
The death of Jesus Christ was part of a seamless movement in which the Triune God laid hold of the human race and decisively and sovereignly altered its very existence, cleansing it of all alienation, quickening it with new life and lifting it up into union with the Father, Son, and Spirit.
It is finished.
(Taken from Dr. C. Baxter Kruger’s brilliant book- Jesus and the Undoing of Adam)