Friday, April 22, 2011

Oh, What He Gained In Us

Last week I posted about Jesus’s sacrifice and what He gave up for us. As soon as I posted it, Jesus said, “Oh, but what I gained.”

Thus inspiring this week’s post. *smile*

“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power” (Eph. 1:17-19, MKJV)

the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

What did Jesus gain?

Companionship—God is love and He has a lot of love to go around. In fact, it’s big enough love to cover the entire earth:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16, MKJV)

Friendship –

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15, MKJV)

A Bride

Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’" And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God." (Rev. 19:7-9)

“You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart With one look of your eyes, With one link of your necklace.” (Song of Songs 4:9, MKJV)

“Turn away your eyes from Me, for they have overcome Me;” (Song of Songs 6:5a, MKJV)

The love and worship of a grateful people.

“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, and gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness, in a desert by the way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried to the LORD in their distress, and He delivered them out of their troubles.” (Psalm 107:2-6, MKJV)

Says a lot about His heart that He wanted this post to follow last week’s post. Doesn’t it? I love Him for that.

Happy Resurrection weekend, dear friends.

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