WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL:

In a Moment

Think of the inevitable, rapid transition moments when everything changes–forever! In the Old Testament there are at least ten places where God has done a thing “suddenly” or declares that He will do so. The last one is in Malachi chapter 3, verse 1:
 
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me:
and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple.
 
The Jewish nation was not ready for this momentous, forever altering appearance of the Lord Jesus as Messiah–Savior. Hearts were not prepared, not repentant, so, God sent “a man named John” to preach repentance. Jesus was to appear suddenly as the culmination of all that God had been leading to in Jewish history. He was saying, “This is it, at this point everything predicted was to appear in the person of the predicted One, the “Lamb of God”.
 
At this moment all imperfect lambs, who could not actually remove sins, were abolished forever. This true “Lamb of God” would “take away the sins of the world”. Instantly all other sacrifices, which were only types and shadows of the real, were laid aside. There was nothing gradual about this. The gradual had been over the centuries of patient and careful laws and rituals pointing to the “Coming One”.
 
Rejected, crucified, risen from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God, this “Lamb of God” who now holds also the title, “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” is on schedule to return in bodily, physical form to Planet Earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Everything will change in that moment.
 
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Corinthians 15:52
 
What a moment, for the believer, forever with the Lord, what a moment for the unbeliever, as further Scripture reveals, forever banished from the Lord under eternal judgement!
 
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr.
 

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