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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you,
    and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
     blessed are all those who wait for him.

Christ is waiting on you, even now, so that he can be gracious towards you.  He is at this moment at your door, arms full of gifts, desiring for you to come to him to that he may be generous to you.  For this reason Christ died to purchase for you every good gift and every blessing in the heavenly realms.  He was exalted to the highest place so that he may be able to show mercy to us by bringing us to where he is.  He will show compassion on whom he will show compassion for He is a God of Justice, rebuking the oppressors and lifting up the oppressed.

And just as Christ waits on us, we wait on him.  Just as He longs for us so shall we long for Him.  This is the Great Anticipation, when Husband and Bride shall be united at last, when all that is His shall be ours as well.  He has dressed us in all his splendor and bought for us a garment of praise. He has adorned us with the crown of life.

But his gifts come to us even in this life as we pray as well for justice to be done.  Heaven is breaking into Earth at the place where God dwells inside his temple, inside each and every believer by the power of the Holy Spirit, the first fruits of what is to come.

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