“Your future looks better than the past if you are present with the man.” – Fabolous
For my purposes, in this case the man being Jesus not Fabolous.
Hip Hop recording artist Fabolous shares a great truth about Christ…when it is fashioned for Christ, which it wasn’t, but I am doing it now. This is a true statement as it is applied to Jesus. The only way our present is stable is if we are with Jesus. This ensures our future as we look to him.
Jesus reminds his disciples that he is present with them when he gives the great commission in Mathew 28.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Remembering he is present with us while we wait for his appearing and the glorious future is our blessed hope.1 Corinthians 15.
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
We look forward to his coming, to take us with him. John 14:6
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
And this again as Fabolous has taught is better than our past as Paul says in Ephesians 4.
assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
This is our hope and as the Bible says hope does not disappoint from Romans 5.
And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
In the past we were hopeless without Christ. In the present we are secure because of Christ and in the future we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is. So breathe..