THIS is Eternal Life!
You may have heard it said that you will never be “good enough” to stand in the presence of Almighty God, but if youbelieveinJesusChristthatisnotexactlytrue! WhileitistruethatwithoutChristoursinseparatesusfrom God, the very purpose of Christ’s coming was to gather for Himself a people who would be consecrated, sanctified, made holy in God’s sight. We must confess that the process of becoming more and more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ is not complete … yet … but God has promised to complete it! Through faith in Jesus God says that we are “justified,” declared righteous, holy in His sight. He calls us “saints,” “holy ones!” But there’s more!! God’s promise is that He will complete the work He has begun, when Jesus returns, our bodies are raised incorruptible and we are made like Him! We will be HOLY!!!!! In the Tabernacle and the offerings and sacrifices God was giving to Israel and to us a picture of our need for cleansing in order for us to enter into His presence and for Him to dwell with us. And He was pointing to Christ, the perfect offering, the Lamb without blemish, who would cleanse His people from the stain of sin once and for all. Oh, amazing grace!!! Do you want this? Do you WANT to draw near to God in the beauty of holiness? Do you long for His cleansing power to continue His work in you as you prepare to come to worship and to one day stand before Him without fear, clothed in the righteousness of Christ? Hear God’s promise and rejoice in His grace!!!