Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Monday, July 24, 2017
This is devotional thought number 31 in our devotional series, “Essentials of Faith.” Our subject is: I Will to be Consecrated.
Here’s the final question for consideration on this subject: When I surrender my will to God for daily consecration, how does my future look?
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:12–14).
If membership has its privileges, sonship and daughter-ship affords us rights that are out of this world!
One Last Promise!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: God always keeps His promises. In the last chapter of the last prophecies, of the last book in Scripture comes the last comprehensive promise of Jesus Christ.
He promises that He will come quickly. Not only will He come quickly, but He will bring the immeasurable reward to those who have trusted Him enough to keep the commandments the world has spurned and proud religionists feigned to abolish.
He will bring with Him the right to eat from the tree of life, which has been barred since Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. God’s faithful children will soon walk freely, with no hindrances, stipulations, time limits, or other limitations, through the pearly gates into the city of God where they will finally have uninterrupted rest in immortal vigor of life.
The mouth of the Lord; the Alpha and Omega, hath spoken it. Your future looks bright if you surrender to Him until He comes. And lest I multiply words and remove the sweet import of this blessing from your mind, I will stop here and with you say, “Amen!”