1 John 3:2 – “…Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure…”
The hope of seeing Jesus!
The hope of being like Him!
The hope that purifies!
We all waited eagerly for the New Year! We made an effort at cleaning our environment, our minds, etc. In my case, I nested!
Families, communities, churches & nations waited and welcomed this year in style! I hope the excitement has not waned.
There is a buzz in the waiting!
A cheerful anticipation of Jesus coming must have a marvellous purifying effect in our lives! We can’t be casual about it. It is a hope that requires preparation!
What does it take to be ready?
We must get rid of lawlessness! Sin is lawlessness!
To be without God is to be without hope! Ephesians 2:12
We are called to look back at what God has already done in Christ (saving us) as we look forward to the 2nd Coming and purify ourselves in preparation!
He deserves not just our appreciation but also preparation!
Pray that God will prepare you as His Sanctuary!
Have a glorious day!