These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth.
Hebrews 111:13 NET
We are so blessed. We are blessed to live at this time in history. We are blessed to live on this side of the resurrection. We are blessed to know He is coming soon!
Believers before Jesus’ first coming lived believing in the promise of salvation. They didn’t have specifics. They didn’t know what it all would look like, but they knew God would come through.
You were born with the ability to look back to the Cross and the Empty Tomb. You can read the Bible. You can read about the Apostle Paul and Peter and read John’s Revelation.
You were born with an awareness of what the future holds. You have known about Heaven. You were given the Holy Spirit who takes up residence in your heart.
And yet, the promise isn’t completely fulfilled. It will be, soon. We will be face to face with Him in Eternity.
You know this, so live by faith. You have more insight than the men and women of old, so live by faith. You know you are not of this world, so live by faith.
Don’t let this world have a hold on you. This world doesn’t compare to what Jesus has in-store for you.
Live by faith!
Father, help me to focus my attention on the things that matter. While I’m here on this Earth, let me shine my light for You and show others the life of faith that is more important than anything else.