AND A NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH, WHERE THOSE WHO ARE NEW CREATIONS IN CHRIST WILL BE GOD’S PEOPLE; AND HE THEIR GOD, FOREVER AND EVER. AMEN! (Jeremiah 31:33; Revelation 21:3)
And just what qualifies those who will live with God forever and ever to do so? Why, nothing but the grace of God, whereby we are drawn by that irresistible grace to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s the only qualification!
To be in Holy Covenant with the True and Living God: That is the highest and most wonderful standing that a person can possibly have. To have, by grace, a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ – wow!. It just doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve quoted this before, many times; but it’s worth reiterating: Jim Elliot a Christian missionary martyred by the Auca Indians of Ecuador said, “He is no fool, who gives up that which he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.”
Physical life is transient. Eternal life in Jesus Christ begins the moment one believes and lasts forever. I can but praise and bless the Holy Son of God when I think of his wonderful salvation, that he freely gives to all who come to him by grace through faith. Hallelujah, what a Savior!
With love in the Lord Jesus for all, a sinner saved by grace,