A Foretaste of Tomorrow

A Foretaste of Tomorrow

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Of course, we come by this dream quite naturally. As part of God’s creation, we are reflecting the very plan God Himself is fulfilling as He builds His own family.

Jesus Christ came to do His part in helping us “become children of God” (John 1:12 John 1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
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). Reflecting on our wonderful destiny, the Bible speaks of us as coheirs with Christ of the coming Kingdom of God (Romans 8:17 Romans 8:17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
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; James 2:5 James 2:5Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?
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). This transition from human flesh and blood to immortal spirit begins with the return of Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of the Kingdom of God over all nations (Revelation 11:15 Revelation 11:15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
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The next step will be for Jesus to marry His Bride. “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.’ And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (Revelation 19:6-8 Revelation 19:6-8 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
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To help us prepare for this magnificent future, God has allowed us to experience, through marriage and family, a foretaste of this wonderful time. God’s desire is that we live abundant lives filled with happiness and success (John 10:10 John 10:10The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
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Yet the happiness and training God offers us through marriage and family is best experienced in harmony with God’s instructions and guidance. If you want happiness and success now as well as in the life to come, choose God’s way.

Get in sync with His laws and directions. As you yield your life to Him, you will experience the richness of God’s way and some of the greatest human joy possible. Here’s to your marriage and family as well as your being part of the coming family of God!