Jesus Lives

I offer you inexpressible and glorious Joy, straight from heaven itself. This triumphant, heavenly Joy can be found only in Me. It is easy for you to slide, ever so gradually, from exulting in Me to living for the next spiritual “high.” Though I do grant you some heavenly pleasure while you still live on earth, this is mainly to whet your appetite for the next life. Do not underestimate the brokenness of the world where you live now. Your exuberant enjoyment of My Presence will always intermingle with the sorrows of living in this fallen world, until I take you into Glory.

Someday you will see Me face to Face, but for now you love Me without having seen Me. You believe in Me even though you do not see Me. This is a most blessed way to live, and it demonstrates your membership in My royal family. Your love for Me; My unseen Person is not irrational or whimsical. It is a response to My boundless Love for you, dramatically displayed on the cross and verified by My resurrection. You worship a risen, living Savior! Blessed are those who have not seen Me and yet have believed.

Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy. 

~ 1 Peter 1:8 [AMP]

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

~ Psalm 73:23–24

We love Him because He first loved us. 

~ 1 John 4:19 [NJKV]

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 

~ John 20:29 [NKJV]

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