Friday, January 27, 2012

Surrendered Now

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Isaiah 2:5 "O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD."




Have you ever thought about what Heaven will be like? I think about a real place with real people that we know. In addition, I think of all the things we will have and will not have in Heaven. For example, there are streets of gold (as opposed to asphalt) and mansions (as opposed to my house), but there is no pain, death, worry, or disappointment. Of course, there is no sin! Heaven will be an amazing place!


Heaven will be amazing because of Who is there and what is not there. The bottom line is, God will win. There is coming a "last day," and we are living in the "last days." There are many things that will take place, and there are scores of chapters in the Bible that deal with "end times" and Heaven. However, in the midst of the Old Testament, Isaiah gives us an invitation in the present. God will win, so why not live surrendered now?


As wonderful as Heaven will be, you don't have to wait until you are dead to have fellowship with God. We need God to teach us and guide us. We need God to judge us and correct us. The good news is, we can have it right now!


However, you will not surrender to God's leadership in your life if you are full of other things. The children of Israel were being filled by other people and other things (verses 6-8). The truth is, there is coming a day when "every knee should bow . . . every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:10-11) That day is coming, so you might as well surrender to Him right now!You don't have to wait until Heaven to walk in in the light of the Lord!


"... come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD."  



Prayer Requests:

1. Services tonight in Gilbert, AZ and Ocala, FL

2. Ranch evangelists preaching this weekend in Delray Beach, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Land O' Lakes, FL; and White House, TN



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