Posted by jerrywhite on Jun 14, 2009
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
John 17:24 (ESV)
“God will restore and glorify our eyesight in heaven until we can out-see the eagle. And he’ll do this for one reason: so that we can eternally take in the Lamb and his glory, in answer to our Lord’s prayer in John 17:24. With the very eyes that you now see the tokens of Christ in the bread and wine of communion, you’ll one day see him in the flesh. Doesn’t that give you goose bumps? And you won’t just see his human nature. You’ll see the perfection of infinite wisdom, love, and power in him. All the glories of Christ that we have so weakly and faintly reflected on in this life will fill our eyes forever.”
Through the Looking Glass, 158
When John, the very one who was so close to Jesus at the last supper that he could lean back against Him (John 13:21-25), saw the same Jesus enthroned and glorified as Lord in the Revelation, he fell at His feet as though dead (Revelation 1:12-17). When we see our Lord Jesus Christ at His return we shall become like Him (1 John 3:2), and Jesus said “the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43, ESV). The superlative blessing of heaven will be to see the glorified Lord Jesus Christ. We have partial glimpses now, but we will have full revelation then. Our redeemed souls long to see the One whom we love but have never seen (1 Peter 1:8), and when we finally do, we will be thrilled beyond any earthly human language. This is the living hope to which we are born again (1 Peter 1:3). We shall behold Him!
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