Pictures of God’s Future, Our Salvation

by Dr. Mark Love, Rochester College

God has established a day in the future when all of humanity will gather around one table, will constitute one family all recognizing God as Father.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

God has established a day when we will fully enjoy his presence. Sin and death will no longer separate us from God. This is our salvation. We belong to that day.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

God has established a day when all of creation will be set free from its bondage to decay, when God’s good order will once again be seen in a new creation. This is our salvation. We belong to that day.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

God has established a day when nations will stream to God’s holy mountain to learn only from him. His teachings will reach to the coastlands, filling all the earth. This is our salvation. We belong to that day.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

God has established a day when there will be no more war, nor weapons of war. This is our salvation. We belong to that day.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

God has established a day when each will be filled and satisfied, where hunger and want will be no more. This is our salvation. We belong to that day.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

God has established a day when we will have rest, when toil and struggle will no longer mark our existence and our life can be a life for others. This is our salvation. We belong to that day.
Because of Jesus and through the power of the Spirit, we experience that future today.
Not fully, but in ways that are undeniably connected to that future hope.
And we live together a way of life that is only explainable by our belief that that day is real.

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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