HOW IS YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE?
I PETER 5: 10, 11
(PAGE 1770 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST has issued you a summons. The expression "who has
called us to His eternal glory" does not simply carry the
meaning of an invitation, but a summons.
That means He has extended you a divine call to take part in His
eternal blessings. The word "eternal" doesn't just speak of a
quantity of time but quality of time. Therefore, His eternal
blessing starts here and now and extends into eternity.
Momentarily, we will explore the part that starts here and now.
First, consider the importance of the word summons.
It is the same term used when a king or queen of England is
coronated. Select persons are summonsed to attend. It is a high
honor. It is of such nature that to receive one is to cease and
desist what is being done and attend. It takes precedence and is
Should not a summons from God Almighty be received with such
This call is by God to join Him in His excellent glory. You do
so the moment you trust Christ as Savior. It is extended at
death into eternity but we must not forget that it has its good
This means God is the aggressor seeking to establish a loving
relationship with you. It is not His will that any should
perish. For anyone to go to hell is to violate His will.
With heaven as the ultimate backdrop, consider some of the
blessed benefits that begin here and now.
The process for developing you is through suffering. This is ...
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