Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Change is occurring all the time no matter how any one person feels about it. The darkness of night becomes the light of a new day. Today is not yesterday and this year will end and never return. Someone brand new was born while we slept last night and yet someone lost a desperate struggle for life. Sometimes change is a good thing and sometimes it is not. It depends upon circumstances. Listen to the words of an inspired writer: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: "A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted." (Ecclesiastes 3:1,2) There is a time scheduled for the return of Jesus Christ to this world. At that time, something will not change; something that human beings can do something about right now before He comes again. What is it you ask ? Character.  

Jesus does not change the character at His coming. The work of transformation must be done now. Our daily lives are determining our destiny. Defects of character must be repented of and overcome through the grace of Christ, and a symmetrical character must be formed while in this probationary state, that we may be fitted for the mansions above. 

The habits of speech, the character of our actions, put a mold upon us; and that which we cultivate in our association with others in this life, goes down into the grave with us, and will be unchanged when we come up from the grave. Many are deceiving themselves by thinking that the character will be transformed at the coming of Christ; but there will be no conversion of heart at his appearing. Death brings dissolution to the body, but makes no change in the character. The coming of Christ does not change our characters; it only fixes them forever beyond all change. When Christ shall come again to earth it will not be to purify and refine the characters of men, and to fit them for Heaven. His work then will only be to change their corruptible bodies and fashion them like unto Christ's most glorious body. The great aim and purpose of life is to cooperate with God in preparation for that time.
Stay tuned for the next post in this study..

Revelation 22:11,12/Philippians 3:20,21/1 Corinthians 15:52,53/Matthew 25:31-33/Daniel 12:3,10

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