Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What it Will be Like to Experience Ever Increasing Joy in Eternity

I am studying for preaching Revelation chapter 5 and contemplating the fact that the glory we see in chapters 4 and 5 are but a glimpse of the Glory of God the Father and God the Son.  Here is what Stephen Charnock says about our continuing experience of God's glory in eternity.  Read this slowly and a couple of times if you must; it is well worth it.  

After many ages, [our] joys will be as savory and satisfying as if they had been but that moment first tasted by our hungry appetites. When the glory of the Lord shall rise upon you, it shall be so far from ever setting, that after millions of years are expired, as numerous as the sands on the seashore, the sun, in the light of whose countenance you shall live, shall be as bright as at the first appearance; he will be so far from ceasing to flow, that he will flow as strong, as full, as at the first communication of himself in glory to the creature. God is always vigorous and flourishing; a pure act of life, sparkling new and fresh rays of life and light to the creature, flourishing with a perpetual spring, and contenting the most capacious desire; forming your interest, pleasure, and satisfaction; with an infinite variety, without any change or succession; he will have variety to increase delights, and eternity to perpetuate them; this will be the fruit of the enjoyment of an infinite and eternal God.” Discourse on the Eternity of God.

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