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1 Colossians 1:5

"The hope which is laid up for you in heaven."

Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring and the mainstay of our joy here. It will animate our hearts to think often of heaven, for all that we can desire is promised there. Here we are weary and toilworn, but yonder is the land of rest where the sweat of labor shall no longer bedew the worker's brow, and fatigue shall be forever banished. To those who are weary and spent, the word "rest" is full of heaven. We are always in the field of battle; we are so tempted within, and so molested by foes without, that we have little or no peace; but in heaven we shall enjoy the victory, when the banner shall be waved aloft in triumph, and the sword shall be sheathed, and we shall hear our Captain say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." We have suffered bereavement after bereavement, but we are going to the land of the immortal where graves are unknown things. Here sin is a constant grief to us, but there we shall be perfectly holy, for there shall by no means enter into that kingdom anything which defiles. Hemlock springs not up in the furrows of celestial fields. Oh! is it not joy, that you are not to be in banishment forever, that you are not to dwell eternally in this wilderness, but shall soon inherit Canaan? Nevertheless, let it never be said of us, that we are dreaming about the future and forgetting the present, let the future sanctify the present to highest uses. Through the Spirit of God, the hope of heaven is the most potent force for the product of virtue; it is a fountain of joyous effort, it is the corner stone of cheerful holiness. The man who has this hope in him goes about his work with vigor, for the joy of the Lord is his strength. He fights against temptation with ardor, for the hope of the next world repels the fiery darts of the adversary. He can labor without present reward, for he looks for a reward in the world to come.

Spurgeon’s Daily Devotional.

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Oct 03, 2023

just seeing this at such a late hour today, Ross! Thank you!! Glory Hallelujah!!! What a store of treasure we have laid up for us in Heaven at our arrival !! We have this Hope that propels us to push onward, until we arrive! and that time is soo very soon!!

Keep your lamps burning, brothers and sisters! not long now! and all for His glory!!

Eternity awaits us!! and the cloud of witnesses already there are cheering us on!!



Mark Lee Sheppard
Mark Lee Sheppard
Oct 02, 2023

In the past I misunderstood a few things, but have become aware that you are very knowledgeable and truly a man of God. Thank you for your service, Mark


Diane Bergschneider
Diane Bergschneider
Oct 02, 2023

Thankyou, Ross, for these encouraging says it all for us believers. God bless you. 💕

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