Minute Meditations of Hope and Encouragement #41

The anticipation of the Old Testament church was splendid. It was a view forward to the establishment of the eternal Kingdom of God, the new heavens and the new earth. Texts like Job 19, Isaiah 65:17-25, as well as Daniel 2, 7, and 9, Isaiah 24-27, Ezekiel 40-48, Joel 3, Micah 4, and Zechariah 14 plus many psalm passages, provide important glimpses into the Old Testament hope. This church, since Adam’s banishment and a lost paradise, was expecting, waiting for, and anticipating outstanding things to come: The Messiah and the establishment of God’s kingdom. We are now in an outpost of the Kingdom of God (the church). We are still in enemy occupied territory, but we await with eager anticipation the grand consummation. The curtain-call on sin and rebellion. “Press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:14 (NLT)

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