While watching the news and seeing the things that go on around us everyday may sometimes be discouraging I say, “Don’t lose hope yet.” The Apostle Paul told us of a mystery that had been hidden in God before but is now revealed. Christ in you, the hope of glory is our answer. While the world may run after politics, money, religion and power we know Christ is the only lasting solution to our problems.
The Bible is divided primarily into two covenants, what we might call the Old and New. The old one of course didn’t work and it couldn’t because it depended on us and we simply couldn’t hold up our end of the deal. Therefore God declared even to Jeremiah He would make a brand new covenant, one that included putting His law in the hearts of the worshiper. He said, “I will be their God, and they shall be my people. They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Wow! Did you hear that? There is coming a day when everyone will know the Lord.
For those of us who have already received Christ we have been given a glimpse of the glory of this coming time and if you’re like me you are anxiously awaiting for this to be fulfilled in our neighbors and brothers too. Jesus did tell us just before His arrest and crucifixion, He would send the Comforter; and He would remind them/us what He had told them, lead them/us into the whole truth and be their teacher. The Apostle John reiterated this in his first epistle saying, “As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.”
You see God’s plan all along has been to live in each of us and have one on one time with all of us all the time. While the Apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers have their roles they aren’t meant to be forever. In Ephesians Paul tells us why God gave us these offices and it’s so the rest of the saints might grow up into their specific roles in the body. God’s intention is for each member of the body or “Church” to do their part in ministry until everyone that will enter has entered. At some point, just like the Arc with Noah, the door will be shut. Until then The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”