Will you experience grace in eternity?
At present EVERYONE is experiencing some degree of grace--common grace. Grace is manifested in any and all things that are kind, loving, caring, beautiful, pleasant, enriching--all those kinds of things.
In eternity--your present choice during this era of 'common grace' will determine where you will spend eternity. In eternity 'common grace' will end. Only 'special grace' will exist. Special grace is a free gift extended during this era only!
In eternity you experience limitless grace or no grace. The choice is yours--but only prior to death! I plead with all my readers---run to Jesus in 2020! Receive his awesome grace.
I am now reading C H Spurgeon's morning and evening devotions---here is January 1 morning reading:
JANUARY 01 — AM
“They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.” — Joshua 5:12
Israel’s weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land. Perhaps this year, beloved Christian reader, this may be thy case or mine. Joyful is the prospect, and if faith be in active exercise, it will yield unalloyed delight. To be with Jesus in the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Jordan which still rolls between us and the goodly land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worst can cause us. Let us banish every fearful thought, and rejoice with exceeding great joy, in the prospect that this year we shall begin to be “for ever with the Lord.”
A part of the host will this year tarry on earth, to do service for their Lord. If this should fall to our lot, there is no reason why the New Year’s text should not still be true. “We who have believed do enter into rest.” The Holy Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance; He gives us “glory begun below.” In heaven they are secure, and so are we preserve in Christ Jesus; there they triumph over their enemies, and we have victories too. Celestial spirits enjoy communion with their Lord, and this is not denied to us; they rest in His love, and we have perfect peace in Him: they hymn His praise, and it is our privilege to bless Him too. We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord. Man did eat angels’ food of old, and why not now? O for grace to feed on Jesus, and so to eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan this year!