A human being lives, but he is given life.
Understanding the close of probation; Part 2
Living without a mediator:
As I said in part 1, the idea of us living without a mediator will frighten many because they will feel like they are not good enough to live without a mediator.
So first let’s talk about what Christ is doing for us right now.
1) He sends the Holy Spirit throughout the world and touches the hearts of people and shows them that there is a better life waiting for them if they only would allow Him in.
2) He covers His people with His cloak of righteous.
3) He says forgiven to your sins when we confess and are truly repentant of them.
4) He defends us against Satan’s attacks.
Well you get the idea.
Now at the close of Probation will all these and other aspects still be available after the close of probation? Let’s look;
1) Will Christ continue to influence people to turn to Him and surrender their lives? No, Revelation 22:11 says “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” So at this point we see that each person has been judged and will receive his due reward.
2) Will the Holy Spirit still dwell in His followers? Yes, we should never fear that Christ will leave us, even for a short time. Jesus says in John 14:18 “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” And if you move to verse 16, 17 you will see that God has given us a counselor to be with us forever.
3) Will Christ still forgive our sins? Well we know from Revelation 22:11 that the unjust will still be unjust and the righteous will be righteous, so it sounds like we will not need forgiveness. But I am sure that if we need his forgiveness during this time we will have it.
4) What about his defending us against Satan’s accusations and attacks? We know that Christ will never leave us because He told the Disciples in Matthew 28:20 “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”’ Christ would never lie, so that question is answered.
So the next question is; what is I am not good enough? Well will address that question on Monday after I return from my trip.