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Three Days Against Eternity
by Sheldon Bass 
03/19/13
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The days preceding Easter are days of sorrow; of weeping and mourning, for we remember our Christ, who was taken from us by death, because of our sin. This is a time of fasting; a solemn contemplating of the monolithic price that was paid in our behalf. Jesus told His Disciples it was coming; warned them of the rejection and persecution they would face; that we will face.

When Jesus was crucified, darkness raised its head, as if in triumph, just as it does today. Evil struts around like a crowing rooster as if it is victorious, but Satan knows he is defeated. For three days Jesus was in the clutches of death. Yet even there He was fulfilling His Father's will and purpose. He went to preach to those souls who had passed on before, giving them opportunity to accept Him as Messiah, as Savior, and worship Him. But God does the unimaginable as Christ is raised to life, victorious forevermore. Death has no more dominion over Him. Hence if we are in Christ, death has no dominion over us as well. For a very short season, darkness is allowed to strut. But soon, it shall be no more...forevermore. Three days against eternity.

In holding up the short time of evil's jubilation in comparison to forever, we can see that it is a very small amount of time that things will be as they are now. On God's calendar, where a thousand years are as a day, He sees the vastness of eternity. And so too, we must perceive life on earth in this same light; looking forward to that time when evil shall be no more. No longer will our flesh cause sorrow, and temptation badger us. Persecution will be a thing of the past. The taunts, laughter and merriment of the sinful world, the devil's kingdom, will never again cause us grief. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

It is a short time. We can endure anything here and now, by projecting our thoughts on that which awaits the faithful follower of Christ. We shall be, as was Christ, resurrected, in a new spiritual body, to forever be with our God.

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30:5b)

When God's wrath shall be fully sated by the final overthrow of wickedness, and Satan shall be cast into the lake of fire forever, then shall we rejoice in praise to God and to our Christ. Yet we do not wait to sing. We praise Him now, and as we do it brings us that future joy; that hope, which strengthens the inner being, bolstering us with His peace, His joy. Patient endurance is learned in the days of darkness. Faithfulness and obedience and trust, are learned now in this time of the devil's romp.

So we fast, and contemplate that time. We weep, and pray for the fallen, that they too may know this joy. On Easter Sunday we shall celebrate the coming resurrection of our souls from the dust of the earth. Because Jesus was raised to life on the third day, we are assured that we also shall be raised up to live forever in blissful eternity. It truly is a short time to wait, when we are focused upon forever.



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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