April 6, 2018: It is Too Good to be True!

Luke 24:41 (NIV)
41  And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”

“If it is too good to be true it probably isn’t.”

This is the belief of many in our world because they have lived far too long in a fallen world where joy never lasts and gladness seems to be a foreign pleasure. The disciples had just such belief when Jesus stood in their midst in the Upper Room.  Jesus was standing right there in the room in front of them but they could not believe it.

Take a close look at the reason many could not believe.  It was not because it was not true, it was because it was truer than they could possibly have imagined.

When is the last time you have experienced something that defies your belief system?  When have you experienced such overwhelming joy and pleasure that your senses were just overwhelmed and you found yourself doubting what just took place.  This my friends is exactly what Jesus desires to give to everyone of his followers.

The pleasures that wil be ours when we see Jesus will defy description, the joy that will be ours will be lightyears beyond what we have ever tasted or experienced.

Are you going through a difficult time at the moment?  Hold on a little longer and soon Jesus will appear to take you to your eternal home.  That my friends will make all the waiting and all the difficulty and all the hardship worth it.

Soon the joy of the Lord will overtake you and you will be lost forever in the pleasure of God for all eternity.  If you are finding this too hard to believe that is as it should be.

Longing for the Day of Eternal Joy,

 

Pastor Phil

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