Ground yourself today and contemplate this: If at some point in the future you could speak a word of wisdom or rebuke to yourself, what would you say? What are you worried about? What would you change? What choices do you have before you that you wish you could know the future?
How much more wisdom will you have when you are with the Lord in your incorruptible body? Imagine that your heart of stone removed and that your will has been perfectly aligned with the Lord.
I think any version of this story has our future self holding our present self in at least a little contempt.
Keep this in mind as you study the Scripture below, here’s the scene: The Apostle John has been taken in the spirit to Heaven, he is in the throne room with millions of angels and the 24 elders. The Scroll is presented, which many scholars surmise is the Earth Lease. It is obviously a very important document. Note, John in his human form is the only one weeping.
Revelation 5:4-5 Then I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll and read it. But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Key Point: Have we just seen John’s future self, as one of the 24 elders rebuking his human self? Perhaps so. Human eyes or minds can not comprehend the richness of God or His Heavens. John would have been overwhelmed from a sensory perspective! His perfected and glorified self just might have had something to say to the unbelieving wretch crying without faith. On the other hand, it could just as easily be the Apostle Peter getting a shot in on “The Apostle Jesus Loved”.
I’d like to encourage you all today, at the twinkling of an eye, like a thief in the night, we will one day soon be before the throne of God in all His glory. We will worship and adore Him forever more. He exists outside of time and space, He is the Creator of time and space, these present troubles will fade away, and we will be changed. Maranatha, my friends.
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