papercut press 1999-11-16 - Robert Port, The Faithful Shepherd, Chapter 10 (of 10)
Revelation 22:20, 21 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

"Lastly, get your heart renewed from the world, and from those creature comforts in it, which are dearest and sweetest to you: wife, children, friends, good, liberty, house, life, this Christ requires of those that follow Him, Luke 14:26, 27, Mark 10:29, 39. This will prepare you either to suffer or to die, either of which may be required of you. To this consider seriously these four things …

  1. All the world and all the creature comforts cannot satisfy your heart when you have enjoyed them to the fullest, Ecclesiastes 1:8, 5:9, 10. You will soon grow weary of them, or glutted with them, so that you will desire some new delights, or more of the old, or some over again.
  2. Nor can they satisfy you by often exposure to many lusts, 1 Timothy 6:9, 10, temptations, distractions, to a spirit of the world, and they hinder from following Jesus Christ, Matthew 19:22.
  3. Nor can they save you from God's wrath, from death and judgment, Proverbs, 11:4. The wicked whose portion is only here, often have the greatest share of them, Psalm 17:14, Job 21:7-14.
  4. They serve only for this life, while we are on this side of the grave. They shall not be the least ingredients of our celestial happiness.

O Christians when we come to be happy in heaven, we shall stand in no need of food, clothing, or marriage, Matthew 22:30. We shall be like the Angels of God in heaven. We shall then hunger no more, nor thirst anymore, Revelation 7:16. We shall then and there live by the all sufficient spirit of God, which needs no refreshing. We shall be clothed then with the long white robes of immortality, Revelation 7:9.

To conclude, when we come to heaven (the place of God's habitation) we shall enjoy the face and beautiful presence of the most glorious Jehovah (blessed forever) as an object where all the powers of our souls will be satisfied with indescribable delights and everlastingness. God will be to us all in all, 1 Corinthians 15:28. O come LORD JESUS, Revelation 22:20." Robert Port

The final chapter of Robert Port's "Faithful Shepherd." How fitting a way to end. This chapter in summary is saying: Get renewed from the world. Don't be deceived by its pleasures, because they are not lasting. What is lasting will be the happiness of heaven. Long for these things. Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

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