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Devotional - week of August 24, 2014


The following devotional was originally published by David Kuykendall on November 26, 2000. 

FACE TO FACE WITH CHRIST OUR SAVIOR

Face to face with Christ our Savior

 Face to face what will it be 

When with rapture I behold Him 

Jesus Christ Who died for me

You know these words found in the beautiful hymn “Face to Face With Christ Our Savior” written by Mrs. Frank A. Breck.

What a breathtaking thought-being face to face with Jesus. And that utterly fulfilling experience is what you have to look forward to in eternity.

But you do not have to wait for eternity to experience a face-to-face relationship with Jesus. You can have it right now. You can have it every day. You can have it throughout every day.

In Romans 6:10 Paul declares:

For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Paul is saying that Jesus is with God the Father. Then, Paul gives the first of the five commands for living by grace in verse 11.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God has placed all believers in the presence of Jesus. You can truly experience being alive to God through your oneness with Jesus.

Now, let’s look at a more vivid description of the face-to-face experience described in 2 Corinthians 3:18.

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Paul writes of the possibility of life while still on this earth. We can live face-to-face with Jesus. Live out the five imperatives and enjoy life on Jesus’ terms.