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“Christ is All”
In Heaven’s Glory
Christ will be all in heaven. Christ is heaven’s glory. I cannot say much about this because I do not yet know much about it. How can a mortal describe things unseen and a world unknown? But this I know, all who enter heaven will find that even there (especially there!) “Christ is all.”
All to Fill Our Eyes
Like the altar in Solomon’s temple, Christ crucified will be the grand object in heaven. That altar struck the eye of everyone who entered the temple gates. It was a great brazen altar, twenty cubits broad, as broad as the front of the temple itself (2 Chronicles 3:4; 4:1). So, Christ will fill the eyes of all who enter glory. In the midst of the throne, surrounded by adoring angels and saints, there will be “the Lamb that was slain.” And “the Lamb shall be the light” of the place (Revelation 5:6; 21:23).
All Our Praise
The praise of Christ will be the eternal song of all the inhabitants of heaven. There we shall sing with a loud voice, in perfect harmony, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be to him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever” (Revelation 5:12-13).
All Our Occupation
The service of Christ will be one eternal occupation of all the inhabitants of heaven. We shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Revelation 7:15). Imagine that! We will forever serve our Savior perfectly! — Without distraction! — Without weariness! — Without sin! — Without end!
All Our Joy
The presence of Christ will be the everlasting enjoyment of heaven. We shall “see his face,” and hear his voice, and speak with him as friend with friend (Revelation 22:4). Christ himself shall be the reward of heaven. The glory of Glory Land will be Christ himself (Psalms 17:15; 1 John 3:1-3).
Take this word from God with you as you go out in the morning. Carry it with you through the day. Take it to bed at night. Think about it. Dream about it. May God give us grace to rejoice in it. — “Christ is All!” He is the Treasure hidden in the field of Holy Scripture. He is the Pearl of Great Price. Sell all and buy it. He is the sinner’s only hope!
All in All
You will never understand the Word of God at all, in any spiritual sense, until you realize that in this blessed Book Christ is all! The Bible is a Book about redemption, and Christ is the Redeemer! Christ is the Key that unlocks the Treasure Chest of Holy Scripture. As Christ is all in the Book of God, Christ is all in all the people of God.