“Before Our Eyes”

“Before Our Eyes”

Beautiful and breathtaking; a Homecoming near
The trump sound announcing that Jesus is here
What joy will capture us in the air as we rise
Precious faith is made reality before our eyes

We’ll be changed; transformed from inside out
No longer plagued by sin; nor fear and doubt
Those dead in Christ will precede our ascent
Joined to bodies glorified from fragile tents

Death expunged, victory; hello, not goodbye
Mind of Christ, clarity; no more asking why
That once obscured; will appear clear to view
Lives once shattered; will forever be as new

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NKJV)
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

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“An Eye To The Sky”

“An Eye To The Sky”

A moment of trial; then the joy and glory of eternity
A darkened mirror; then the dawning of a new reality
Awfulness of sin; then its ugliness banished from sight
A decaying, mortal coil; perfected in incorruptible light

An earthly mind ; then a clear mind without limitation
A faith hoped for; then with Jesus, Author of Salvation
A weak, frail vessel; then no physical impediments at all
An eye to the sky; then Heaven-bound at trumpet’s call

I Peter 5:10 (NASB) After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

“Adopted and Sealed”

“Adopted and Sealed”

By God’s Word I seek to live each day
By His Spirit I’m adopted and sealed
A joy stirs my heart that’s here to stay
Knowledge of His Truth to me revealed

Now it’s through a darkened lens I see
Existence bound up in time and space
Far from here, an eternal reality for me
Forever to look upon my Savior’s face

His promises to me are true and sure
Reminding me of His grace and love
To be sanctified; to be holy and pure
Is the desire of one born from above

Ephesians 1:5-6 (NASB)
5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB)
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

Galatians 4:6-7 (NASB)
6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

Romans 8:16 (NASB)
16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God

“Prepare For Eternity”

“Prepare For Eternity”

Don’t grasp on too tightly to this world
For its lure and ambition will soon pass
We live this life to prepare for eternity
A Heavenly Kingdom designed to last

To be like Christ; to see Him as He is
Is a future reality words can’t express
To have this mortal put on immortality
Is to be perfected in His righteousness

To be able to worship in full expression
Is a freedom such as we’ve never known
To praise Him; to dwell in His presence
Is the joy of forevermore at His Throne

Dee Minney I John 3:2-3 (NASB)
2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure

Psalms 145:13 (NASB)
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.