God as All in All

   
    Scripture
As a lost person I thought primarily only of myself… and I gloried in myself!   Ephesians 5:29 – For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it
When God redeemed me I thought mainly of my personal salvation … and I gloried in God’s love for me!   Galatians 2:20 – am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Then I studied more Scripture and learned of the body of Christ … and I gloried in God’s love for the saints!   Revelation 21:2 – And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Then I studied more and learned about the lost and witnessing … and I gloried in God’s love for the lost!   2 Corinthians 5:19 – Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Then I studied more and learned about my brethren giving their lives for the gospel … and I gloried in God’s love in the saints for the lost!   Acts 1:8 – But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Then I studied more and learned prophecy of the end of the age … and I gloried in God’s sovereignty!   Matthew 24
Then I studied more and learned about the “lost 10 tribes” and saw in history their prophetic fulfillment even though today … and I gloried in God’s promises to Abraham roughly 4500 years ago!   Isaiah 55:5 – Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. Exodus 48:19
Then I studied more and learned about the jubile and how God wants us to experience a personal jubile … and I gloried in God’s ways of reconciliation, restitution, and forgiveness!   Jeremiah 34:8-10 – This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them…
Then I studied more and learned about the creation jubile from Genesis 9:8-17 to Revelation 4:7-8 resulting in God being all in all… and I gloried in God Himself!   1 Corinthians 15:28 – And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
     
     
     
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.    
Jeremiah 9:23-24    
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