Not that we have already attained; we’re not perfected as yet. "Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation..." Isaiah 9:1. We now have hope! It is not the same as we were ignorant of God. But now we believe and this hope we have is the anchor of the soul, and we press on like Paul, that we may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of us.
He said, "I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind," Philippians 3:14-16.
Always remember, "'The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts. 'And in this place I will give peace,' says the LORD of hosts."Haggai 2:9.
We’ve a better glory, better than that of angels; better covenant, better than of the old covenant; better sacrifice, better than of animals; and better promises, and a better hope.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this - for you and me Christ was born, and through Him we will be saved and will have peace, for unto us he was born, His name is called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end.
Unto us, He will give peace.
God bless you,
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