Longing for a heavenly body

13 I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 2 Peter 1:13-14 (NASB) 

Unlike Peter, the Lord has not made it clear to me the putting off of my body is imminent (see the passage above). However, I do not deny that my desire for the ending of this tabernacling in this earthly tent grows deeper with each skirmish or battle in the Truth War. I am not overly sad here….

I am in very good shape for my age, but with each step in spiritual maturity, the natural byproduct of standing firm in the hot parts of the battle, I find that my joy is in the heavenly perspective rather than in anything in the temporal with the only exception being in my personal relationships and fellowship with family and friends and fellow warriors. In 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, the Apostle Paul declares to us the incredible utility that comes to true believers through the Cross of Christ. In this, he shows us how we should prepare ourselves unto it, by whom, and to what end. As we fight the good fight, stand firm in the face of the growing apostasy consuming the visible church, God is not unaware of what is going on. He knows our thoughts and the intents of our hearts. He knows what our motives are. Therefore…   View article →