Glories that Would Follow
"Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow." - 1 Peter 1:10-11
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." - Hebrews 13:8
Just as you are the same person (the same soul hanging out in an aging body), Christ's Holy Spirit is eternally the same. I think that's why we get so surprised when we find ourselves leaving decades behind - we are the same eternal soul we've always been, but our bodies and the world around us has changed dramatically. In the same way, I maintain that the reason why we have such difficulty keeping track of time is that our souls were made to exist outside of time (at least that's my excuse!). Likewise, so is the Spirit of Jesus. When Jesus comes to dwell in you, He doesn't change based on the calendar, He doesn't waiver His message with the culture - He is Himself. So for us, and prophets separated by thousands of years, we have the same imprint on our hearts. Deep cries out to deep (Psalm 42:7). Let's take in that wonder! Truly captivating! For us, how can we serve as Christ's ambassadors in this age? Because the same Spirit of the great prophets of old lives in you!