~ Mere Words Cannot Describe 3 Biblical Things ~
God’s Indescribable Gift ~ “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
The Believer’s Inexpressible Joy ~ “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:6-9).
Heaven’s Inexpressible Words ~ “It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me” (2 Corinthians 12:1-6).
Summary ~ These three are interrelated as they describe the progression of the Christian’s journey: first they receive the indescribable gift of salvation (a past, present, and future reality), causing them to experience the inexpressible joy (never ending from the time of accepting the free gift), and ultimately they will reach their inexpressible eternal home in heaven (a wonderful eternal future lies ahead).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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