Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

I John 3:1-3 (KJV)

See what an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! For this reason, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, we are [even here and] now children of God, and it is not yet made clear what we will be [after His coming]. We know that when He comes and is revealed, we will [as His children] be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is [in all His glory]. And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless).

I John 3:1-3 (AMP)

The Crown of Righteousness – Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

(2 Timothy 4:8)

Our victory is Jesus Christ.

Our life is Jesus Christ.

Our glory is Jesus Christ.

Our hope for Jesus’ glorious

return purifies us. And

those who joyfully await

His return will receive the

majestic Crown of Righteousness.

Oh, Christ-follower be careful

when you minimize and scoff

at the absolute surety and

doctrinal beauty, joy, and hope

of the rapture of all true believers.

Even though we know not the

hour of the return of Jesus Christ,

His Word is true and Yeshua is coming!

I can’t wait. How about you?