By Chris Powers-
Here's the picture for today. I'm reading through Revelation as part of my morning times and was struck today by the truth that we will share the destiny of our God (big or little "g"). Humans seemed to be created such that, whatever they worship, they image (theologian GK Beale presents this idea most clearly)....
So, our sanctification (becoming like Christ) is fueled by our beholding and enjoying the glory of God in Christ (2 Cor.3:18), while our "diabolification" is fueled by our beholding and enjoying the God-opposing things of the world (Romans 6:19a, 2 Peter 2:19-20, etc.).
In like manner, we will share the eternal destiny of our God....either the joy of fellowship within the Trinity that has eternal been the gladness of God Himself (John 17) OR the horrors of being eternally an enemy of God, eternally the object of His love's war against all that opposes the Beloved, aka, of His wrath.
An awesome, hopeful and sobering truth.
So, below are the relevant verses and short explanation.
Revelation 20 "(10)...the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire...(15) And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."
Revelation 3:21, "The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne."
To our joy or horror, we share the destiny of the one we worship.