Jesus created a ripple effect for here-and-now living that continues to the end of the New Testament. Today I offer only a scratch-the-surface illustration through a few mountain-peak passages where living in the now is emphasized…
Paul: “And now faith, hope, and love abide…” (1Corinthians 13:13).
Hebrews: “Jesus Christ is’the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
James: “The Lord is compassionate and merciful” (James 4:16).
Peter: “Now you are God’s people…Now you have received mercy” (1 Petr 2:10).
John: “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are” (1John 3:2).
Jude: “to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and , authority, before all time and now and forever” (v 25)
Revelation: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah” (Revelation 12:10).
These few passages will ignite your discovery of
numerous other ones that bring everything included in the Gospel to bear in the present moment.