Experience in View of the End; Future of the Christian

John 17:14  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Beloved brother,
I am much better through the goodness of God. There is a change in me at the end of this nearness of death, not in doctrine, not in my views. In all that nothing is changed, all is confirmed: it is a sweet thought that all that I have taught has been of God. But I have much more deeply the consciousness of belonging to another world. I had it indeed already by faith, but I have the feeling of being of it. I do not know when He will take me, and up to this moment I am doing, as always, what my strength allows. To watch and pray is necessary as in the past, but what the beloved Savior has said is beyond it, " They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world"; and from whence was He? In this respect there is a sensible change—and I wait.