Registered: Feb 2006
Posted December 12th, 2007 02:08 AM IP
We have numerous threads here that speak about Hell and I would like to start one that speaks about our future home , Heaven.
I want to post a glimpse of what a child of the King can expect in Glory!
Folks , Heaven is real!
Many liars will tell you it's not and try to convince you it's only a man-made fairy tale.
Why would they do that?
Because misery loves company.
They only say this because they aren't going themselves.
Pay the scoffers no attention!
Jesus said in the Book of John :
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
We can be sure we have a heavenly home awaiting us and I can hardly wait to get there!
I still have work to do here until that day that I am called Home or Christ comes back for me but either way one fine day I'm going up to be with Jesus!
Some of you may know that I recently purchased a new earthly home.
Before I signed any papers I wanted to know as much about my new home as possible.
I live in what I call my "dream home" here on earth.
It's nice but there's no comparison to what I've got over yonder.
By comparison this earthly home is in a low rent district , in the ghetto so to speak.
Sin , sickness , death and strife is abundant where I live now.
It's under a curse of decay.
Rot and ruin awaits.
I'm constantly performing maintenance just to keep modest living standards here ; but I have another home where the moth and rust doesn't corrupt , and where thieves can't break through and steal.
I still owe a bundle on this earthly home and there's always a chance the property could be foreclosed and I could lose it.
This is not so with my Heavenly home because the deed already has my name on it and promised to me for eternity!
Can't no one or thing take it away!
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
It was nearly 12 years ago , I inherited this heavenly home.
I'll say it again...I inherited this mansion!
It was given to me!
Hard to believe isn't it?
People have a tough time believing that God would just give it to me without any merits on my part.
I assure you , it was free with no stipulations attached ; thanks to Jesus Christ!
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Let me tell you about my Heavenly Home!
I've never seen it , never saw photos of it , never attended a grand opening of it but I have nothing to worry about because I know it's there!
And better yet ; what I'm getting is beyond what the human mind can imagine.
I don't have to worry about the foundation being built on the shifting sands.
I don't have to worry about getting a termite inspection.
I don't have to worry about getting "fire insurance".
I don't have to get an inspection to make sure it passes any codes because I have faith in the Master Builder.
Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God
The Builder has given me a glimpse of what my new home will be like , what my neighborhood and surrounding area will look like and it's beyond my wildest expectations!
And well beyond anything I deserve I might add!
God said it was in a city with a whole bunch of people just like me and that they share the same interests I have!
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
I expect a lot of noise around my heavenly home!
A bunch of shouting at all hours of the day and .....well.....there's no darkness there but if there were , we would be shouting all through the night as well!
Have you ever realized this?
There will be no shadows in Heaven.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
Heaven is something like a retirement home for Christians because we finally have peace and rest inside It's walls.
Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Oh yeah , the walls! These you have got to see!
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
As beautiful as the streets of gold , the gates of pearl and the walls of jasper will be ; the Center Piece of the City is the main attraction.
Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
A worship service that will last for eternity!
Just to meet Jesus and tell Him , thank You for my salvation , and to be able to fall at His nail scarred feet and hold His nail scarred hands in worship will be worth it all ; and if there were nothing else in that City ; that would be enough!
I know a lot of people there right now.
I have friends and family that's already gone on to be with Jesus.
To be reunited with them in that environment and to never be separated again is going to be awesome!
I know a Christian lady who lost her baby son in a car accident.
She's suffered emotionally since then but to see her face when she gets her child back never to part with him again is going to be shouting material!
Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection
I could sit here all day and night with ten Webster Dictionaries and still not find all the words to describe Heaven with all it's grandeur and glory so I'll close this for now.
I do want to ask every man , woman and child that reads this a question and I hope you'll respond in this thread.
If you were to die today , would you have one of these mansions in Glory with your name above the door?
There's no reason not to!
All you have to do is change your mind about who God is and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour.
Accept the perfect sacrifice that Christ made on the cross as the atonement for your sins and transgressions against God.
It's easy and it's free to "whosoever will" will ask Christ into their heart and life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
There's only one reason Christ has not returned.
The bride is not yet complete.
However the next person that gets on his knees , bows his head and asks God for forgiveness could complete the bride and you would be left out!
Left out and YOU would have to endure tribulations and sorrows like none that's ever been experienced on the face of this earth or worse yet , you could passed from this earth before that time without ever knowing Christ as your Saviour and never receiving salvation.
Remember ; You're only one heartbeat away from eternal life.
Heaven or Hell
Which will you make your home?
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
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