I don’t suppose it’s simply because I’m over the hill that I’m trying ahead to that “Mansion Over the Hilltop”.
The author of Hebrews tells us in God’s Corridor of Religion chapter that Abraham, “regarded for a metropolis which has foundations whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:Sept. 11) All believers in Christ are to view themselves as pilgrims passing by way of to the everlasting heavenly metropolis.
For a lot of of God’s kids the previous gospel music expresses our sentiments – “Heaven’s Sounding Sweeter all of the Time”. The knowledge of judgement, the eager for heaven, the dread of hell, the reassurance of everlasting life needs to be a central, life-sustaining conviction of all folks.
Take into account this acrostic of HEAVEN.
HOLY is the realm and ambiance of heaven. “They usually relaxation not day and evening saying, ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was and is and is to return.” (Revelation 4:8-14) Nothing vile, unclean, or unholy can enter heaven. Are you able to think about the pure intoxicating ambiance of heaven?
ETERNAL is the measure of heaven. Issues on the earth come to an finish. Heaven is ceaselessly. “Then we that are alive and stay shall be caught up along with them within the clouds, to satisfy the Lord within the air: and so, we could ever by with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 22:5)
ALMIGHTY God is seated on his throne. All will bow down and worship him. (Revelation 4:1-11) I anticipate the promise, “They usually shall see his face and his identify will probably be on their foreheads.” (Revelation 4:5)
VICTORY is realized in heaven. No extra will we battle with temptation nor give in to sin, melancholy, or doubts. “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the phrase of their testimony; they didn’t love their lives a lot as to shrink from demise.” (Revelation 12:11)
ENTRANCE to heaven is just by way of the slim gate. (Matthew 7:14) Jesus is the door, “I’m the way in which . . . no man comes unto the Father however by me.” (John 14:1-6)
No extra darkness, ache, demise, tears, or separation. (Revelation 21:3-7)
Sure, heaven is sounding sweeter on a regular basis. Is heaven your vacation spot and delight? “For God so beloved the world that he gave his solely begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish however have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Pastor Cliff Sanders
Glad Tidings Meeting of God, Moberly, MO