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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WHY SHOULD WE THINK ABOUT HEAVEN?


One of the Bibles greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven and Heaven is our ultimate home. 

1 Peter 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade, kept in heaven for you.

The very first verse in Genesis says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” In fact, fifty four of the sixty six books in the Bible mention Heaven. Remember: the Bible is our only authoritative source of information about Heaven.

Shortly before Jesus was arrested and crucified on the cross, He told His disciples that after His death they should not be discouraged because He would live again. He then assured them He would return home to His Father in Heaven to prepare an eternal home for all who would believe in Him. He said, “In my Fathers house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.” Then He left His promise: “I am going to Heaven to prepare a place for you… that you also may be where I am” (John 14:2-3)

The Bible doesn’t tell us everything we’d like to know about Heaven, but the Bible does tell us everything we need to know about Heaven while we are here on earth. We should believe what the Bible says about Heaven and take comfort from its promise that we can spend eternity with Jesus Christ in His heavenly dwelling. If someone asks you about Heaven, you can say with assurance “We know that if the earthly body we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1) What a promise! What a destiny! 

You are almost through with your assignment here on earth, your roughest part is right now, but after this there is nothing but joy. The Lord is always with you, always helping you! Soon there will be no more crying and no more pain. Down here on earth we are just passing through. The Bible tells us to think about everything God has prepared for us up there in Heaven. Think about Heaven all the time! 

Say this with me: Lord I pray that you remind me of my home with you. Remind me to set my heart and my mind to where you are in Heaven, where my future is with you Lord.

Why should we be thinking about Heaven? 

Because our Father is there, our Lord is there, our family is there, our friends are there, our house is there, and our treasures are there!



(We are also reading from the book My Time in Heaven by Richard Sigmund.)






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