One of the deceiverís tricks is the one that makes us think that somehow heaven isnít going to be that great. Satan even convinces people that Hell is going to be a big party. I know that because Iíve actually heard people say that they will know all their friends in Hell and how fun it will be. The Hell explained in the bible isnít anything like a party. And the heaven explained in the bible is beyond what we can even imagine! I mean, really, do you think we have a better imagination than God? We have written stories that have a better ending than the one God is writing? We dream better dreams than God can dream?
I ask you to take a look outside. If you live in a city, Iím not talking about the concrete and glass buildings and streets. Iím talking about the wonders of the world, the beaches in the tropics, the canyons of majesty, the mountains that reach up to the sky, the forests and the water falls in the midst of them, the tropical fish, the breathtaking beauty of a landscape seen from a high vantage point in the middle of a jungle, and all the myriads of things that make us goggle at the beauty of it. Do you really think that the God that created the human form in such a way that a kiss is so delicious would give us a place called ďheavenĒ and it would be less wonderful than what we already experience here in this life? Have you seen any of the photos taken from the hubble or another telescope? The evidence of the majesty of God is the beauty and scope of His amazing, marvelous and incomprehensibly awesome creation!
When God created man, the heavens rejoiced! The angels jumped for joy at His marvelous creation!
Imagine how God felt when His creation turned on Him. The pain of a jilted lover probably doesnít even compare. Imagine how in love with us our Lord is when we come back to Him! Imagine the tears of joy He will shed when we stand face to face with Him! Do you think we wonít have anything we want or that weíll be at all even capable of sadness?
Rev 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
God created man is His image. Besides food, water and air, what is the one thing human beings canít live without? Other people. When people are isolated completely they go crazy and will eventually die. Solitary confinement is used as a form of punishment because it wreaks terrible on the soul. If we are made in Godís image, then we are like God. To me, that means that God wants our companionship! He doesn't need anything, but He wants to be with us and spend eternity with us! He wants to walk and talk with us and dwell among us just as He says that He will in Rev 7:15. He wants us to love Him and worship Him. When you think about how much He loves us and what Heís done to rescue us, itís actually hard not to love Him. I canít wait to start the rest of eternity with God! He is, after all, the creator of all things. Imagine the things He will show us!
Gal 4:7 Wherefore
thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through
We are the heirs of God! Not servants, not peons, but sons (and daughters) and heirs of God through Jesus Christ!
Matt 13:44 Again, the
kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath,
and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant
man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price,
went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
The kingdom of heaven is like a great treasure of tremendous value and beauty!
Matt 7:11 If ye then,
being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall
your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
How much will our loving God give us? I canít even imagine!
Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me, for that sacrifice, for the mercy and compassion you have for us, for the life you give us! I love you, Jesus, because you first loved me!