|HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE|
Pastor Bill Marks, Christian Fellowship, Potchefstroom (018) 293 1608 or 082 260 5965
Heaven is a real place, as real as any known country or city. Christ (the Messiah) said, “In my Father’s House are many mansions” (John 14:2). Heaven is love. All hatred, animosity, jealousy and strife will be done away with. In Heaven we will be reunited with our saved loved ones. It is our eternal abiding place, the home of believers, where love and Christ abide.
Every reference in the Word of God concerning going to Heaven mentions going “UP”. Jesus went ‘up’ (Acts 1:9); Elijah went ‘up’ (2 Kings 2:11); Paul was caught ‘up’ (2 Cor. 12:2).
In Heaven we will know our loved ones and they will know us. It is a place of perfection. We’ll be without sin, or the memory of sin. No doubt we will recognize others whom we have never met, just as the disciples recognized Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration. Matthew 17:3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with Him. No doubt Christ will reveal to us the very person who prayed for us, or who led us to Christ. Our knowledge there will be far greater than it is now.
Death, Pain, Sorrows, Tears, ALL GONE! “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Rev. 21:4).
A lovely song says: “There’s no disappointment in Heaven, No weariness, sorrow or pain; No hearts that are bleeding and broken, No songs with a minor refrain.”
Jesus is preparing Heaven for us. “I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). Jesus is the Bridegroom coming to fetch His bride: all those who are saved, born again, and who love the Lord Jesus!
HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN
JESUS is the way to Heaven! Salvation is of God. Salvation requires divine forgiveness and no one but God can forgive sin. “Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Luke 5:21) AII men need salvation! “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). God, in His infinite love paid the penalty Himself. “But God demonstrates His own love for as, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Are you prepared to meet God? Or are you simply drifting along, thinking you will risk it, and face whatever comes, whenever it comes? Can you be sure that you will arrive at that glorious place? Come to the Lamb of God now, confessing you are a sinner, needing His grace and salvation. Just as I am, without one plea, But that Your blood was shed for me, And that You bid me come to Thee, 0 Lamb of God, I come! I COME!
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