Monday, May 21, 2007
"I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU"
Matthew 11:28, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."
After this I beheld and lo, a great crowd which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God, seated upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God. Revelation 7:9-11
When I read these scriptures my heart just fills up with joy. I look so forward to being in the presense of my Lord and Savior. I look forward to bowing down before Him and giving Him all the praise and glory only He deserves. Heaven will be a time of rejoicing a time of true fellowship with the true church. We will all be of one accord then!
(Rev 21:4 NRSV) he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.
(Phil 3:20-21 NRSV) But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
Scripture gives us an idea of what Heaven will be like "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for them that love him." WOW, It sure is going to be exciting! We will enter into the presence of the King or Kings, the Lord or Lords...True royality! We will see the angels around Him, the family of Christ bowing down to the lamb that was slain, all singing and praising His Glory! When you really think of the life we as brothers and sister will share one day, it just brings you to tears!
He that will be knighted must kneel for it, and he that will enter in at the strait gate must crowd for it—a gate made so on purpose, narrow and hard in the entrance, yet, after we have entered, wide and glorious, that after our pain our joy may be the sweeter.
To see God is the promised goal of all our actions and the promised height of all our joys. – Augustine
The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean. JONATHAN EDWARDS
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME!