Thursday, June 2, 2016

Have You Made Your Reservations Yet? If Not, What are You Waiting For?

What do you truly desire in this life? Does truth survive? What would it be like to live in perfect peace? How can you be happy forever? Will love last forever? There is a great future ahead of you if, your faith is in Jesus Christ!

Everything is going to be different when we come home, because when we get to heaven, our faith will no longer be needed.

Revelation 21:3 ~ "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God."

Do you ever struggle with your faith? I know I do.

Romans 10:17 ~ "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."

Our faith here is increased the more we hear the Word of God, whether reading our Bibles, going to church and listening to pastors preach, listening to Christian radio programs, but I'm sure you get the meaning. Are there times when your faith is stretched? When you find yourself questioning God about something happening in your life, a friend or family members or even in the world? This world is so messed up, the real question should be why not!

Most people these days question whether our food is real or not. You see it labeled from gluten-free, sugar-free, carb-free, organic, farm raised, hormone and antibiotic free, even GMO-free, so where does that leave us when we walk into a grocery store and go to pick up an apple. Is it real or genetically modified or pumped full of chemicals we are being told what is in them or sprayed over them any more. So what is real?

Yet one day, it will ALL be corrected. Our faith simply won't be needed. Nothing hidden will be invisible to us any longer. The habitation or dwelling place for us is being prepared.

John 14:2-3 ~ "In my Father's house are many rooms (mansions). If it were not so, would I have told you that I got to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."

If the Lord can make this creation in a matter of days, then imagine what heaven will look like if Jesus has been working on it for more than 2000 years. God could have done it all in one day, but Jesus has been building this since He left.

2 Corinthians 12:3-4 ~ "And I know that this man was caught up into paradise - whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows - and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter."

2 Corinthians 4:18, 5:1-2 ~ "as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent, we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling"

You will see that the light and life emanate from Jesus.

The curse will be done away with.

Revelation 21:4 ~ "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

This is by far my favorite verse in the Bible. It gives me hope when we look at the world today. When a family member who believes in Jesus dies. It is what I live for to this very day. One day it will all be made right, and for now, we have to deal with the consequences of sin in this world and the impact the enemy has on our life. It was always God's desire that man be blessed and happy. Jesus paid for our ticket to get to heaven. Why in the world would you ever want to pass it up? You can't purchase your own ticket, you have to get it from Him. Take the ticket! What are you waiting for?

Genesis 3:17 ~ "And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;"

Were Adam and Eve originally perfect? Was the Garden of Eden perfect at first? Yes! They sinned, but Jesus cancelled the debt, when He went to the cross. Sin interrupted it, but God's going to restore it.

Everything is going to be different because the past will all be left behind.

Revelation 21:4b ~ "for the former things have passed away."

In the Greek the word for passing away is aperchomai - it means to leave behind, or to sail away in the opposite direction, to go off and away from. This will be a final farewell, a good riddance ' bye-bye' to difficult things.

God said it, I believe it, that settles it. That is how we hear that saying, but it should say, "God said it, that settles it." It doesn't matter whether we believe it or not, because one day all this will come to pass and our past will go away forever, never to be brought up in our thoughts ever again, forever! It will set sail without us.

Isn't that worth taking the ticket and booking your trip now for? 

1 comment:

LV said...

Thank you for all the wonderful and inspiring work you do. You always make it so easy to understand, if we would apply it.