THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Down here in Louisiana, we sorta pride ourselves on the "southern drawl."
One Friday my friend, received a call from the company for whom he works.
He was told to be in Pennsylvania for work the following Monday.
Naturally, he was in a little bit of a hurry.
A highway patrolman pulled him over for speeding.
The patrolman asked, "Sir, do you have any ID?"
My friend said, " -- 'bout whut?"
1 Cor 2:9-10
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.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The movies and television are just full of ideas about heaven.
Some purport the idea that heaven is gained immediately upon death regardless of how one has lived.
Some propose an alternate spiritual state between earth and heaven where a person is given an opportunity to do "good" and gain heaven.
But the only REAL idea of heaven must be gained from God's revelation in the BIBLE!
To try and imagine heaven (and eternity with God) without His specific revelation is utterly absurd.
God hasn't yet revealed everything to us about heaven.
"...now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face." (1Cor. 13:12)
We do know we won't need electricity.
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." (Rev 21:23)
We also know there will be no marriages in heaven.
"For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage;" (Mark 12:25)
One fantastic thing about heaven is there'll be no more SIN!
Therefore, the RESULTS of sin (pain, sickness, sorrow, death) will be REMOVED!
"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)
But the most wonderful thing about heaven is that JESUS will be there!
We won't have to go to church anymore; we'll be in church CONSTANTLY!
"And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it." (Rev 21:22)
I'm ready to go!