Archive for the ‘Heaven’ Category

Traveling

May 1, 2018

Outside of the USA, we find difficulties because of language, culture, weather difference and living accommodations. The area may be beautiful, the people great, and the food delicious, but it is not our home, we are just visiting. When we come back to our home we are happy because there is no place like home. That is how we as Christians should view our time here on earth. There may be difficulties, but we have Blessings also. We are just passing through. Someday we will reach our heavenly home and we will be joyful and glad to reach our final destination. To spend eternity with Jesus will be coming home.

John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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Who is your Identity in?

April 25, 2018

Identification is more than our picture, our name or our actions. Our identity goes deep into our being, our soul. Have you ever felt lost in who you are? Genesis 2:7 says, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” That is where our identity started. As we discover God and learn who He is and how He loves us, we realize we have a choice to accept Him, trusting Him to be our Heavenly Father. It is then we can choose to have our identity in Christ for eternity. Matthew 16:26 says, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

If you question your identity being in Christ, please my friend, acknowledge and admit that you have sin in your life, believe that Jesus died for you, that He was buried and was raised from the dead. He is in Heaven giving you the opportunity to trust in Him. All you need to do is call upon His name. Romans 10:13, “For whosoever(you) shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

You can be 100% where your identity is. Mine is IN CHRIST.

Billy Graham Quote

February 23, 2018

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”

Billy Graham went home to meet his Savior this week and he will be missed. He was instrumental in thousands of people coming to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Lost and Found

December 29, 2017

Have you ever lost something special to you and frantically searched for it until it was found? Maybe your car keys and you cannot go anywhere or your child’s favorite toy and he will not go to sleep without it. Jesus spoke many times in parables about things that were lost and found. He was getting us to understand that until we accept Him as our Savior we are lost and have no hope of Heaven. Jesus came to find you and me and payed the price with His own life on the cross and rose again that we might be saved. Are you lost or found?

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

People Watching

December 5, 2017

Do you like to watch people. Some are tall, others short, some thin others heavy. We see the mothers with small children to the elderly which have a hard time getting around. People of all colors, from the very fair skin to the darkest golden brown. Some dress in expensive clothing while others are tattered, and some wear hardly any clothes at all. What a variety of people on the earth and God gave life to them all. However, that He gave them life at birth does not mean they will live with Him in Heaven for all eternity. To get to Heaven no matter what their status on earth they (and you) must be born again.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Heaven, Our Permanent Home

October 10, 2017

Walking into my home after a week away was so wonderful. “Home is were the heart is” is an old saying but true. However, as a Christian we should be looking for our permanent home, Heaven. There we will see our wonderful Savior, Jesus. We will be with our loved ones who have gone on before. Also, we will meet the people that we have had the privilege of leading to the Lord. Or will we go in empty handed with no one because we failed to witness to our family, friends or neighbors? Will the Lord say to us, “Well done thou good and faithful servant”? Let us get busy and tell as many people as possible about this beautiful place that we will be going to when the Lord calls us home.

Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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Home Sweet Home

August 9, 2017

Have you ever been away from home for awhile. Vacation, business trip or travel. Then it is time to go “home”. What great anticipation. You may live in a mansion or a small cottage, but whatever the property it is still home. As Christians we should have the same love and anticipation for our heavenly home, Heaven. Waiting for us there is Jesus, our loved ones who have gone on before us, and wonders we cannot even imagine. Jesus said:

John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Street of Gold

May 2, 2017

Looking for gold? Heaven’s streets are paved with it.

Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

God’s Time

November 6, 2016

Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Did you remember to set your clock back? When the time changes twice a year from standard to daylight saving time and back again, our bodies take a few days to get on schedule. Many of us would like to see the time not change. Man decided we can change time but there is still 24 hours in a day, created by God. The sun rises and sets, there is light and darkness and seasons. 

Sometimes God may laugh at us thinking we can think we change time but the real change will come when we walk on the streets of gold and there will be no night there. Jesus will be the light. 

Revelations 23-27 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. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there

Well Done

September 12, 2016

This past week, Rick, Grace and Evie (son-in-law and 2 daughters) helped Carolyn Curtis paint the inside of her home. It was a long tedious job and took an entire week before the job was completed but the work and effort was entirely worth it. The transformation of the home after many years is amazing. A job well done.

When we meet Jesus, He will look at the work we have done for Him here on earth. Will His comment be to you, “Well done, thy faithful servant” or “Depart from me I never knew you”? 

Born again Christians have a responsibility to Him to obey and do the work He has called us to do. Unsaved people sometimes do “good works” thinking that is enough to get them into heaven. When I stand before Him, I want to hear, Well Done. How about you?

Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.