Covenant Chronicles with Chris Lovett

Heaven: Part 3


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*”4. There will be no more fear, no more unbelief, no more abominable things, murders, lies, or witchcraft.

 

The Bible tells us that all who practice such things will be cast into the lake of fire:  “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”  (Revelation 21:8 NKJV).

 

Newspapers reported some time ago that an elderly couple were found dead in their apartment.   This couple was so fearful of being robbed or attacked that they regularly locked the doors to their home and sealed all the windows.   They were so fraught with fear they did this even during summer’s blistering heat, and they ended up suffocating.

 

There will be no such fear in heaven.   Neither will there be any more violence, or murder.   Just recently, a child molester admitted to molesting over two hundred children.   Thank God, in heaven there won’t be any more such abominations.

 

5. There will be no more reason to move in heaven.   My wife and I moved out of one home and into another a number of times in my adult lifetime.   I’m thankful that when we get to heaven, we will never have to move again.   How do I know this?   Jesus tells us,  “Let not your heart be troubled…   2) 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”  (John 14:1-2 NKJV).

 

I recently read of a Christian woman who asked,  “If there will be multitudes in heaven who can’t be numbered, how could God possibly make a habitation for everybody?   How could there be room enough for so many dwellings?”

 

Let us consider Jesus’ words on the subject:  “I go to prepare a place for you.”

 

These words ought to mean something to us.   Some Bible scholars interpret Jesus’ meaning here as “many dwellings.”   That may or may not be accurate.   All I know is this:  If Christ is building it, we can be sure it is something glorious!

 

As we each think about the place our Lord is building for us, we ought not to picture brick buildings, or anything like that.   Rather, His habitations are of another realm altogether.   As humans, we can’t conceive of a realm in which the body passes through all material substances unhindered.  (Jesus did this after His Resurrection, and He says that in heaven our glorified bodies will be like His.)   This is a  realm no scientist has discovered, one vastly different from anything we could comprehend.

 

The important point Jesus makes about heaven is,  “This is home.   You’re going to live eternally where I live.”   “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself;  That where I am, there you may be also.”  (John 14:3 NKJV).   Simply put, there is a home in eternity for each of us.   And, Jesus says in essence,  “When that day comes — when you’re here with Me — I’ll personally show you what I have built for you.*”

 

We will continue in Part 4.   CHRIS

*This message was delivered at Times Square Church in New York City, April 30, 2007,  By the late David Wilkerson.

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