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“Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise. The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory.”-Isaiah 60: 18-19
We look around the world, indeed our own country, and we see violence and destruction in it daily. And it all weighs on our hearts. We can’t help but wonder just what kind of world our children will inherit.
But then we turn to the pages of God’s Word and we are reminded that our Hope is in God, not in this world. And one day, we will return home and worry no more. And our children will have that same path way open to them! 🙂
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.:”-Romans 8:28
In dark times, bad things happen. Sometimes bad things happen to good people or even those we love. But it is important to remember two things. One, God will always find a way to work any bad situation to the “good of those who have been called according to his purpose.”
There is something else that is really important to remember. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and put their Trust in Jesus will go to Heaven no matter what! There is no power on this earth or anywhere else that can stop us from going to Heaven to be with Jesus and each other!
“The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”-Psalm 145:13
“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” – Matthew 24:10-13
Sounds a lot like today. But it may be a slower process than we think for there is one verse in the Bible that lets us know that the end may not be quite yet:
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” – Matthew 24:14
However, we do not know when the day and hour is that Jesus will return, so we need to Be Ready:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”-Matthew 24:36
So we need toPrepare, Pray and Be Ready, because it will come!
There is a white Cross in bright light up on the top of the hill. The entire hill is covered in light. The hill floor itself is covered in the greenest grass I ever saw. A thick carpet of grass. There is no pain there. And there is no fatigue. And as I knelt with Mary to pray, I saw that the hill had people kneeling in prayer to Jesus all over the hill. And I saw others that I know were definitely still alive on earth praying there as well.
Difficult times are coming, ask Jesus how to go there to rest and to pray.
This is important because our earth will become a place of darkness, but Heaven will remain a Place of Light. And since Heaven is a Place of Light and Heaven is our Home, no matter how dark our lives on earth grow, we will spend eternity in Light 🙂
This is where our Hope IS!
Heaven is more than any of us can imagine. It’s hard to explain Heaven, but think of all of the things you do and now think of them always going well and never having any fear! Imagine a flower touched by light and how beautiful it is! Now imagine flowers touched with God’s Light 🙂
For example, when we pick an apple or buy one. Many of us wash it, in case it has “germs”. And we do this for all the fruit we get, grapes, pears, strawberries, blueberries… But in Heaven, we will not need to wash anything and the fruit warmed by God’s light will taste so amazing :).
The gardens will be more colorful and more fragrant than we have ever seen! The colors of the flowers will be more brilliant; the fragrance will be so beautiful and exactly what we wish for.
In Heaven, we will not have to walk, if we do not wish, to go to the next beautiful site, because we will be able to simply think of it and be there.
The river will be touched by God’s light and the light will dance on it making it astoundingly beautiful! We will be able to drink straight from it with no fear of getting germs or becoming ill.
Sense a pattern here? There are no fears or fatigue or worries or pain or illness in Heaven. When we come Home, we leave all of them behind!
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”-Revelation 21:4
There will be animals in Heaven. Dogs, lions, elephants, horses, zebras…And they will be so happy! We will never need to fear an animal for they shall be happy. And not only that, we will be able to ride any of them 🙂
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6-9
Heaven is not some misty place where we do nothing. Heaven will be filled with awe inspiring grand adventures! And when we are done for the day (so to speak), there will be a wonderful Home for us to go to 🙂
“In My Father’s house are many mansions;” – (Jesus) John 14:2
We will be able to jump from the highest waterfall to the river with no fear! (Remember how our mother’s always said be careful that the water is deep enough lest we hit our head, lol). That won’t apply anymore, the water will always be just right!
We need never fear death, for death is just the door to Heaven. God will send His Angels to get us or come Himself. Even on our journey Home; we will not be alone!
“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
If we truly choose to accept Jesus as our Savior, if we love Jesus and follow Him, we WILL go to Heaven.
We need not fear anything on this earth, for Heaven is our true Home.
So often we hear the question asked, “What happens to people who do not believe in Jesus?”
So let me be clear, the only way to Heaven is through the acceptance of Jesus Christ and Following Him. That’s the only safe way, it’s the only way written about in the Bible.
Do we, as human beings who love others, hope that God makes an acception for some. Of course we do 😊. Because we are just human beings. But if we truly love that person, then we need to be honest with them and tell them the Truth of Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible. Because Pastor Schaeffer is right, Jesus warned us about Hell because He loved us and didn’t want us to go there. We need to do the same for those we love.
And Jesus told us how to get to Heaven, a place He prepared for us, for the same reason. He loves us. And we know that is true, because no one would suffer so for someone they didn’t love 😊
A friend of mine asked me what happens to people in countries who are not Christian, such as the Middle East? Jesus has appeared to many people in countries such as these, and will continue to do so until He comes again. To assume that people in other countries have not had the opportunity to know and accept Jesus is a mistake. We really don’t know what Christ does in other countries.
And this is also where Trust comes in. We know that Jesus loves us All, no matter where we live. Just as we know that God is Merciful and Just. When it comes to others, we need to Trust that God will do what is right by All people, because we know that God Loves All People.
And we need to recognize that people make their choice-Heaven or Hell, during this life on earth. And as much as we may wish to, we don’t get to make it for them, because it is a choice God gave them.
There are those who would attempt to discourage us from sharing the Great News Of Jesus Christ. Don’t let them, for it IS Great News. For Jesus has not only made a way to Heaven for us, He will help us in this life as well 😊
I wish I could find a way to share with you the joy and peace that comes from being in God’s Presence. I wish I could share with you how I get there. But the truth is-Joy and Peace are God’s Gifts to us. They “come” to us, when God sends them 🙂
There’s no magic word or prayer. There’s no “quick fix”. I didn’t always have them; but I do now. Christ’s Gift.
The only thing I can share with you from my personal experience are two things. One if you keep following Christ, joy and peace will come to you.
Second, when they do come, Joy and Peace will not necessarily be yours 24/7. This is earth and we live in a fallen world. But they will be there when you need them, and even sometimes when you don’t.
God’s Mercy on us, a small part of Heaven here on earth 😊
“For we walk by faith, not by sight”-2 Corinthians 5:7
Sometimes it can be hard to keep going. We look at the news, the world, the growth of atheism and witchcraft. It can seem dark indeed.
But we do not “walk” according to what we see in this world; we walk according to what we “see” in God’s world. And what we “see” in God’s world has not changed. Heaven still exists, it always will. And it is still our forever home and always will be. God will still answer our prayers; He always will. And He will still rescue us-even if it is sometimes from ourselves.
There’s no doubt the upcoming election concerns us all. But we also need to remember that God still loves us. God always will. And nothing that occurs in this world can change that!