By His Grace: Heaven is real
Are you one who questions the existence of heaven or hell?
What happens once you reach either destination? Both are real places, and the latter should be avoided at all cost. What will take place once there shall result in a final judgement.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil."
I have had the privilege to hear testimonies of those who have had near-death experiences. Though each account was different based upon personal interactions with Christ, amazingly each was similar in details, as if validating the event. And everyone was instructed to go back and share what was seen and heard. Have you ever wondered what heaven would be like?
Allow me to share what awaits you at the coming of Christ if only you believe…
From Colossians 3:4 and other biblical passages, When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. For it is written, I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to Himself. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its 12 kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald. And the 12 gates were 12 pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass. After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
It is written, Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Question: Where do you want to dwell for eternity? If heaven is your answer then by your own free will, you accept Christ as lord and savior. Allow me to extend an invitation to experience his wonderful love and all that it brings with it. This has nothing to do with religion and all to do with a relationship.
Please repeat this prayer: "Lord Jesus, forgive my sins I committed against you. I believe Jesus died for my sins and has risen again. Please come into my life and heart and lead the way. I confess you as my lord and savior from this day forward. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Welcome into the family of Christ.
May the lord keep you and bless you continuously. Shalom, go in peace.
Bible references: 2 Corinthians 5:10; Colossians 3:4; Philippians 3:20-21; Revelation 21:7; 1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV; Revelation 22:1-5 ESV; Revelation 21:19; Revelation 21:21; Revelation 7:9-10; Matthew 5:8 ESV. To obtain the full benefits of each verse, please read the five verses before and after each verse.
-- Edith Nevis can be reached at 857-2200 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.