Where would you begin if you were preaching a sermon on heaven? Would you go to the words of Job where he said, “If a man die, shall he live again” (Job 14:1-2)? That wouldn’t be a bad place to begin, would it?
Or, would you go to Job’s statement when he said, “Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He flees also like a shadow, and continues not” (Job 14:1-2).
Perhaps, David’s words at Psalms chapter seventeen; verse fifteen would be an especially good starting place. David said, “I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness”. And yet, I have never been able to get all out of that word “satisfied” that I think is in it. Maybe I just don’t know enough about the language. Perhaps, I haven’t found the right source. The Greek word which is translated “satisfied” in our English Bible means “glutted, overfilled or stuffed”. When I awake in thy likeness [Heaven] I will be overfilled with gladness.
For a long time I have believed that heaven will be “God’s big surprise party” for us. We live in God’s Garden of Beauty. Where we live, we can enjoy the beauty of God’s creation every day; all of the time. I have visited a lot of places in this world and I have ...
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..., but he who does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16) That will put you into Christ (Gal. 3: 27) where you can “walk in the light” (I John 1:5-10).
Step five is to remain faithful. “Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Rev. 2:10). And you can enjoy the promise of eternal life. (I John 5:11).
Regardless of where you stand in relationship to your obedience concerning the Lord’s commands, that’s exactly where you must begin.
If you are not a believer you must do what Paul told the jailor to do. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Acts 16: 30)
Those who are already believers are required to “repent” as Peter preached on Pentecost. (Acts 2: 38)
Having believed (Mark 16: 16), repented of sins (Luke 13: 3) and confessed faith in the Son of God (Romans 10: 10), a person is ready to be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2: 38)
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