~~~ Looking Forward To Heaven ~~~
Revelation 21: 1 ~ 8
And I saw a New Heaven and a new earth:
for the First Heaven and the first earth were passed away;
and there was no more Sea.
And I John saw The Holy City, New Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of Heaven,
prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband.
And I heard a Great Voice out of Heaven saying,
Behold, The Tabernacle of God is with men,
and He will dwell with them,
and they shall be His people,
and God Himself shall be with them,
and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
And He that sat upon The Throne said,
Behold, I make all things New.
And He said unto me, Write:
for These Words are True and Faithful.
And He said unto me, It is done.
I AM Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End.
I will give unto him that is athirst of The Fountain of The Water of Life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things;
and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers,
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars,
shall have their part in The Lake which burneth with Fire and Brimstone:
which is the second death.
In this message, although quite different in my approach, you will see I've laid a foundation for Heaven to impact your mind every single day of your life! With so many 'cares of this world that could choke out the riches of Christ', it is the true believer's wisdom, joy and peacefulness to think about the goodness of God and what He says about Heaven.
Nevertheless, when things come to bear on us in this life that cause us fear, hurt, threaten or seek to control us, steal our peace, happiness and well-being from us, we are blessed!! Heaven awaits us. Hallelujah! GOD is always good to us.
Proverbs 10: 22
The Blessing of The Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.
We are at peace when we remember everything here is passing. Our Eternal Home is a wonderful place that is waiting for us and we anticipate its joys! This is the believer's Blessed Assurance. Our life doesn't end here. The believer goes from this life to His Eternal Life Resurrection.
Jesus said, John 5: 24 ~ 29
..Truly, I say unto you, He that heareth My Word,
and Believeth on Him that sent Me,
hath Everlasting Life, and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from Death unto Life.
..Truly, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is,
when the Dead shall Hear The Voice of The Son of God:
and they that hear shall Live.
For as The Father hath Life in Himself;
so hath He given to The Son to have Life in Himself;
And hath given Him Authority to Execute Judgment also,
because He is The Son of man.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming,
in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His Voice,
And shall come forth;
they that have done good, unto The Resurrection of Life;
and they that have done evil,
unto the Resurrection of Damnation.
† Dear hearts, whatever it is that you are dealing with that is seeking to deal you a number, get and keep your mind on the goodness of Jesus Christ and what prices He paid for you because you were that important to God.
† Problems that we each face throughout our life are God's opportunities which try our heart, emotions and allegiance.
We have only to agree with Him as our 1st love ~~ follow His Lead and expectations. Our 'flesh' robs us from this.
Agree with Him, always, following Him in childlike trust.
He knows us as no one does.
We need not do anything to seek His acceptance or approval.
He has already validated our worth on the Cross.
He sees our heart clearly and so do we who love and honor Him.
† One day, for each person on this planet, everything shall change. Instantly and forever.
While residing here, one happening could change the course of the rest of your life's experiences. Choices?
I come to you with The Good News of Heaven itself.
We who have embraced Christ and His teachings, have every reason to rejoice with God because we have His Blessed Assurance.
Isaiah 26: 3 ~ 9
Thou wilt keep him in perfect Peace, whose Mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.
Trust ye in The Lord forever: for in The Lord Jehovah is Everlasting strength:
For He bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, He layeth it low; He layeth it low, even to the ground; He bringeth it even to the dust.
The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
The way of the just is uprightness: Thou, Most Upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
Yea, in the way of Thy Judgments, O Lord, have we waited for Thee;
The desire of our soul is to Thy Name, and to the remembrance of Thee.
With my soul have I desired Thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek Thee early:
For when Thy Judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn Righteousness.
1 John 2: 10 ~ 17
He that loveth his brother abideth in The Light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His Name's sake.
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning.
I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one.
I write unto you, little children, because ye have known The Father.
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning.
I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and The Word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of The Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of The Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth The will (Word) of God abideth Forever.
Philippians 4: 8
(paraphrased) ...Brethren, this is what you are supposed to think about .. because your thoughts will affect your emotions, and your emotions will affect your choices and health;
think about what is true, what is honest, what is just, what is pure and lovely.
think about things that are of good report. This is the way to peace and joyfulness in each day, and this is Virtue.
I encourage you to study the Books of His Prophets in The Bible, along with The Book of Revelation.
This is Divine Wisdom, Knowledge and Truth ~ Perspectives to keep in our mind.
With God Almighty in charge, over this world and The One Who along with each of us, determines our personal Eternity we can victoriously and joyfully overcome any problem, slight, obstacle, trial of your faith, need, and hurt. We are Forever. He is always the same. You can count on Him for that! So, look up. Now, hold my hand as we follow Jesus right into Heaven and its Glorious Joys that await us together there. :)
Revelation 3: 10 ~ 13
Because thou hast kept The Word of My patience,
I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,
which shall come upon all the world,
to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou hast,
that no man take thy crown.
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in The Temple of My God,
and he shall go no more out:
and I will write upon him The Name of My God,
and The Name of The City of My God,
which is New Jerusalem,
which cometh down out of Heaven from My God:
and I will write upon him My New Name.
He that hath an ear,
let him hear what The Spirit saith unto the churches.
Jesus said in John 3: 15 ~ 18
... whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Eternal Life.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through Him might be saved.
He that believeth on Him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the Name of the Only Begotten Son of God.
Jesus said in 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.
Revelation 1: 7, 8
Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him,
and they also which pierced Him:
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him.
I AM Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The Ending, saith The Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, The Almighty.
Revelation 12: 10, 11
And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven,
Now is come Salvation, and Strength, and The Kingdom of our God,
and The Power of His Christ:
for the accuser of our brethren is cast down,
which accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by The Blood of The Lamb,
and by The Word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 5: 1 ~ 10
And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on The Throne a Book
written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice,
Who is worthy to open The Book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man in Heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth,
was able to open The Book, neither to look thereon.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy
to open and to read The Book,
neither to look thereon.
And one of the elders saith unto me,
Weep not: behold, The Lion of the tribe of Juda, The Root of David,
hath prevailed to open The Book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of The Throne and of the four beasts,
and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb as it had been slain,
having seven horns and seven eyes,
which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took The Book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon The Throne.
And when he had taken The Book,
the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before The Lamb,
having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours,
which are the Prayers of saints.
And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take The Book, and to open the seals thereof:
for Thou wast slain, and hast Redeemed us to God by Thy Blood
out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
and we shall reign on the earth.
Revelation 21: 10 ~ 27
And He carried me away in The Spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that Great City, The Holy Jerusalem,
descending out of Heaven from God,
Having The Glory of God:
and her Light was like unto a stone most precious,
even like a Jasper stone, Clear as Crystal;
And had a Wall great and high,
and had Twelve Gates, and at the gates twelve Angels,
and names written thereon,
which are the names of the Twelve Tribes of the children of Israel:
On the East three gates;
on the North three gates;
on the South three gates;
and on the West three gates.
And the wall of The City had Twelve Foundations,
and in them the names of the Twelve Apostles of The Lamb.
And He that talked with me had a Golden reed to measure The City,
and the Gates thereof, and the Wall thereof.
And The City lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth:
and He measured The City with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs.
The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
And He measured the Wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits,
according to the measure of a man, that is, of the Angel.
And the building of the Wall of it was of Jasper:
and The City was Pure Gold, like unto Clear Glass.
And the Foundations of the Wall of The City
were garnished with all manner of Precious Stones.
The First Foundation was Jasper;
the Second, Sapphire;
the Third, a Chalcedony;
the Fourth, an Emerald;
The Fifth, Sardonyx;
the Sixth, Sardius;
the Seventh, Chrysolite;
the Eighth, Beryl;
the Ninth, a Topaz;
the Tenth, a Chrysoprasus;
the Eleventh, a Jacinth;
the Twelfth, an Amethyst.
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.
And I saw no Temple therein:
for The Lord God Almighty and The Lamb are The Temple of it.
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.
And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie:
but they which are written in The Lamb's Book of Life.
Revelation 22: 1 ~7 and 11 ~ 19
And he shewed me a Pure River of Water of Life,
Clear as Crystal,
proceeding out of The Throne of God and of The Lamb.
In the midst of the Street of it, and on either side of the River,
was there The Tree of Life,
which bare Twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her Fruit every month:
and The Leaves of The Tree were for The Healing of the Nations.
And there shall be no more curse:
but The Throne of God and of The Lamb shall be in it;
and His Servants shall serve Him:
And they shall see His Face;
and His Name shall be in their foreheads.
And there shall be no night there;
and they need no candle, neither light of the Sun;
for The Lord God giveth them Light:
and they shall reign Forever and ever.
And He said unto me,
These sayings are Faithful and True:
and The Lord God of the Holy prophets sent His Angel
to shew unto His servants the things which must shortly be done.
Behold, I come quickly:
Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of The Prophecy of this Book.
.... He that is unjust, let him be unjust still:
and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still:
and he that is Righteous, let him be Righteous still:
and he that is Holy, let him be Holy still.
And, behold, I come quickly;
and My Reward is with Me,
to give every man according as his work shall be.
I AM Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End,
The First and The Last.
Blessed are they that do His Commandments,
that they may have right to The Tree of Life,
and may Enter In through The Gates into The City.
For without are dogs,
and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters,
and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
I Jesus have sent Mine Angel to testify unto you
these things in the churches.
I AM The Root and The Offspring of David,
and The Bright and Morning Star.
And The Spirit and The Bride say, Come.
And let him that heareth say, Come.
And let him that is athirst come.
And whosoever will, let him take The Water of Life freely.
For I testify unto every man
that heareth The Words of The Prophecy of This Book,
If any man shall Add unto these things,
God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this Book:
And if any man shall take away from The Words of The Book of this Prophecy,
God shall take away his part out of The Book of Life,
and out of The Holy City,
and from the things which are written in this Book.
Thank You For Sharing Your Unique Artistry, Eddie
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