I'm not Looking Forward to Heaven... I'm Looking Beyond It!

This morning, in one of my personal studies, I was considering the Day of the Lord. What is this day? It is the Day when the God of Creation steps from the Spiritual in to the Physical, as He did through Jesus, but this time, He will come to stay. Heaven sounds grand, but nothing compares to that Bright and Blessed Day when all wrongs will be righted, when sickness and death are no more, and when tears are a memory we do not even think on. We shall be in that Bright and Blessed City with God in our midst, a blending of the Physical and the Spiritual, as all was meant to be, and there will be no more wrong, no more rebellion, no more sickness, and no more shame. Heaven is the short term, the Kingdom in Its glory is the end game. I do not think it wrong that we sing hymns and songs looking forward to Heaven, but we must understand that this is merely our issue with death. We will be remade! We will be revived! We will be raised up with Him in bodies imperishable! I can only look at what the Bible Says that day will be like: either utter joy and wonder for those sanctified and saved, or utter terror for those in rebellion. What then do we do with this information? The door is narrow, and the path full of danger, but we must gather those who are called by proclaiming the Gospel! We must stop looking at THIS world as something to hold on to and defend, and look on to what is to come. Jesus is coming back, and when He does, He will be looking for those who are waiting. I'm waiting, will you wait with me? Luke 12:35-48 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. ou also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.




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