TOPIC: ETERNITY WITH GOD
Read: John 17:24
John 17:24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
MEMORISE: 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. (Revelation 21:3)
Eternity transcends the earth. The dictionary defines eternity as “an endless period of time.” Life on earth is short. God is forever. Throughout the Bible, God has revealed Himself as the eternal God, the everlasting One, who was before the beginning of time and will be after the end of time. The eternal God (Deut.33:27)sits enthroned forever (Psa.102v12)in His eternal kingdom (Dan.4v3), and wants His own to live with Him forever and ever (Jn.14v2-3, Rev.21v3). How prepared are you to live in eternity with God?
An unknown author once said, “As a boy, I thought of heaven as a city with domes, spires, and beautiful streets, inhabited by angels. By and by, my little brother died, and I thought of heaven much as before, but with one inhabitant that I knew. Then another died, and then some of my acquaintances. So in time, I began to think of heaven as containing several people that I knew.
But it was not until one of my own little children died that I began to think I had treasure in heaven myself. Afterward another went, and yet another. By that time, I had So many acquaintances and children in heaven that I no more thought of it as a city merely with streets of gold but as a place full of inhabitants. Now there are so many loved ones there, I sometimes think I know more people in heaven than I do on earth.” Wow!
This story portrays there is always a longing in everyone to see again those dead loved ones beyond this earths timeframe. Whatever people choose to accept or refuse to believe about the life after death doesn’t change the fact that believers will reunite eternally with Jesus Christ and their dead loved ones who had made it to heaven and not hell. Get prepared for eternity, but make sure it is with Christ. That is only when you can enjoy it.
1. Holy Spirit, help me to live for God on earth that I may live eternally with Him in His heavenly home.
2. I refuse to be a candidate of hell, in Jesus name. I will make Heaven with my household.
3. Pray that ministers of the Gospel would be more aware of their task to prepare and develop people as candidate of Christ’s heaven and not their customers here on earth.