DCLM DAILY MANNA DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCOTBER 4, 2022 (HEAVEN IS REAL)
TOPIC: HEAVEN IS REAL
TEXT: John 14:1-6
“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.” – (John 14:2).
Atheists in Britain carried out a bus campaign in January 2009. The bus campaign message reads: “There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” Also, in a newspaper interview before he died, Stephen Hawking, the physicist and cosmologist, denied the existence of heaven, saying it is a ‘fairy story’. He said, “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when the components fail.
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark”. Jesus confirmed the existence of heaven in our text. As the day of His departure drew close, the anxiety of His followers increased. Will this be the end of Christ? How would they cope in the face of the coming persecution? Jesus, therefore, comforted them by promising to return again after preparing eternal mansions in heaven for them.
In answer to Thomas’ question about not knowing where He was going, Jesus emphasised that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man can enter into heaven except through Him. Jesus will not talk about heaven if it does not exist. He is the Truth personified. Believers should not be carried away by what science says, or what atheists, who do not believe in the existence of God, assert. The finite man cannot understand the infinite God. The wisdom of this world will be turned to foolishness eventually.
Heaven is real, so is hell and the lake of fire. It is a prepared place for prepared people. It is the permanent abode of the redeemed, while hell is prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:34,41). Whatever believers are passing through right now is only temporal. The road to heaven is narrow and straight, dotted with so many trials and temptations. But Christ promised to wipe away our tears and grant us eternal rest in heaven.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Heaven and hell are not fictions.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna 4th October 2022 || Heaven Is Real