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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Message: a quick look at heaven

After last week's rather long soliloquy, I wanted to make this one a lot shorter, even though it was one of the most profound "duh" moments God ever let me to.  I was listening to David Jeremiah as he was discussing the concept some people have about heaven being "boring".

Now to a point, I can see how some people might think that way.  What are we going to be doing?  Sometimes one gets into a pattern of thought that thinks, "We'll be in like an everlasting Church service", with singing praises and worshipping, throwing down our crowns, etc.  To the mortal mind, you tell yourself, this seems like it will be a bit repetitive.  But wait just a minute.

Jeremiah could have just said, "Yeah, but you'll be in heaven, with this glorified body and mind, and it will seem a lot different."  That's what I always said to myself as I swept the topic into the "you'll figure it out when you get there" category.  But he didn't.  Paraphrasing as close as I can from memory.  "Do you really think the SAME God who gave you taste buds to enjoy all the flavors of the mortal world, eyes to see the beautiful things He created, ears to appreciate the music, the sensory system to feel all of the things you touch and feel and savor, saved the best of these for the MORTAL world?"

Think about that.  The best of everything we tasted, touched, and saw in this life, pumped to the Nth degree!  With new eyes and new mind to appreciate it all- PLUS God is RIGHT THERE!!??!!

And besides, we aren't always going to be before the throne worshipping, I don't think.  Jesus said, "In My Father's House, there are many mansions, and I go to prepare a place FOR YOU."  He did NOT say, "In My Father's Cathedral there are many pews, do not fear that you will have to sit next to a guy with gas for eternity."

It's gonna per personal.  It's gonna be wonderful.  And all the bills are paid!

6 comments:

  1. Chris:
    Makes perfect sense.
    Agreed this is one aspect of Christianity that has "mortal thinking" applied to omnipotent and omnipresent power and glory.
    (God in a box syndrome?)
    Hey, if eternal life and being WITH God in Heaven is thought in ANY way to be "boring"...count me in, PLEASE!

    Good post.

    Stay safe up there, brother.

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    1. The constant battle is to get God out of that box and put Him where He deserves to be.

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  2. Hi CW- Long time and no speak. :) I am trying to connect with all of those blogs I used to love to read. :) Love the post today. One of the most deepest spiritual journeys I have been on is that of the Twelve Steps. It has been profound to say the least although I am teetering between the 7th and the 8th Step right now. My opinion of heaven is this- right now it is nice knowing that there is a possibility of a better life here on earth. Does it exist? IDK The Bible says it does and if that is so and the way it is described it seems like a nice place to be. Enjoyed reading your post. I mainly blog now at The Chronicles of Loving a Heroin Addict. In case you may be interested in reading it is @ https://memorialvigil.blogspot.com/

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    1. Done and followed, thanks for letting me know. Without a trust in Heaven, I don't know that there'd be much point in this world for me.

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