Tag: Heaven

The Fury of God

heaven___hell_by_dunechampion-d35ar4k“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.  And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” Isiah 66:23-24.

“It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ ” Mark 9:47-48.

”If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy

Made In The Image Of God

id-picture-of-man1God is a three-part person, one God of three inseparable, yet distinct parts.  We are made in God’s image, we look like Him, and that image encompasses the trinity. (Gen. 1: 26-27; Gen 5:1; Gen. 9:6).  It might be that we are unique, as are other heavenly creatures and it may be that the human distinction is being a three-part being. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Ps. 139:13-16).

We do not always perceive ourselves either created in God’s image nor as having three inseparable parts.  The scripture says it was God’s idea and that He made us for fellowship with Him. (1 John 1:3; 1 Cor. 1:9).  God

It Is There In Heaven

falls-seven-timesC.S. Lewis wrote, “No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time.  We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard.”

This image of entering heaven a muddy mess, to be received by the one well prepared and fully capable of cleaning us up, touched me deeply, as I considered the grace and love of God toward

The Near Future

heavensgrocerystoretopWhen I get to heaven, I’m going to be able to play the heavenly instruments and write some music and sing songs that flow from the Lord.  Heaven will be populated with the redeemed saints, spirits of righteous men made perfect. (Heb. 12:23).  God will be there, nothing will separate us from Him and we will know as we are fully known. There will be no night there (Rev. 21:25; 22:5) because the Lord will be the light.  There will be no evil, no lies, no accusations or tempter.  The glory of the nation’s will be there, (Rev. 21:26; 22:3) the true goodness of each nation, each people

Visions of God

cleft-of-the-rocksexod-34Moses was maybe the person who saw Father God most clearly, at least His Glory.  He asked to see God and God put him under a rock to protect him from a face to face encounter, then allowed Moses to see his back as He passed. (Exodus 33:18-23). Of course many people saw Yeshua, who is God in human form, when He visited old Testament patriarchs; when He was alive, resurrected, and through visions after He ascended. It is not by mistake that we have no description of Him from all these people.

We rely and trust

Resurrection

a791d04a54f0aa84fb158cd2a5226076Judeo-Christian teaching is full of the concept of the after life including much on heaven – the kingdom of God and some on Hell, Hades, and eternal punishment.  For Believers Heaven is our goal, to be eternally in God’s glorious presence, and “saved” from God’s wrath and eternal torment.  We are encouraged to think of our heavenly reward.

“For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed…

Myths on Earth

49f1f2489cce182e5e7663e9725c185c-2When we enter into the afterlife we will be  free of many lies, conjecture, assumption, misunderstanding, and deception that we held while on earth.  For many, the most obvious will be the existence in which we enter, but this will be of no surprise to Christians, as we look forward to it from the beginning; although not so much the it of it, but rather the whom of it.  But there will be many other, less subtle falsehoods that will be gone, for example, the class distinctions among people, everyone will be treated the same, not equally, but each with justice and righteousness. 

The powerful will…