October 22, 2009

I know there have been a lot of books written about heaven, a lot of songs, and a lot of speculation. I am honestly getting tired of hearing it all because it is so man centered and not God centered. (anyone want to sing another verse of “I’ve got a mansion?”)

So what is heaven? it is awesome… let me try to describe it like this…

(I know that there are no nights/days or sleep in heaven. but for the sake of this example, I am going to use them).

You die and go to heaven. The first thing you notice is that God is SO AWESOME and GREAT, IT WOULD KILL YOU.  The day continues and Christ continues to appear so much greater and valuable that it CONSUMES you. You live in pure bliss and joy so much that you can’t think of anything else. Finally… somehow you manage to fall asleep….

You wake up the next morning and God is TEN THOUSAND TIMES greater than the day before. IT WOULD KILL YOU (if possible). As the day goes on, He becomes even MORE CONSUMING than you could have ever dreamed of, even the day before. You live in something so great that nothing on earth could even begin to fathom… you finally manage to fall asleep….

The next day, you are awakened by the glory of God, TEN MILLION TIMES greater than the day before. IT WOULD KILL YOU. The day continues, and you realize that for ETERNITY, CHRIST is all consuming. You will never begin to see the end of this INFINITE and GLORIOUS God – The God so great that the very creatures created to praise Him (Seraphim) can’t even look at Him. Glorious in Holiness. Fearful in Wonders. Greatly to be Praised.

Now, I know this doesn’t sound that appealing to a lot of you. The reason is that you want heaven, you just don’t want God to be there when you get there, because He isn’t God of your life now.

Not everyone is going to heaven though. God’s wrath stands on every person because of their sin. You must have this removed. Since there is nothing you can do, Jesus Christ paid the debt.  You must repent and believe the Gospel. Please talk to me if you have any questions.