Heaven (and some shameless self promotion through a lot of hyperlinks)

I’ve previously written about heaven here and here.  I find myself thinking about heaven a lot lately.  There certainly are a number of reasons for it.  For one, it appears as though short of a miracle, my mother-in-law (who I wrote about here) will be in heaven shortly.  I just wanted share a few thoughts that are rattling around inside my head about heaven:

From twitter (@MichelleSCox): If you read in the paper that I’m dead… don’t believe it.  I’ll be more alive than ever.

Revelation 21:4: He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

There are only 2 things you can take to heaven with you, and your problems are not one of them.

We’ll be reunited with loved ones who went before us in heaven.

Heaven is our home, not earth. (Hebrews 11:13)

Heaven is open to everyone, in fact God eagerly desires to see you there (2 Peter 3:9)

We are all going to die and go to either heaven or hell.  It is a harsh reality, but I believe it to be true.  God sent Jesus to this earth to pay the price for all the wrong that people have ever done or ever will do.  Jesus took the punishment for our sin upon Himself, so we don’t have to.  As a result, we can dwell in heaven with Him forever and ever.  All we have to do is 1) Acknowledge your sin 2) Ask for forgiveness 3) Confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.  Then live life as best as you can in obedience to Him.  He doesn’t ask for perfection, he looks at the heart.

Oh, yeah, the 2 things you can take to heaven with you, your friends and family (3 if you count yourself).

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