Let’s go home to heaven, might sound like a an invitation to jump on a scary ride at an amusement park! There are many people who are simply not sure about heaven. More than one third of Americans never give it a second thought! I would like to think that’s because they are sure they will be there. They don’t need to wonder. But for many people
What about those who reject Jesus? I know it’s important for us to look forward to the Last Day. I want to go home to heaven. The details are comforting and buckle my imagination, but remember, there still is more room. Listen to the last verse of our text from Daniel 12. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. Our God tells us that the holy Scriptures are able to make us wise for salvation (2 Tim 3:15). We know about Jesus, but many do not. A number of years ago Barbara Walters had a special about heaven. She went around the globe to find out what all different kinds of faiths say about heaven. Listen to her comment on heaven. What I feel more and more is how important it is to live your life in a better way, and not to worry about it. What happens will happen. As apathetic as that may sound Walters is also quoted as saying that she found herself fascinated by the afterlife. “I’ve done years and years of specials but I care more about this one than anything I’ve ever done.” I don’t think she is alone. The book of Ecclesiastes reads, He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Barbara Walters isn’t alone and I’m sure that there are focus groups that back up her suspicions. This is where heaven bound saints like us come in. There still is room in heaven. Listen once more to the last verse. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
Have you ever considered that God might use you, your friendships, your gifts and abilities, to being people to faith in Jesus? Want to hear more? Including what happens to unclaimed lottery tickets in California? Watch this week’s message taken from Daniel 12: Let’s go home to heaven.
Tag(s): End Times
Speaker(s): Fred Guldberg