29
Dec
15

Heaven IS For Real

Micah 4:1-5 (NIV)

In the last days

the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
    as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
    and peoples will stream to it.

Many nations will come and say,

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
    so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He will judge between many peoples
    and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war anymore.
Everyone will sit under their own vine
    and under their own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
    for the Lord Almighty has spoken.
All the nations may walk
    in the name of their gods,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord
    our God for ever and ever.

 
Imagine a seemingly endless stream of people coming to worship Jesus Christ as the Lord of the universe.  When the end of time comes, this is what Micah says will happen.  The heavenly Jerusalem will be the center of worship for our Savior.  In Micah’s day, people would follow the Euphrates River to worship pagan gods in Babylon.  Micah prophesies of the day when God’s people will pour into the heavenly Mount Zion to exalt the Lord.
We don’t think about or talk about Heaven enough in our world.  We get so busy living one day to the next that we sometimes forget that this life isn’t all there is.  There’s more to come!  We will spend eternity in God’s presence.  We will walk and talk with God for eons.  We will see Jesus face to face and spend trillions of years with Him.  Heaven will never end.  I don’t know what we’ll be doing for sure, but I know that it will be worth the sacrifices made in this life.  When Jesus returns to take us home, the pain of this life will be forgotten.  The tears shed in this world will be wiped away.  Illnesses – physical and mental – will be healed.  The troubles of these days will be no more.  Persecution will be avenged by the Lord God.  All that is left will truly be Heaven.  And we’ll be there forever…
 
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I want to spend eternity with You.  I want to live forever with You.  Thank You for saving me by the gift of Your love and grace.  Amen.
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