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Monday, February 28, 2011

Heaven

I've been thinking a lot about Heaven lately.

It could be all the unrest in the Middle East over these past few weeks which have caused me to dig a little deeper into God's Word regarding end time prophecy. Or it could be that I'm just tired and I wanna go Home...

And it seems as though the entire Christian community has their eye on Heaven. Last week, I watched a series of programs on The 700 Club, all of them featuring people who had died and spent time in Heaven or hell and then came back to share their experience. Each testimony was more grand than the one before - all of them fueling the desire in me to go Home.

I just cannot stop thinking about heaven. It's in my waking moments, even in my dreams. Perhaps the Lord is preparing me for what I believe will be happening soon, when those of us who love Him will hear that trumpet sound and be caught up together to meet our Lord in the air!! WOW. Can you even imagine?

If you happen to be reading this and you are unsure whether or not you will go to Heaven when you die, or when the Lord returns for His people (whichever comes first!), I encourage you to take a moment to make the most important decision you will ever make in your life.

God sent His only Son, Jesus, to this earth, to live, and to die. His death was for us. He died for my sins and yours. He took upon himself all the guilt and shame and penalty for me and for you. He paid the price that we don't have to pay. All it takes to receive this wonderful gift of salvation is to simply acknowledge that Jesus died for you, to ask forgiveness for your sins, and to allow His love to begin to transform your heart. He is waiting - with arms outstretched. He loves you with an everylasting love and longs to know you - to have a personal relationship with you. For religion is just that. It's religion. But with Jesus...it's all about relationship. Just let Him love you. It will be the best journey of your life - I guarantee it!

I look forward to seeing you in Heaven!

Keeping my eye on the eastern sky...


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For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
-I Thessalonians 4:16-18
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2 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks for sharing the plan of salvation...how people make it without Jesus I don't know. Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog post today...I receive them and look forward to seeing God's final plan in this situation.
Thanks again.

Diane said...

Oh Deb, as you know, I have spent so much time over the last couple of years honestly praying for the Lord to take me home. I have longed to be with Jesus and to see Terry again so badly. I have only come to really enjoy living again and wanting to stay here in the past couple of months. I too believe the time is much sooner than most think that Jesus will call His children home. What a reunion that will be!