Is Heaven Worth It?

Posted: February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Is Heaven Worth It?

John 14:1-3

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

 WILL HEAVEN BE WORTH IT?

  I suppose everyone believes in Heaven. I would imagine that we are all longing to go there some day. The thought of there being a better place for the saints of God to live after their time on earth has ended has cheered the hearts of God’s people for thousands of years.

 Even Abraham, who lived some 3,500 years ago longed to go to Heaven when he died.

 (Hebrews 11:8–10) “8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”

 Abraham caught a glimpse of that city and said, “It’s worth it! 

It’s worth leaving home and family, It’s worth being a stranger and a pilgrim, It’s worth hardship and pain.  Heaven is surely worth it all.

Simon Peter caught a glimpse of Heaven and he said, “It’s worth it! 

Simon Peter had a little insight into the inheritance that awaits every child of God in Heaven,Simon Peter caught a glimpse of Heaven and he said, “It’s worth it!

 It’s worth a total change of my life, It’s worth the hardship I have endured, It’s worth more than my very life.

Heaven is surely worth it all!”

John saw Heaven and he said, “It’s worth it!  

On the Isle of Patmos, the Apostle John received a clear revelation of what that city looked like, and of all the glories it contains. He wrote extensively about Heaven in Rev. 7, and 21-22.

 It worth being exiled from home, family and friends, It’s worth the loneliness, the pain, the suffering, and the high cost I have been called to pay.

I have seen that city, and Heaven will surely be worth it all!”

 Paul saw that city and he said, “Heaven is worth all the pain that comes my way.

Paul describes an amazing experience that he had in which he was caught up into “the third heaven,” or the very realm of God. Paul was carried away in the celestial city of God and saw things that he was not allowed to repeat, 2 Cor. 12:1-10.

 That one vision of Heaven was enough to strengthen Paul as he  faced the many trials that came his way, 2 Cor. 11:22-32.

It’s worth the hatred and the persecution, It’s worth the sorrow and the attacks.

I have seen that city and Heaven is surely worth it all!”

 The fact is, we don’t have a whole lot of information about Heaven. The Bible gives us just enough information to wet our appetites for that city. The odd part is this: while we do not know a whole lot about Heaven, there is a desire within every single child of God to go there.

Isn’t that amazing?

Heaven Will Be Worth It.

We come to faith in Jesus. He changes our lives. Immediately the battles begin. We fight battles with the flesh, the world and the devil. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, but we never stop heading toward Heaven. When the Lord saved us, He placed within us a desire to be with Him there. So, we walk, we fight, we rejoice, we suffer, we win, we lose, we stumble and fall, we get up and go on again, all because we, like those great saints that are  mentioned. They have caught a glimpse of palace we have never seen, and we want to be there more than we want to be here, 2 Cor. 5:1-8.

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