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POSTED: July 24, 2012 5:00 p.m.

The Bible tells us of a wonderful place called heaven.

• “And I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away’” (Revelations 21:2-4).

• “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. 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” (John 14:1- 4).

Truly, what a wonderful city heaven will be. Knowing such a place is waiting should help persuade lost souls to seek this place and cause them to desire to leave behind the things of the world. Every person should have heaven in their mind’s eye as they go about their daily tasks and strive to obey God so heaven can be their home.

Heaven is described as entering into a rest: “Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them. But the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest … There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour, therefore, to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief” (Hebrews 4:1-11).

It is God’s desire that all be saved and enter into the rest of this glorious city (1 Timothy 2:4). Jesus came to save mankind (Matthew 1:21, Luke 19:10, John 14:6). Jesus assured his disciples, as well as all who read this passage, that in heaven there are abiding places prepared, and he “bids us a welcome to come.” Matthew recorded, “Come unto me, all ye that labors and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls, for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

Heaven awaits all who will prepare, believe in Jesus, repent their sins, confess him as the son of God, be baptized for the remission of sins and live faithfully for him. Heaven can be yours.

 

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