I often warned you that many people are living as enemies of the cross of Christ. And now with tears in my eyes, I warn you again that they are headed for hell! They worship their stomachs and brag about the disgusting things they do. All they can think about are the things of this world.
But we are citizens of heaven and are eagerly waiting for our Savior to come from there. Our Lord Jesus Christ has power over everything, and he will make these poor bodies of ours like his own glorious body.
One of the signs that a man or woman is an enemy of the Cross of Christ and is headed for Hell is that all he or she can think about are "the things of this world."
A major part of planning any vacation is thinking about what it will be like when you get there. That's how you decide the details of the preparation for the trip. If you don't think about your destination you won't bring the right clothes for the current season.
When you make preparations for Heaven there is nothing that you bring with you except the Righteousness of Christ which covers you. Your preparations for Heaven are mostly a daily abandonment of the things of this world and being obedient to every Word of Scripture! Think about Heaven and try to imagine the unimaginable.
Remember if you are an enemy of the Cross of Christ, you only think about the things of this world. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ you are preparing to follow Him all the way to Heaven and you think about Heaven more than earth! I wonder if there will be a shout of victory in Heaven when Jesus leaves to come and get us? I wonder, I wonder about the Wonders of Heaven!