Thursday, January 26, 2017

Heavenly Minded!

The angel showed me a river that was crystal clear, and its waters gave life. The river came from the throne where God and the Lamb were seated.  Then it flowed down the middle of the city's main street. On each side of the river are trees that grow a different kind of fruit each month of the year. The fruit gives life, and the leaves are used as medicine to heal the nations.  God's curse will no longer be on the people of that city. He and the Lamb will be seated there on their thrones, and its people will worship God and will see him face to face. God's name will be written on the foreheads of the people.  Never again will night appear, and no one who lives there will ever need a lamp or the sun. The Lord God will be their light, and they will rule forever.

Revelation 22: 1 - 5

These words come from the very last chapter in the Bible.  They give a keyhole glimpse of the eternal dwelling place for those who turn their hearts to Jesus while living on this earth.  

It is a place of life and wellness.  There will be no death there and the future will be one of total joy and peace for those who come to that place! 

The curse that came to the earth after the sin of Adam and Eve will not touch Heaven!  If you are a follower of Jesus, you may be saying, “I have heard all that before!”  And I am sure you have, but I just want to encourage you to think about it again!  In fact, you should think about Heaven as much as you can!  

Someone once said that: “Some Christians are so Heavenly minded that they are of no earthly good!”  Really, that is truthful and in every way accurate.  And, my friend it is a good thing to be so Heavenly minded that you are of “No earthly good.”  A heart focused on Heaven will draw many men to Jesus, but a heart only looking at the things of this earth will not!  If you could choose between a guaranteed 100 years on this earth or an Eternity in Heaven what would your choice be? 

Of course, the Holy Spirit will lead you to do good to all men, but Jesus didn’t come to make this earth into a wonderful utopia.  Jesus came to save the souls of men and gather them to Himself in Heaven for Eternity!  

“Lord Jesus, help me today to be Heavenly Minded about everything!  And may You, Jesus be praised now and forever.  Amen.” 

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