Summary: Some people ask me, 'Are you one of those narrow-minded Baptists who think only Baptists are going to Heaven?' And I say, 'Dear friend, I'm more narrow minded than that. I don't think all the Baptists are going to make it.' Author: Mike Huckabee
Verse 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.
A Prepared Place-A bride and groom many times prepare place for themselves to live!
Jesus is the groom and we are His bride!
Jesus prepared a place for you and me, he prepared that place with wood and nail, He prepared that place from a cross!
I Cor. 2:9-But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
A little girl was taking an evening walk with her father. Wonderingly, she looked up at the stars and exclaimed; "Oh, Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side be like!”
A widely respected man known as "Uncle Johnson" died in Michigan at the incredible age of 120. Perhaps his advanced years could be credited in part to the cheerful outlook that characterized his life. One day while at work in his garden, he was singing songs of praise to God. His pastor, who was passing by, looked over the fence and called, "Uncle Johnson, you seem very happy today." "Yes, I was just thinking," said the old man. "Thinking about what?" questioned his pastor. "Oh, I was just thinking that if the crumbs of joy that fall from the Master's table in this world are so good, what will be like when we sit at the Master‘s table!”
There will be no more night! Only the Light of our glorious Savior, no tears, no death, no sorrow, no separation, no aches or pains, no end of praises, no more curse, no hunger, no thirst, no bills, no storms, no sickness, no lying, no cheating, no backstabbing, no fake people, no stealing, no babies dying, no killing, no hatred, no more daily battles with Satan, no one admitted in without God’s Amazing Grace, or hundreds of other things that have plagued us here on earth!!
A Populated Place-Hebrews 12:1-2-Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
God didn’t want just a place where the Trinity and the angels lived, He wants a place where Him and His children can be forevermore!
An unknown author once said, "As a boy, I thought of heaven as a city with beautiful streets, pearly gates and inhabited by angels. By and by my little brother died, and I thought of heaven much as before, but with one inhabitant that I knew. Then another died, and then some people I knew. But it was not until one of my own little children died that I began to think I had treasure in heaven myself. Afterward another went, and yet another. By that time I had so many acquaintances and children in heaven that I no more thought of it as a city merely with streets of gold but as a place full of inhabitants. Now there are so many loved ones there I sometimes think I know more people in heaven than I do on earth."
A Place Of Joy-Verse 3-4-And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
What a reunion it will be in Heaven….family, friends, people I’ve read about, people I’ve heard about!!
Won't it be wonderful there
Having no burdens to bear
Joyously singing, with heart bells all ringing
Won't it be wonderful there?
“Someone has very well said: "At three things I shall wonder in heaven: first, that I shall not find many there of whom I was certain; second, that I shall find many there whom I was sure I wouldn't find; but lastly, and most wonderful of all, that I am actually there myself."
David remarked when his baby died, “ . . .I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (II Sam. 12:23
You can die with cancer and go to Heaven!
You can die with liver trouble and go to Heaven!
You can die from kidney trouble and go to Heaven!
You can die with sugar diabetes and go to Heaven!
You can die in a car accident and go to Heaven!
But you can’t die without Christ and still go to Heaven!