Summary: we all love to think about and talk about heaven, and that is where we that are saved are going one day, we believe the Bible & that is what we’re told in the Word of God
HEAVEN: #1 1ST. KINGS 8: 27-30 6-14-08
Today I want to bring a few thoughts on “Heaven” we all love to think about and talk about heaven, and that is where we that are saved are going one day, we believe the Bible & that is what we’re told in the Word of God, but just as sure as there is a heaven there is a hell and a lake of fire, and that is where all that are not saved will end up one day according to the word of God as well. Let me say that hell is mentioned more in the Bible than heaven. But today we’ll think mainly on Heaven. Listen as I read today’s text found in
1ST. KINGS 8: 27-30 27But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? 28Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: 29That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place. 30And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.
It’s a wonderful thought to know that one day we’ll meet all the Old Testament saints. But heaven would not be heaven if the Lord Jesus weren’t there; if it wasn’t for Him none of us could go to heaven.
The very first thing we’ll see is as John saw in his vision will be God the Father and also The Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ as He is The Only One worthy to open the 7 sealed book. The Lamb receives the 7 sealed book from Jehovah’s Hand. according to Rev.4: & 5: its then and there that we’ll gladly cast our crowns at His feet because He is The One that’s worthy and not us. Rev. 4: 10-11 10The four and twenty elders** fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Rev. 5: 11-14 11And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
And let me say that if it was not for the fact that we’ll have glorified ears at that time we wouldn’t be able to stand the shouting and praising God, & there’ll be no bashful Christians at that time.
Sister Ruth all of our sicknesses and frailty will be over. My precious wife will be over her fibromynalsia along with all her other health problems, and most all of us have some kind of health problems, if you don’t just sit tight their on the way.JN. 3: 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Philippians 3: 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, --
There are three different heavens that we find in the Bible, the first heaven is the air where the birds and air planes fly, and its also Satan’s domain at this time,
EPH. 2:2 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the second heaven is where the planets and stars are, and then the third heaven is WHERE Gods throne is, far above all heavens. The third Heaven is where God’s throne is located.