Summary: Heaven is real... Jesus is away preparing a place for us, so we must stay prepared and ready for death or the second coming. Either way are time is limited. Think of someone meeting you in heaven and them staying it was you who invited me here.
HEAVEN IS A PREPARED PLACE FOR A PREPARED PEOPLE.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE?
1 Corinthians 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.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT) That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear
has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9 (MSG) That's why we have this Scripture text: No one's ever seen or heard anything
like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it— What God has arranged for those who love him.
II. THINK ON THESE... CONTROL WHAT YOU ALLOW IN YOUR MIND...
CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS AND YOUR THOUGHT PATTERNS...
2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
THINK ABOUT HOME!
Think of stepping on a shore and realizing you are on CELESTIAL LAND.
Think of holding a hand and finding it is GOD'S HAND!
Think of exhaling air,struggling for you next breath and then breath in a fresh breath of celestial air.
Think of the pain and weakness you feel, then suddenly feeling invigorated and
new great strength of a youth.
Think of finding IMMORTALITY AND ETERNAL LIFE.
Think of passing from the STORM, and tempest,
To a great peace and calmness...
THINK OF WAKING UP
AND FINDING IT HOME... HEAVEN...
A. I await that call: WE AWAIT THE BID ... THE WELCOME ---
IT IS ENOUGH, COME HOME...
Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou
hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
JOY OF THE LORD.
Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful
over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
B. We have a BRIGHT HOPE OF AN ETERNAK HOME OF THE SOUL ---
III. MUCH OF LIFW IS ABOUT ATTITUDES AND HOW YOU SAY IT...
A. A young man had to write a paper about his family.
He had an Uncle that was in trouble with the law and in prison and was EXECUTED for
the crimes he committed. The man did not want his family name smeared after much
thought the student wrote: MY UNCLE WAS INVOLVED WITH LAWYERS AND JUDGES
AND THEY HELPED HIM GET INTO A FEDERAL FACILTY AND HE PROMOTED TO
APPLIED ELECTRONTICS, WHERE HIS END WAS A SUDDEN SHOCK.
IV. HOW DO WE GREET ONE ANOTHER?
Often when we greet one another we ask: HOW ARE YOU DOING?
We then speak of all the negative stuff that we can spew out... My back?
My head? My stupid ... ? NO BODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I HAVE SEEN...
WELL THE JEWS GREET ONE A POSITIVE, MEANINGFUL DECLARATION:
*SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE...SHALOM:
*SHALOM IS SPOKEN AS A HELLO AND ALSO AS A GOOD BYE.
*SHALOM IS A FRIENDLY HELLO WITH A BLESSING THERE IN...
*SHALOM MEANS PEACE, GODLY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU.
*SHALOM MEANS COMPLETENESS, WHOLENESS, HEALTH, PEACE, GOOD
*WELFARE, SOUNDNESS, TRANQUILITY, PROSPERITY, FULLNESS, PERFECTNESS,
*REST, AND HARMONY WITH GOD AND MAN...
*IT MEANS THE ABSCE OF AGITATION, NO DISCORD...
*SHALOM IS USED WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND EVEN ENEMIES...
1 Corinthians 16:22 KJV If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
1 Corinthians 16:22 (NLT) If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Our Lord, come!
1 Corinthians 16:22 (MSG) If anyone won't love the Master, throw him out. Make room for the Master!
*THE NEW TESTAMENT USED SHALOM BUT THEY ALSO ADDED ANOTHER
*WORD EVEN MORE COMPLETE --- MARANATHA
*Maranatha consist of two Armamean words: MARAN'ATHAH...
*It means; OUR LORD COMES...
*OR JESUS IS COMING,
* OUR LORD IS COMING SOON AND HE WILL JUDGE ALL THOSE THAT ARE
FAITHFUL, AND THOSE THAT SET HIM AT NOUGHT...
Philippians 4:5 (KJV) Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Philippians 4:5 (NLT) Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is
Philippians 4:5 (MSG) Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working