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Summary: It is insane to thing we can stay right where we are doing the same things over and over... We need to come out into the deeper. Come to the other side.

THIS SIDE? THE OTHER SIDE?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

LET US GO TO MOUNT NEBO… THERE MOSES WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE OTHER SIDE… BUT HE IS NOT PERMITTED TO GO TO THE OTHER SIDE… THE PROMISE LAND. (AT THIS TIME)

Deuteronomy 34:4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. 5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

DON’T ARGUE TOO LONG, MOSES DID SET HIS FEET ON THE MOUNTAIN IN ISRAEL WITH JESUS AND ELIJAH… MOSES SAW THE OTHER SIDE…

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

GOD HAS A PLAN TO TAKE HIS PEOPLE TO THE OTHER SIDE…40 YARS IN THE DESERT AND IN ONE DAY JOSHUA CROSSES FROM THE DESERT INTO THE OTHER SIDE…THE PROMISE LAND

Joshua 3:3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore. 5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

PAUL GETS READY FOR THE OTHER SIDE… PAUL IS IN PRISON IN ROME AND HE DOES NOT WANT THE CHURCH TO WORRY ABOUT HIS LOT IN LIFE.

Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Paul had experienced many afflictions but yet his JOY WAS FULL. Paul suffered shipwreck, was beaten often, was stoned and Paul was hated by many people. In the midst of this PAUL’S DESIRE WAS TO DO THE WORK OF THE LORD…

WE HAVE MANY THINGS THAT ARE ON THIS SIDE OF LIFE THAT WILL NOT BE KNOWN ON THE OTHER SIDE.THAT WON’T BE IN HEAVEN… (Revelation 21)

THIS SIDE WE KNOW SICKNESS IS A FREQUENT VISITOR: ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE WILL BE NO MORE SICKNESS.

THIS SIDE OF LIFE SEEMS TEARS CAN RUN LIKE A RIVER: IN HEAVEN JESUS WILL DRY UP OUR TEARS. THERE WILL BE NO MORE TEARS.

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT FINDS DEATH’S STING, OUR BELOVED PETS, THE PEOPLE WE LOVE, THE OLDER WE GET THE MORE OFTEN WE VISIT THE FUNERAL HOMES. HEAVEN HAS NO GRAVEYARDS, NO MORE DEATH.

MANS DAYS ARE SHORT AND FULL OF DEEP SORROW. GRIEF! WE ARE SAD BECAUSE OF LOSS. WE KNOW DEEP DISTRESS CAUSED BY DISAPPOINTMENTS AND SUFFERING. THERE WILL BE NO MOURNING/SORROW IN ALL OF HEAVEN’S HISTORY.

HERE ON THIS SIDE WE KNOW TEARS, JESUS PROMISES TO WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS… NO CRYING.

WE FACE SUFFERING MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY… PAIN COMES FROM MANY SOURCES.

PAIN CAN BE CHRONIC AND ACUTE. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE THERE WILL BE NO PAIN.

DARKNESS SEEMS TO HAVE ITS RULE, NO LIGHT, MORE CRIME, MORE DEATH OCCURS DURING DARKNESS, JESUS WILL BE THE LIGHT FOREVER THERE SHINING, THERE WILL BE NO DARKNESS ON THE OTHER SIDE.

THERE WERE SEVERAL TEMPLES ON EARTH, BUT THE TEMPLES WERE DESTROYED… IN HEAVEN THERE WILL BE NO TEMPLE, BECAUSE JESUS WILL BE THE TRUE TEMPLE.

CRIME SEEMS TO BE RAMPANT, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, SEXUAL SIN, CRIME SEEMS TO REIGN ON THIS SIDE… IN HEAVEN THERE WILL BE NO CRIME, NO CRIME!

IMMORAL ACTS, BREAKING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, GOING AGAINST GOD’S LAW… SIN ALIENATES MAN FROM MAN, AND MAN FROM GOD… HIP HIP HOORAY THERE WILL BE NO SIN ON THE OTHER SIDE…

WORRY, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, FEELING OF SADNESS, TO LOSE INTEREST IN LIFE… THERE WILL BE NO DEPRESSION/PANIC ATTACKS THROUGH OUT ETERNITY.

THE GRASS SEEMS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE? IF THIS IS TRUE THE GREENER MEANS THEY HAVE A LARGER SEPTIC TANK? THEY HAVE A BIG WATER BILL? OR THEY PUT GREATER EFFORT AND FERTILIZER THAN YOU DO?

1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

This side of the river we say GOODBYE. We were leaving my great-grandfather’s house. He always disappeared when we left. I saw him hiding in the corn patch and he had his red bandana out. I asked dad to stop the car and let me run back and hug great grandpa… Dad said: NO! He said someday you will understand why Great Grand Pa disappears.

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