Chapter 18 -
The Wonderful Creation of God and Eternity with Him!
One of the deceiver’s tricks is the one that makes us think that somehow heaven
isn’t going to be that great. Satan even convinces people that Hell is going to
be a big party. I know that because I’ve actually heard people say that they
will know all their friends in Hell and how fun it will be. The Hell explained
in the bible isn’t anything like a party. And the heaven explained in the bible
is beyond what we can even imagine! I mean, really, do you think we have a
better imagination than God? We have written stories that have a better ending
than the one God is writing? We dream better dreams than God can dream?
I ask you to take a look outside. If you live in a city, I’m not talking about
the concrete and glass buildings and streets. I’m talking about the wonders of
the world, the beaches in the tropics, the canyons of majesty, the mountains
that reach up to the sky, the forests and the water falls in the midst of them,
the tropical fish, the breathtaking beauty of a landscape seen from a high
vantage point in the middle of a jungle, and all the myriads of things that make
us goggle at the beauty of it. Do you really think that the God that created the
human form in such a way that a kiss is so delicious would give us a place
called “heaven” and it would be less wonderful than what we already experience
here in this life? Have you seen any of the photos taken from the hubble or
another telescope? The evidence of the majesty of God is the beauty and scope of
His amazing, marvelous and incomprehensibly awesome creation!
When God created man, the heavens rejoiced! The angels jumped for joy at His
Imagine how God felt when His creation turned on Him. The pain of a jilted lover
probably doesn’t even compare. Imagine how in love with us our Lord is when we
come back to Him! Imagine the tears of joy He will shed when we stand face to
face with Him! Do you think we won’t have anything we want or that we’ll be at
all even capable of sadness?
Rev 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and
night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun
light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne
shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
God created man is His image. Besides food, water and air, what is the one thing
human beings can’t live without? Other people. When people are isolated
completely they go crazy and will eventually die. Solitary confinement is used
as a form of punishment because it wreaks terrible on the soul. If we are made
in God’s image, then we are like God. To me, that means that God wants our
companionship! He doesn't need anything, but He wants to be with us and spend
eternity with us! He wants to walk and talk with us and dwell among us
just as He says that He will in Rev 7:15. He wants us to love Him and
worship Him. When you think about how much He loves us and what He’s done to
rescue us, it’s actually hard not to love Him. I can’t wait to start the rest of
eternity with God! He is, after all, the creator of all things.
Imagine the things He will show us!
Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then
an heir of God through Christ.
We are the heirs of God! Not servants, not peons, but sons (and daughters) and
heirs of God through Jesus Christ!
Matt 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field;
the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and
selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found
one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
The kingdom of heaven is like a great treasure of tremendous value and beauty!
Matt 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to
them that ask him?
1 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.
How much will our loving God give us? I can’t even imagine!
Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me, for that sacrifice, for the mercy and
compassion you have for us, for the life you give us! I love you, Jesus, because
you first loved me!