“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea” ( Revelations 21:1 ).Text — Revelation 21:1-10
Heaven is as real as you are real and not a ghost. The reality of heaven made Jesus promise His disciples a place in His Father’s house after the rapture or death. It also made Him to promise the thief on the cross a fellowship with Him in paradise (Luke 23:43). That was the motivation the heroes of faith had that made them to face persecution and despise the shame associated with it (Hebrews 11: 14-16). Heaven is real and those who finished the race successfully like Abraham, David, Paul and many others are there now with God and the angels.
John the beloved, in our text, said, “I John saw the holy city…” to emphasize the reality of heaven. He equally tells us that only overcomers would be admitted into heaven. On the other hand, “the fearful, the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, whoremongers, the sorcerers, the idolaters and all liars” would be debarred from entering therein. Where do you belong? Repent, today and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour to be guaranteed a place in heaven.
Where do you belong?
Be a candidate for heaven.
Prayer for today
Lord, help me to be adequately prepared for heaven.