Have you ever stood at the bedside of a loved one as they breathed their last?
I have been to many homes, hospital rooms, and hospice units when death has delivered this brutal blow—and there is a grieving family. But, in the midst of this, I am so thankful that I can share with them the words of Jesus,
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (
And I close with this great promise of our Lord, “Because I live, you shall live also.” (
The resurrection of Jesus changes everything! In His defeat of death, we have the hope of heaven. This same Jesus who rose from the sepulcher after three days, and rose into the skies after forty days is returning from the stars some day—maybe this day!
John tells us heaven is for real. Before there were any books about heaven, there was the Bible. Before there were any movies from
there was a message from heaven. We will
look into Hollywood Revelation 21-22
this week to explore the marvel of what John saw as the Spirit gave him a
glimpse of the glory to come! How