It's Out of This World
Mark 11:22-25 (NMB) – (22) And Jesus answered and said to them, Have confidence in God. (23) Truly I say to you that whoever says to this mountain, Take yourself away and cast yourself into the sea, and who does not waver in his heart, but believes that those things which he says will come to pass – whatever he says will be done for him. (24) Therefore I say to you, whatever you ask when you pray, believe that you will have it, and it will be done for you. (25) And when you stand and pray, forgive, if you have anything against any person, so that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
Satan wants to keep us focused on our problems so we will forget about our promises.
God has a place prepared for you that is “OUT OF THIS WORLD.”
John 14:2-3 (NKJV) – (2) …if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (3) 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.
Revelation 4:1-2 (NKJV) – (1) After these things I looked, and behold a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” (2) Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
John 14:2 (NKJV) – …I go to prepare a place for you.
Keep Heaven On Your Mind
Acts 1:11 (NKJV) – …”Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw…
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (NKJV) – (16) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. (17) Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. (18) Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Peter 1:4 (NKJV) – …to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.
1 Corinthians 15:52-54 (NKJV) – (52) …in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (54) So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV) – Therefore,… be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1 John 3:2-3 (NKJV) – (2) Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. (3) And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
3 Things the Enemy will Slander
Revelation 13:6 (NKJV) – Then he [Satan] opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
As a means of retaliation against God, the enemy slanders:
His Name / His character / His sovereignty
His Tabernacle / His Holy Temple
All who currently dwell in heaven / All who will join Him at His return
Imagine yourself in the most beautiful place you have ever been.
Imagine seeing your friends and/or family members who love Jesus.
What There Will Not Be in Heaven
There will be NO:
Funeral Homes / Hospitals / Divorce Courts / Bankruptcy Courts / Addiction Centers
Teen Suicides / Drug Problems / Gangs / Shootings / Acts of Terrorism / Racial Tension
Racial Divide / Locked Doors / Prejudice / Injustice / Misunderstandings / Harsh Words
Hurt Feelings / Arguments / Gossip / Worry / Depression / Sorrow / Child Abuse
Emotional Breakdowns / Wars / Murders / Tears / Trials / Trauma / Temptations
Suffering / Separation / Sickness / Death
Revelation 21:1-3 (NKJV) – (1) Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. (2) Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (3) And I heard a loud voice from heaven, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Revelation 22:5 (NKJV) – There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.