Heaven Pt. 96

13 Again and again the Lord had sent his prophets and seers to warn both Israel and Judah: “Turn from all your evil ways. Obey my commands and decrees—the entire law that I commanded your ancestors to obey, and that I gave you through my servants the prophets.”

14 But the Israelites would not listen. They were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to believe in the Lord their God. 15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors, and they despised all his warnings. They worshiped worthless idols, so they became worthless themselves. They followed the example of the nations around them, disobeying the Lord’s command not to imitate them.

16 They rejected all the commands of the Lord their God and made two calves from metal. They set up an Asherah pole and worshiped Baal and all the forces of heaven. 2 Kings 17: 13-16 NLT

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Heaven is going to be absolutely incredible. I cannot wait to walk down the streets of gold. I cannot wait to stand in the rose petal rain that falls as King Jesus walks through the streets to the booming of the royal trumpets and angel song. I cannot wait to experience my new heavenly body. I cannot wait to see angels!

But Heaven, healing, and even angels are not what I worship. When I have experienced all those things they will still not compare to the sight of Jesus who died and rose again for me!

There’s a movement in our world today that worships the trappings of the Holy Kingdom rather than the King of the Holy Kingdom. The progenitors of this movement would have us looking for feathers and coveting gold dust and getting to know our angel when we should be looking for the Holy Ghost and letting our faith be tried until it comes forth as gold so we can better know Jesus.

I don’t want to settle for less than knowing Jesus my all in all. How about you?

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11 thoughts on “Heaven Pt. 96

  1. Hi Pastor “J”, timely post……..because of the challenges of the times we live in and the multiplicity of needs that abound, more than ever before we as the church need to set our hearts on the Benefactor, not the benefits, the Giver, not the gifts, His Presence, not His presents. When our hearts are set on what we can get from Him, and not on Him, it really is a form of idol worship. Like you, I don’t want to settle for less than knowing Jesus, my all i all.

    • Thanks for the confirmation Kim. I sense that if the church is going to walk in power during the time to come it must be walk with eyes fixed only on Jesus. We have to be willing to let go of any and everything of this world. I am not yet there yet, but Holy Spirit is faithful in His weaning process!

  2. I don’t want to settle for anything less than knowing Jesus as my all in all either. I can just see Him walking through the streets as the trumpets blow, oh, how I can’t wait! We will see it soon, Praise God!

  3. Quite often I’ve had people say, as part of their farewell, “If I don’t see you before then, I’ll watch for you in the clouds”
    Now, much as I’m looking for that day, I will NOT be watching for you or anyone else in the clouds. I will only have eyes for One – the only One who is worthy; the One because of whom I am there – my Saviour.

    I do look forward to meeting you and many others I haven’t yet met, as well as ones who have gone before me, but I’m guessing my attention will be completely occupied for some time.

    We are one day closer!

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