“I don’t want to live in heaven, because earth is my dwelling place”. This was my first statement at a seminar I was privileged to speak at. And all the religious people were amazed, wondering if I was truly God’s representative (Preacher or man of God). I wasn’t surprised at their response because that’s the false teachings we receive in the pulpit. We are made to believe that heaven is our permanent real Estate. Truth be told Heaven is our temporal real estate because that is God’s domain. It is the new Earth which is our dwelling place. We all want to get to heaven, yes, but it’s just for a while. Jesus Christ made a very powerful statement which we’ve not taken into consideration.
John 14:2 – 3 “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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”…. Read on.
This statement was to assure us that we have a place to stay when away from Earth, until our father gives us our real estate because we know the way (Christ).
David had a revelation the other day and he said in Psalms 115:16 “The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man.”
John also got a glimpse of Heaven, of what is and what is to come. Revelation 5:9 – 10 And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
He also saw the Saints depressed, crying “how long long” because all they could do was sit and watch the angels sing Holy Holy. And they were told to rest for a while till the end comes.
Revelation 6:9 – 11
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
God never destined us who believe in His son and are obedient to His word to live in heaven forever, because that’s His dwelling place. There shall be a new Earth and new Heaven because the old earth and old Heaven will pass away. And all things will be made new for them who love the Lord. Anyone who did not live a Holy life will be cast away into eternal condemnation. Heaven is such a beautiful place with streets of gold but that’s our temporal residence.
Revelation 21:1 – 8
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
JESUS TESTIFIES TO THE CHURCHES
Religion is God’s number one problem. There’s so much controversy and chaos in the church because we are so attached to religion and doctrines. In view of this we’ve lost the way because we only live on what we hear our religious leaders preach to us. We don’t study so ascertain whether or not their messages are true or false. This is sad. We have come to a point where we think Holiness isn’t needed anymore. We think accepting Christ is the end of the matter. But the truth is that without Holiness one can never enter into the kingdom of God.
Revelation 22:12 – 17
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
Behold the time is near. Prepare yourself for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself. I beseech you brethren, Obey the commandments of the Lord for there’s a day that we’ll be called to give an account of ourselves. Today, If you hear His voice calling, don’t harden your heart.