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Six Things That Will Surprise You About Heaven - Part B

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September 14, 2020 2:00 am

Six Things That Will Surprise You About Heaven - Part B

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September 14, 2020 2:00 am

Revelation 21 mentions a new earth where there will be no more broken hearts, disease, aging, or death. Discover more about that future reality as Skip shares the message "Six Things That Will Surprise You about Heaven."

This teaching is from the series From the Edge of Eternity.

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The whole world is divided one of two categories occupants of heaven non-occupants. So what's a requirement to be a occupant verse seven he who overcomes, does that mean to overcome.

It simply means that you place your faith in Christ alone. How you know that the same guy who wrote this John wrote first John chapter 5 where he said everyone who is born of God overcomes the world.

And this is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. I have faith.

I believe in something, read on to say who is he that overcomes the world. Only he who believes that Jesus Christ is the son of God narrows it down and who is he who overcomes you overcomes is one of believes in Jesus Christ alone.

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It's a 40 day interactive journey to thinking right so you can live right 1-800-922-1888 Revelation chapter 21 verse one new heaven were the first seven of the first earth passed away. Also there was no more sea. I got a friendly little note after last week's service member. Last week we talked about the millennial earth.

And I said I get dibs on Maui right so this is a sorry to say Skip that you you can wish for Maui that you can say, but I got dibs on it, but she said sorry to say you can wish for Maui.

But the new earth will have no islands because there will be no see Revelation 21, one in all kindness.

She made a mistake last week, I wasn't talking about the new earth.

I was talking about the millennial earth and in the millennial earth.

There will be see and there will be Maui and I still get dibs on Maui. So were not talking about the millennial earth today. We were last week. Now were talking about. That's all gone now are talking about a whole new earth and a whole new heaven and the new one it says there will be no see I have read this for years and I've always read. It is like cost Lord.

This is harsh. This is so disappointing if I was to make a new word I say something like, there will be no more cities there will be no more deserts or rocks but lots and lots of ocean and beach. That's what I said God says there will be no see interesting. By the way the Bible seems to be silent on the features of the eternal state.

What it's really going to be like except in negatives. For instance, in verse 23 in the city of Jerusalem, address, and there's no son there's no moon and by implication, no stars in verse one we just read.

There's no see.

I'll be honest with you I have rationalized the statement for a long time maybe maybe is talking about nations that are in covenant relationship with God that that's what C must mean because Isaiah 17 declares the uproar of many peoples who roar like the roaring of the seas rumbling of the nation's rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters. I read that I went yeah okay that's what it means or Revelation 13. The Antichrist comes out of the sea. In Revelation 17 it says the waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, our peoples, and multitudes and nations, and tongues. However, I don't believe that's what it means here is that metaphor was there and it's clearly explain what it is here. It simply says everything is new. There's no heck, there's a new heaven and new earth, new Jerusalem, and there's no see what is that mean I think it simply means that the earth is to be different the earth the new earth will not be a water-based environment like it is now two thirds of this earth is water. Two thirds of this earth is covered by water the soil of the earth itself has a water content.

Your blood in your body is 90% water, your flash is 65% water. I think this is simply saying that the new world is not going operate on the same principle of water you have glorified bodies, resurrected bodies, they won't demand the consumption of water so there's no see is a way of saying it's a whole different environment different atmosphere. Different materials different Constitution all new and different.

You could say I'm still bummed me to tell me there's no water at all. Not to say that fact. In Revelation 22 verse one. I saw a pure river of the water of life, but say something else, is what it also means because oceans are barriers that separate one people from another. Those barriers are removed. There are no barriers at all in the new earth, for things that may surprise you is that it has a capital city. In verse two were introduced to the new Jerusalem verse three and I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with man, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God now looked down verse 10 and he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. So in the new earth, though, there's really no information as to what landmarks are there, what size will be one of the colors of the new work except when it comes to this city. Beginning in verse nine to the rest of the chapter them part of the next chapter is a description of what this new city will be like because this new city is the capital city of heaven. This is the headquarters. This is where God dwells with his people and his glory. He got to admit the city is different from any other city you've ever seen or heard of first ball it descends from heaven toward the earth and we don't know if it lands on the earth or sort of seems like it's hovering, maybe even rotating around here we've heard of New York and New Jersey in New Brunswick and New Mexico. This is new Jerusalem and it's a capital city and it's an odd shape on us or to give myself away. See more next week, but get this, the shape of the city is 1500 miles.

QC never seen a city like that 1500 miles.

By 1500 miles. By 1500 miles tall, just slightly smaller than our moon coming down from heaven and hovering around the earth will have access to it will look more at it next time you notice it is called the holy city couple times as much of this is the holy city.

Can you imagine a whole city that's holy. Albuquerque is in the holy city, Santa Fe Rd., the name implies it is. It's not enough talk about a few homes or few churches, every occupant of the new Jerusalem will be holy see hard to get our minds around.

It's funny. People will say I can't wait to go with you the Israel and visit the holy land and sea Jerusalem.

You know the holy city and I was think you have to wait a long time is it ain't holy.

Right now will be during this time, it certainly will be 1/5 thing that may surprise you about heaven that it's good to feel so totally unfamiliar. In fact so different is the new heaven and the new earth, the new Jerusalem from any earthly experience that in verse 4 to 6 is described in the negative.

It's so unlike anything, it has to be described by what's not there verse four. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, there shall be no more pain for the former things have passed away and you sat on the throne said, behold I make all things new. And he said to me right for these words are true and faithful. He said to me, it is done.

So this is that this is done it's done.

There's no more stages. This now is the eternal state. I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. It's now we can't know what we can't know.

So the only way we can know or get some kind of understanding about what we don't know is to compare what we don't know with what we do know and say it's not like this right so let's just go through that little list quickly.

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes and keep going down and that verse. There will be no crying, no tears, and have no Kleenex boxes in heaven.

Our life presently is stained with tears. There's days of our lives. I have some stand out as days of tears. The first one was traumatic.

I was in kindergarten, my first day. I never forget it because I was the world's biggest crybaby. Honestly, my mom brought me off at school I wailed and it didn't stop time the milk wagon came around I still cried over spilled milk.

Just I cried naptime I cried lunchtime I cried. I didn't stop crying tell my mommy pick me back up. It was traumatic. Okay, I still have scars big crybaby. I was just beginning.

Though there would be many more days of crying.

My father called me and said my brother had been killed. The day my mother called me and said my father died the day I was with my mother when she died.

Hearing that friends of God, and there will be many more. But here is gone. No crying, no tears, no tears of loneliness. No tears of misfortune, no tears of poverty. No tears of sympathy. No tears of persecution, no tears of regret. It's all gone. Also says a be no more death part of imagine no more death, you never have to go to another funeral never visit a cemetery, never see another tombstone 52 million people every year, died on earth.

That's 147,276. Every day by our world constantly sees the flow of death be no death.

There will be death in the millennial earth be no death in the new earth. New heaven new Jerusalem you'll never age, you'll never age that's pretty cool.

Listen verse five, five companies, there may be more by now.

Last time I checked five companies that specialize in cryonic technology. They will freeze you in liquid nitrogen at -320F for a mere $100,000 and get your body frozen you can afford that $35,000 will freeze your head, hoping that when they find out the cure for whatever disease killed you.

They will then thaw you out and you can live and live and live. Save the money. This is free.

There is no death, and if there is no death, and there's no conditions that bring on death right you'll never need a doctor will be no diseases. No surgery, no hospitals, no dentists is no decay, no corruption, no cavities.

We read in the same verse there will be no sorrow so hard to relate to do any of you ever get moody just a little sort of sideways to be around. He does have are those days there feel like there's just a cloud that hangs over your day to day, week, month, some of you experience legitimate depression even Christians do and so that's why we love. We gravitate toward the book of Psalms and I relate to this like Psalm six were the psalmist said I am weary with my groaning, my eye wastes away because of grief, we read that we commit. I can relate to that is coming a day when you can't relate to that at all because there will be no more sorrow I think that little the little statement. Have a good day will be the stupidest thing you can ever say in heaven never need to say it is you never have a bad one. In fact will be anything but data will be no night. The Bible says.

Notice it says will be no pain.

Imagine life without aspirin without Advil without Tylenol. You know that over-the-counter analgesics sales in America top $3 billion a year a lot of pain here. There will be no more pain, no more death, you will have a perfect body. You might say I have a perfect body. Check it out. Yeah just wait a few years. Let entropy run its course. You can choose a lot of fine physique but it will not last. It was never meant to last.

Now one final thing that might surprise you about heaven here will close.

Not everyone will be there.

Not everyone is good to be and it's a city of believers and not everybody who has ever lived will be that. That's a myth. So it's really what it says verse seven he who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. What could be clearer than that and go down to verse 24 and the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it negates shall not be shut at all by day notice.

There shall be no night there they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. There shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life, not everyone will be there. Notice here that there's two classes of people described occupants of heaven.

Non-occupants of the whole of the world is divided into one of two categories occupants of heaven. Non-occupants so what's a requirement to be an occupant verse seven he who overcomes what is that mean to overcome. It simply means that you place your faith in Christ alone to how you know that because the same guy who wrote this John wrote first John chapter 5 where he said everyone who is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith in you. Michael why I have faith. I believe in something will read on it goes on to say who is he that overcomes the world. Only he who believes that Jesus Christ is the son of God narrows it down and who is he who overcomes you overcomes as one believes in Jesus Christ alone. So most people. I think today think that you will automatically go to heaven either a.

If you die. That's one myth I did get to nosedive you can forget God, live anywhere you want to, and but believe me, when you die will certainly talk about God's only talk about heaven find a preacher to push you into heaven, that's a myth, or the other myth is all you do is be very sincere because all sincere people who believe in anything they want to go to heaven. That's what some people think so there will be a surprise. The jihadist Muslim believes that if they go on a suicide mission. They kill innocent people in the name of all, I may get killed in the process they immediately go to heaven. Talk about a shock. Talk about a surprise to find that is exactly wrong in the opposite very sincere sincerely wrong. Part of that whole belief system is not only you get instant heaven, but you get 72 wives now talk about punishment. The punishment to be those wives for those women and probably for both right. Somebody said, as it would be three surprises in heaven. Number one, those that you don't expect to be there who are there to those that you expect to be there who aren't there. And number three.

Wonder of wonders. That year there and only by God's grace so I can think that the worst possible place to be right now is growing old and be an unbeliever want to think about this is the worst possible scenario you growing older and older and older and are not a Christian is only one way for you to look friend that's back you have known nothing forward to look forward to our use. Look back and say are you know I was a great vacation of years ago and so you got when the great race and those kids when the great-aunt we had that set if you're a believer in Jesus Christ good or bad in your past. The best is yet to come. In fact, the new heaven and the new earth will be so totally cool and so totally different that it says in Isaiah 65 behold, I create a new heaven and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. Not everyone to go there you go. You sure you can ago you know this whole thing keeps coming up again throughout the Bible lines are drawn, your occupant or you're not. You're saved or you're not. And if you're save you go to heaven if you're not saved you don't go to heaven or the time Jesus said, unless a man is born again, he will not see what the kingdom of heaven or the time Jesus said broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter therein, and narrow is the way that leads to life and you enter therein.

So, according to Jesus not do all people get saved not do most people get saved according to Jesus, very few enter therein. Are you among the few that will enter therein at your choice at your choice.

I do know if you ever come to a place where you said, Lord, I'm a sinner.

I cannot earn my way to heaven, but I know that Jesus paid the price for me and I totally rest on him.

If you haven't done that and do it because you would not want the worst of all surprises.

That is an eternity.

Find out you're never going Thanksgiving with the conclusion of the message from the series from the edge of eternity you Skip to tell you about. You can keep encouraging messages like this coming your way as you help connect others to God. You know, heaven is going to be more mind blowing than we could ever imagine what a privilege to tell people how they can spend eternity. When you give a gift today. You keep encouraging messages like this one on the air and you spread the truth of God's word to a growing global audience here so you can give right now and thank you for making an eternal difference you can give online@connectwithskip.com/donate. That's connectwithskip.com/donate or call 800-922-1888, 809 two 218 think tomorrow Skip to give you an exciting future city you live in after Christ returns.

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