Anchor for my Soul

For such a time as this…part 22

Bible Study Nov 18, 2020

Habbakuk 1-3

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received

How long, Lord, must I call for help,
    but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
    but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?

Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.

We hear and see the negative. It is the same with us concerning the United States. God is patient and wants everyone to be saved. His will is that all will come to Him.

The Lord’s Answer

“Look at the nations and watch—
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told.
I am raising up the Babylonians,[a]
    that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth
    to seize dwellings not their own.
They are a feared and dreaded people;
    they are a law to themselves
    and promote their own honor.

Their horses are swifter than leopards,
    fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
    their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
    they all come intent on violence.
Their hordes
[b] advance like a desert wind
    and gather prisoners like sand.
10 They mock kings
    and scoff at rulers.
They laugh at all fortified cities;
    by building earthen ramps they capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—
    guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 Lord, are you not from everlasting?
    My God, my Holy One, you
[c] will never die.
You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;
    you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;
    you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?
    Why are you silent while the wicked
    swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
14 You have made people like the fish in the sea,
    like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks,
    he catches them in his net,
he gathers them up in his dragnet;
    and so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net
    and burns incense to his dragnet,
for by his net he lives in luxury
    and enjoys the choicest food.
17 Is he to keep on emptying his net,
    destroying nations without mercy?

I will stand at my watch
    and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
    and what answer I am to give to this complaint.
[a]

Then the Lord replied:

“Write down the revelation
    and make it plain on tablets
    so that a herald
[b] may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it
[c] will certainly come
    and will not delay.

“See, the enemy is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright—
    but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness
[d]
indeed, wine betrays him;
    he is arrogant and never at rest.
Because he is as greedy as the grave
    and like death is never satisfied,
he gathers to himself all the nations
    and takes captive all the peoples.

“Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying,

‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods
    and makes himself wealthy by extortion!
    How long must this go on?’
Will not your creditors suddenly arise?
    Will they not wake up and make you tremble?
    Then you will become their prey.
Because you have plundered many nations,
    the peoples who are left will plunder you.
For you have shed human blood;
    you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

“Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain,
    setting his nest on high
    to escape the clutches of ruin!
10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples,
    shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.
11 The stones of the wall will cry out,
    and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.

1“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
    and establishes a town by injustice!
13 Has not the Lord Almighty determined
    that the people’s labor is only fuel for the fire,
    that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?
14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

15 “Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors,
    pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk,
    so that he can gaze on their naked bodies!
16 You will be filled with shame instead of glory.
    Now it is your turn! Drink and let your nakedness be exposed
[e]!
The cup from the Lord’s right hand is coming around to you,
    and disgrace will cover your glory.
17 The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
    and your destruction of animals will terrify you.
For you have shed human blood;
    you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

1“Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?
    Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
    he makes idols that cannot speak.
19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
    Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’
Can it give guidance?
    It is covered with gold and silver;
    there is no breath in it.”

2The Lord is in his holy temple;
    let all the earth be silent before him.

The answers from God will not wait, but the time before is our faith. God is in control. That is for this nation. We can turn our hearts to God. We can stand up and fight…the spiritual battle

Habbakuk 3:6-9

He stood, and shook the earth;
    he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
    and the age-old hills collapsed—
    but he marches on forever.
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,
    the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?
    Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the sea
    when you rode your horses
    and your chariots to victory?
You uncovered your bow,
    you called for many arrows.
You split the earth with rivers;

We praise the Lord. We trust you and love you, Lord. He will talk to us. We need to talk to Him. Ask questions and expect answers.. Listen, Keep a journal, Wait for Him

Thoughts to consider…Anchors for my soul

  1. Look beyond the wall. Wall keeps us out, or keeps us in. Rise above ground level. Look above the situation. Climb up on our faith. Change the vantage point. We are victorious now when we have faith. Never let there be a doubt. Walk in it and exercise it. The battle continues to be fought for our country, family, ourselves. See the wall for what it is. If something is hindering us, bring it to the Lord. He sees clearly. Is it something that is protecting us, or keeping you back? The difficulty is used by God as a vehicle to mature us and bring clarity. The wall is not necessarily negative. Do not respond by using our imagination. Counsel with the mind of God to identify it. We don’t make the best decisions when we are discouraged. Encourage ourselves in the Lord. It is not a lesson about the problem, it is a lesson about our relationship with the Lord. We need to go to the Word of God and the Spirit of God to examine ourselves Part of the treasure we receive is the journey. God will etch it on our hearts. The cost will be our pride.
  2. The Word f God is not fear based. The flesh wants to convince the soul that it is not good, but The Word is always protecting us. God will give you the power, decernment, and timing. The right decision at the wrong time is like eating fruit before it is ripe. God does not have two standards for different people. He never designed us to fail. Sometimes when we fail shows us we are in the learning process.


Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Corinthians 15: 42-44 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

The resurrected body that will be superior. It is perfectly suited for eternity. These words give us a picture of our new body. Our new body is incredible…not subject to accident, aging, or disease.

Rom 6:8-9Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

  1. raised in glory, they will be identifiable.
  2. raised in power, they will be incredible
  3. raised in spiritual body, they will be infinite

For such a time as this…part 21

Bible Study November 11, 2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Corinthians 15:35-58

The Resurrection Body

35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[a]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[b] bear the image of the heavenly man.

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and bloodcannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[c]

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”
[d]

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

The believer’s resurrected body: recognizable but free from limitations. It is a different kind of body. Our new bodies will be indestructible, identifiable, incredible, infinite. It will be so different but have the same content. The prerequisite is death. It is to be embraced, not feared. It is what has to occur in order to receive our new body. Some of our difficulties are physical and emotional that we give to the Lord to deal with. We are facing each situation with Him by our side. Flesh won’t die unless you surrender it. The body of Jesus Christ was incorruptible.

Psalm 16:10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful
[a] one see decay.

Our resurrected body will be incorruptible We are not going to be like ghosts we all will be raised in glory.

Philippians 3:21,222who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Jesus had a physical body at his resurrection He was touched and He ate.

John 20:272Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

For such a time as this…part 19

Bible Study 10/21/2020

Thoughts to consider: Anchors for My Soul

God is giving us supernatural perspective. The Bible describes how God provides an army of angels to protect and surround the people of God. They got so intimidated, they could have given up the fight before the battle even begins. There is so much more in the spirit that we can imagine or see, We are not to fear because God is for us, not against us. The way the lines are drawn now in our country, God say we are not to condemn but to bless them and do good for them. The eyes were open after the word was given. The situation will try to do something to you. Flesh wars against flesh, but the spirit of God can break through through and reveal truth. God wants us to defeat the enemy with His weapons. When we respond to others with the heart of God, aggressiveness like ice will melt. Feed with a good word to give them hope. Put yourself in that mind and soul of the one who is attacking, warfare begins within him because of the love and heart of God. It confounds the mind. Everyone is seeking an encounter with God. There is an angelic presence around our life. The Word is anointed, inspired by God, empower by God, and enlightened by God. Declaring truth. It will guide us into all truth. Don’t approach the Word intellectually, ask the Holy Spirit to help. We will begin to develop a second nature that calls on God first instead of relying on our own ability, not just calling on God when our way doesn’t work. When we speak the Word of the Lord, we need to speak it in the spirit of the Lord. Health humiliation;ity is one of the strongest postures we have in life. Humility, trust, and faith.

Psalm 119:73-74
Your hands made me and formed me;
    give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
    for I have put my hope in your word.

There is a deposit of the Lord within us that others can see

Mathew 6:10 your kingdom come, your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.

The kingdom of God is a spiritual reality. To receive Him and His kingdom, is to receive kingdom rule. It is possible to behave in the way God has for us, but we need to operate in grace, truth and power. His rulership is brought about the forgiveness of sin. Our flesh will want to try to be like God but not to be under His rulership.

Eph 4:17-181So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 

There should be a difference that people can see. When Christ is lifted up, all men will be drawn to Him.


2 Kings 6:8-24 Elisha Traps Blinded Arameans

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.1This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”1“None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.1As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria.21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?”22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.” 23 So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory. 24 Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria

Prophetic Word: Dear Ones, I am anointing your eyes to have a new perspective, a supernatural perspective that changes the way you see things, changes the way you experience things, changes the way you process things. Whatever the enemy had put for you to cause you to stumble and fall, now you will see it through My eyes to run the race through and around every obstacle in your way. You will not feel defeated, You will not lose hope, but you will gain a heavenly perspective and see My heavenly armies at your side. (2 Kings 6:16-17)

Heaven will not be Boring

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

Romans 8:22-23 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groaninwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

Heaven will not be boring because your work will not be boring.

Heaven will not be boring because Heaven is the place you have always longed for.

Even before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden (Genesis2) the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden to tend and keep it. ( Genesis 2:15)

From the beginning of mankind, God gave him purpose and responsibility. with the ability and skill to do this God instilled in man’s natural gifting. God will always anoint us to accomplish that which He has called us to do. Before sin, man experienced fulfillment and joy in fulfilling the commission.

The process of working, tending, keeping changed its nature into working as labor. It changed from serving into laboring, fatigue, weariness. Mankind by design needed meaningful and purposeful design.

There will not be any evangelists in heaven because everyone will be redeemed A most descriptive word we could use to des rice our lives in heaven are 1)Serve 2) Servant 3) Service These assignments and responsibilities given upon man’s creation will throughout time remain as God’s beloved children an expression of His Glory.

The Book of Revelation as you can see concerning the idea of Serve, Servant, Service in the following scriptures:

Revelation 1:1The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Revelation 6:11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters,[a] were killed just as they had been.

Revelation 7:15 They are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
    will shelter them with his presence.

Revelation 15:3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.[a]

Revelation 19:5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”

Revelation 19:10At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”

Revelation 22:6 The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true.The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

For such a time as this…part 18

Bible Study 10/14/2020

Isaiah 40 God’s people are comforted

Comfort, comfort my people,
    says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
    that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
    double for all her sins.

A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way for the Lord
[a];
make straight in the desert
    a highway for our God.
[b]
Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”

You who bring good news to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,
[c]
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
    and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[d] of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding?

15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
    they are regarded as dust on the scales;
    he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires,
    nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 Before him all the nations are as nothing;
    they are regarded by him as worthless
    and less than nothing.

18 With whom, then, will you compare God?
    To what image will you liken him?
19 As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,
    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold
    and fashions silver chains for it.
20 A person too poor to present such an offering
    selects wood that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker
    to set up an idol that will not topple.

21 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
23 He brings princes to naught
    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
24 No sooner are they planted,
    no sooner are they sown,

    no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?
    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

How does this apply to our life? What is a desert? A place of dryness, drought, and emptiness. Politics to personal life…nothing is out of control. If we surrender to the Lord. He is King of King and Lord of Lords. the whole world is a mess, but nothing is out of God’s control. He is bringing the church together to rise up to fight against imagination..to tear down strongholds. John the Baptist called prepare the way for the Lord. We need to prepare the way in our day. We have to live and dwell in His presence to fight depression and unbelief.

Psalm 25:14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.

This speaks the relationship of intimacy. It is the heart that reverences and honors. It is our heart that opens up the doors to the secrets of heaven. He will give us a quickening, a definite answer, or direction to wait on Him. He will reveal what it is. He is quickens us because we revere Him… for others and for ourselves. Our faith gives us discernment. Satan wants to threaten us with possibilities, but we need discern with the power of God. Not one things has ever surprised God. Satan wants us to challenge God’s love, but it is a vehicle of the enemy. God has made a way of escape for us. God said He would guide us in all truth. The enemy sends spiritual vultures. We need to take a sure hope, absolute and secure.

Romans 8:28 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Will Heaven be boring?

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Cor 15:42-52 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[a]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[b] bear the image of the heavenly man.

5I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and bloodcannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Philipians 3:20-21But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the powerthat enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

We won’t age, we won’t malfunction, we won’t get tired, we will never weaken. We will not be boring because our personalities will be changed, friends will not be boring because they will also be changed.

Heb 12:22-2322 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

1. Angels

2. General Assembly ( the Church)

3. God

4 Spirits of just man made perfect (old testament saints)

We will spend eternity with these, no misunderstandings or tiffs. Our relationships will be open and honest, uncomplicated by sin. We will fellowship with all ages of history. It is hard to understand and grasp. Imagine being friends with those in the Bible. Imagine all the time we want listening to the great saints and preachers and missionary heroes. There will be work, but it will be restful and fitted for us personally. No stress, no pressure, no competition.

1 Corinthians 2:9
“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
[a]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

For such a time as this…part 17

Bible Study October 7, 2020

The most exciting aspect of heaven is the we will see the object of our faith: Jesus. Street of gold, and

5 reasons why Heaven can not and will not be boring.

We shall then be with Him…above all, we shall be with Him. One of the greatest deaths is boredom. We will go wherever our thoughts are. Successful people have a purpose for living. We have to fight getting bored. We may become distracted and slothful in pursuing our walk with God. We perceive our surroundings by how we perceive God and our time spent with Him.

What is life? Life is eternal. Conception brings eternity to everyone who is conceived. We need to be honest with our definition. Is it something we live or just something we confess. Our empathy causes us to focus on the situation, but our purpose is to bring it before the Lord. We start in the morning to bring our needs before the Lord. Direct our thoughts towards Him. We need to fellowship with Him in the need. The Word of God defines life for us.

Isaiah 40:12-28

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[d] of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding?

1Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
    they are regarded as dust on the scales;
    he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires,
    nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 Before him all the nations are as nothing;
    they are regarded by him as worthless
    and less than nothing.

1With whom, then, will you compare God?
    To what image will you liken him?
19 As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,
    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold
    and fashions silver chains for it.
20 A person too poor to present such an offering
    selects wood that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker
    to set up an idol that will not topple.

21 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
23 He brings princes to naught
    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
24 No sooner are they planted,
    no sooner are they sown,
    no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?
    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
2

Revelation 22:3-5The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night.They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

What exists in Gods presence is fullness of joy. As a born again believer, to be bored is our own decision. Heaven is not boring because God is not boring. Fun is an experience with our emotions, but joy goes deep into our spirit. We exhibit happiness and joy. The renewing of our spirit will renew our emotions as well. Spiritual warfare will keep us from being bored. The battle of our mind is what we need to battle. We sometimes think we are boring, because we are not aware of the fruit we have produced in other peoples lives, We see boredom as what other people think of us. Our heart for God is never gone.. His life in us is fragrant in our surrender through our situations. We don’t always see the potential of our service. Every individual born has a gifting of God to be released. Ask the Lord, Help me see the beauty of the ashes of our lives. Help me embrace what the Lord has for my life. God has a far greater purpose for our lives. It is miraculous to experience joy and hope now in this world. We get a tangible taste of that joy as our strength. We will accept to reality of God in every situation even before we receive it. We are not dependent on the manifestation, but dependent on our Lord.

God smiles and says ” I will walk hand and hand with you on your journey. The anointing will change you into my likeness. ”

For such a time as this…part 16

Bible Study 9/30/2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

God gives us peace and clarity about our identity and about the day that we are in. He is walking hand and hand with us. Helping us trust. He speaks to our heart “I am the shepherd of your soul.” He checks ahead of us for anything detrimental to us and deals with us. We will not allow the events of our life determine our future. He wants our safety and well-being to be constant . Holy Spirit gives us the peace that passes understanding.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Matthew 6:7-13 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.“This, then, is how you should pray:“‘Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]but deliver us from the evil one.[b]

Sometimes when we pray. it doesn’t happen the same way. Sometimes the answer to the prayer is a vehicle to mature us and take an active part in the answer. The same healing comes from God sometimes to pray for people and sometimes to lay hands directly on them. The other miracle is that the healing comes through a person and their faith. Release the authority of anger and frustration and release it with the power of prayer.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 I don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have fallen asleep lest you sorrow

Sorrow is something we experience. It’s part of the emotion to deal with in our soul. The flesh wants to use our sorrow in a negative direction, making negative decisions.It is part of God’s process to prepare us. Sorrow with the Holy Spirit gives us hope. It is like yeast in making bread. It rises us up to another level.

Proverb 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

During the journey through the desert they came to the pool Mara and Joshua was told to throw a stick in the water to make sweet water. The Holy Spirit can help us move on. Bitter Hers can happen, and not totally avoided but they can be made not to have a control in our lives. Bitter herbs are part of the Passover to help us remember the things of the past. We need to remember that we are a prepared people and have no fear of evil. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is not the length of the journey or is it that God helps us see better.

1 Thessalonians 4:12-18 1that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [a]asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [b]sleep in Jesus.15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [c]asleep. 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.

We are called to walk in holiness. He does not call us to anything impossible. He calls us to walk properly through situations over power of the flesh. Our faith, holiness and even our struggle scare the evil one.

1 John 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

People are going to find hope as they see us. We are learning to surrender our flesh always even unto death. Its like the blacksmith, we have nothing of ourselves. We are crushing the flesh to bring out the fragrance and the beauty of our Spirit. There are things we must walk through but it no longer intimidates us or makes us run away. He has made our roots strong. We sometimes feel knocked down, but we stand up in our faith. He will always provide a way to pick us up. The anchor is that He died, shed His blood, and rose again, the comforter came. Pray for the promises of God not the threat of the enemy.

For such a time as this…part 15

Bible Study 9/23/2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Thessalonians 1:13– I don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have fallen asleep lest you sorrow

Death has a whole new definition for believers. Caught up means to catch away, There are two questions? Where is my loved one? How is it with them, what are they doing?

1 Thessalonians 4:12-18 1that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [a]asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [b]sleep in Jesus.15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [c]asleep. 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.

The only part that changes is our physical body. God wi; give us a brand new body. The term death is discouraging for unbelievers. It is a adjustment of understanding of reality. Our Soul and Spirit will never change. When people ask questions about this, we cannot lie if we don’t know if they don’t know Jesus. The terms “falling asleep” quiets our soul from grief. We can actually know that person is asleep. Jesus is alive and risen from the dead. Only the Word of God can shed authoritative light.

Luke 16:19-31 Rich man and bigger19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and [a]fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with [b]the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”

Decisions we make today may affect our eternity. We can’t go back and change things once we are dead. The influence we have on people around us is our responsibility to draw others into knowing Christ by being the example. Being salt and light is required of us and be part of the Lord’s army.

Matthew 9:18-26 18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” 19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. 21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” 22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, 24 He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. 25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report of this went out into all that land.

Acts 7: 54-6054 When they heard these things they were [h]cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, 56 and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; 58 and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

John 14:3 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.

Where He is is peace and comfort and security. He has been there. He knows everything. We cherish the sound of His voice.

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise”

They are no longer in Abrahams bosom, but in the third heaven, in Paradise. The thief on the cross and his family knew what surrender to Jesus Christ was, even when we don’t have time to live a good life.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are live 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

His overwhelming beauty, declares His glory. We are so blessed. We are sustained by light and the breath of God.

2 Cornthians 5:8 We are confident,yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

God is breaking through the fear barrier. We want confidence in all things. We are in process.

Philippians 1:23 For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

But it is more needful to abide in the flesh for now.

1 Thessalonians 5: 9-10 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether wee wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

The enemy will try to divert our attention, disquiet our soul, to intimidate us, and steal the joy of our salvation.

For such a time as this…part 14

Bible Study 9/16/2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Peter 1:3-9 A Heavenly Inheritance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance [a]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been [b]grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not [c]seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

If Jesus had not come and died and rose to the Father, we wouldn’t have the hope we have. We already belong to the kingdom, our party is holiness and righteousness. According to the foreknowledge of God, He had the plan of salvation in place. A prepared people for a prepared place. Through every situation we are going through, He is preparing us. We have our citizenship in heaven. Citizenship opens up all rights of that country.

Part of the process of being prepared is being healed by the love of Jesus, by the power of Jesus. Something inside our spirit will not give up. We have the assurance that He is taking care of us. In the toughest times, we have the most intimate conversations. We want to feel the comfort, consolation and embrace of our Father.

It is important for us to learn how to teach ourselves. We need to bring things to the Lord, listen to the Lord and respond to the Lord. Each time we take another step of surrender. It is important to learn how to teach others. The Lord knows exactly what He wants us to bring to the situation. One of the most effective ways of teaching is through our attitude. We learn while we teach. Be a student while being a teacher. He will quicken our senses to discern the spirit in the room. As we speak the Word, The Holy Spirit always accompanies it. Teach the truth as God is revealing at the moment, Understand who you are teaching.

Revelation 21:1-8 All Things Made New

 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. Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 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. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [b]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful. And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, 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.”

The enemy will try will to give you the interpretation of what you are experiencing to take away the joy of your hope. The Lord is calling us to a far higher experience than what we have had before. He will show us our future through our service. The truth is so hidden now. Heaven is absolutely pure.

There is a registry called the Lambs Book of Life. He sees exactly where we are and He is standing there waiting. Father knew in His heart that the prodigal was a son. The enemy says we are a second rate citizen, but God says we are fully restored, bought and paid for. The tragedies in our lives gives us the appreciation of who we are in Christ.

Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven

Our Reservation is in Heaven

1 Peter:1:4 4 to an inheritance [b]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

Luke 10:2020 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but [a]rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

For such a time as this…part 13

Bible Study 9/9/2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

Anchors for our Souls…Truths to Consider:

Beware of sedimentary concerning spiritual truths found in God’s Word. We are called to be fresh (wicks trimmed -fresh oil ten virgins) every morning by the constant usage of that truth.

God’s Word will change the world around us according to our openness or rejection. It will most certainly change the world in us because as believers in Jesus because the Holy Spirit within us is renewing us.

Respond in a positive spirit and we will bear that fruit of that word.

Position ourselves so that we can hear God

We need to turn toward God as we hear Him speaking. We need to grow in our skills of listening. How can we understand what God is saying when we do not listen.

Trust God what you find in God’s Word. Move ahead in obedience and faith. You do not need to understand to live by faith.

Hearing is needed before we are able to listen with both desire and intent to rely on the Holy Spirit, not our natural understanding before we can act in faith centered obedience.

In Heaven, we will not have to claim God’s Promises, we will be living those promises.

Revelation is fresh understanding of God’s Word revealed by the Holy Spirit to our spirit and thereby enlightening our soul.

Do not doubt your faith, reject your doubt (Psalm 100:4)

Sight looks for it and it isn’t there, faith accepts it as truth-fact so that it can appear.

Faith moves vision into its creative form.

Revelation from God promotes movement. If we are caught up into God’s movement, we will nt take time to stop and build monuments.

Truth can be denied and not believed but it cannot be avoided or changed.

It is not the prayer that bothers Satan, It’s the power in that prayer that he fears.

The right position (Rightusness) will change our condition.

God’s Word is so powerful, it can bring deliverance before you see the manifestation of it.

Revelation and faith teaches us to live in the future that is in process.

What the Word of God is able to do in us will determine what the Word of God can do for us.

Religion wants life by dies by the letter. Revelation overcomes the letter and gives life.

The [Place] called Heaven

John 13:37 Why can’t we follow you now?

John 14:1-3 Where I am, there you may be also.

Jesus spoke these words in the upper room on the night before His death The Greek word used in John 14:3 is “Topos” which strictly refers to a place that can be located. Mark 16:19 Christ ascends to God’s right hand. He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God

Sometimes the bible refers to heaven as a country which implies vastness of territory.

Sometimes it referred to as the Celestial City which brings two mind buildings and streets and residents and activity.

Sometimes heaven is referred to as a kingdom which speaks of organizations and government. In John 14:1-2 Jesus speaks of “My Father’s House”

Psalm 23:6 And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Heaven is a place prepared for a prepared people.

God’s infallible purpose in Christ

Heaven has always been the intent of God for His people even before He created Adam and Eve. He has always had an eternal purpose and place for saints – Heaven included.

Hebrews 6: 13-19 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[a]15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

God confirmation of His promise by His oath and covenant removes ll doubt about its certainty. Therefore, we who have fled to Him, can take courage for we can hold onto His promise with confidence. This confidence is like a strong trustworthy Anchor For Our Souls. It leads us through the curtain of Heaven into God’s inner sanctuary.

For such a time as this…part 12

Bible Study 9/2/2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

The Prominence of Heaven

Psalm 23:6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Luke 23:43Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.

Hebrews 11:10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations,whose architect and builder is God.

Revelations 2 1:2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

What we think about heaven now, while we are still on earth, determines in great measure how we live on earth today. When you study the Bible doctrine of heaven, it will stir our heart and change our thoughts. We must understand the important differences between what is doctrine and what is opinion. Doctrine may, in measure, be used to help us in guiding our spiritual lives, whereas opinions are just a personal view we embrace because it agrees with our own thoughts.

In order to embrace either doctrine or opinion as a standard by which we live, we must find its roots in the truth of the Word of God.

The truth of heaven not only instills anticipation regarding our future, it also comforts us on behalf of those have gone before us.

Heaven is already filled with glorious residents, and when we arrive there be a wonderful celebration. Song: “When ee all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus we’ll sing and shut the Victory!!! This song was written by Elizae Hewitt 1851 who was forced to live confined to a bed due to a serious spinal condition. The songs we sing are the confessions we make that will be determined by who or what we fellowship with= Jesus or Pain!

Phillipians 1:23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;

Ecclesiastes 3:11 God has put eternity in our hearts.

Even agnostics will admit that There is a reality of eternity for every man or woman. We don’t want to create just a heaven in our mind. Our faith needs to be based on truth. We will get a taste of a heavenly presence in our lives.

1 Cor 2:9 What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him
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The Plurality of Heaven

The First Heaven: atmosphere where we live, oxygen, extends 300 miles into the universe

Isaiah 55:10,11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

The Second Heaven: Lights, moon and stars

Genesis 1:14-17An d God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Matt 24:29 “Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken

The Third Heaven: Where Christ is, paradise, our eternal home
We will live forever with God and the Angels

2 Cor 12:2-4 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught upto the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.

We do not know. We must stay teachable. We have to be willing to say “I don’t know” Even those who are credible, don’t know completely God will reveal His mysteries at time of need. The situations in our lives helps us to come into understanding. 1

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Deuteronomy 10:1414 To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.

Matt 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,

The Place of Heaven

Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

Psalm 11:4The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 103:19The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.
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Isaiah 43:7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory,
    whom I formed and made.”

The Preciousness of Heaven

Our redemption is in Heaven

Pur relationships are in Heaven

Our resources are in Heaven

Our reward is in Heaven

Our riches are in Heaven

Our reservation is in Heaven