David Lee Brown
Anticipate Heaven Every Day
I anticipate heaven every day. Not because I want to die, but because this world is no longer my home. I’m just a sojourner traveling through this life. I love experiencing the beautiful mountain vistas of my home. I love living in America, where we still have a good life. I love my precious wife that is such a joy and comfort to me every day. I love every breath I take, good food, and great music. This world can be very appealing. This world can also be quite tempting. That’s why most people, including Christians, cling to this existence. That’s why people from thousands of years ago through today have sought immortality through natural as well as supernatural means. Now they’re trying to achieve immortality through scientific means. But this quest for immortality is all for nothing. True immortality is a one-way street through Christ to heaven. No other way exists.
Why I Anticipate Heaven Every Day
In the book of John, Jesus was telling his disciples about heaven and that he would be going there. Then the disciples asked how to follow him there. So, Jesus said, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jesus also said that when he leaves, he will go to prepare a place for us (Christians). John 14:2-3. The apostle John writes that God loved us so much that he sent his Son to die for us so that we could have eternal life. John 3:16. The book of Revelation shares a great deal of information regarding heaven. It reveals that the New Jerusalem will descend down upon a New Earth and God will dwell with us for eternity in the very end.
Lots of things happen before that, but the essence of the message is eternal life in eternal bodies continually regenerating. In other words, we never grow old, get sick, or die ever again. We also have a personal relationship with God, who will be physically present with us. The very best of everything.
If You Don’t Anticipate Heaven Every Day
If you fail to anticipate heaven every day, you will love this world more than you love heaven. That’s a problem. The zeal for this life means you fail to prepare for eternal life. Eternal life can go one of two ways. First, you go to hell and burn for eternity, forever separated from loved ones, comfort, peace, and God. Second, you go to heaven and serve God in comfort, surrounded by loved ones, in perfect peace and fellowship with God. Those are your only two choices, according to the Bible. If you don’t believe the Bible is entirely true, you are grossly uninformed and ignorant of the facts.
I often find myself defending the absolute truth of the Bible. I shouldn’t have to, but I often feel compelled because so many people are casting doubt about its authenticity and accuracy. But they are usually people who have never read and studied their way through the Bible independently. They rely on pastors or professors to tell them what the Bible says instead of experiencing it themselves. But I digress, so back to the subject.
If you fail to anticipate heaven every day, you will conform to this world. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” We are striving to conform to God’s will, not the will of this world. Or in other words, we should not conform to Satan’s will because if you conform to the world, you conform to Satan’s will.
My Anticipation Every Day
I long for and anticipate heaven every day because I see all the prophecies of the end times converging. I’m craving heaven because this life becomes harder to tolerate every day. I desire heaven because I want to see all the people who accepted Christ as Savior and Lord all in one place praising God! I’m yearning for heaven because I’ll see God and be able to worship Him not by faith but because He will be there with me! Faith is a great thing; feeling His presence is another great thing, but being in His presence will be completely awesome!!! That is why I long for, crave, yearn for, and anticipate heaven every day. Come, Lord Jesus, Come! Yet, Your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen!!!