Heaven: Will We Know Each Other?
Jesse M. Hendley
Tonight I want to speak to you on the subject, Heaven, and will we know each other there. Our Lord's Word n Matthew 8:11,12 Jesus says, "And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Let me remind you these are the words of the Lord. He says, "I say unto you." If there is an authority on heaven that authority of course will be the Lord Jesus Christ. We want to hear what He has to say tonight about heaven. The first thing we learn is there is going to be a lot of people in heaven. Jesus says, many shall come. I'm glad there are going to be a lot of people in heaven. Billy Sunday used to say, don't let God hang a "For Rent" sign on your mansion in heaven. That's a very clever remark the only trouble about it is it just isn't so. There are not going to be any for rent signs on any mansions in heaven. There are not going to be any empty mansions yonder in heaven. God's commandment to His servants is to go into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in that my house may be filled.
The Gospel will continue to be preached and people will continue to believe until that compliment of people who are to be in heaven shall be saved. Now, to be sure there are going to be more people in hell than there are going to be in heaven. If I were to be able to sit down and reason with you about heaven and hell and I ask you, do you think in the final analysis there will be more people wind up in heaven; only one person out of every million are genuinely saved. I don't know where he got his statistics but when I read that I said I certainly want to be one out of my million. I want to be in heaven. I don't want to miss heaven at all.
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