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The Intermediate Heaven (2 of 15)
Series: HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT HEAVEN?
II Corinthians 5:1-8
Jonathan Edwards, the great Puritan preacher, often spoke about heaven. He said, "It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward Heaven...to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness."
In his early twenties, Edwards composed a set of life resolutions. One read, "Resolved, to endeavor, to obtain for myself as much happiness in the other world as I possibly can."
Every person is on a quest for happiness. Why not then do as Edwards did and seek it where it can actually be found – in the person of Jesus and the place called Heave.
Jesus said, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Matt. 6:33)
Our problem is that oftentimes we do not have a true view of what Heaven is like. In The Country Of The Blind, H.G. Wells writes of a tribe in a remote valley deep in a towering mountain range. During a terrible epidemic, all the valley deep in a towering mountain range. During a terrible epidemic, all the villagers lost their sight. Eventually, entire generations grew up having no sight of the world, they are unable to see with the physical eye. Because of their handicap they do not know their true condition, nor can they understand what their world looks like. They cannot imagine what realms lie beyond their valley.
Spiritually speaking, we live in the country of the blind. The disease of sin has blinded us to God and to Heave, which are real though unseen. Fortunately for us, Jesus has come to our valley of the blind to tell us about His Father, the world beyond, and the world to come. If we listen to Him rather than the lies of the devil, we will never be the same.
Today, we want to look at the subject, "The Intermediat ...
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