Your New Home's Waiting! (3 of 5) by Roger Thomas
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Your New Home's Waiting! (3 of 5)
John 14:2; Revelation 20:1-4, 10-27; 22:1-5
What would your dream house be like? If money were no object, what would your dream house include? Perhaps, it would be like Bill and Melinda Gates' cottage on Lake Washington not far from Seattle.
Gates, the billionaire founder and owner of Microsoft began constructing his dream house shortly he and Melinda married in the mid 90's. The $60$ plus project included 66,000 square feet (that's about one and half football fields). That is just the house, not the property! The modest little starter home has seven bedrooms, twenty-four bathrooms, six kitchens and six fireplaces. The 11,500 square foot family quarters include a four-car garage and a nanny's apartment. The guest wing comes complete with a theatre, formal dining room, and conference facilities.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the Gates' home is the electronics. What would you expect? The entire mansion is wired for sound, security, television, and an amazing array of state-of-the-art computer gadgetry. Regular residents and frequent visitors to the home are fitted with electronic ID badges. Sensors read the identity of the person as he enters a room and automatically adjusts the room temperature, lighting, and musical background to personal, pre-determined preferences.
The house also includes digital reproductions of great art masterpieces that are displayed on flat screens on the walls throughout the house. When Bill enters a room, his favorite artwork automatically appears.
Now that's a house! Lest you become too envious, you ought to also know that the house comes with a property tax bill in excess of one million dollars a year.
Revelation 21-22 describes something much better. Through a marvelous word picture, our text describes the heavenly home the Lord has waiting for those whose names are written in the Book of Life. Jesus referred to your heavenly home w ...
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