by Jerry Vines

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The Last Home
Hebrews 11:13-16
Jerry Vines

This passage is talking about the Old Testament saints and they are looking forward to the future and the promises of God. It says about them in verse 13, these all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

We stand today at the conclusion of the 1990s. We are also standing at the conclusion of the century and the conclusion also of the millennium. If the Lord Jesus tarries His coming, we will begin a brand new year. We will also begin a brand new century and a brand new millennium. More importantly we are not only standing on the edge of a new turnover in our time, but we are also standing on the cusps of eternity. I made a statement some time ago and I think it has within it something that should get the attention of everyone of us. One hundred years from today all of us will be in eternity somewhere. We are living in the dimensions of time, but
we are standing every day of our lives on the cusps of eternity.

I have been talking about the last countdown as we come to the conclusion of this century and move toward a new millennium. I've been talking about the various things the Bible explains in terms of the end times and the last things.

The Bible is a faithful book and the Bible gives to us the bad new, but it also gives us the good news. The bad new is that out there in eternity there is a last horror. The Bible calls that place hell. The good news is that the Bible also tells us that there is out there in t ...

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