by Jerry Vines

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Jerry Vines
Revelation 22:12

The Bible teaches that every saved person, every born again believer, when this life is over, is going to a wonderful place called heaven. The Bible also teaches that every believer in heaven will be appropriately rewarded. I want to make it very clear that if there were no heaven, from my own personal perspective, it has been worth it to me to have Jesus in my life.

One of our groups sings a song with some lines like this, "But if heaven never was promised to me, neither God's promise to live eternally, it's been worth just having the Lord in my life. If there were never any streets of gold, never a land where we'll never grow old, it's been worth just having Jesus in my life." If there were no heaven, it's been worth it to me to have Jesus in my life and to have a little bit of heaven on earth while I'm living here.

The Bible teaches that after this life is over there is going to be a heaven. The truth of the matter is if that's all, just heaven, then that's going to be worth it. In the book of Mark 10, verse 30, the Lord Jesus is talking about rewards and people being rewarded in this life for serving Him faithfully. Then He says, "In the world to come eternal life." So if there be no rewards in heaven, I want to tell you that heaven, in and of itself, is going to be reward enough.

We sing sometimes the song about heaven, "Heaven will surely be worth it all." If that's all it is, just to get to go to heaven when we die, I'm glad I'm saved and that when I die I'm going to heaven. Heaven will be worth it all.

The Bible continues on and says that there is going to be rewards in heaven. You might be surprised how many times the Bible has to say something about that. It's found in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. For instance, in the Old Testament Isaiah 40, verse 10, says, "Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule ...

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