Where Are You Headed?
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to Revelation, the 14th chapter. Let me read to you again this wonderful chapter. Just the reading of itis such a rich blessing, You want to go to heaven, don't you? You want just a TASTE of heaven? One of the best ways to WANT to go is to see what it IS. Surely NOBODY wants to miss HEAVEN. I want to remind you there are qualifications for entering heaven, but let's see the wonder of it for a moment.
"I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty-four thousand which were redeemed from the earth."
Here Mount Zion is the heavenly Mount Zion. It is the heavenly Jerusalem. It is before the throne of God, we read in verse 5. And here is a group of REDEEMEDpeople who are able to sing the song of REDEMPTION there in heaven. There is the Lamb. There is the Father. There are the Redeemed with the Father's name in their foreheads.
Now, where are YOU headed? You say, "Preacher, I HOPE it's heaven. I want to make heaven. But how can I be SURE?"
Let's look for a moment and see. We'll read the following verses. Listen very carefully: "These are they which are NOT DEFILED with women, for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile (no deceit, no trickery), for they are without fault before the throne of God."
Now these people, in this particular context, are JEW ...
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