Concept of Heaven

This blog is inspired and a focus of the message
Solution of Life by Pastor Bradley Speer. 
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A lot of people tend to be curious about heaven, or an after life and if there even is one. Many people want to go off human intelligence as the bases of their belief, but we need to remember everything about heaven should be based on what God and Jesus proclaim about it in Scripture. Pastor Brad pulls out three concepts about heaven from the Bible. These concepts will impact how you live your life. 

The first concept is that there will not be any extra room in heaven. In other words, no one will be there that God does not expect. The foreknowledge of God encompasses that He will know who will be there, but we can not forget that the gospel is an invitation that must be accepted.

“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” 
 John 1:12

Jesus said I go to prepare a place for you. Have you ever asked yourself how you get there?
 

The second concept is that heaven is not a union to keep benefits for yourself. God is long-suffering as He waits for people to accept His call of love by giving of His Son. 

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,
but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

 2 Peter 3:9

 

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
 1 Peter 3:18

 

To go along with the previous concept, the last concept is that heaven is made for everyone, but don’t let this concept deceive you, not everyone will go. 

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:4

This passage is a description of God’s character. If we miss this part about God, we will not live a life that expresses the gospel. A young adult pastor shared this with his church in relation to the gospel, “sharing is up to you, saving is up to God.” (Jonathan Pokluda Watermark Community Church, Porch Pastor). As we share our life and belief with others, we will be amazed at what God will do when we allow Him to use us as an example. 

To read the rest of the passages used in Pastor Brad's message click here