Posted by: The Simple Guy | December 15, 2010

Heaven

I’ve been reading Randy Alcorn’s book, “Heaven”

Any of you ever read it?  I’d be interested to know what you thought.  Agree? Disagree? What effect did/has it had on you?

I am stepping away from the mike.  It’s your turn to comment here:

tap. . tap. . tap. . is this thing on?

 

Craig

 

P. S.

did you know that the physical dimensions of the New Jerusalem wouldn’t fit in the whole country of India???

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Responses

  1. I’ll have to tell ya after I read it Brother…….stand by!!

  2. This book has been part of a comlete paradigm shift for me. He speaks of what Scripture actually teaches us about Heaven, and what we have to look forward to.

    Living with God, on a real physical world with a real body is what we were made for.

    I have struggled with sorrow and sadness that I could not explain.

    When I realized that I long for Home, the Home I was made for . .
    My soul aches as i watch my Father’s world under a curse that it was not intended for. . .
    We say “this world is not my home, I’m just a’passin’ through” This isn’t true. It is my home, that was built for me by my Father. It should break my heart to see that it isn’t as He made it, but suffers under the curse we brought onto it.

    I am not longing for another place, or some other spiritual existence. I am longing for the RESURRECTION. The complete renewal of His gift to us as His bride.

    Rom 8:20-28 ESV
    (20) For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
    (21) that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
    (22) For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
    (23) And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
    (24) For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
    (25) But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    (26) Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
    (27) And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
    (28) And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

    It’s ok to be homesick. My Home needs renewal, rebirth, resurrected! It’s ok to be burnened as all of creation groans. Jesus was burdened to the point of doing something about it, not just for me, but for CREATION! I am beginning to feel His heartbeat. THATS NORMAL IF I AM HIS!!

    And I was worried that something was wrong with me. . .

    No, this burden means that something is finally right!! I am longing for a city who’s foundation is built by the Master Carpenter.

    Sadness with good reason is bearable. Sadness without reason is extremely frightening.
    Sadness with Hope is also bearable. We look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross. I can endure with Him.

    Craig

  3. Craig, all I can say to that is Amen and Amen!!


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