Heaven – God’s Endowment

Psalm 16:9-11, “Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”

1 Corinthians 15:4, 12, “and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, . . .”

“Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?”

Why Is That Thought Incredible?

A sixty-five-pound, nine-year-old boy saw the family car fall off its jack onto his father’s chest. The boy rushed over and, without thinking, lifted the 4,100 pound car so his father could breathe. Another jack lifted the car so the man could be pulled out. A sixty-five-pound boy lifting a two-ton car? Impossible – except that it happened!

God’s enormous endowment at creation has been severely curtailed by our fall from grace. The mind, built and equipped to love and serve God but now retarded by sin, falls short of its original potential. But one day, restored to that purpose, we will repossess powers now alien to us. When that happens, the incredible will be commonplace, the unthinkable ordinary.

Courtesy of Speaker’s Sourcebook of New Illustrations by Virgil Hurley copyright © 1995 by Word, Incorporated. Used by permission.
*Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Applicable Quotations

Heaven is a state of service, though not of suffering; it is a state of rest, but not of sloth; it is a praising delightful rest. – Henry

To get to heaven turn right and keep straight. – Wesleyan Methodist

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. – Moore

This world is but the vestibule of eternity. Every good thought or deed touches a chord that vibrates in heaven. – Anonymous

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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