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A CLOSER WALK

Pastor Bill Meadows

January 28, 2014

“Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.


Very I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods” (Mt.24:46-47).


I sometimes wonder and try to imagine what heaven will be like. I know that by reading the Bible we get a little taste of what heaven will be.


I believe when we get to heaven we will discover that there is a great deal of difference in heaven and earth. One thing is that there is no devil, no pain, or no sin. The new world for which we are waiting was created for the glory of God, that is way out there in outer space, far beyond anything our finite minds can comprehend. A few years ago the space program put a telescope in outer space to try to discover a new universe that they don’t know about . They were also trying to see what the three heavens look like? One can’t see heaven unless you are a Christian.


When I get to heaven, I am going to see some dear friends and family members who have gone on to be with Jesus. I believe there will be countless multitudes of saints there. I also believe there will be a countless number of aborted babies who. Satan has been trying to kill them all. But, what happen is that Satan has only planted them in Gods kingdom. Not only will there be these babies, but also all the abandoned, murdered, and starved children throughout the ages will be there.


You know, it wouldn’t be like heaven without these children! Heaven is going to be a wonderful place for them and all those who are saved. I read a story about a little boy who didn’t have a father. This little boy went to bed and dreamed one night that he went to heaven and that Jesus played ball with him. Oh, what a dream this little boy had dreamed. You see, this little boy had no one here on this earth who had enough time to play ball with him. We are living in a age where mom and dad both have to work. they have no time for their own children. Well Jesus makes time for them, and I believe we parents need to take time with our families. Families are more importation than keeping up with the Joneses .


I believe that every child is a gift from God and I believe if you don’t use that gift, God might take away that gift from us. We find this in the Bible about the gifts God gives us. We need to take time for our children because they grow very fast and then they not a little child any more.


Let’s get back to where we were. I don’t believe that God created a heaven without having someone to inhabit that place. In every generation, God has preserved a people whom He will translate into his wonderful place called heaven. I know the generation in which my grandpa Wayner Meadows lived, that generation of Christians are already there. I believe his children that were born to him God also preserved a that generation for himself. I also believe in my generation there are people who are preserved also for heaven.


I have a desire for that heavenly home, because this present earth will be dissolved. Peter tells us that we should earnestly desire the end of this world.. You might say, “He is just as crazy as you are!” Yet he tells us that we are to anticipate the dissolving of this evil age: “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat” (2 Peter 3:12).


Now, this doesn’t mean that when this happen we will be shouting, “Good it burned up, thank you Lord!” No, Peter’s words are meant to sustain us whenever discouragement comes to us in this life. But, we can rejoice, because it all going up in smoke one day.


You can read the words of Peter about that great fire that is coming and a bright, new world where righteousness will reign, will you rejoice?


You see God has preserved those that are his, “For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsake not his saints; they are preserved for ever…”(Ps.37:38).


Preserved means “to guard, protect, keep, made safe,” God is saying I will guard you, protect you, keep you make you safe and I will put a hedge around you so the devil can’t touch you. I Myself will deliver you into my heavenly kingdom.


Do you see that the devil is a liar? He says he is going to get you, but all the while, God has promised to keep you.


People, God wants to do the same for you. Will you let Him come into your heart right now?