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LONGING FOR HEAVEN

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.”
The Apostle Paul
I love the writings of Paul. Just think about what he was saying, “we now see through a mirror dimly”? Paul was talking about his own experience, you know, seeing Jesus on the Damascus Road, multiple visitations by Jesus to Paul, visions, trances, countless miracles. All of that is through a mirror dimly? Really? If that is true, heaven is going to be beyond our greatest hopes and dreams. We will see Jesus on the other side and none of us are quite ready for the incredible experience that will be. Jonathan Edwards described his vision of heaven in one of his sermons, HEAVEN IS A WORLD OF LOVE”. Check this out.
“There dwells God the Father, who is the Father of mercies, and so the Father of love, who so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. There dwells Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, the Prince of peace and love, who so loved the world that he shed his blood, and poured out his soul unto death for it. There dwells the Mediator, by whom all God’s love is expressed to the saints, by whom the fruits of it have been purchased, and through whom they are communicated, and through whom love is imparted to the hearts of all the church. There Christ dwells in both his natures, his human and divine, sitting with the Father in the same throne. There is the Holy Spirit, the spirit of divine love, in whom the very essence of God, as it were, all flows out or is breathed forth in love, and by whose immediate influence all holy love is shed abroad in the hearts of all the church. There in heaven this fountain of love, this eternal three in one, is set open without any obstacle to hinder access to it. There this glorious God is manifested and shines forth in full glory, in beams of love; there the fountain overflows in streams and rivers of love and delight, enough for all to drink at, and to swim in, yea, so as to overflow the world as it were with a deluge of love.”
Our greatest days are definitely ahead of us. Our greatest memories on earth will be insignificant as we are caught up in the wonders of His love. If what we taste of His love in this life is just that, a taste, I say let the feast begin. I can’t wait to drink and swim in this bottomless ocean of love.

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