I am reading “Love Says Go” by Jason Chin and one comment that really stood out to me in the first couple of chapters is this:
Heaven is not a future attraction
Yes praise God. We are not just here on earth biding our time until we die or Jesus comes again so we can enjoy heaven, we can enjoy a part of heaven right here, right now. It brings a whole new perspective for me on the Lord ’s Prayer “your will be done on earth as in heaven”.
If we could but embrace all that God offers us now, learn to harness the power of the Holy Spirit we could bring unimaginable change to our world, we could be showing God’s immense love to others on a daily basis, pouring out blessings on people and I’m meaning so much more than saying bless you. I believe God’s wants to bless people with joy, with healing, with love and by changing their circumstances, and we can be the catalyst for all that to happen if we just step out in obedience and faith.
- Hebrews 10:19-20 – Brothers and sisters, we are not afraid to enter the Most Holy Room. We enter boldly because of the blood of Jesus. His way is new because he lives. It has been opened for us through the curtain. I’m talking about his body.
- Ephesians 1:17 – I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the glorious Father. I keep asking him to give you the wisdom and understanding that come from the Holy Spirit. I want you to know God better.
- John 17:3 – And what is eternal life? It is knowing you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
- Ephesians 2:6 – God raised us up with Christ. He has seated us with him in his heavenly kingdom. That’s because we belong to Christ Jesus.
HEAVEN IS NOT JUST FOR LATER
Heaven is not a future attraction, the future is now and yes we are destined to end up somewhere unfathomably better when we reach our final destination but let’s have a conversation about heaven on earth, you’ve heard it maybe a million times, on earth as it is in heaven, so answer this question? What does that expression mean to you? Are you afraid to enter the most Holy Room or are you on fire for God now? Don’t be lukewarm, enter boldly because Jesus told us to go out and make disciples, anointed us to heal the sick, to set the prisoner free, look around and you will see prisoners of addiction, prisoners of pain, should they remain ignorant of God’s gifts, we are lifted up with God, seated with him in his heavenly Kingdom, so although your body is rooted on earth, your Spirit soars, you can do more than you ask or imagine, God can use you, it will happen, ask, believe, receive, be hungry for more, do not be content with a future concept, it’s kind of nonsense to leave the biggest gift unopened on the shelf, take a look at yourself and see what God sees, an amazing disciple who he can use to bring a little piece of heaven to earthly issues.