Ep29-Revelation chapters 21, 22 – relating to 2020 – TOURING UNIVERSE WITH GOD OUR CREATOR by Dr John Barnett
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Welcome to the final class going through the book of Revelation the book of Revelation is not only the last book of the Bible and my favorite book in the Bible but also Revelation is the book that completes the Bible’s self declaration that it’s complete Deuteronomy 4:2 says don’t add to the word which I’ve commanded you that’s what God said through Moses at the beginning of the Bible the first five books and then revelation 22 verses eighteen and nineteen say that no one should add or take away from this book so it’s complete we are studying in this last hour our twenty the last two chapters revelation 21 and 22 and basically 21 and 22 are about heaven and heaven is told to us as you see on the screen from the book that’s not from this planet I remind you I showed you at the beginning front end of the class that this entire course actually is part of a one-year long personal Bible study that I would I would encourage all of you as the assignment for watching this course to actually get a copy of living hope you can get it on Amazon electronic copy and just keep it in your pocket anywhere you are or you can get a physical book from our mission that Bonnie and I serve and teach with but it’s called Living Hope it’s divided into 365 daily devotionals and it covers all the material that you’ve seen me trying to get through in each hour of the class and so you can read the the complete form of it why we study Revelation if you remember we covered this at the front end in the beginning class to get to know Jesus better than ever before in our life that’s the bottom line it’s the revelation the unveiling of Jesus Christ secondly to understand God’s plan God designed each of us he is our Creator and he is our Heavenly father he is the one that actually designed our spiritual DNA for everything he wants us to accomplish so point number three there on that slide we can live confidently the best life to live is to know how you got here why you’re here and where you’re headed and that’s what revelation teaches also I remind you from our first class that revelation connects all of the Old and New Testament books into one message do you see the slide there the Pentateuch the seed of the woman the death angel the dispersion of Israel job with Satan’s power over weather and fire from the sky and over national groups the historical books the Psalms the prophets the Gospels the epistles all of those are connected by over 800 different quotations and allusions from the rest of the Bible and all of those are put into the 404 verses that make up the book of Revelation so it is the most completely interconnected book of the Bible and it it helps us to know this as you see in the next slide how to live for God in a dangerous world it was dangerous back when it was written in the time of the Apostle John as he was being hunted down and finally imprisoned it’s dangerous today I remind you one last time Bonnie and I would love for you to pray for us that’s our prayer card you see it on the screen that’s my wonderful wife Bonnie she’s sitting right up there in our virtual classroom and any time you see me a little distracted it’s because she’s the one person in the whole world I’d like to spend all my time with but you can see our there and and some of the places where we travel the world teaching the Bible well lesson 20 hour 20 touring the universe with God the Creator who’s also our Father I would like to just read revelation 21 as we start and then open in prayer it says this now I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away now pause if you want to read about that event it’s 2nd Peter chapter 3 God at the atomic level completely renewed the universe by dissolving it it says that the elements that’s the ancient Greek word for the smallest particle the atoms dissolve so God renews the universe but he makes it as it says the first heaven the first earth passed away and there was no more sea verse 2 then I John saw the holy city New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her husband and verse 3 I heard a loud voice from heaven saying behold the tabernacle of God is with men see God our Creator our Father wants to have us dwell with him and he wants to dwell with us and it says he will dwell with them and they shall be his people and God himself shall be with them and be their God truly the book of Revelation is a fulfillment of the promise of Jesus coming into the world at Christmas Emmanuel which being interpreted is what God with us let’s bow together father in heaven I pray that you would open our eyes as we have to cover so much material in this last class I pray that you would encourage all the students to do their devotional journals to give a title to every chapter to find the lessons of every chapter and then to write a prayer to you asking you to accomplish in them the truth from each chapter and lord I pray that you would watch over this class period that every part you want us to learn that you would just make it so clear by your spirit open our eyes O Lord that we can behold wonderful things from your truth in the name of Jesus we pray amen remember the outline of the book of Revelation Christ church on earth the first three chapters Christ church in heaven chapter four and five and then again we see in chapter 19 the church at that great banquet that we talked about two classes ago then the the major portion of Revelation is the tribulation events that keep going between heaven and earth the perspective the complete peaceful calmness around the throne and the complete disaster on earth kind of reminding us that God is totally in control and serenely he is worshiped while the whole earth is falling apart during the tribulation then Christ returns Revelation chapter 19 Christ’s earthly rule for 1000 years as chapter 20 as we saw yesterday as well as the final rebellion that a perfect environment never produces perfect people and then this final lesson dwelling with God in eternity in heaven Wow what’s heaven like for most of us we don’t think much about heaven some people think about heaven when they’re sick when they think they’re gonna die when a loved one dies and when people ask us we say oh I’m going to heaven you know I’m not worried about death but most of us don’t really think deeply about heaven it says in first Corinthians – something that will help all of us understand having better I think we don’t talk about it and discuss it among each other very much because I think we kind of feel like we don’t understand what Heaven’s gonna be like I actually know that there were times in my life when I heard heaven described as a little boy it sounded a little boring to me you know kind of singing all the time and not doing anything it was like sitting in church and that’s what I thought of when I was little until I started reading the Bible and look what Paul says 1st Corinthians 2 it’s on this slide in front of you verse 9 and 10 but as it is written eye has not seen nor ear heard nor has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love him that’s where most people stop verse nine and basically the lesson is that you can’t understand what Heaven’s gonna be like so don’t worry about it probably won’t be very exciting but let’s not think about it but that’s now how it ends look at verse 10 look at the next verse but God has revealed them to us God has told us everything that he wants us to know about heaven most of us haven’t really comprehended in fact even the new heavens and the new earth there are two Greek words for new new different new the same if I have a pair of shoes that I like and I say I want to get new ones I could either get a new different kind kind of like go from running shoes to you know hiking shoes they’re new that means that that I haven’t used them before but they’re different that’s one word for new in Greek do you know what the other word is new of the same type heaven and earth are willing to be new of the same type that means that the sky blue the water blue plants green that’s the world we’re going to it’s not going to be the the grass is pink and the sky is purple no it’s going to be new the same because look at verse 10 God has revealed them to us let me show you a little of what he’s revealed this slide shows a scene probably most of you are familiar with it’s a funeral there carrying the casket to the grave everybody’s in black they’re kind of sad most people there are either thinking about death or if they’re believers are thinking about heaven either their loved one is going or they’re reminded they’re headed there let me read to a funeral that I did recently for a member of the House of Representatives of state where I was pastoring and this is what I wrote in the funeral just explain to you what Heaven’s like Jesus visited Kalamazoo on Sunday November 6 to meet another of his precious children just as the dark cold river of death began to flow and the valley of death shadow began to creak open the only one who ever defeated death and destroyed him who had the power of death that is the devil extended his arms toward David it was about 5:45 a.m.
And all of a sudden David was acutely aware of hearing a voice and as he listened he realized it was a voice he knew so well because jesus said my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me so to that voice of his Good Shepherd David looked up on Sunday for what would be the greatest day of his life David heard the voice of Jesus coming to take him to heaven he saw Jesus standing there the one crushed for his iniquities and then he looked at his face the one who was bruised for his transgressions and he saw those hands reaching out to him pierced for his sins on the cross those nail scarred hands reached out for his and from that hospital bed David reached up toward Jesus while his family we’re only watching that tired and worn-out body fall silent David had already firmly grasped those hands of Jesus he had slipped quietly out of bed and was following Jesus to the place he had prepared for him in his father’s house in heaven so as we gather at funerals on that remembering that special day appointed for David Jesus Christ had left heaven and arrived at David’s bedside just as the valley of death shadow drew near in that instant David was glorified he looked in Christ’s likeness he stepped into a life that was endless because of God’s amazing grace and for the first time in months he was unencumbered by a dying body he was clothed with endless life as he went from that room arm-in-arm with Jesus as the tears flowed in that hospital room David could already see the celestial City gleaming before him Jesus whispered that his room and his father’s house was finally finished and it was going to dwell in the house of the Lord forever on Sunday when his fragile life ended David came before the God of the universe now think of what that moment was like what the family saw is what you see in that slide that’s that’s the coffin with all those flowers on it in that dugout hole in the ground but as we learned in our lesson about 14 classes ago in revelation 3:5 we come to heaven led by the nail-scarred hand of Jesus to meet our Heavenly Father because jesus paid for us and he wants to present us before God as a miracle of grace listen for a moment what it says in revelation 3:5 jesus said but I will confess his name before my father and before his angels now pause think of every believer you’ve ever known who has already died think of yourself if some day you’re going to be laying in that hospital bed watching the monitor and seeing people whispering and knowing that your time is getting near this is what happens next it’s the most amazing thing to think about just before 6 a.m.
As David died on earth Jesus took him by the hand and led him past the marshaled ranks of angels up the center boulevard to glory past the cherubim past the flaming Serafim up in front of the very throne of God himself and David heard the Lord Jesus call him by name as he presented him in person to God as his beloved child then he heard from God the father’s say bring the best robe put it on him think of it a robe of white bright is the day purest light when the Lord Jesus was transfigured on the Mount in Matthew 17 something happened not only to his skin something happened to his close his face and his clothes glowed white as light what a reward for all of us who have been completely forgiven to have a robe like that draped around our shoulders to be invited to walk in the shining ways of glory to join the saints of all the ages home at last with our Creator and our Father I told you in one of the earlier classes that I was going to share with you one of the earliest verses I remember memorizing it’s in the Book of Psalms and it’s so much about heaven Psalm chapter 16 and verse 11 it says you will show me the path of life in your presence is fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures forevermore I remember memorizing that verse and the more I think about it it describes this moment we are going to spend eternity following the one who made us who loved us who bought us who’s prepared a place for us and what he says three things about him he wants to guide us he’ll show us a path of life not only the path of life here on earth but the path of life to endless life in heaven I remember when when I was in Bible School many years ago I was going to class I was learning to be a pastor I was told by my professor that it was time for me to learn how to do visitation and the first visitation was hospital visitation so the professor gave us all the Simon he said over this weekend you have to go to the hospital you have to call on someone in the hospital you have to read the scriptures and pray with them it’s pastor Hill you got it on Monday report well I didn’t have a car and I was a poor student so I walked to the local hospital and I took my Bible and I this is back in the old days before they had so many regulations I just walked up and down each floor looking in rooms trying to find someone that I thought would be safe to go and ask if I could read the Bible and pray with them so I could pass my course I finally looked in one room and probably one of the saddest looking people I’d ever Sene looked up at me from the bed and as they looked at me I thought they need a visit so I walked in I said hi you know I’m John from the local college I’m training to be a minister I’m supposed to read the Bible to you can I read the Bible and pray with you it’s my assignment I mean it wasn’t really a very good introduction so they looked with her sad face and said go ahead if you want to so I read the Bible shared a little challenge from it stood by the bed asked if I could put my hand in their hand and I prayed with them and then I said thank you for letting me do the visit and I turned around started walking out of the room when I heard hey wait a minute and they looked at me and they said do you want to do something for me that’ll help me I said sure you help me I’ll help you they said I’ve been trapped in this hospital for a week I’m starving would you go get me a Wendy’s triple a Wendy’s triple what this is back in in the 70s I mean a Wendy’s triple back then I think it cost a dollar I was support I used to do my laundry with someone else’s laundry because I didn’t have enough quarters and so I’d find someone in the dorms that was doing their laundry and said I’ll wash your clothes with mine and I’ll fold him and drive and everything if you let me do it and you pay for it that’s how poor I was and I thought a triple but I was stuck he helped me I had to help him so I went down the back stairs walked to Wendy’s walked back to the hospital snuck in the back stairs handed him the bag the Wendy’s triple he said thanks and immediately start eating it so I said you’re welcome b’bye he said ‘we meant what was your name i said oh and i told him my name he said where do you live and I told him where I lived in the dorms at at the University I had no idea what was gonna happen I learned a little earthly example of what its gonna be like to tour the universe with our Creator and father probably about a week later I received an envelope in the mail that I’d never seen paper like that it was made of cloth it was engraved embossed it had gold kind of leaf on it my name my address in this amazing paper envelope so I was so excited I tore it open I pulled a card out and all the cards said is the out front of your dorm at 6 p.m.
At this date I’m taking you to dinner Carl that was the guy from the hospital I couldn’t believe it I walked out to the to the at that appointed time and stood there and my best clothes wondering if anything was going to happen when all of a sudden one of those limousines that has too many doors pulled up a driver came out and opened the door and inside smiling at me was the man from the hospital we went to dinner I don’t want to bore you it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen it was a restaurant that didn’t have any menus it didn’t have any signs it looked very private it looked just like a mansion they pushed the card up with a sheet over it they pulled the sheet back and it was a quarter side of aged beef the whole thing they sharpened their knives and they told us what kind of cut do you want you ever heard of a cut of beef well they cut it off of the 1/4 of the cow on that cart and grilled it what a meal at that meal Carl says hey what are you doing this summer I said I’m I’m going to the University study in the Bible like we’re doing here he said well we’re nice well I’m actually going on missions trip this summer he says where I said to Europe the Eastern Europe I’m smuggling Bibles behind Iron Curtain he said would you want to go a couple weeks early I’ll show you Europe I said sure the day came we flew he paid for the tickets I was carrying my bag to get off the airplane he says ho ho wait we didn’t get off the airplane the way everybody else did did you know when you get off the airplane there’s a door with stairs down to the tarmac there was a car waiting for us a whisk us to the back door of hotel we went to rooms we didn’t stop and check in we went to the back door we went to our rooms we went out to eat we went to a restaurant I thought we were in aquarium the whole wall was glass and and they said what kind of fish do you like I said what kind do you have they went in the aquarium I said oh I don’t know that one they called summoned ov in Spearfish it in front of our eyes you talk about fresh fish that was the first day I toured Europe the way only the rich and famous do this guy never asked how much anything cost he paid for everything we went in the back door of everything we never waited in a line when I toured the Vatican I didn’t even know that there was a back door to that place all that to say this that was a human by the way who became a very good friend who was a Christian who was playing with me in the hospital he knew that I was a Christian with my little Bible and he just wanted to see if I would be humble enough to go get him a hamburger he turned out to be a multi-millionaire oil baron from Texas but heaven is what we’re going to see touring with God what are the wonders of heaven number one we’re gonna meet our Creator it says in the scriptures that he is the one who has carried us from our birth listen to saw Isaiah 46 verse 3 listen to me o house of Jacob and all the remnant of the house of Israel who have been upheld by me from birth did you know your Creator is the only person who’s been with you every day of your life he it says has upheld us from our birth he’s the one who’s kept us alive he’s the one it says keep reading I have been carrying you from the womb even to your old age I am he even to your gray hairs I will carry you I have made you I will bear you I will carry you I will deliver you did you know that this is actually my testimony what am I looking forward to most in heaven to meet my Creator the one the only one that’s been with me every day of my life everybody else has come and gone your parents those that you love your friends they come and go from your life one person has been with us from the beginning secondly my guardian you know what it says in Scripture he who watches over you in VO slumbers nor sleeps any Odie’s doing Romans 8:28 he’s causing everything that happens in our life to work together for good I can’t wait to meet the one that explains to me all the things I never understood about what was happening in life number three my designer he’s the one that invented my DNA Psalm 139 verses 13 and 14 say that you formed my inward parts you covered me in my mother’s womb I will praise you for I’m fearfully and wonderfully made he’s the one that designed all the unchangeable parts of our life he designed me and picked the family that he wanted to put me in he picked the unchangeable features of my life he’s on that picked and gifted me for his purpose he designed me for an eternal purpose and you too by the way and you get to meet your designer my friend my lifelong guide Psalm 16:11 the one who has waited every day of my life to show me the path way he wants me to follow he said if you’ll just follow me I’ll give you endless delights effects Psalm 16:11 it says in your presence is fullness of joy I’m looking at my cell phone right now and I only have one bar up here in the mountains in Colorado where we live very poor cell phone coverage but did you know I can take this phone and I can go outside and drive around and I can find where the cell tower is because the the strength of the signal gets stronger and stronger the closer I get to the tower you note the Lord says you know how we know how to stay close to him the closer we get to him the more we have fullness of joy for just second let me talk to you about our Creator the one who created and garden designs and guides us through life just a little glimpse of his power what Heaven’s going to be like the slide in front of you is a little electron microscope picture of the life that’s in one drop of water listen to this the power of life that God has built into the world if you want to understand it if you understand how great heavens going to be at the detail that God gives to ditch water and pond water and water you see just by the side of the road there is not any water on earth that is not pre-eminently the seat of life there’s not a Bayer creek or a shelf or a sound on the face of the earth that does not teem with life even a drop of ditch water can hold 500 million microscopic creatures so small that a teaspoon of water to them would be like the Atlantic Ocean to us that’s kind of the scale and the difference in size those half a billion infusoria live comfortably in a single drop in one drop of water are a thousand species of these creatures some are herbivores some are carnivores some have shells some have none they have mouths teas muscles nerves glands unbelievable complexity that God designed look at the colours of them in those slides and God designed that for invisible little dots of life in a drop of water now here’s something all of you have probably seen this is one dandelion we consider it a weed did you know dandelions show the incredible unbelievable power of God our Creator one dandelion has the plant during one season makes 5,000 airborne seeds that’s what God designed and created for them if you collected all those seeds in that little white puff ball and all the ones that come up in the summer and put them back into the ground those 5,000 seeds would make 25 million seeds the next summer do you understand five thousand times five thousand is 25 million so year one five thousand year 225 million now 25 million times 25 million you understand the the exponential growth of just the creative power got put in one dandelion seed basically those who study plant life say those plants if replanted on the fifth year every inch of planet Earth would be covered with dandelions that’s how explosive the growth of one seed is and you could do the same with corn you can do the same with almost any type of plant they could cover the earth in five to seven years one of the wonders of heaven that I think about often is that God is my completer Jeremiah 15:16 says thy word was found and I did eat it and I word became for me the joy and rejoice in my heart for I’m called by your name do you know what Heaven’s gonna be like we’re gonna meet the one who satisfies delights and thrills our hearts because he’s the one that designed everything we treasure we value we want and we have in life God designed it think of anything good that you’ve ever experienced think of anything delightful anything exciting God designed that and he’s going to be the one that completes us in fact the word for complete Shalom is what we get the word peace like Shalom from it’s the same Hebrew form he’s also the changeless one Jeremiah 1:12 tells us that he’s watching over his word to perform it it also says that he never grows old he doesn’t become weary he’s the only self-sufficient one and he is unchanging and you will always love us he will always care for us he will always delight us and finally look at the universe and I’ll just give you something I was reading in the British paper a British company signed up to map everything that the European Space Agency was finding as they were mapping the universe the known universe and so they went out and they they took this picture of the whole universe and divided it into little quadrants and they assigned each University of they had astronomy and telescopes in Europe to do a quadrant and to number make a star chart number all the stars and so one British University got this quadrant and as they looked in and everything they thought were stars in their quadrant turned out were galaxies so they zoomed in on the galaxies and they weren’t galaxies they were clusters of galaxies so basically the project has never been finished because every time they look and enlarge what we see out there and think those little dots are stars it turns out that those dots are galaxies and then when they enlarge it more those galaxies are clusters of galaxies almighty God Genesis one he created the stars also it’s almost an afterthought he is so endless and vast and think of the colors of the universe think of the sounds think of the macrocosm this and the microcosm those in few soria and we will be touring the universe with the one who created it who’s also our Father well revelation reminds us that Genesis started all of this and Revelation finishes it what do I mean by that the creation of heaven and earth Genesis 1:1 a new heaven and earth revelation 21:1 the earth is created in chapter 1 verse 1 of Genesis the earth passes away and a new one comes in 21 1 of Revelation there’s a river in Eden in Genesis 2:10 there’s a river of life in revelation 22 1 the death starts in chapter 2 verse 17 and there’s no more death in Revelation 21 for the first marriage is in Genesis 2:18 the last marriage revelation 21 9 and I could give you pages of what begins in Genesis God completes in Revelation well let’s talk about some of the joys of heaven I remember as a little boy we used to sing a song I’m going to heaven can’t wait gonna see Jesus can’t wait but you know the older I get fact I remember when I was counting down the days to marry Bonnie I was just ho the Lord wouldn’t return before we got married people have all these different feelings when you think about heaven because we’re not sure well one writer Dave Hunt said for most Christians heaven is a place where they desire to get to eventually but not until they’ve lived out their full days on earth experienced all their hopes ambitions interests and contrary to what Christ taught in the early church lived most believers are really bound up in the life they aspire to live in this world to be suddenly raptured to heaven would be for most Christians and unwelcomed interruption to their earthly plans that’s because most of us have not embraced what it’s like to be in our father’s house what’s it gonna be like let me just show you some of the ways the Bible’s revealed to it do you see that slide that’s the breastplate of the high priest you see the 12 stones upper left one is kind of a golden brown the top middle one is green the one to the right is a ruby red then you get to the diamonds look at the purples and greens and pinks and all of the flecks and colors those twelve stones of the high priests breastplate that is described in the book of Exodus those are the primary colors of heaven the beauty the the crystal sear on that throne we talked about about 15 hours ago in chapter 4 the the Lightning emanating the sound of the Thunder the the flaming Seraphim surrounding in that river of fire all of that is some of the beauty of heaven but what is all that beauty for well it says in revelation 11 verses 15 through 19 that God says that the the great focus of heaven of his creation of his going with us through life of his designing our DNA and all the laws of the physical universe and the fact that he came and found us and completed us and is never going to change as the Almighty God should worship look at revelation 11 we covered that many days ago but I remind you of the emphasis that heaven is going to kind of pour into our hearts of worship chapter 11 verse 15 when the seventh angel sounded and voices in heaven said the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ verse 16 and the twenty-four elders who sat before God fell on their faces and worshiped and said we give thanks to you O Lord God Almighty look at this who is and wasn’t is to come the never changing one and it says that those who fear your name both small and great are the ones that are bowing around this throne that he’s completed he’s found and befriended that he designed that he’s causing all things to work together for good as our Creator do you see how these seven elements of heaven are really just the basis of worship it says in Revelation 21 and verse 2 that the holy city New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride I clipped this out there was a one of the authors down in this classroom if you could see over here I have many many shelves of books that direction and one of my favorite authors his name was dr.
Harry Rimmer he was an amazing scientist very brilliant and in his lifetime he wrote many books but as he was nearing the end of his life in 1953 about 67 years ago only a week before his death he was listening to a radio preacher preaching about heaven and a week before he died he wrote this letter and mailed it and actually it arrived to this radio preachers studio after that great author and scientist Harry Rimmer died and this is what that radio preacher his name was dr. Charles Fuller who had just started a radio series on heaven this is what he read the next week on his show and I’ll read it to you he said doctor Rimmer writes dear dr. fuller next Sunday you’re gonna talk about heaven and I’m interested in that place because I’ve held a clear title deed to a bit of property there for more than 55 years I did not buy it it was given to me without money without price the donor purchased it for me at tremendous sacrifice I’m not holding it for for speculation the title is not transferable and it’s not vacant for more than a half a century I’ve been sending materials out of which God the great architect and builder of the universe has building and building a home for me a home which will never be remodeled or repaired because it rests upon the rock of ages’ fire can’t destroy it floods will never wash it away no locks or bolts will ever be placed on its doors because no vicious person can ever enter that land where my father’s house is there is a valley of deep shadow between me and the place where I live in California and that place to which I shall journey very shortly I can’t reach my home in the City of God without passing through the dark valley of Shadows but I’m not afraid because the best friend I’ve ever had will guide me through that same long Valley he went through that valley long ago and drove away its gloom he has stuck by me through the thick and thin since we first became acquainted fifty five years ago I hold his promise in printed form the Word of God he will never leave or forsake me nor leave me alone he will be with me as I walk through the valley of Shadows I will not lose my way when I’m with him in Revelation 21 we find Jesus doing what Harry Rimmer so confidently trusted the Lord to do preparing a place for us what’s it going to be like it says in John 14:2 and I’ll read that verse in my father’s house are many rooms I’m going there to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you I will come back and take you to be with me that where I am you may be also all we need to believe is what Jesus taught us this world is not our home our home is in heaven life on Earth is camping heaven is a permanent place Hebrews 11 10 he that’s talking about the patriarchs waited for the city they had foundations whose builder and maker is God you see heaven is a permanent place when people portray heaven they they always talk about heaven as as something that they can’t quite understand well think of it as the perfect home created by the father who loves you most who designed exactly what he knows because he’s the one who designed us down to our DNA he knows will delight us and that’s our father’s house but it’s permanent this idea that there will be no more night there’ll be no look what it says in verse 5 of chapter 22 it says there will be no more night there will be no need of the light of the lamp or light of the Sun for the Lord God will give them light and they will reign with him for ever and ever so what’s it like to enter heaven well Jesus tells us something Luke 23:43 it’s probably one of the best trips to heaven anybody ever had Jesus is is hanging on the cross taking each breaths in a laboured way dying with the weight of the sin of the world on him and while that’s happening he’s talking with what little oxygen he has and strength to the thief and as he talks to him that thief realizes who he’s talking to realizes his sinfulness cries out for salvation to the Lord and look what Jesus says in verse 43 of Luke 23 and Jesus said to him today you’ll be with me in paradise if the Lord tarries each of us are going to have to cross through the valley of the shadow of death but when we do Jesus said I will be with you I’ve done so many bedsides with dying Saints and their families gathered around and everybody’s struggling to understand and I always tell them when their beloved one breathes there last and begin to the color drain out of them I say do you know we know for sure where Jesus was just now in the whole universe you know what he came because it says yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death Psalm 23 I’ll fear no evil for thou the Good Shepherd are with me Jesus comes he has an appointment to take each one of us home what will heaven not be like look at verse 27 of chapter 21 of Revelation but there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life what will be in heaven fellowship visible face to face communion with Christ because we will see his face revelation 22 for says and his name shall be on our foreheads that’s what we long for it says in first Corinthians 13:12 now we see dimly in a mirror we’re reading we’re trying to understand but then we’ll see him face to face that’s what Heaven’s like that’s what we’re waiting for seeing him face to face and becoming like him heaven will fulfill us forever it says in the very last phrase of Psalm 23 I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever my father’s house what keeps us from thinking about heaven real quickly I’ve written them down for you beware of the big five these are the worms that spoil the fruit have you ever gone out and picked apples or peaches or something and and you haven’t you know processed them or clean them or can them or whatever you do and you leave them too long sitting and all of a sudden there’s a swarm of fruit flies or or they’re some kind of bugs crawling on them or you cut open the Apple there’s a worm what are the worms that spoil the the fruit of expecting to be with our Creator and Guardian designer all these wonderful things what would keep us from that number one a desire for comfort and convenience did you know that that there’s a lust for comforts and convenience that that people won’t do things that aren’t comfortable as a pastor for decades I knew that whenever it snowed or rain the congregation would be down by about 20 percent and the heart of the rain the more people wouldn’t come why because it’s very very uncomfortable to walk through the rain it’s very inconvenient especially if you have to walk very far in the parking lot yet I’ve seen pictures of football games and and and all types of athletic and parents at soccer games where it’s pouring rain and they’re standing there under their umbrella they wouldn’t miss one minute beware of the worm of comfort and convenience or recognition what’s recognition people don’t want to do anything for the Lord unless someone thanks them for it or security did you know it’s very unsecure to serve the Lord the Lord says they hated me they’re gonna hate you if you want to serve a ward it’s very unsecure in fact the neediest parts of the earth are the most dangerous parts of the earth and if you really want to serve the Lord watch out for living for comfort recognition and security the fourth one this one this is what I see more and more now than ever before exception ISM you know what that means we hear teaching from the Bible and we think yeah that verse applies to them AHA that applies to them in fact I can think of three people need to hear that and we think it applies to everybody except me that God understands that I have needs or I have weaknesses or whatever and so I can’t obey Him but they need to exception ISM totally ruins our desire for heaven and then pride pride is me with unn mortified pockets of pride it’s it’s comparing my sin with other sin and seeing mine’s not as bad and I am at the center of everything well the bottom line Jesus said in Matthew 25 23 is our goal in life is to hear what Jesus said here well done good and faithful servant enter into the joy of your master our goal in life is tears well done is that your goal in life is that your hope is that what motivates you when I woke up this morning the first thing I thought of actually I can’t believe when I woke up I would had a hymn on my mind I was listening to Sunday service yesterday I heard John MacArthur say that he probably the the most recurring thing in his mind are great hymns so I went to sleep last night thinking of all the great hymns I know the words – and one of them was still playing in my mind this morning and I think about his well done is that what’s playing in your mind when my life’s work has ended and I cross the the to the other side oh I want to see my Savior first of all and hear his well done will you hear Christ well done early believers thought much of heaven Graham’s groggy the great commentators said not without reason did the early church study Revelation because they so wanted to do what he said to do to be ready for when he came what do we need to do we need to fall in love with Jesus all over again when the Bible opens in Genesis we find ourselves ported to the Garden of Eden when the Bible closes and revelation 22 we look forward to the fringes of eternity paradise that exceeds anything we could ever imagine absolute breathtaking beauty and that’s the one who created us who’s walked us through life who designed every part of our life who been our guide that we followed as our friend who completes us and unchangingly protects us is Almighty God what should revelation do to us well Luke chapter 1 verse 77 that’s a verse you probably hear at Christmastime often it’s also a motivator this is what revelation understanding this book did to the early church and can do to us this is what it says in verse 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins through the tender mercies of our God with which verse 78 the Dayspring from on high has visited us look at verse 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness for just a moment I want to tell you about a conference body and I rap there were missionaries that serve in the 64 closed limited-access countries of the world and one of them is serving in Mayan marm in mark and it’s called the darkest spot on earth and they got up and as they shared their their story of what God was doing in that country they said we’re in the north the north is the darkest spot on earth 90% of all the men are addicted to heroin to opiates to to what they grow there and sell the drugs and he says over ninety percent of the men are addicted there’s a civil war the longest one going on in in the world’s history in that place and there are more demon shrines in the northern part of min Mar than any other part of the world these these shrines at the top of every hill and they just wept as they talked about how hard it was how dark it was how much spiritual oppression they felt but then they looked at us and they said we do it because we want to shine the light of the gospel and share the Word of God in the darkest spot on earth did you know they’d never do that if they wanted to be comfortable they talked about how hard it was to go to the market and carry every drop of water it’s certainly inconvenient to live there no one really knows what they’re doing because the can’t be there according to the country it’s a closed country they’re very much without security there’s a war raging around him they certainly didn’t think that the Bible accepted them and kept them from obedience to go into all the world and so they humbled themselves for the simple purpose of hearing is well done I want to close this course two slides left here’s the question who’s the drivers you travel through life you know a Galatians 2:20 says I am crucified with Christ so it’s no longer I who live but Christ lives in me and the life I live today in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me this is the Crucified life you know how I like to illustrate it reminds me of my wonderful wife Bonnie will be driving across the country and Bonnie will say hey can I Drive and usually I like to drive but if if I want her to drive you know what I have to do I have to put on the blinker I have to pull over to the side of the road I have to put it into park I have to turn off the car I pull out the keys I get out of my door I walk all the way around open her door and I hand her the keys and I say you can drive that’s what surrender to the Lord and getting as well done is about every day of your life getting up and saying Lord I’m pulling over my life to start this day I want you to drive all day and put it in gear turn off the car hand him the keys and put him in the driver’s seat are you going to pull over your life each day and hand the keys to Christ and get in the passenger seat who is the driver Galatians 2:20 said it should be Christ well I want to say thank you for listening I hope you’ll pray for us in fact there’s two things on the screen I’d like you to do why don’t you friend us on Facebook my name is just John Samuel Barnett you’ll find me on Facebook and tell me tell me about what you’re doing for the Lord how you did in this class whether you are keeping up on your devotional journal and getting through each 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