This is NOT True
This is NOT True
When I woke up this morning, I was surprised to find that Iran and the United States are no longer rattling their sabers. Peace appears to have broken out across the world and there are no longer any wars. Nuclear arsenals have been destroyed. Guns and other weapons have been melted down to use as more useful things such as plows. The immigration issue no longer is an issue because it is no longer necessary to have national boundaries. Everyone appears to be happy to have people of different races and cultures living next to them.
Everything has been such a surprise this morning that I decided to go out and look around. I walked right through a wall and out onto the street, which I had, no idea was there. The street is so beautiful! It is a gleaming yellow, goldish color. I bent down to touch the paving stones and it appears that they are not just goldish in color but…and I’m not an expert but they appear to be actually…gold! It is then that I notice that there is not a cloud in the sky and what a beautiful sky! Lifting my gaze I find myself transfixed to find that there is now a beautiful body of water ahead. The color of this water is hard to describe it looks so clear that you might describe it as being like crystal!
What is going on! I went to bed last night and everything was normal. Nations were trying to find reasons to go to war, and people were killing, and fighting, and stealing, and robbing and just being people…but now? I must be dreaming! This cannot be where I live. This cannot be real. But I hope that it is… how wonderful! Someone calls my name. I turn and how can this be? It is my grandparents! As I hug them, I finally realize I must have died last night and woke up in…Heaven!!! With my grandparents are my great-grandparents and their parents. I have only seen photos but I know it is them and there are a lot of others with them and they are all trying to talk at the same time and somehow I understand.
That’s when the family circle celebration is joined by someone I have only read about but I have known for most of my life. It is the Lord!! “Welcome home!” He says. What wonderful words, words of life that fall from His lips. What a wonderful day! I want to just kneel there and praise Him forever!! But there is so much more to see and so much more that He has for me to do. And, and…it is just the first hour of eternity, days of joy beyond comprehension extending forever and ever in the house of the Lord.
It is not true, YET. It will be true some bright shining wonderful day! As King David said in the 23rd Psalm, “And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.” The apostle John describes it in his vision of New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 and 22: “Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ …And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.’”
Take the time to read Revelation chapters 21 and 22 and be encouraged because all of the terrible, ugly, evil things of this earth will someday be gone and replaced with all that is good and wonderful. That my friends is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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Submitted by Richard