GOD GIVES THE ONLY REAL TOUR OF HEAVEN--He Explains What Heaven Will Be Like
Series Exploring Revelation
If the Lord tarries, each of us will cross through the valley of the shadow of death to enter heaven. Erwin Lutzer tells a wonderful story about dying grace. He writes: "When Corrie ten Boom was a girl, her first experience with death came after visiting the home of a neighbor who had just died. When she thought of the fact that her parents would die someday, her father comforted her by asking, 'When I go to Amsterdam, when do I give you your ticket?' 'Just before we get on the train.' 'Exactly. Just so your heavenly Father will give you exactly what you need when we die—He'll give it to you just when you need it.' "
To have dying grace does not mean that we will be free from sorrow, whether at our own impending death or the death of someone we love. Some Christians have mistakenly thought that grief demonstrates a lack of faith. Thus they have felt it necessary to maintain strength rather than deal honestly with a painful loss (Hebrews 5:7).
As Christians, we live with the tension between what is "already ours" and the "not yet" of our experience. Paul said believers should look forward to Christ's return "that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope" (1 Thessalonians 4:13, NASB). Grief was expected, but it is different from the grief of the world. There is a difference between tears of hope and tears of hopelessness.
From 2020REV-20d - Touring The Universe With God The Creator (200505PM) - https://youtu.be/mKytObICmy8
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