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Will Heaven Happen?

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1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (NRSV)

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The troubles of this world have a funny way of eating away at our hope for the future. As they increase, so our hope seems to drain out of us. Sadly, at the very time when we need hope, it seems to go missing in action.

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Will heaven actually ever happen for me?” It’s not an unreasonable question. And there’s a very simple answer. Here it is:

1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (NRSV)

I love that – a new birth into a living hope … a fresh, new start when you believe in Jesus. That’s what it means to be “born again”. The slate’s wiped clean and just as a child slips from the womb into a whole new world, so we, when we’re born again in Christ, enter into a living hope. Because, you see, Christ was raised from the dead. That’s why our hope in Him is alive, not dead.

And as Peter writes here to these Christians who were being so terribly, so horribly, tortured and persecuted, for whom that hope doubtless seemed to be slipping away …

into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

No matter what this world throws at you, no matter how bad it gets, nobody can ever take away your inheritance in Christ.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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Henry Davies

Dear Berni,
Resurrection (what a word ) of a dead man !! Oh my God !! .That is the correct words , we can say !! John chapter 20 part of verse 29 NIV ; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed . “.
Keep us in the faith I pray , for all of our life on earth 🌍 . Give us the strength to be able to follow You , and tell others of our God’s greatness for as long as You give us time here on earth . Amen 🙏.
Thanks Henry.



kristina

Thank you so much for the encouragement and timely reminders of our promises in Christ!



Petrus Bosman

Hi Good morning. I praise GOD for the way that HE’S using you to be a blessing for me. Thank you for all the time and efforts you spend to prepare lessons of encouragements for us. May GOD’S grace multiply in your life.


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