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Heaven, John 14:1–6

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Heaven,

When getting ready for a permanent move it is essential to gather information.

Our Destination, :1-2

1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
1. What heaven is not
a. Our imagination
b. Earthy
c. A different dimension
2. It is a control center
a. His throne ()
Psalm 11:4 ESV
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
b. A launch pad (; )
Daniel 4:13 ESV
“I saw in the visions of my head as I lay in bed, and behold, a watcher, a holy one, came down from heaven.
Luke 1:26 ESV
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
3. It is described as a place of …
a. ...singing ()
Revelation 5:9 ESV
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,
b. ...praise ()
Revelation 7:9–12 ESV
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
c. ...service ()
Revelation 7:13–15 ESV
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
d. ...comfort ()
Revelation 7:16–17 ESV
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
e. ...rest ()
Revelation 14:13 ESV
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
f. ...rejoicing ()
Revelation 19:17 ESV
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God,
g. ...beauty (, )
Revelation 21:10 ESV
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,
Revelation 21:23 ESV
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
4. It is a bank ()
Matthew 6:19–20 ESV
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Can be known, :3-4

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”

And the GPS set

5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
1. Our New Home
a. Is with Christ ()
Philippians 1:21–23 ESV
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
b. Is away from here ()
2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2. But it is not for everyone
3. Only those who dress for the occasion,
Galatians 3:27 ESV
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
4. Q & A
a. “How can we know the way?”
b. “I am the way, the truth and the life”
5. GPS must be set correctly. No alternative route
a. Hedonism, Judgmentalism, and legalism cannot save
b. “No man cometh unto the Father but by me”
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