Heaven Is For Real – By Thomas Koester

If you’re not living as though heaven is for real then you’re not prepared to live there.

“Nobody gets too much heaven no more It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line
Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb…”

(Songwriter(s): Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) Recorded: July 1978

We’ve got to stop playing into the hands of Unbelievers and Utopians, by joining them in bringing heaven to earth. It’s our job as believers to bring people to heaven and living a lifestyle that points the way.

Heaven is our destination, which makes us sojourners and not settlers while hear on earth.

The old saying:

“Don’t be too Heavenly minded or you’ll be no earthly good.”

That is a lie!

Being Heavenly minded is how we avoid becoming too worldly, and so becoming ineffective on earth.

We lead people towards God because of the amazing hope of heaven within us.

Colossians 3:1-2

Living the New Life

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”

Hmm, “…realities of heaven,” I like that! Heaven is a reality; it’s for real, or have you forgotten?

“Nobody gets too much heaven no more,” is because our worldly goals and comforts has replaced our heavenly destination. Jesus spoke of a present Heavenly Kingdom, which is hear, now and already within us who believe.

We’ve just forgotten it.

Heaven is both our prize and reward, which is barely spoken about or herald from pulpits. Doesn’t truly loving God mean that we have a longing to be with Him; to be where our Lover and Redeemer dwells?

We’ve trivialized what it truly means to “love the Lord thy God,” and turned love into an impossible feat, making real love as unreachable “as a high mountain” that has become “too hard to climb.”

No heaven and no love no more is making our world into a hellish place, whereby, more and more people want off earth, but in the wrong way, and in the wrong direction.

Why are so many “broken people” willing to take as many people to hell with them as possible?

Why would John Lennon pen the famous lyrics…

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky…”

…which is an atheist’s Anthem?

This song, as popular as it is, is not directing people to a place of world peace, it’s directing people straight to hell, all during a nice tune and sweet melody.

According to Ecclesiastes 3:11, We were created with “eternity written on our hearts.” We can’t fathom “only sky.” We have souls fitted for eternity.

Where are the Holy People of God who are to lead the lost and hopeless to the love of God and the only pathway to heaven, which is Jesus Christ?

If you’re not living as though heaven is for real then you’re not prepared to live there. If you’re not loving God for real then you’re making love impossible.

God’s love is real, and so Heaven is real too!

Matter of fact, heaven is so real that God sent his only Son, in the form of a baby, to make a way for you and I to enter heaven.

Before Jesus gave up his last breath, he said to the thief, hanging on his own cross next to him:

“…This day, you will be with me in Paradise.”

This Christmas, remember that Jesus was born, so that you too may be with him in heaven. The thief on the cross recognized Jesus’s innocence, and in so doing, believed that Jesus is the Christ.

I hope you too will believe.

Heven is for real because Jesus Christ, as the One and only Son of God, is real.

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