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The Community of Heaven

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April 19, 2022 8:00 am

The Community of Heaven

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Welcome to this edition of PowerPoint with Jack with a little later in the program will tell you how you can get a copy of Dr. Graham's book heaven. First, here's the message the community turn to the book of Revelation chapter 4 of the Revelation. John was given a glimpse of glory. He was allowed to see into our future and speak of God's plans for our lives in eternity. And not only the end of the world, but beyond this world is called the book of Revelation.

Today were going to talk about the community of heaven. The community of having meaning who's there and how will we know them, because not only is heaven real is about relationships like life is said that life is all about relationships. The rest is detail and so is true regarding heaven is about relationships with this truth. It will be a redeemed company redeemed relationship, our prayer, our passion is that we would long for heaven that we would long for him to see Jesus, that we would love him and love his appearing and knowing that one day we will see Christ and will be with Christ getting in verse one after this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven and the first voice which I heard speaking to me like a trumpet said come up here and I will show you what must take place after this. Verse two says that once I was in the spirit of the hold throne stood in heaven with one seated on the throne. Skip down to verse four around the throne were 24 thrones, and seated on the thrones were 24 elders clothed in white garments with golden crowns on their heads from the throne came flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were born burning seven torches of fire which are the seven spirits of God before the throne there was as it were, a sea of glass like Crystal before the throne around the throne on each side of the throne are four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind the first living creature like a lion second creature like a Knox notice. These similes like like an ox like a lamb, and one with the face of a man in the fourth living creature flying like an eagle in the fourth living creature. Each of them had six wings are full of eyes all around within day and night. They cease not to say let's say this out loud, holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come. Verse 11 says worthy are you are Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and they were creator of praise to the creator God. There is a redemption song. There's no evolution song in heaven. It is a creation song and celebrating the one who has created all are you contemplating your future.

Many think about death from time to time.

The Bible says that before we met Christ. We were in bondage to the fear of death, something every now and then about life after death about their future baby when attending a funeral, but most people don't think too much about the subjects. Maybe they're afraid or maybe they just don't have the information maybe don't hear teaching on God's word but just know consideration of what is yet to come, of heaven, and of hope beyond very important that we correct that because life is so brief it truly is like a candle that snuffed out like a miss Donna on a cool morning that you breathe out and it appears like a vapor in the goes away. The Bible describes death like that in life like that of vapor that vanishes. Life is a brief candle and we must prepare to meet our God because were going to spend eternity. On the other side of this life. This is the before life. The life that is to come is the afterlife and there is an eternity around the throne of God. We see God himself on that throne.

We start with God himself in heaven who will be there. Obviously heaven is consumed in consummated with the very presence of God himself. The one who is described as creator and sustainer and Redeemer of the Lamb upon the throne, the one who rules from eternity. His everlasting kingdom, and the presence of God.

The Bible says fills heaven and earth. Scripture says that God will be with them and his people will be with him. Revelation 22 verse four says that we will see him face-to-face. We will see God's face and he will write his name upon our foreheads. His face in the Old Testament, the Scripture says that no man can see God's face and live to see the burning glory in pure white hot holiness of God would strike us dead body in Christ, we have been redeemed and welcomed invited into the very presence of God.

The bail has been torn from top to bottom not to let God out, but the land us in and we are now in his presence and one day face to face with him our Lord Jesus Christ, and no one will doubt or wonder who is God, or who is on the throne.

It wont be Buddha on the throne. It won't be Mohammed on the throne.

It won't be Confucius on the throne. It will be some petty world dictator on the throne. It will be God Almighty, the lion of the Lamb who raise forevermore. He is on the throne and when we see him we have course will be awestruck with his Majesty, astonished that we are in his presence.

We will be on the ground on our faces and then not only on our faces, but then on our feet standing in worship again and praising God because there is so much joy because we are present with him. Psalm 1611 says that your right hand are pleasures forevermore in your presence Lord is fullness of joy at your throne fullness of joy at your right hand pleasures forevermore. It is not promise of pleasure forever with him. That excites us that gets us ready to go to heaven you will have no trouble recognizing him.

He's the one with the nail prints in his hands. The only man-made thing in heaven will be the prints of the nails in his hand as a perpetual reminder of the sacrifice and blood that was poured out for our redemption and our salvation, which he offers as a gift to all who will receive him.

Yes, I will know him by the prints of the nails in his hands.

The same nail scarred hands that open to us the door of grace will open to us the doors of glory. We will see him and instantaneously immediately all of our questions and we have questions in life ministries suffering problems perplexities that we cannot answer this side but immediately in his pure light. We will know even as we are known the most often repeated word that you will hear in heaven is not. After Jesus himself will be how that's what it was all about. This is why it happened. God had a plan. He truly was working all things together for my good guys got a plan for your life and receive eternal plan and he's not finished yet he still working weaving his master plan in our lives.

So yes, we will live in light. Now we see through a mirror darkly according to the Scriptures this day, but then we shall see face to face we will know even as we are known and we shall behold him and we will be with him.

Listen to me. We will be with him. We will walk with him and talk with him.

We will worship him, we will live in his presence, our God, our Savior, God has given us this sure promise listening to PowerPoint with Jack Graham in today's message the community of heaven. Even in Mike's heaviest moments, the promise of heaven pulled out and encouraging. Hopefully today, when you understand what your future with God will be like the burdens of the present film later as a pastor Graham's book, heaven is all about and it's why we want to get a copy into your hands today heaven is our thanks for your gift to help share the truth of the gospel some more people around the world to call now to request your copy of heaven. When you get: 800-7954 627-1800 795-4627. You can also text the word PowerPoint to 59789 and don't forget to visit Jack Graham.org where you can shop our E store. Give a gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotional our website again is Jack Graham.Margie now it's get back today's message the community of heaven.

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On the throne. But then those around the throne. These images here just because their images and symbols does not mean they do not represent something real.

These things are real, but these are but symbols of something else, but they represent something very real and one.

There are angels around the throne of God, the heavenly host worshiping God 24 seven forever and ever and ever say holy holy holy Isaiah saw this in Isaiah 6 and reported on when he went to have that vision that around the throne of God. These Angel beings are are worshiping God were grateful for the Angels. There are millions and millions and millions of they interact with our lives.

They serve the people of God.

They show up again and again and again in Scripture from cover to cover in God's word.

We meet the holy angels, but their primary focus is the worship of God and singing the hallelujahs and the choruses of praise to God and the leading anthems of of exaltation. We will sing and shout the angelic choruses will be worshiping God. Can you imagine the thunderous mighty power of that heavenly host praising angels were us will usher us into God's presence. Jesus told a story of a poor man by the name of Lazarus, who died when he died. Everyone thought unnoticed. The Angels were there to take you into the presence of the Lord into paradise itself, you will not die alone as a believer you will not die in fear as a Christian because that moment however it comes whenever it comes, the Angels will carry you in the presence of God. Jesus himself will meet you there.

There is no fear to die because we know the Lord. These heavenly beings worship and serve him continually but the focus is not only on the Angels but the redeemed represented here in Revelation 4, by these 24 elders who sat by the throne of God. Most Bible scholars believe. I certainly believe it that they represent the Old Testament and New Testament cites the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles 24 so people who trusted in God. Old Testament and New Testament believers. You say how are Old Testament believers say they Christ did not come yet they were saved by believing the promise and anticipating the one he would calm and trusting in him. They were saved by looking forward to the coming of Christ we are saved by looking back to the coming of Christ and his cross but the blood of Jesus Christ. God son cleanses from all sin, past, present and future.

So these are the redeemed of the ages, they are around the throne of God.

Now the question is often asked, will we know one another in heaven.

What about our loved ones who have left us I can tell you that saying goodbye is the greatest grief on earth saying goodbye to the people that we love. We miss them because they leave us for a while. We haven't lost them. If your Christian husband is with the Lord, you haven't lost and you know where he is, we don't lose our loved ones. They leave us for a little while but one day the Bible promises us. Jesus promises us that there will be no separation separation is painful beyond words. When you bury a loved one, a husband or wife or child you feel like you bear your own heart with such great grief. We long to see our family and our friends is human is an aspiration that is real and of course God will reunite us with our saved family members to proceed us into heaven, the Thessalonian Christians were were asking that that same question will we know one another when we see our loved ones ever again. They had died in and had disappeared. Christ did not come in. So where are they will we ever see them again and that is when first Thessalonians chapter 4, the apostle Paul wrote to encourage and comfort them and he said I would not have you to be in her brother, concerning those who are sleep that you saw and not even as others who have no hope. The grief is real.

The pain is real but we don't sorrows those who have no hope. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them, which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord that the dead in Christ shall rise first and then we who are alive and remain under the coming of the Lord will be called watch this together to gather together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so will we. We family and friends and loved ones, and the redeemed of the ages, so will we ever be with the Lord yes were going to run to Jesus yes were going to worship Jesus. Yes, we will most and forever be enthralled with his presence. Jesus knows our need for relationships. There will be friendships and relationships.

You say we know one another in heaven, of course, you think will know less in heaven that we know right now if that you probably don't even really know the person you think you know until you get to heaven and you will see God's grace in their lives.

Now we don't say goodbye to loved ones there.

No more sad goodbyes. No more broken hearts. No more shattered in pieces lives.

No more funerals, no more sad songs when John the rebel later was looking into heaven and describing it at the end of the book Revelation 21 he talks about no more suffering no more sin no more sorrow or sadness and in the midst of that explanation of have any says no more see. It seems almost out of place.

Comparatively, sorrow, sadness, no more sin no more. See I like to see. I'm thinking about a great beach in heaven. What no more see or remember when John gave us a revelation. He was in exile. Prisoner at Patmos in prison.

They are incarcerated. There because of his faith boldness in Jesus for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. He's an old man now age. That alone living with insight into the insane and the incarcerated on this prisoners island and all around the business he just see as far as you can. But in the distant is his emphasis at other places in the Greek Isles, Ephesus, Turkey over there where John the apostle had last lived before he was arrested.

He served as the pastor, the Ephesian church loved ones with their friends were there and so when he got every up every day and he saw that see in that distance and he felt that aloneness and that alien nation separation, when he saw heaven.

One of the first things he noticed was no more see no more separation.

We will be united together again. What a promise. There's going to be a great did not morning, when the dead in Christ shall rise and we will be enraptured together forever in his presence and around the throne of God. Revelation 5, nine and 10 is another fantastic portrait of heaven and it says and they sang a new song say worthy are you to take the scroll and open it seals, for you were slain, and by your blood ran some people that is delivered.

People for God from watch this every tribe and language and people and nation and you have made them a kingdom on up and preach to our God, and they shall reign on the earth. When John saw heaven he saw people from every nation, every creed, every tongue, every tribe, every ethnicity, every race, people from all over the world. If heaven will be a multiracial and multiethnic place marked by love and grace and peace. No more racial hostility. No more brokenness no more segregation no more separation because we are together forever in Christ and our golden side of eternity must be to come together now in preparation for our being together forever and there should only be one people in Christ there is only one color in Christ is the royal red blood of his cross.

We are redeemed we are ransomed and we are there not by the color of our skin are ethnicity, but because of Jesus and his grace is amazing Grace for every race is what it is we will be together. We often ask about the children. Children who have died before their time. Some even in their mother's womb. Some very young before ages of accountability and responsibility to make a personal decision for Christ and we wonder what about the children.

We have one brief but I believe conclusive Scripture on this. That is when David lost a son son died while the child was sick and the child was sick for a number of days. David fasted and prayed and mourned and wept for his son is small infant son. The child died. David took a bath, washed himself, his face put on clean clothes row and the people didn't understand in his his friends didn't understand it. They said David while the child was alive you wet morning. Pray but now the child is gone and you put on this. :-) What. That's when David said in second Samuel 1233.

I can't bring the child back but I can go to the child and with that Sissy promise there is to me the conclusion that yes the little ones are with him. Jesus said, let the little ones come to for such is the kingdom of heaven. Their ministries regarding the future of children, both born and unborn, that we will understand by listening to PowerPoint with San Fran. In today's message to community heaven. No matter my struggles are facing today.

You have hope in the promise is awaiting you in heaven.

And God calls you to share that hope with others today. That's why we want to encourage and inspire you today by sending you pastor friends but had this exciting book takes you straight to Scripture to help me see all that awaits you in the life to come, and how it impacts your life today. Hopefully today. Courage to say that helping others so don't wait to request a copy. Heaven is our special thanks for help boldly proclaim God's word through PowerPoint to request your copy when you call today: 800-7956 27 that's 1-800-795-4627 can also text the word PowerPoint to 59789 and don't forget to visit Jack M.org where you can shop our E store. Give a gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotional our website again is Jack Graham.Pastor PowerPoint told in the Scriptures that we are to encourage one another and build one another up. That's right out of the word of God.

First Thessalonians 511 and is amazing in our times.

We have social media to help us build one another up and encourage one another to use social media in a very positive way. So I want to invite you to connect with us at PowerPoint on Facebook and Twitter. Let us be a part of your daily life so that together we can point one another to Jesus and encourage one another in our faith. You'll get quick notes of encouragement you will hear incredible stories of how God is working powerfully in the lives of people just like you and even have a chance to share your own story of hope with others. Plus, I'd love to share special PowerPoint videos with you so follow me on Twitter at Jack in Graham that Jack in Graham and connect with us on Facebook today and that is today's remember when you give a gift to PowerPoint will sing Graham's book heaven is our thanks.

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