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The Glory of Heaven

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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July 22, 2021 8:00 am

The Glory of Heaven

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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July 22, 2021 8:00 am

When something in life is really good, some people call it heavenly. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will explain that nothing here can even hope to compare with what’s waiting for us there.

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Dr. Tony Evans says everything's going to change the moment you make it to heaven celebrating.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative storytellers, moviemakers and even theologians have their ideas about what heaven might be like. But today Dr. Evans describes it from a purely biblical perspective that beats anything that human imagination could ever dream up.

Let's join him one day Jesus Christ, the son of the king. Jesus Christ is going to locate you going to show you all receive you where you will enter the end of the story and live happily ever after all that son of the king is going to take all believers to is called heaven first thing I want you to know that Jesus makes it clear if you must place believe in God believe also in me is not real Jesus believe in God believe also in me to the challenge of integrity has no integrity.

Anything you believe in God believe also in me. I'm not just talking I'm telling you about a reality so what you read. The little that's given to us. If you try to integrity. What I'm saying about your future. Don't call me a liar and not only a promise place. It is a paternal place, notice what he calls it in my father's house because having my father's house where my bed, take a day or two and go up to Baltimore to see my father and I will go to my father's neighbors and go to the folks in the community because when I go back to Baltimore. I'm going to my house will be expecting me. The reason why expecting me as I made some. I was born into his family. What makes them all up and down my skin all over my body is beginning I got I got my daddy's DNA and so because I possess is DNA.

I get to go to his the only folks who go into the father's house in heaven, the folks who have the divine. You gotta be a child.

Since I go to Mark father's house will be also a populated place. Hebrews 1222 and 23 talk about all the Vogel meeting this talk about a few of the Old Testament saints will be all the questions you have. You get. Have lunch with Abraham have Starbucks with Jacob walking the mall of heaven with Esther and Ruth, the things that you do not understand about what happened in the Bible and questions you can find out the size of the stone. The David used down the line of the Old Testament saints is a testament status of the church will be calling Silas Barnabas and Peter, the disciples the saints of the church age will be noticing says it is also a prepared place I go to prepare a place, so there is preparation involved in your new location. Just as people prepare for new people moving to their house. So you have a body prepared for heaven. You have a location prepared in the father's house That the Bible gives us a total of only the capital building for the capital city is Culver City the city of heaven. John says in Revelation 21. He describes it all the way through Revelation 22 verse five. This city coming down from heaven called the new Jerusalem so the city is coming down from heaven. The city is not total definition. It's just the capital of life in the millennium.

When Jesus rose from Jerusalem will be the capital of the now existing Jerusalem in eternity.

God is going to have the new Jerusalem, coming out of the new heavens and earth. Revelation chapter 21 verse one says the old heaven and earth are going to pass away. I call that the creation Genesis 1.

One of the creation in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 21 it says this heaven and earth disintegrate.

Every proton and neutron Adam will disintegrate all the energy that makes up the current heaven and can be destroyed all remnants of sin.

Remove God and destroy all the heavens and the earth that can only mean that he lives outside of because there is another round for which we are not acquainted that is outside of the created realm by the create tool because the create talk is not limited to his creation so it says I will show you your capital city. I will show you the father's house because guess what one in charge, lives in the capital city.

The government is in the capital city. The president lives in the city of Washington is a bonus. This is my father's house. So this capital is where you going when you wrap you when you die, whichever comes first. I wish I had a better word, but there's no other word is that it is an environment of it is a perfect place. First of all talk about the size of your new home.

It's told us in verse 16 of Revelation chapter 21 it says the city is laid out as a square and enslaved is as great as its width. And he measured the city with the rod 1500 miles in length with high so the M heaven, that's now coming down from heaven to earth.

Capital is 1500 square so to give you a picture of the capital heaven as your new. It is the size of the United States of America united America is approximately 3000 miles.

Habitat is 1500 miles. It is now going this way this way this way. This way, but he frozen something that you wouldn't expect says is 1500 miles going all heaven on earth is just one city that's half the size so you've never seen a city. This is half of the country of America one city doing a little math, a city that's no what allows you to build 393 story of building high-rise. This is 393,024 feet per story just looking at the height you add to it the expanse this thing is huge but is only one city, you'll find out in Scripture that will be many cities in fact talked about in chapter 22 nations are existing so so I might give you a whole ball of wax is given you what the capital look like the capital one city is staggering in its size, its beauty will be perfect. Verse 11 having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone is a stone of crystal-clear jasper. Verse 18 the material of the wall was jasper and the city was pure gold, like clear glass never seen this before now.

I know we talk about our walk on the streets paved with gold. Okay so far so good. That's not what that says.

It says the whole city is built on gold everything in the city has been crafted with pure gold. We look at how much management able to go out of the earth for all the things that we use goal for that we shouldn't be surprised that the creator to create a goal city. Everything in the city is made of gold and it is made of transparent gold.

You can see through as clear as crystal. When you look at what management able to do with the hotels in Las Vegas and with the huge hotels in the Emerson and all of the fancy things that man brilliance and in his sinfulness can produce. It should shock the creator of the world to create such a city that would be spectacular in its brilliance and all you will be able to say is what in the news just keeps on getting better will see when Dr. Evans comes back in a moment with more about what heaven is like first so I want to tell you how you can receive the current double resource offer. While it still available Tony's book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare will teach you how to reach out to God to get the help your needing dealing with everyday issues or some serious spiritual strongholds. This is a proven resource. It's already being used by over 100,000 readers and is a part of this package we are offering the luxury addition with a cover that looks and feels like leather along with the book will also send you a copy of Tony's current two-volume series, prophecy, and our world. These 12 full-length messages in both downloadable MP3s and CDs dig deep and what the Bible says about the rapture, the tribulation, the second coming, the judgment seat of Christ, and many more to get your copy this visit. Tony Evans.org make a contribution will say thanks by sending these 2 Powerful Resources Your Way again. That's the 12 part teaching series, prophecy, and our world and Tony's popular book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare. Just visit Tony Evans.org to make the arrangements or call 1-800-800-3222 let one of our resource team members help you however contact information for you again after part to today's lesson here is Dr. Evans verse four of Revelation 21 and he will wipe away every tear from their eyes. So there will be no longer any death no longer be any mourning or crying or pain.

The first things have passed away.

I don't know what's making you cry today or be in pain, whether physical or emotional circumstantial all that disappears and it disappears. The psalmist says in Psalm 1611. He says in that presence is joy so you want to do. I want you if you can think of the best day of your life, what, whatever that day was coming soon I will have one, but try the best day whether you are a child and teenager and adult.

What is that one day you said I wish they could be like today the best day of your life. Now multiply that by 100 billion years from now. That will have not been one increase in the joy that you had upon your arrival. Why, because once this is this is a small thing on the sink, but his profundity is great because everything all the time will be new all excited when something is new close new new house, new friends, new roommate is excited when something is new is the cost.

Now go new house to get used to the major no one would know more just get your cousin will stay will, which is why when all placed on the field. Madison Avenue get our attention because we want the feeling of something new because the new becomes old. We get something that makes us feel better about us but nothing ever deteriorates the second law of thermodynamics is an operable and so be it is new all the time so one minute from now is Miller. I know that's hard to grasp one minute from now is now and throughout eternity. Everything is new because the book of James chapter 1 says there is no shifting shadow with the shipping channel. Micah see the earth rotates around the sun on their spins and rotates around the sun spends and rotates around the sun and us. It casts a shadow called nighttime or happier because this thing keeps spinning.

He said James, as every good and perfect gift comes from above everything comes from God. Everything is bad does not come from God only good comes from God and God. There is no shifting shadow and otherwise no night and because there is no turning once. There will be no son because there will be no 24-hour. As you know it now because it will be no nighttime God is going to give your body that can receive everything you never get bored. Never get tired. So every time you sent me the time. No boredom, no loss of energy. No need to sleep because you will never get tired, you will have a glorified body. Some of you. Some of us are already maybe planning vacations. Sometimes those vacations include things you never done before the cruise never done this little exciting planning to go a special place that you get exciting point I can't wait to vacation but to live in anticipation of what is the call even though it's not vacation time that the more you think about it the more you excited for what God want to do with what you think about heaven, so you stay excited vacation time, you ready to go. Knowledge will be perfect. You will never stop learning. Because God is inexhaustible source of God is inexhaustible. You never stop learning. You'll just have the capacity to understand you will be given the brain, the mind to make Google looks. I got a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto my that you will be also. Guess what God calls us, the bride of Christ, so that is common for the church to take us to his paradise while saying everyone will be present that will turn from a great experience to have the bridegroom with the bride try to take us home. How would you travel to a foreign country, you need a passport. The only way to legitimately get in country you must that grants you access, God will only happen if you have the right credentials. If you do not have the right credentials. Don't get many people wanting without a passport that no longer works Enjoy good works is unacceptable. You can come in charge of membership is unacceptable.

You can come you think you can come in here is a passport person, you can't come in here because we accept Jesus Christ receiving Jesus Christ will save you please interest be granted that will be many people think that they're going to have that going to have interest because then they will not be written in the Lamb's book of life because they did not mean, Jesus Christ, to the pristine and if you have not accepted Jesus Christ enter into God only God. Revelation, all thirsty and hungry and will give you eternal life. If you're ready to say yes to Jesus invitation stay with us is Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to tell you how to do that.

In the meantime there's more to this lesson than we are trying to bring you want to hear today but the complete full length version is available as a part of our current two volume 12, message series, prophecy, and our world. Don't forget, you get both volumes of this collection on CD and digital download is our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station and if you make a contribution by tomorrow night will also include a special bonus.

The high quality keepsake addition of Tony's book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare.

This is a special, limited time offer so don't wait visit Tony Evans.org or reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are always on hand to help you. That's Tony Evans.org or by phone at 1-800-800-3222 right now. Here's a final word from Dr. Evans. If you have yet to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, we can resolve that right now. I will say a little prayer I want you to print after me, but you gotta meaningful yourself, Lord Jesus, similar, and I know I need a Savior because I can't save myself so right now I trust you alone because you died for me and arose for me to be must send their you are now my substitute and I'm believing you to forgive my sin and to give me eternal life. Thank you for the free gift of salvation that you have given to me. Help me to live a life to please you in Jesus name, amen.

Welcome to the family and ministering to you for your spiritual growth through our broadcast alternative with Dr. Tony celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you


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