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October 19, 2020 11:50 am
The Bible says is appointed unto men to die once and after this the judgment believe that you believe that those are coming judgment. You believe that one day you will stand before God's is a really a future judgment. Yes, that is vast majority of people, even unbelievers believe in heaven.
Everyone wants to go to heaven but surely that can't be a hell hell is rejected by many because they say it is incompatible with the God of love and the God of compassion. How could a loving God consigning anyone to hell. It's unimaginable to moral outrage is the intolerable concept.
Some say but how cannot exist if it is a hell, God is not send anyone there member John Lennon with his head. Imagine there's no heaven is easy if you try no hell beneath us above us only sky.
Well you can imagine all you like, you can deny all you like but hell will not go away. Hell, in fact, as part of our languages that people talk of hell on earth. People in anger say I don't commend it say go to hell. Hell is a reality. Hell is the final place of the on believing yes that is heaven and is a hell and I have to say is your pastor, I don't want you to understand this if you die without Jesus Christ you reject the message. Matthew was presenting the Jesus is king.
Jesus is Lord Jesus as Savior. If you reject that if you delay in responding.
It and you die without Christ.
You will live forever in your destiny is hell. I call this message. Judgment is coming. Let's open your Bibles to Matthew chapter 11 if you're visiting. We welcome your text as email us and give us details of your coming also. Prayer request letters of them. Also, if your lifestream you can do that we want to connect with you administer to you and pray for you I would hear of the words of Jesus.
Stern words, words of warning, but words coming from God himself.
Matthew 11 verse 20 that he began to deny once the cities where most of his mighty works had been done because they did not repent woe to you, Cabazon. What do you Bethsaida for if the mighty works done in you had been on the entire inside and they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you it will be more bearable in the day of judgment for time inside and then for you and you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven, you will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done and saw them, they would've remained until this day when I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you divorce parts, the sort of genres don't weave been enjoying the teaching about Jesus healing seven on the mind wonderful teaching, convicting, although it is but this now genres us, but here it is in the recorded word of God were going to learn that Jesus taught that reality of eternal punishment. You may not believe that you may rejected. You may imagine it like John Lennon doesn't exist but you cannot escape the reality of eternal punishment.
I think of the context that we have here we have back in verse 16 Jesus says what Joe what shall I compare this generation. They didn't accept John's teaching. They didn't accept Christ teaching, and here they wear these favored cities Cabazon Bethsaida which was a whole new home. Tiring of Peter and James and John and Andrew compendium, which is described idly by Matthew has his own city where many of his mighty works had been done.
They did not repent they did not believe the gospel.
Strangers do know that familiarity with the person of Jesus familiarity with the message of the Jesus will not will not render you immune from coming judgment. Rather, as we read. You can be familiar with the message. You can see the presence of God among you. You can see God at work, and yet if you do not repent greater will be the judgment on you than those who never saw the mighty works so we read that these studies Cabazon phase. The Capernaum will receive the judgment of God. Verse 20 because they did not repent all of the illegal Jesus they hear him but there is no personal response to personal repentance.
No personal belief in Jesus Christ. They see his mighty word three times in the passage we read we hear this word mighty works is very close.
They see the part of God in their midst little girl is raised from the dead, the sea, and yet they do not repent.
We don't read that there will leading a protest against Jesus read so much that these cities were actively opposed to Jesus no I think they just went by the business.
Capernaum, right on the sea they were fishermen going to buy the business trading in the great trade route that went through Capernaum. I can see them attending the synagogue.
I listen to that by listing 52 Jesus and say all that was pretty good teaching. Today she should about substance such go by the business.
They see Jesus they hear Jesus this either mighty words, but they do not repent.
Verse 21 Jesus refers to Tyre and Sidon Old Testament.
There were Israel's enemies they would oppose to God and God's judgment came on them and Jesus is saying listen if you mighty works had been done in time inside and that were done in you, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes statements and to emphasize the points.
Jesus I tell you it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you. We know about Sodom and Gomorrah. Even if you don't know your Bibles very well.
You know the story of Sodom and Gomorrah immoral people indulging in their sexual immorality in the diversity we have the word sodomy in Iran language in Ireland vernacular today to describe the particular perversity of Sodom and Gomorrah and God's judgment came on them but it will be more tolerable for Sodom the day of judgment than for you, Capernaum statements to the judgments on those who are close to Christ who hears the message Philip like your exalted to have anything but the cost down to Hades you judgments dependent will be more severe than the judgment on Sodom with greater privilege comes greater responsibility and comes greater judgment. If you do not repent, for those who do not repent, there will be degrees of punishment. Obviously, you ask is our best this week as I looked at this passage. Why did Cody visit why did Bethsaida. Why did Capernaum not repent me.
Jesus was right. There is a master teacher presenting wrong with these teaching they saw it for themselves. These are not large cities, they heard about it three times over. Jesus says about his mighty works for spectacular miracles.
Blind people receive the same lame walk, and if he raises someone from the dead and still they do not repent. Why was that you answer the question. I can't explain. I can't explain why people who were so near to Jesus, who were so privileged we don't been right there was no way could you imagine sitting down and listening to the teaching of Jesus.
Imagine when Jesus comes to your synagogue and curries and brushwood of Longwood ring in the front seat is at work to listen but they do not repent, I can't explain something else. I can't explain.
I can't explain why some people who come to call the church do not repent, I can't explain why some of you you been brought up in a Christian home your fathers and your mothers have talked to the gospel and you have not yet responded.
I can explain why some of you have come Sunday after Sunday and sit in these pews and sing the hands under the sensing to enjoy coming here and perhaps even have friends in and spend your time and fellowship labs even go to life group project zoom into a large group and you're still not right with God can't explain but some of you sitting here this morning have not yet got right with God you not repent they did not humble yourself to get to visit your YouTube lazy your press procrastinate here, you make up some excuse for not believing. But what you see God at work spirit of God may even have convicted you I'm reminded what Jesus says that they condemn us for the work of the spirit is like the wind you don't know where it comes and wears.
Why is it that some people repent, and some people refuse to repent. I can understand that I can't explain it to you but the Bible warns us in the book of Hebrews chapter 10 verse 31 that is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of the living God, that one day whether you've lived in Capernaum, whether you've lived in Charlotte whether you've sat in the pews of Calvary church.
I think of all of the thousands of people that come on this campus over over here coming onto her sports field coming through our development center coming in a Christmas concert at Christmas.
I reach at Christmas time and date services that we have week after week after week and still not right with God.
Explain what I do know is this. But Jesus says, for such people. There is coming judgment. Jesus clearly taught the existence of hell place of eternal judgment. I realize there are many preachers who don't preach about how I had about a very popular preacher today communicator today who openly says he doesn't preach about how the preach about the revelation with you about the wrath of God. But let me give you some tips for your marriage with me.
Let me give you some help to get through life as Jesus is.
That is a kind of psychologist or psychiatrist to help you get to live more comfortably listen. One day, every single one of us will stand before God and some people in the kingdom of God and some people outside of the kingdom of God within. Matthew 11 time over a couple of pages in your Bible to Matthew chapter 13 will look at this passage more fully later.
Lord willing. But here again is the teaching of Jesus. Now I stress this is the teaching of Jesus is not some strange view of Calvary church is not that God gave me a special vision to communicate this to you know this is taught by the Lord Jesus. This is Orthodox historic Christianity. This message has gone.
I dined through 2000 years and comes to us a fresh today. Revelation 13 verse 14. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so it will be at the end of the age, the end is coming on. Think world history will continues is going forever and never come to an end. The Son of Man will send his angels will gather right of his kingdom all causes of sin and all lawbreakers and throw them into the fiery furnace in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Verse 43, then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of the father. He who has ears like to hear Jesus take listen, take action to hear this is the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness is the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the kingdom of Satan. Verse 47.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea, and gathered fish of every kind, when it was fool men drew the shore inside the unsalted the good into the containers, throw away the bad. So it will be at the end of the age having the point. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Chapter 25 Matthew 25 Matthew chapter 25 verse 29 for to everyone who has will be given and you will have an abundance but from the one who is not even what he has will be taken away and cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Verse 41, then he will say delete those on the left is the separation saved from the unsaved righteous from the unrighteous, then he will say to those on his left. Apart from me you cursed, into the what is it eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Verse 46 of these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. This is the teaching of Jesus.
What we would see him as before, -weighted seven on the minds.
Jesus clearly said that her two gates that are to pass, that are to eternal destiny that is a narrow path that leads to life eternal, that is a wide path that leads to destruction. Therefore enter by the narrow path that the gospel repents and believe in the gospel. If you repent and trust Christ of eternal life. If you refuse to do so you will perish the wrath of God will remain on you again to Jesus as is. Find in John chapter 3 John three verse 36 whoever believes in the son has eternal life. That's the promise of the gospel. If you today believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You'll have eternal life. I can give you eternal life is sinless.
He died for our sins is very you rose again is alive forevermore. He has eternal life, and if you cry out to him tightly from your sin and to receive him into your life as your Savior. Your given as a gift eternal life, and you will never perish over believes in the son has present tense eternal life I will never lose that eternal life.
Whoever does not obey the son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on the cities did not obey refuse to repent. They were quite comfortable in their existence comfortable living, going to the synagogue friends and family must've been a wonderful place to live their return as the sea of Galilee were a great place grays and then both Sega not too far away. They did not obey the will not see life for the wrath of God remains on them. John five verse 24 truly, truly, I say to you, milking James some of your Beverly. Beverly signs but was verily, verily, please listen this is true, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He he does not come into judgment, but this past from that bullet.
Your under the wrath of God because of your said the wages of sin is that you continue as you are doing you will die and you will face God and you will go into judgment. Here is the promise if you believe in Christ you have eternal life. You will not come into judgment, but you've passed from dad to life, from darkness to light from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of indescribable light. How is it that Jesus can say this is God.
How does he accomplish this you guys on the cross for your sins. The wages of sin is that unless my sin is dealt with. I will enter into eternal dead, Jesus Christ comes to seek and to save the lost were lost because of her sin drags us down, it will die. Mr. hello Christ comes and says no if you come to me if you believe in me. I will give you eternal life because I've conquered that I dealt with sin on the cross. The wrath of the judgment of God, which I deserve because of my sin falls on my seat. Who should we thing about it is that we receive his righteousness, but when I stand before God in the future. I stand not in my own righteousness I don't have any.
I'm a sinful man but unclothed with the righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has saved Lee's cleansing me. We we sang about the power of the blood of Christ that cleanses me so that when the believer stands before God stands in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ that his righteousness is imputed to me, is credited to my if you refuse that you stand before God. You'll receive the eternal judgment of God. We were followers of Christ have path passed from dad into life. Trust Christ but to someone when Absalom persuaded John the love of God is inconsistent with the eternal punishment of the wicked.
No, the love of God is not inconsistent with you eternal punishment of the wicked. This is the argument of the skeptics you've heard is a fairly simple argument. God is loving isn't it.
Yes, God is merciful, isn't it. Yes, absolutely.
He's full of mercy and, therefore, a loving and merciful God could not condemn anyone to hell is inconsistent with my view of God might not mind my God is loving your God might be an angry God that my God is a loving God is very accepting the understands that none of us are perfect, as the Scripture said is God loving, of course, for God so loved the world gospel demonstrates the love of God that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
It was when urinating, that Christ came, nothing in you to commend God's love your sinful human rebellion against God and God loves you and it is not love that comes shown to us in our Savior Jesus Christ is a compassionate yes he is compassionate.
He reaches down to us.
He takes the little children in his arms that woman with the issue of blood for 12 years. JJ touches his garment in the same he's gone is compassion is immeasurable.
Islamic stands as infinite in the six so the Bible says. John says in verse John, for God is love.
God is perfectly balanced in his attributes. All of these attributes are infinite in their perfection of that perfectly balance and reveal the very glory of God. God is loving God is merciful with these also. God is holy God who is just a God who is righteous, you got very distorted. God, you've got a God like like an indulgent grandfather who loves his this case. We have been about with her grandmother stay with us overnight in an is difficult to say no to her. I admitted probably good defines easier to say no to her. But I was brought up with boys up very difficult for me to say no to little girl was times when I have to say, no strong weed we don't do this, yes… I love my grand daughter absolutely my heart is full of love. Forgive my very life for her, but there are things still, in spite of my love and really because of my love to be righteous want to be holy. What kind of car do you have do you think God's is and just do you think that you're more loving than God. Do you think with your far unites beauty and opinions that you are able to pass judgment on God you really think you're more loving and God do you really think that you're more just than God. I talked about something tomorrow before the judgment of God fell inside them, and about Abraham's minor faith is pleading with God during that dialogue between God and Abraham. We read in Genesis 18 verse 25.
This rhetorical question shall not the judge of all the earth do right. Do you think that when you stand before God is going to get a perfect judgment.
Of course God is infinite in his holiness, God is infinite and his righteousness, infinite in his love of the great eternal God never gets to Benedict on the sentence wrong in the final judgment for you and what everyone else God will execute perfect judgment would listing what was going on regarding the choice of a Supreme Court judge. I thought how well this will be good.
Not only should go to Brighton and composure.
I thought really for Florida woman who professes Christ to the weather were a testimony and I thought I sent it. I said to someone in my office if I haven't had that I case before that kind of judge I I would not get justice using that kind of judge did but I'm sure judge Bonnett sometimes has had the wrong that I'm sure sometimes I she added to the law.
Sometimes I'm sure that sometimes all of the evidence wasn't presented before and so I should bed she didn't have the full knowledge of the law of the facts in front of her was never going to happen with God is infinite in his wisdom infinite and is not every single thing about you and want to say that no one will be in heaven who should be in hell and no one will be and how we should be in heaven chewing judges are sometimes biased or sometimes lazy or sometimes she incompetent or sometimes very slow, sometimes very, very vindictive, sometimes biased, so if you've experienced the unfair justice over so-called justice system. With this justice system is perfect God is all the evidence and he acts with perfect justice, righteousness, love and compassion on those in hell disaster eternal destiny. We want to judge God on Friday night and imperfect ideas and standards. One of the huge problems we have a problem which even impacts the church is that we don't understand the seriousness of sin, you have this conversation with someone, as I have someone spend something wrong is really quite an X usable to Justify what what is done within the city well but none of us are perfect know that's true. None of us are perfect but is not really the point you're taking the focus on yourself, you're throwing taking the focus on your wrongdoing and say well it really is not bad because I may have done this, but you did that and Johnny did this was that respect was right back to the Garden of Eden.
The finger-pointing woman you gave me everything was fine in the garden going until you brought this woman. She she she is the cause of all what does the second sentence the hides retrying height from God doing ever since suddenly, people talk of cover ups. People talk today what what is really the evidence that people live their lives. They covered up there said that when the car they point to someone else, yes, but it really was this if you knew the home I came in we trivialize sin is not to with God.
We Rick, do you realize that your sin is an act of rebellion and wickedness against God, that you have deliberately trespassed. You've deliberately gone over the line. God has said don't do this and you have stepped over and when here going to be perfect. Of course the legal I said I was perfect. My wife would stand up and say in the interests of honest and say this, the people I work with would say wait a minute John perfect and they don't know my heart. We don't know all I've done for the people who know is when we are far from perfect for the Bible says we will for fall short of the glory of God and their sin is serious not just because it hurts other people.
Your sin does hurt other people. Your sin hurt yourself with the biggest problem with sin is that it is against God's against a holy God. The Bible says all we like sheep have gone astray with time. Everyone was on the way know this out on way I did it my way. That's good. I did it my way know it's wrong to do it God's way, you should be on God's path and we sin against God is infinitely holy. Therefore, sin against God deserves an infinite punishment. The severity of the punishment is in accordance with the person against whom the off against whom the offense is committed. One thing have I offended you more than one for the defendant God my sin sin. The wages of sin is the think also of this before anyone is confined to hell God has revealed and showed his mercy and his patience and his grace to that individual. That's Paul's wonderful argument in Romans chapter 2.
As Paul is brilliantly setting up the case that all of us have sinned all of us on the judgment of God that is going to present the magnificence of being justified by faith through trusting in Christ is what he says in Romans two, verse four. Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance, so we are doing think of God's grace to you think of God's patience with you.
Think of the way that God has blessed today. You got up this magnificent day here in the North Carolina black cloud in the sky a little cool for some of you what a wonderful day. You drop when you look at the scar you look at the, the, the fall colors and about a universe that clears the glory of God. God is speaking to you. God is revealing himself to you.
Think of the way that God has provided for you over the years of God is protected you over the years. Think of these grace do you think of how patient God has been with you will sometimes not patient with one another. When would offended but think of you have repeatedly gone against God and God's judgment has not yet come when you as being patient with you, but Paul's argument is that that kindness of the grace of God in your life should lead you not to be proud of its but to humble yourself to be repentant and not to take God for granted that realize this God is a God that you must write with futures not those who choose the wrong way will be reaffirmed in their decision for all of eternity.
CS Lewis puts it this way, that is, there are only two kinds of people in the end those who say to God that I will be done as a Christian is not repent. Your will be done and those to whom God saves in your in the end your will be you refuse God is you go your own way. God says all right go your own way.
Continuing the darkness, but now you're in the darkness forever those in hell will experience eternal punishment to how to get my mind that my mind run that is true eternal punishment. You understand this you see in hell. There's no exit you but when I found myself in a tight corner, difficult situation. I think I can get this, but in hell there's no exit so I sent you reseal these doors in the overlooked exit exit exit. We hell was no way I was no exit. The punishment is eternal. The verdict of God, the creator's final, and is revocable.
There's no appeal, you can appeal against God desires authority, no Supreme Court over God.
He is the Supreme Court of also Supreme Court rules and John in Revelation 20. The final verses brings the scene of the unbelievers coming before the great white throne, and God is there.
John writes that if anyone's name was not written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire is amateur.
If I believe that that the ultimate email but you may not believe in God believe in hell, you may not believe in Jesus Christ does not affect the reality that if you do not repent, if your name is not written in the book of life, you will be thrown into the lake of fire. No second chance read the lake of fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, no I didn't prepare. How for you and for me, prepared for the devil and his angels with those who don't repent those who were part of Therese and then Capernaum is that it they see the mighty works of God.
But for some inexplicable reason, they do not repent they will know find their names written in the book of life and soul be thrown into the lake of fire was a lake of fire is the eternal destiny of the unsaved is the final place help Pallets the unquenchable fire is the darkness of the eternal punishment is bottomless pit second that this eternal destruction is the blackness of darkness forever shifter Jews different figures different metaphors different figures of speech to explain the utter horror and the finality of eternity outside of the kingdom of God. Apart from Jesus Christ. You understand what Matthew is saying in his gospel that here comes into time and space, called himself the Messiah, the Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham, the perfect man and he comes, is given this matchless name of Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. If you're not safe from your sins, you go to hell with the Savior comes on the rescue mission to save us and it was a well you don't want to frighten people into and into heaven frightening anyone. I'm just giving the pictures I trust there is some fear.
A healthy fear of fear not to fall into the hands of the living God. Hell is a place of torment place of isolation, a place of darkness place from which there is no escape isn't eternal. Yes, it's eternal families eternal as sin is eternal in its consequences.
It is on ending anguish listen to Jewett little book of Jude. Only one chapter 2nd last book in the New Testament. Jude writes in verse seven he says, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire set up as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
There's an example from Scripture as Sodom and Gomorrah. God's judgment came on them because of their immorality because of the unnatural desire.
The Scripture says in this example of God's judgment as a warning to us the wrath of God is coming and we must flee to Jesus Christ is the only Savior is the only place of eternal security.
Verse 13 of Jude wild waves of the sea, casting up the form of their own shame wandering stars from whom the gloom of darkness has been reserved forever. That the glue of darkness has been reserved for ever. I was brought up in the King James version translates it it talks here in Jude 13 about the blackness of darkness forever. Tell the blackness of darkness forever. Who wants dark children are afraid of the dark you good pain in your stomach is is much worse at night during the day was the same. The director was wonderful.
When the sun comes up as an everyday note note no son in hell. It's the blackness of darkness forever giver visits the holy land on the unholy land of Scotland just to the west of N Brothers. This castle is called blackness consulate sits on the on the first of four and interests from I think brightly 12 13th-century maturities.
I may very very very old right many castles, this one is called blackness and it was used done through the centuries as a prison very dark prison the dark dungeon. The story is a believer, was in prison in the castle of blackness and he knew his Bible you the King James and euro on the wall. Better to be in the darkness of blackness. B. Better to be in the darkness of blackness parentheses castle for a few years than to be in the blackness of darkness forever. He didn't enjoy being in the dark prison for two years, far better to be a prisoner in blackness for a short time than to be in the blackness of darkness as long as a righteous God exists all of eternity. The wicked must be separated from him in hell were missing today. Eternal judgment is coming on those who reject Christ on the will be degrees of punishment. The punishment will be more tolerable for some than others, the greater the privilege, the greater the judgment your privilege today to hear the gospel your privilege to hear, but you must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and today I plead with you, all of I plead with you to answer the narrow gates. I plead with you to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I can imagine how tragic that someone sitting here today at Calvary church that someone on Lifestream could hear the message could hear the warning and continue to live as they live, and so end up in hell with really tragic so is your pastor challenge all of you. You may be sitting in this view, for the first time, you may have come here for 30 years, you may on Lifestream of had the gospel many times, perhaps inhaling it for the first time in some faraway country far away from our perspective. Do you hear me believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved if you don't believe the wrath of God will abide in you forever before the close desire for four things about so we can end with how can we just I'm not going there. I praise God that my name is written in the book of life for things about heaven first heaven is the very presence of God. Revelation 21 people at funerals and other times asked me John was heaven like well never been there. I don't going my final stop for a minute be an Bible doesn't say a lot about but this is many things, and here's for first is the presence of God.
Verse three well verse one. I so you have none.
You are for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem coming Dino dove heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband and I had a large voice from the throne saying was that this will hold the dwelling place of God is with man.
He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God, heaven is a very presence of God: 12 with us is able God is with us. Not that's true, but I can see God's a different dimension for us to understand but God is going to dwell with us as Jesus was lead were about to leave his disciples. He said to them, in John chapter 14, as they were very, very troubled is a dark dormitory door need to be troubled. I'm going to my father's house and under my father's house there are many mansions were in the case, I would've told you. I go to prepare a place for you and if I go I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, there you may be also with Jesus is in heaven is going to come for you to take it because they haven't and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Paul says in first Thessalonians 4, God will dwell with his people. This is his house. Having this is God's house and were going to be there forever. You know I love love you looking at reservations not really things I love you and I live in a very nice house but my wife gets very nice and I'm grateful for the is much as I love you and ask you to stay in my house forever.
I really couldn't take some of you living with me forever, let's face it writes this I would one of the guys Monroe okay for someone to live in your house you really like the knowing you dog is going to be your God and you're going to live in my house very presence of God. Secondly, heaven is a removal of all evil. Verse four he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning or crying or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. All of the effects of the fall of God, tears, sin, fear, pain, anxiety, disease and death itself at all. God never again to stand going to the grave of a loved one more, never again to have the doctor say something wrong with your never to wake up in the middle of the night with anxiety with worry. Never again turn to weep with sadness or pain is gone and is gone forever is the removal of all evil difficult for us to take third heaven reveals the glory and the beauty of God.
Verse 10 of Revelation 20 counted me away in the spirit to a great high-minded showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming Dino out of heaven from God, having the glory of God's radiance like a most rare jewel, Jasper, clear as crystal glory and the beauty of the new Jerusalem, but think of the glory and beauty of God. Do you think a wonderful world today.
Our world is a fallen world. I don't know how many sunsets I watch there my life but I'm always fascinated by them as you are different colors. Sometimes absolutely magnificent, other times less spectacular.
But think of, even of that beautiful sunset and God made the sun God is more beautiful sunset you think of the glory and the beauty of God him self. You and I have been as we travel to different scenes and women overcome by the majesty in the beauty of God weathers the ocean of the of the mountains of Sud say are holding a little baby in her arms and with a welcoming munificent God is this, could you imagine the glorious beauty of the new heavens and your heaven is where the glory of God shines in brilliance and blazing fullness for regular struggling with these jewels to try and explain but heaven reveals the glory and the beauty of God. Finally, in heaven. We shall see his face.
Revelation 22 verse three no longer will there be anything occurs for the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it. The sermons will worship him they will see his face and his name will be on their foreheads and night will be no more will they will need no light of lamp her son for the Lord God will be the light and the will reign forever and ever. No son, no labs in heaven. The Lamb is the light and shines with the amazing incredible light of God forever. But in heaven.
We shall see his face says of Jesus whom having not seen you love. You've never seen Jesus of you haven't read about him we do with his moral qualities but in heaven. We shall see his face. We shall see and know God that we look through a glass dimly, as it were.
We catch glimpses we we study the Scriptures and try to understand that the Johnsons then we shall be like for we shall see him as he is.
We shall see his face, amazing Grace, this understand what God tests with the Savior all your sins, God, eternal life.
All of his grace, amazing Grace, but think of it is grace upon grace upon grace, not only does he forgive you. Not only does it give you eternal life he brings you into his family that you and our son or daughter of God and more than that, that when we die.
When Christ comes. We shall be forever with God. We shall be in his house in the father's house.
My heavenly father has a house prepared for all those who love and we will see his beauty in the glory of God manifested in all amazing ways.
In this new universe that God will create new Jerusalem and the new heavens and the new plastics Explorer as well as the people of God. But most of all Jess will be with the loved ones will be with God grace Texas to heaven itself will see his face, but your response ready to be God want to participate in this glorious future that we have your name written in the book of life.
Don't trust yourself. Make sure that you have truly come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. I plead with you today.
Again, the gospel, God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but the site should not perish but have everlasting life. Open your heart to Christ. Call upon him, and he will save you time was once in the great English Puritan brilliantly writes. He says he candidate to the godly is a day that has no sunset, the brilliant and eternal day light never goes out eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset eternity to the wicked is a night that has no son. The blackness of darkness when they Jesus said to his disciples rejoice that your names are written in heaven with and sing a hymn about rejoicing in the trust that will be true that when we all get to heaven it will be a day of rejoicing day of giving great glory to God and that not one of us here, not one of us listening on my street refuse to come to Christ. Father pray for every single person listening here. You know the hearts I don't know. I don't know why some of them not yet trusted Christ you know your spirit at work in their hearts open their eyes to see the depravity of their own hearts open their eyes to see the loveliness of our Lord Jesus Christ who still says come unto me and I will give you rest. We pray father, though, here we come to saving faith in Christ and we invisibly that great day.
One day of rejoicing that will be when we all get to heaven we thank you for your grace. We thank you for the incredible future that we have all of your grace. Thanks Savior's name