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Glimpses of heaven

  1. 1. ““Earth Has No Sorrow ThatEarth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal.”Heaven Cannot Heal.” THOMASTHOMAS MOOREMOORE A TREASURY OF REFLECTIONS ON THE REALM BEYONDA TREASURY OF REFLECTIONS ON THE REALM BEYOND
  2. 2. Thinking about Heaven canThinking about Heaven can inspire and encourage us toinspire and encourage us to be more heavenly-mindedbe more heavenly-minded and realize that Heaven is aand realize that Heaven is a real place where we’re reallyreal place where we’re really going to live.going to live. Heaven and the Spirit WorldHeaven and the Spirit World are much more real,are much more real, beautiful and lasting than thebeautiful and lasting than the world which you can seeworld which you can see with your natural eyes at thiswith your natural eyes at this very moment.very moment.
  3. 3. ““I think of death as a glad awakening fromI think of death as a glad awakening from this troubled sleep which we call life; as anthis troubled sleep which we call life; as an emancipation from a world, which, beautifulemancipation from a world, which, beautiful though it may be, is still a land of captivity.”though it may be, is still a land of captivity.” LYMAN ABBOTTLYMAN ABBOTT
  4. 4. RABINDRANATH TAGORERABINDRANATH TAGORE
  5. 5. ““Living is death; dying isLiving is death; dying is life. On this side of thelife. On this side of the grave we are exiles, ongrave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side,that, citizens; on this side, orphans, on that, children;orphans, on that, children; on this side, captives; onon this side, captives; on that, freemen; on this side,that, freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; ondisguised, unknown; on that, disclosed andthat, disclosed and proclaimed as the Sons ofproclaimed as the Sons of God.”God.” HENRY WARDHENRY WARD BEECHERBEECHER LAST WORDS OF THOMAS EDISONLAST WORDS OF THOMAS EDISON
  6. 6. ““If God has madeIf God has made This world so fair,This world so fair, Where sin andWhere sin and Death abound,Death abound, How beautifulHow beautiful Beyond compare,Beyond compare, Will Paradise beWill Paradise be Found.”Found.” JAMESJAMES MONTGOMERYMONTGOMERY
  7. 7. As he neared his end,As he neared his end, John Newton exclaimed:John Newton exclaimed: “I am still in the land of the“I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the landdying; I shall be in the land of the living soon.”of the living soon.” ““Even though we have soEven though we have so much to live for on thismuch to live for on this earth, there is even moreearth, there is even more to live for in the next life.to live for in the next life. Death does not cheat aDeath does not cheat a person out of life; deathperson out of life; death enriches life.”enriches life.” C.L. ALLENC.L. ALLEN
  8. 8. EPITAPH OF BENJAMIN FRANKLINEPITAPH OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN The body of BenjaminThe body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like theFranklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, itscover of an old book, its contents torn out andcontents torn out and stripped of its lettering andstripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here.gilding, lies here. …… Yet the Work itself shallYet the Work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as henot be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once morebelieved, appear once more in a new and more beautifulin a new and more beautiful edition, corrected andedition, corrected and amended by the Author.amended by the Author. PSALM 49:15PSALM 49:15
  9. 9. Once the greatOnce the great evangelist, Moody, saidevangelist, Moody, said in his buoyant way:in his buoyant way: “Some day you will read“Some day you will read in the papers that D.L.in the papers that D.L. Moody, of EastMoody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’tNorthfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it.you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall beAt that moment I shall be more alive than I ammore alive than I am now. I shall have gone upnow. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; out ofhigher, that is all; out of this old clay tenementthis old clay tenement into a house that isinto a house that is immortal, a body thatimmortal, a body that death cannot touch.”death cannot touch.”
  10. 10. ““When ChristWhen Christ calls me Home Icalls me Home I shall go with theshall go with the gladness of agladness of a boy boundingboy bounding away fromaway from school.”school.” ADONIRAM JUDSON First Christian missionary to Burma MATTHEW 22:32MATTHEW 22:32
  11. 11. Our Heavenly Bodies We can’t really understandWe can’t really understand just how beautiful Heavenjust how beautiful Heaven will be unless we firstwill be unless we first know how wonderful eachknow how wonderful each of us will be when we getof us will be when we get there.there. This earthly body is slowThis earthly body is slow and heavy in all it’sand heavy in all it’s motions, listless and soonmotions, listless and soon tired with action. But ourtired with action. But our heavenly bodies shall beheavenly bodies shall be as fire; as active andas fire; as active and nimble as our thoughtsnimble as our thoughts are.are. You are still going to beYou are still going to be you. You’ll look a lot theyou. You’ll look a lot the same, only better –muchsame, only better –much
  12. 12. ““After death we are notAfter death we are not disembodied spirits.disembodied spirits. Somewhere in God’s wonderfulSomewhere in God’s wonderful creation there is a place wherecreation there is a place where we can again be with those wewe can again be with those we have loved and lost for awhile.”have loved and lost for awhile.” ““The identity of the one youThe identity of the one you were near to on Earth remainswere near to on Earth remains the same, and instantthe same, and instant recognition will be yours as yourecognition will be yours as you meet, never to part again.”meet, never to part again.” C.L. ALLENC.L. ALLEN H. LOCKYERH. LOCKYER
  13. 13. “If we really understood Heaven, we would be most unhappy and unsatisfied with life on Earth. We would rebel against our earthly limitations. If we saw Heaven, we could not bear this earth. That’s why Heaven is forever: we cannot bear to leave it after we get there.” C.L. ALLENC.L. ALLEN
  14. 14. Can you visualize a world with no more death, no more pain, no more hunger, no more fear, no more sorrow, no more crying nor sickness, a world where everything is a joy and a pleasure. -A society where everybody works together in harmony, cooperation and love? That’s Heaven! DAVID BRANDT BERGDAVID BRANDT BERG
  15. 15. The material universe… even down to the smallest electron, is in motion. Heaven undoubtedly is a very active place. Suns and planets are speeding through the universe at terrific speeds. Our new bodies will be able to travel throughout the universe at the speed of thought and visit far out places and new dimensions! What an exciting future! DAVID BRANDTDAVID BRANDT BERGBERG
  16. 16. That’s what the future is all about – to learnThat’s what the future is all about – to learn the mysteries of the Universe.the mysteries of the Universe. The future life is where we will go onThe future life is where we will go on helping bring the universe to perfection,helping bring the universe to perfection, which is God’s grand ultimate aim.which is God’s grand ultimate aim. Everyone in that better land will be busy allEveryone in that better land will be busy all the time, and the environment will bethe time, and the environment will be perfect all the time for doing the workperfect all the time for doing the work which God assigns to all.which God assigns to all.
  17. 17. Thinking ahead about death or Heaven is no burden anymoreThinking ahead about death or Heaven is no burden anymore if you're saved. When you realize there's a BETTER Worldif you're saved. When you realize there's a BETTER World hereafter and the afterlife is one to be anticipated, "to deservehereafter and the afterlife is one to be anticipated, "to deserve to die" means a promise and something far better than weto die" means a promise and something far better than we have now.have now. For us who love the Lord, death is a relief, release, freedom,For us who love the Lord, death is a relief, release, freedom, promotion, graduation, and passing on to a better realm!promotion, graduation, and passing on to a better realm! It means that you have finished the course and are ready forIt means that you have finished the course and are ready for your Eternal Rewards!your Eternal Rewards!
  18. 18. When the moment of death comes, God will give you such grace and such peace and such love, such rest, perfect confidence, perfect faith, no fear, all joy, all thankfulness, praising the Lord and thanking God that at last it is all over! You've done it, you've made it! It's behind you. That's it! Never again! Heaven forever! Happiness eternally! Total glory! Sudden death, sudden glory! PSALM 48:14PSALM 48:14 DAVID BRANDTDAVID BRANDT BERGBERG
  19. 19. ““All the disappointments,All the disappointments, broken dreams, and deepbroken dreams, and deep dark experiences willdark experiences will soon be forgotten andsoon be forgotten and blotted out like a badblotted out like a bad dream, when that gloriousdream, when that glorious dawn of Heaven arrives!”dawn of Heaven arrives!” REVELATION 21:4REVELATION 21:4 DAVID BRANDT BERGDAVID BRANDT BERG
  20. 20. JOHN 14:2-3JOHN 14:2-3
  21. 21. If you wish, you can sincerelyIf you wish, you can sincerely pray this simple prayer:pray this simple prayer: ““Jesus, I want to know You and toJesus, I want to know You and to live forever in Heaven. I know thatlive forever in Heaven. I know that I’ve made mistakes and doneI’ve made mistakes and done many wrongs – and I’m sorry. Imany wrongs – and I’m sorry. I know I don’t deserve it, but Iknow I don’t deserve it, but I accept Your love and ask that Iaccept Your love and ask that I can be with You forever. Pleasecan be with You forever. Please come into my life and give mecome into my life and give me your gift of Eternal life. Amen”your gift of Eternal life. Amen” God has promised to answer your prayer, so now you have a home inGod has promised to answer your prayer, so now you have a home in Heaven! God bless you with a wonderful, fulfilling eternity! See you there!Heaven! God bless you with a wonderful, fulfilling eternity! See you there!
  22. 22. “I am the Resurrection and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.” - Jesus- Jesus PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO SOMEONEPLEASE PASS THIS ON TO SOMEONE ELSEELSE

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