My Father's house
Paul’s words to the Thessalonian and Corinthian Christians. It is interesting how logical Paul was, when he said: 1Cor. 15:51-52 “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
Another passage 1Thess.5:13-18, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words”. (NKJV).
When Jesus comes, some people will be alive, some will be asleep, having already died. This is the day when there will be a total makeover of our physical body. It happens in a twinkling of an eye. I look forward to that day, it will be marvelous to see the instant change at the sound of the last trumpet—a change from our perishable, corruptible, natural, weak limited bodies to become incorruptible, spiritual, powerful and boundless bodies. And then we shall be forever with the Lord
On that day I love to see my loved ones and friends change instantly. And I would love to see you there. I would love to see my children and grandchildren, my siblings, my parents and relatives. But above all, I love to see my Saviour face to face. This calls for urgency to do something that would last for eternity. It is a mission emergency. Life on earth is too short, just like a bubble. We need to take as many people as we can to heaven. It would be awesome if many people will hear this good news of a place called heaven. Jesus calls it ‘My Father’s House.’ That is sweet!
The powerful thing is—it is a gift to get to heaven. You don’t have to earn it. Jesus did it for you on the cross. Just receive the gift of salvation, just like when you received a gift on Christmas day, or on your birthday. Just say “thank you.” It is all grace and by grace alone. Life is beautiful when you love Jesus. He gives meaning and purpose. Does life make sense to you?