May 24, 2003
—In the Heavenly City & the New Earth! [The Poster title is "The Heavenly Life of Love!"]
1. THE PLACE WHERE ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN ARE GOING TO DWELL WITH HIM FOREVER IS NOT SOME FANCIFUL DREAMLAND WAY OFF IN OUTER SPACE SOMEWHERE, BUT AN EVEN MORE AMAZING DREAM CITY that's going to come down from God, out of space, to a New Earth!—And God's going to come down & live with us, & we with Him, in that beautiful Dreamtown! We're not going to go to some far-away place called Heaven, where God is supposed to live, but we have a real down-to-Earth God Who's going to come live with us, & make Heaven on Earth!
2. THIS HEAVENLY CITY, THIS GREAT SPACE CITY, WILL COME DOWN TO EARTH TO BE OUR ETERNAL HOME IN PARADISE! It's such a literal down-to-Earth Heaven that Revelation Chapters 21 & 22 of the Bible describe & give us the City's exact measurements, colours, materials, etc.! It will stand upon the Earth 1500 miles long, 1500 miles wide & 1500 miles high!—The greatest city ever built‚ far beyond the wildest dreams of Man! Such a city would cover half of the United States or all of Europe or half of Africa, & extend upward far beyond the stratosphere!
3. BUT BEFORE GOD BRINGS DOWN HIS HEAVENLY CITY‚ HE IS GOING TO PURIFY & COMPLETELY PURGE THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH WITH FIRE & destroy the atmospheric heavens, then recreate a beautiful new Earth & new atmospheric heavens!—With clean air, no pollution, no contamination, no poisonous gases or chemicals or the horrors of Man!—it'll all be cleaned up & purged away!
4. IT WILL BE THE SAME BALL, THE SAME PLANET, BUT WITH A BEAUTIFUL RENEWED SURFACE! He's going to recreate the entire surface of the Earth into a beautiful Garden of Eden.—Not like paradise, but the Paradise of God, & we will have a New Earth under a New Heaven! Then the Holy City, the new Heavenly City‚ is going to come down to the New Earth!
5. I'VE NOT ONLY STUDIED WHAT GOD'S WORD SAYS ABOUT THIS GREAT CITY‚ BUT I'VE BEEN THERE, I'VE SEEN IT‚ & IT'S BEAUTIFUL!—The most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life! I was lifted up in the Spirit & taken there just like John the Revelator was taken there to see the same things. It's so fantastic you can hardly even imagine it‚ much less describe it! Even John's description in Revelation 21 & 22 couldn't possibly do it justice!
6. AND ALTHOUGH WE DON'T KNOW JUST EXACTLY WHAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE LIKE THERE, we do know that it's going to be better than it is today, a beautiful heavenly Heaven-on-Earth without sin, without evil, without all the troubles, weariness, pain, sickness & problems of today.
7. WE ARE STILL GOING TO BE MUCH THE SAME AS WE ARE NOW, & even look like we do now, just as Jesus still looked like Himself after His resurrection. He ate & drank & His disciples could still feel Him & touch Him as well as see Him, & yet He was in a miraculous, supernatural body, His new resurrected body! (Lk.24:36–43) And we are going to have new supernatural bodies just like He did!
8. WE'LL BE LIKE JESUS THEN!—He said we are going to have bodies like His! (Phil.3:21; 1Jn.3:2) After He was resurrected from the grave, He could appear or disappear, walk right through walls or locked doors, & fly from one place to another with the speed of thought!—And with such power, like the angels of God!
9. OUR OLD, DECAYING‚ NATURAL BODIES WILL GO BACK TO THE DUST, but our new resurrected bodies will live forever—eternally! We are going to have new, marvellous, resurrected, glorified bodies, yet they're going to be material enough & natural enough & recognisable enough & seeable, feelable & enjoyable enough to actually be constructed as we are now, of flesh & bones!—But eternal, incorruptible, immortal flesh & bones! That's what Jesus said, "Flesh & bones!" (Lk.24:39) Think of it! And that kind of marvellous, glorified, Heavenly flesh is going to be able to enjoy all the pleasures that our flesh enjoys here & now!
10. I AM CONVINCED THAT IF HEAVEN IS HEAVEN AT ALL, IT'S GOING TO INCLUDE ALL THE JOYS & BEAUTIES & PLEASURES OF THIS LIFE, BUT WITHOUT THE DRAWBACKS!—With all the assets‚ & without the liabilities! But if all the churches have to offer us for all Eternity is sitting on a cloud playing a harp, it could get awful boring! If there's not going to be any fun in Heaven‚ what's the use of going there? If Eternal Life's anything, it's going to be like this life & even better if we're going to enjoy it!
11. IT'S GOING TO BE A SINLESS NEW WORLD! We're going to finally get to enjoy life to the full, perfectly, without sin & the Curse & the pain & the death & the sickness & the sorrow & all the rest! It will be our chance to enjoy perfection! Due to sin & the Fall of Man & the Curse & all, we haven't really had a chance to enjoy life as God originally intended. But Heaven will be the utmost & the ultimate fulfilment!—And I think the Scriptures corroborate this.
12. ALL THE THINGS WE LOVE & ENJOY HERE ON EARTH WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IN HEAVEN FOREVER! Heaven is an eternal continuation of what we who love Jesus already have right here in our hearts. It's going to be perfect & wonderful, thrilling & exciting, marvellous & beautiful, everything we have now, only in perfection!—All the beauty & pleasure & fun & inspiration & spirit & fellowship & joy that the Lord gives us now!
13. AFTER ALL, WOULDN'T IT BE SILLY FOR GOD TO ABANDON ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS HE MADE IN THIS LIFE just for some kind of a pointless floating around on a cloud like the churches describe? God didn't create all this to abandon it‚ all these pleasures & even these wonderful bodies He's given us!—Everything in Heaven is going to be like the best of this World‚ only more so!
14. EVERYBODY THERE IS GOING TO BE GOOD & HONEST & LOVING & KIND & HELPFUL & SWEET & CHEERFUL & FAITHFUL & WILL LOVE THE LORD & EACH OTHER.—The perfect society‚ the perfect community, in perfect fellowship with the Lord & each other. There'll be no hate or jealousy or selfishness or cruelty or any of those bad things. Everybody will be just lovely, so sweet & kind, beautiful, perfect, better than angels! It will be absolutely wonderful!
15. WE'LL HAVE SUCH FELLOWSHIP & COMMUNICATION LIKE WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE, with no longer any misunderstandings, because we'll be able to read each other's minds! We won't even have to talk, it'll be like thought transference, not even necessarily in words!—But we can talk.
16. AND "TIME SHALL BE NO MORE" FOR US‚ IN A SENSE. (Rev.10:6)—It's not that we won't be able to keep track of the years, but it will no longer affect us. We'll never grow old & decrepit nor be bound by time, & we'll even be able to go back & forth! I believe we'll actually be able to go back in time & view past scenes & events again as though they were still happening!
17. AND CONTRARY TO THE POPULAR BELIEF OF THE CHURCHES, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE MOMENT WE LAND IN HEAVEN WE'LL KNOW EVERYTHING! I think God has left that for the rest of Time & Eternity in order to give us something to do in the Hereafter, so that we can learn more about the past, the things which have already happened, & why they happened & God's reasons & logic & the purposes & meaning of it all.
18. ALL OF THE PLEASURES OF THIS PRESENT PHYSICAL LIFE WILL BE CONTINUED INTO THE NEXT LIFE AS WELL! In our new, glorious, wonderful, supernatural bodies we'll be able to eat & drink & be merry, have fun, sex, love & enjoy all of the pleasures of this present life! Our immortal, incorruptible, all–powerful bodies will be able to enjoy them even more there than we do here‚ & forever without ever suffering pain or sickness or weariness or death.—Absolutely marvellously Heavenly!
19. OF COURSE THE CHURCH IN GENERAL IS HORRIFIED IF YOU EVEN SUGGEST THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE SEX IN HEAVEN! "Uhhhh!—That horrible, wicked sin & iniquity is going to be done away with!" But if you realise that sex is God's wonderful creation & one of His greatest gifts to us for our pleasure, enjoyment, unity, fellowship & procreation, then why shouldn't there be sex in Heaven?! Hallelujah!
20. THE LORD DIDN'T CREATE SEX JUST FOR THIS WORLD, ONLY TO ABANDON IT ON THE OTHER SIDE!—No sireee! Our Heavenly bodies are going to be an awful lot like they are now, only better! And if you enjoy its pleasures now, think how marvellous they're going to be when your body is supernatural, really super, with more power & more beauty & more grace & greater thrills & more marvellous, exciting experiences & love than ever! Heaven will be just like an amplification or magnification of all the thrills & joys & pleasures of this life, the Heaven-on-Earth that we enjoy now, only it will be even more Heavenly there, & forever! Praise God!
21. "BUT OH", SOME PEOPLE SAY‚ "IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE THAT THEY WON'T BE MARRIED OR GIVEN IN MARRIAGE ANY MORE, but shall be as the angels of God!" (Mt.22:30)—Yes, Man's little private marriages & his system of marriage shall be abolished & we'll be free to enjoy each other! We will be like the angels of God who, before the Flood, when they saw that the daughters of men were very fair, came down & made love with them! And as a result, the daughters of men had children who were the children of angels—giants, mighty men! (Gen.6:4)
22. WE'LL HAVE ALL THE BEST OF THIS LIFE & HEAVEN TOO!—Everything that's wonderful & beautiful & Heavenly & thrilling & exciting & ecstatic & loving & marvellous that we enjoy right now, the Heaven–on-Earth that we already enjoy, we will continue to enjoy & share even more than ever, in new bodies that can enjoy it more than we do now! Think of that!
23. SO IF YOU'VE BEEN HAVING FUN HERE, THINK HOW MUCH MORE FUN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THERE, when we'll be totally free & completely & utterly joyous in the Lord & the love of each other! Jesus' Own classic illustration of the return of the Prodigal Son to the Father's house is not only an illustration of the return of the backslider, but of our final return to Him in Heaven where there is going to be singing & rejoicing & music & dancing & love-making for the glory of God forever! Hallelujah!—And babies too!
24. IF WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING ALL THAT LOVE-MAKING‚ I'M CONVINCED WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME CHILDREN!—After all, that's half the fun & the ultimate fulfilment of sex! Think of it, they'll be born right in Heaven! I was thinking & thinking about it one day‚ wondering why the Lord made so much extra space in the Heavenly City, so that it can easily hold several times the population of the whole World that ever existed!—I said, "Lord, what do You need so much space for?" And He said, "Who said the population wasn't going to grow?"—How about that!
25. WELL, IF ANGELS COULD MAKE LOVE WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN & HAVE CHILDREN, WHY SHOULDN'T WE EXPECT SOME CHILDREN IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ALL THAT SEX & LOVE-MAKING IN HEAVEN? We'll have lots of children, like Adam & Eve were intended to have! After all, the World never got to have those perfect children, because Cain was apparently born after the Fall. So is God's Plan going to be defeated?—Or is He going to have a Heaven-on–Earth in which things are going to go the way He originally planned for them to go, with people having perfect babies & perfect children!
26. IF THAT WAS THE LORD'S FIRST COMMANDMENT FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN-ON–EARTH IN THE ORIGINAL GARDEN OF EDEN, to "be fruitful & multiply", why shouldn't that be His first commandment for Heaven? (Gen.1:28) Perhaps the Lord may want to colonise other Worlds with His new, perfect, born-in-Heaven children! After all, what's the whole Universe for & all this huge amount of space if He's only interested in populating one little tiny planet?—What an incubator for other civilisations!—Right here on the New Earth & in the Heavenly City!
27. WITHIN THE GREAT HEAVENLY CITY ITSELF, ALL OF GOD'S SAVED CHILDREN WILL LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER—Spacemen in Space City with the Space King!—Only the Saved in the City! (Rev.21:24,27) But outside there will still be Earth people in various conditions & grades & degrees & situations according to the lives they lived & according to how much they received the Lord's correction, mercy & Truth.
28. WHEN I TOOK MY SPIRIT TRIP TO THE CITY I LOOKED RIGHT THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL, TRANSPARENT, "CLEAR-AS-CRYSTAL", GOLDEN SIDES (Rev.21:11) out onto the beautiful New Earth, renewed again as the Lord originally intended for it to be‚ without the Curse! That view of the outside Earth was just fascinating‚ like the most beautiful places on Earth that you've seen today!—Beautiful countryside with rolling green hills & forests & fields & farmhouses & farms & little villages etc. It was beautiful!
29. IT SAYS THAT ON THE NEW EARTH THERE WILL BE "NO MORE SEA"! (Rev.21:1) The World as it stands today is only about one-fourth to one-fifth dry land, & the other four-fifths is water! But when God dries up all the seas there's going to be five times as much land to live on, so there'll be plenty of room on Earth for the many who will be living there outside the Heavenly City!
30. IT WILL BE A WHOLE NEW EARTH, A WHOLE NEW CREATION!—With animals, birds & all the beautiful Creations of God that are with us now, but without the insects & pests & thorns & thistles, etc. that resulted from the Curse! The whole Creation will be the way God intended for it to be originally, like the Garden of Eden! Certainly the Lord must have made the most beautiful place He could possibly create for Adam & Eve in the Garden, so I believe that that's the way the New Earth is going to be.
31. JUST THINK!—A WORLD WITHOUT SIN, WITHOUT WAR, WITHOUT DESTRUCTION, WITHOUT DEATH, SICKNESS, TEARS OR PAIN! No more of these fast vehicles that cause so much death & destruction, no more smoke to pollute the atmosphere, no more destructive industries, none of these things! Everything will be just beautiful, natural, Heavenly! In a sense, it will be Heaven on Earth for everybody, even for those outside the City who are not saved, or were not saved, & thus will not have the right to enter the Golden City or walk its golden streets until regenerated.
32. THE CITIZENS OF THE HEAVENLY CITY, GOD'S CHILDREN, WILL BE RULING OVER THOSE WHO ARE ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH OUTSIDE THE CITY. (Rev.22:5) Within the City there's a beautiful River of Life flowing right out of the Throne of God‚ right through its center, with a park on both sides with Trees of Life that bear twelve different kinds of fruit, & the "leaves are for the healing of the nations". (Rev.22:2) Certainly none of the resurrected saints in their supernatural bodies are going to need healing, so it's obvious that this healing is for the people & nations outside the City!—It says so!
33. PERHAPS THESE HEALING LEAVES ARE SYMBOLIC OF THE WORDS OF GOD, HIS WORDS OF TRUTH. Surely we'll go out & be teachers amongst the nations! We who love the Lord will still have a job to do even when we get in that Heavenly City on the New Earth! There'll be all kinds of people outside that will still need the Lord & His healing, & we will go in & out of the gigantic gates of pearl of the Eternal City to minister to them.
34. AND I'M SURE IT WILL BE A JOY & A PLEASURE!—Like giving God's Love & the Gospel of Salvation to folks is a joy to us even now! We enjoy it! But then we will have full power & control with no dangers, lacks‚ physical problems, weariness, sickness‚ sorrow, pain‚ death, opposition or persecution! Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus!
35. IT'S REALLY QUITE A PLAN, A TREMENDOUS DRAMA, & it's a thrilling thing that we who know Jesus are going to not only be a part of it, but we'll be the inner circle who live within the City‚ the charmed City, living charmed lives as eternal supernatural beings in supernatural bodies!
36. BUT WHAT A SAD THING IT WOULD BE TO WAIT UNTIL THEN TO FIND OUT OR TO DECIDE TO BELIEVE IN & TO LOVE & RECEIVE GOD'S SON, JESUS!—Because those who wait until then will not at first be able to walk in the Holy City, Space City, nor enjoy the greatest blessings & joys of God! But they'll be outside in varied degrees of punishment, reward, freedom, imprisonment or rehabilitation.
37. I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO MISS THE HEAVENLY CITY! Only the saved, only those of us who have chosen voluntarily to love Jesus & receive Him as their Saviour now, in this life, on this Earth, are going to walk the streets of that Golden City at first & be able to enter through those gigantic pearly gates!
38. ARE YOU READY FOR IT? ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO WALK IN THAT GREAT HEAVENLY CITY? All you have to do is ask Jesus to come into your heart, & you'll be granted instant, permanent citizenship to that golden crystal City! Do you want to know what Heaven & Eternal Life are like? You can have a real sample & taste of it right here & now!—Heaven in your heart, in your life, in your family & in your home, here & now‚ if you'll just take Jesus into your heart, into your life, into your home, & ask your loved ones to receive Him too!
39. WE WHO HAVE JESUS IN OUR HEARTS HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN ALREADY!—Heavenly hearts, Heavenly Homes, Heavenly loved ones & Heavenly work to do for the Lord, bringing the Heaven of His Love to others! We're already having a Heaven-of-a-wonderful time even right here on Earth! And thanks to Jesus we have only happiness & joy & beautiful eternal rewards to look forward to in the next life because we have received His free gift of Eternal Life!—Have you?
40. IF NOT, PRAY & RECEIVE JESUS NOW! He says, "Behold, I stand at the door (of your heart)‚ & knock: if any man hear My voice‚ & open the door, I will come in to Him!" (Rev.3:20) Sincerely pray this simple prayer & He will come in right now:
41. "LORD JESUS, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR ALL MY SINS. I believe You died for me. I believe You are the Son of God, & I now ask You to come into my life. I open the door & I invite You, Jesus, to please come into my heart. Help me to love You & to love others by telling them about You & Your Love. Help me to read Your Word & understand it by Your Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray, amen."
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