Shall sweeten the scent of the air,
Through the portal of death’s bitter sting ever lasting
From the birth to the end, He will always be there.
No weeping or sickness up here,
A lame man can now walk and is free,
Lo the deaf man can hear and his glory abounds
And the slaves of the past are set free.
I now sing in the choir of heaven,
Next to Moses, Elijah and Paul I stand,
A heavenly host seven-thousand-times-seven
Sing HOLY in the triumphant angelic band.
I’ve passed from the earth and the land of the living
To a place in the Promised Land,
Where a robe and crown adorn the forgiven;
And little children follow the Lion and the Lamb.[/pullquote4]While on Christian television, I have known and interviewed believers who died and went to heaven. Their testimonies are vivid, believable and remarkable. On a Wednesday morning in 1989, Pastor Don Piper died in a head-on collision, awakening in Heaven where he experienced the glories about which he had long preached. The great Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 that if Christ had not been raised from the dead that his preaching was in vain. In Verse 13 he expressed that we are all in trouble if there is no resurrection or heaven since if that is the case, we will all be doomed to spend eternity in a cold, dark, worm-infested grave with no hope.” Thankfully, heaven is real!
In the Bible we learned that Paul’s life was constantly at risk yet he possessed a deep abiding faith in the resurrection, knowing that he would meet Jesus when he died. How about you, friend? Are you ready for heaven? If so, you can guarantee your safe passage by giving your heart to the Lord today!
Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord–for we walk by faith, not by sight we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:6-8).
Hope builds a stairway to heaven while faith presents steps of joyful anticipation along the way.
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