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I don’t think that there are any bathrooms in heaven, I don’t believe that they will be necessary because our bodies will be changed, but I could be wrong. I know the Scriptures say that “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” (Matt. 22:30) But I believe that those who are married here in the eyes of the Lord and who deeply love each other will have a more special relationship with each other in heaven then they will with anyone else there, but I could be wrong.

I believe that greater opportunities exist in heaven for those who have been faithful, profitable servants here in this life than for those who were indeed saved, but did less, who applied themselves more here for the things of self and the world, who accomplished what they were commanded to do, and so were indeed saved, yet unprofitable, but again, I could be wrong.

Whenever you read any book, any article, any expository, whenever you hear a sermon preached or attend a conference, hear any oratory explanation of what heaven is going to be like, what you are hearing is conjecture, you are hearing or reading that person’s idea of heaven. To most a grandiose place in envisioned, an expanse without end, far beyond compassing the entire universe, larger and more complex than the human mind can comprehend, beyond our imagination. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Cor. 2:9) Yet we want to try, and the closer the Lord draws us to Himself, the more we desire to be in that place.

The Roman Catholic cult has built great edifices to this ideology, not to glorify God and lift up the name of Jesus as they pretend to, but to intimidate all who enter into them, they are built for the glory of man, not of God. People have painted pictures of our eternal home, almost always with some semblance of the brightest white they can find, attempting to give us a hint of what lies in wait for those who have been crucified with Christ, but eye hath not seen, and so the mark is always missed. No one has ever seen, no one has ever spoken, and no one has ever been able to imagine what heaven is like, but many try.

It is the hope I believe that many of them, including ourselves, try to envision, try to portray to those that will listen, it is the continuance of seeking that they desire others to embrace. The place where the Lord is, is not an escape route from the trials and tribulations of this life, it is not a place to want to go to so we can hide from not only the evil of this world, and ourselves, but it is home, it is our country. (Heb. 11:16) it is the place where we hold citizenship, (Phil. 3:20) even though we have never been there, though we can show no physical documentation to prove this fact. It is forever, and because of the mercy of the Most High, we will be also forever there.

There is one thing I do know about in this area; most people will not be there. “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matt. 7:14) The pictures you have seen of hell are easy to portray, easy to envision, just think of fire, think of eternal thirst, envision complete hopelessness.

You’re going to hear quite a bit about heaven in the coming days, more people think about it when times get tough, and tough terrible days are approaching. As you witness to those who bring up the subject of heaven in your conversations with them, ask them this one simple question, “Why do you think that you’re going to heaven?” You will know how to continue the conversation with them once you hear their reply. If they do not respond in some way with the name of Jesus, you might be standing there talking for a while.

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