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					Top 10 Questions About Our Future BODY UPGRADE (final 3 questions from sermon 7.10.11)

By Pastor Greg Reed

In last Sunday’s sermon (July 10), I covered the first 7 questions about our future BODY
UPGRADE, but ran out of time to finish the final 3. You can go online @ www.msckokomo.com
(RESOURCES/Sunday Messages) to listen to my answers to those first 7 questions -- #10: What
was Jesus body like? ... #9: Will people recognize me? … #8: Will I know everything? … #7: Will
I be able to fly? … #6: Will I still need a nap? … #5: Will there be opportunities to shop ‘till I
drop? … and #4: Will there be senior citizen discounts?

Question #3: Will I get the midnight munchies?

I don’t know about you, but around 9pm …

The real question here is this: Will we literally eat and drink in heaven? Let’s think about the
Intermediate Heaven for a moment. If we have temporary bodies of some kind (like I believe
we will) then we might eat.

Rev. 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who
overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

What about the Eternal Heaven with our awesome resurrected bodies? (1) The resurrected
Jesus ate bread and fish with His disciples (cf Jn. 21:4-14); (2) Other passages indicate we’ll eat
at feasts with Christ in an earthly kingdom:

Luke 22:18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God
comes."

Matthew 8:11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their
places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

Rev. 19:9 Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding
supper of the Lamb!' " And he added, "These are the true words of God."

What do people do at any supper, especially a wedding supper? Eat and drink, tell stories,
celebrate, laugh, and of course, have dessert – hopefully warm old fashion sugar crème pie with
vanilla ice cream heaped on top. Middle East wedding feasts lasted a full week. The Wedding
Supper of the Lamb … we won’t be guests; we’ll be the bride!

As far as the “midnight munchies” go, we can’t be sure. But eating and drinking and food and
tables and banquets in His Kingdom … count on it!

Question #2: Will I ever mess up? Will you ever mess up?

In Rev. 21:4, Jesus makes this promise: He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no
more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
We won’t sin in heaven for the same reason God doesn’t; He cannot sin. Our eternal inability to
sin has been purchased by Jesus blood. My favorite verse in the Book of Hebrews is 10:14:
because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

Did you get that? On the cross, our Savior purchased our perfection for all time! Rev. 21:27 says
it well: Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or
deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Heaven will be completely devoid of evil, with no threat of becoming tainted. 1 Cor 15:52 says
we’ll be raised “incorruptible.” That means immune to corruptions; no evil desires. That’s worth
shouting about!

Question #1: Will some people still be annoying in heaven?

This may not be your #1 question, and that’s OK. When you stop to think about it, eternity is
quite a long time to put up with people who annoy us (not that we would ever be annoying to
anyone).

For some reason, complainers really annoy me. That’s why I love the joke about the man who
was drowning in deep water and began to yell for help, “I can’t swim. I can’t swim,” he shouted
over and over. Finally, from the shore came the response, “Neither can I, but I’m not yelling
about it.” When you think about it, annoyance is oftentimes caused by other people’s sin, our
sin (hard to imagine!), or a combination of both. Since sin will be eliminated, so will annoyance!

Now, that doesn’t mean people won’t have idiosyncrasies, only that they won’t be rooted in
sin, and none of us will degrade or put others down. In heaven, we’ll be perfectly human!

Speaking of heaven: Little Johnnie was in trouble for the 100th time, and was asked by his
mother, “How do you expect to get into heaven?” He thought for a moment and then said,
“Well, I’ll just run in and out and keep slamming the door until they say, ‘For heaven’s sake,
ether come in or sty out.’ Then I’ll go in.”

Smart boy.

UNSURE THAT YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN?

Here’s the Good News:

#1 – Christ DIED for YOU (Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While
we were still sinners, Christ died for us.)

#2 – You can be SAVED through faith (Ephes. 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one
can boast.)

For more information about how to know God and be certain of your eternity, go to
www.msckokomo.com and click on YOUR NEXT STEP.

				
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