Presentation on theme: "Some Things You'll Never Do in Heaven Something to think about and to give us a different perspective on things."— Presentation transcript:
Some Things You'll Never Do in Heaven Something to think about and to give us a different perspective on things.
Inappropriate in Heaven You probably did not realize it, but likely today you've been involved or soon will be involved in activities that would be inappropriate in heaven. Not sinful things (hopefully), but little things that remind us we are not at home in this world. What are some of these things?
We will not: Observe the Lord’s supper---that was given to us to remember His death and sacrifice—UNTIL HE COME. Take up a collection. Pray Listen to a sermon About the only thing we will do is sing. But it will be new songs, not the ones we sing here and now.
We will not: Go to the medicine cabinet. Here we have to deal with headaches, arthritis, disease, and a million other pains. There are no drug stores in heaven! There will be no tooth-brushes. John wrote, "... neither shall there be any more pain..." (Revelation 21:4).
We will not: attend any funerals. There are no hillsides dotted with the markers of loved ones "across Jordan." You won't find silent cities of the dead in heaven, for no one ever dies there! There won’t be flowers or words spoken. John wrote, "... there shall be no more death..." (Revelation 21:4).
We will not: Turn on a light switch. There is no darkness there "... for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof" (Revelation 21:23). "There shall be no night there" (Revelation 21:25b), so there will be no street lamps, no nightlights and no light switches. No incandescent, fluorescent, or neon lights and no light for the TV screen. The sun and the moon and star have been destroyed.
We will not: Face a temptation. We face temptations daily in this life because the devil and his workers are very busy (1 Peter 5:8). Oh how we wish we could lay our armor aside and just rest from the constant battle of faith (Ephesians 6:13-18). That day is coming! In the land where we are staking our claim, the devil has no passport! In fact, he will have been cast down into the lake of fire and brimstone (Revelation 20:10). His helpers, too (personified as the beast and the false prophet by John), will be cast into that lake (Revelation 19:20).
We will not: Visit a sick person. We try to get by to see the sick in hospitals or at home, but we'll never do so in heaven. All the ill effects of living in a sinful world, including sickness, will be reversed in heaven. There will not be any doctors or nurses in heaven. We won’t have to listen to people complain about their aches and pains and problems. John said, "... the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4).
We will not: Lock our doors. We live in a wicked society. Every night the news tells us about those who were robbed, raped, beaten and killed the night before. We rush to fasten our windows, bolt our doors and secure our homes. But, have you considered that there will be no bad news in heaven?! The doors on those mansions have no deadbolts, the windows have no locks and the homes have no burglar alarms. In fact there will be no doors or windows or homes. "And there shall in no wise enter into it nothing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life" (Revelation 21:27). The wedding feast is by "invitation only" and nobody crashes that party!
We will not: See an old person. We daily see the aging process in ourselves and our loved ones. We watch our children grow so fast. Skin wrinkles; vision dims; strength fails; hearing goes; energy wanes (cf. Ecclesiastes 12:3-7). But in that land there are no retirement homes or nursing facilities because there are no old people! (Well, we'll all be old, but no one will show it.) We will receive new, incorruptible bodies (2 Corinthians 5:1-6). Spiritual bodies. Neither will there be nurseries or day-care for children. The only children will be the children of God.
We will not: Shed any tears. Hardly a week goes by there is not some sadness mixed with our blessings. We face heartaches, and sometimes heartbreaks, far more frequently than would be our choice. But did you know that the Bible says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying..." (Revelation 21:4).
Conclusion The human experience is not very pleasant a lot of the time. Yes, there are moments where we can experience joy and happiness and peace. We must realize and know that everything in this life is physical, And heaven is spiritual. So let us prepare to enjoy that place called Heaven.