A sermon given on May 13, 2007 on John 14:1-11.
in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit Azure the scripture today from The Book of John chapter 14 and you know, this is the first verses that with her today is let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God believe also in me. So if you look at his verse on the surface, it may appear to be such like a great blessing. But when you consider that at this moment the Lord Jesus himself was on the eve of his death If Heaven on the eve of his death and if somebody is going through some hard time, he will never be able to stand up and encourage someone I didn't nothing but trouble. You're going to die tomorrow. So how can you give that courage to somebody else? That's the difference between God and godly people and somebody else those who lose hope. What's in today's scripture? God talks about very important things did all of us really need and I will summarize just come to points. Number one. There is hope for tomorrow a numbers to that is help for today. You heard the continuation of the scripture that says in my father's house are many mansions if it was not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. God has given us hope that tomorrow will find a Heavenly home. He's telling us about this prepared home for prepared people. Just not for anyone. It is good at choosing. Once those the chosen people. Are you must agree to go for a wedding cold after his name or his children were Christian. We are the ones that we are going to inherit that place with him and be with him forever. And the beauty of this place have been talking about this in the last minute Fridays and let me just read one or just one with a far from The Book of Revelation chapter 21 Siri to get to know how beautiful it is. No matter no matter what you go through here on Earth. It means absolutely nothing to heaven. In Revelation chapter 21, it said and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There should be no more death nor sorrow nor crying. There should be no more pain for the former things have passed away and then I continued answers but there shall be by no means anyone enter into its that defiles it or causes and every nation or life. But only those were written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Continue was called after his name the Christian person who would be right there with God forever. As much as you throw, you cannot be described his glorious Grace cannot describe heaven. Even after you heard this beautiful verse is still not enough and even said something very very big actually in the first episode of creation schefter to and he said but as it is written I Has Not Seen Nor Ear heard your have entered into the heart of man the things which has prepared for those who love him. No matter how much we can describe heaven in the beauty of Heaven. It really is not as much as when you really see it live it and enjoy it even though it was taken to paradise and the second book of Corinthians chapter 12. He said I Know a Man in Christ who 14 years ago weather in buddy. I don't know or weather out of the body. I do not know God knows such a one was caught up to the third heaven and I know such a man weather in the love you I do not know God knows how he was caught up into Paradise. Unhealthy makes a principal Words, which it is not lawful for a man to other. Kick with nothing, but explicit he did not tell us exactly how wonderful Paradise is when you see something celebrity. Can you tell me if you lose words to express what you have seen? Like you is to show somebody how much you love her and would love her you can't it's so the world. I love you when you get up but not clean enough. If you think it is not enough to express the great love that overwhelm you that fills your heart. So the easiest way to say, I love you beyond the world. I love you got the same. He shows us very little from the many many great things that are with us in heaven. It also made simple say in the book of Philippians chapter 1 for I am hard-pressed between the two having a desire to depart and use Christ Which is far better. It's far better to use Christ much much better. I can't tell you how good it is. You said you never any can't find the words to express the great feeling but the most important thing is when we talk about Kevin is that we would be was cards. That's number one. We will do is go up and get one. Of course. There's more but number what time do most important one is that you he was God When you pray and fast and all of that is good and one day you would use him now you are with Him face-to-face and you talk to him as I talk to you and we sit together and talk like a son and father forever. There is no time limits. There is nobody that can deprive me from that jewelry. There is no illness is a sickness. There's no plan is nothing would keep me away from God. And that's why God today in the scripture that will still give us a Heavenly hope we have a Heavenly home and also give us a Heavenly hope it says in the scripture today and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself that where I am there. You may be also. They Little Words May just something like a little warning here meaning it's streaming for everyone of us. But some of us could lose it. That's where we have to be careful and get sweetie. You have to prepare yourself to be with God forever. Not feeling anything will take you away from God many times. We lose. That's hope I don't get weak in our face where we look around and people dress in some way or some other stuff that we should not do will look different in their vests legal eating habits in their life and their marriage and we start to be affected by them and say everybody doesn't that doesn't mean anything to me. I have a special treatment. I am a royal family as I have always said it should be always in your heart that you are a royal family got a son and daughter of the most high the King of Kings and the Lord of lords. There's something else in the sample sit in the first Epistle of Corinthians chapter 15 that I would like to choose you and he said behold I tell you a mystery mystery. What is it? We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised Incorruptible and we shall be changed. If you look at this you wonder what is it? We're talking about when the Rapture the last day when God comes up in the clouds and we'll use him forever. Okay, what else is saying? You do not be afraid from there is nothing absolutely nothing. It should be good news for us that he would change into The Incorruptible will be happy and joyful and you would look was God forever. I would never feel that because when I die, I know two things as a measured number one Ivy was that number too and I spoke that it for yesterday in on Friday. I had a couple of pieces of information from the book of contemplation Resurrection by his Holiness Pope Shenouda. What he said it is not fair and just from God if he would separate two people who love each other on Earth. It is unfair, but God is fair and just end this way in heaven does love each other on Earth would always be together forever in heaven. God will never separate for example, the husband and wife who love each other and we started enjoy the good love and life here on Earth. God will never separate those two. It would be very painful that I love my wife and driving his and I can't find her so she'll be somewhere else when and everybody thinks they're horrible. When the first came to ask God, I love this woman who married to someone and he died then she married his brother and he's riding the second the fill out in the seventh, and then the phone went to heaven and then ask the question becomes my wife. Would you give me the mileage? I live with my sister. This will be different and separate from each other in heaven. I tell you have completely misunderstood the message. They were asking him a question about the marriage sexual relationship that does not exist in heaven because we fear is elected by the Glorious body switch my buddy that does not need to sleeve or need to vent or children no more. But the love will continue start here on Earth husband and wife used to be to take it. Seriously. If you really wish to continue with your spouse forever forever start show that love right here, even though the moms and the children we should show love to each other. What are you waiting for to tell your wife? I love you or your husband. I love you. How much does it cost you? Does it really cost millions of dollars? If it cost I would have got to forgive you for this understand. You have a good excuse but the cost nothing to show and express your love to everybody and if you remember myself to you as my own children, I love each and everyone completely full and I love everyone was all love and respect because I know I hope you know the feast continues the service even when he goes to heaven. He does not stop if you want to know that Jeremiah chapter 15 verse 1 Word this Moses before for the sake of this people. I will not listen to them that is angry and Israelites, but the point from this verse Moses and Samuel still stand before God all the time asking for everyone. What's the name of a priest is a Presbytery rose presbyteries means intercessor enter sister. That's what he stands right here by the congregation. And all the time remember? Oh Lord remember over for his congregation at his people should I leave tomorrow for a month because God knows and I hope you take it seriously from my heart. Also, this is our hope for tomorrow. But how about today? There is for today. We continue reading the scripture and it says and then you knew, sit there and how can we know that Jesus is the way the truth and the life no one comes to the father except if you had known me you would have known my father also and from now on you knew him and have seen him. There's a big fat about as long as you so long. He has not know if he has seen me has seen the father. So how can you say show us the father did not believe that I am in the father and the father in The Works believe me that I am in the father and the father in the name of the works themselves. Turn off the stop for a moment to see a sick man that I did not I did not I did not see anyone else see and if you remember we talked. The judgments of the Lord when he stood before the council Synergy and has always been silent, but he only spoke to prove like something about his divinity or something is wrong and correct it like you are the king of the Jews. He said you say that I am I didn't say I do not think your favorite what if I said I am the king of the Jews That's what he said. You said that I am I did not mean them is not from this Earth. It's not from here. My kingdom is open Heaven. My kingdom is the role of the speech for Kingdom as I came here to join the class because of one reason only one reason. What is it lowered? It said in the Book of John chapter 3 verse 16 for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Show me the hope for today. How many times do we have to pray? Who is considered the floor? Is it okay to give you what you ask for? Are you serious and have a strong belief that God was granted wish you success and whatever you ask for a I have to call me to ask a question. What's happened is Miss Sarah husband and wife and the husband comes alive. Say I love you. And that's it and leave how would she feel let's be honest here. There is no real love is just a word you want to see if I could by and see you later. That's not the true love expressed his love on the cross for us. And if you read even from the Old Testament Every word it says I'm 53 and forever. I love you so much and I came to die for you. So the whole way to understand it is a love expression from God to his children to every one of us. even if you look at the pain and suffering crucifixion It's still a great love since day is Mother's Day and I would like to extend my appreciation program out here today. There was an issue sitting with your daughter. She was about 9 years old. This is a true story. She was loving mom and swimming. The book I said, I love you so much, but I don't want to see this song. Social darwinists happy what's wrong. She said lick me to do now since you asked when you were. I missed you for a moment their power got off and I can't do besides you and I went to get you something to feed you the milk and then the moments I went to the kitchen and I came back on the pillow and starts burning and was very close to you. Did you catch the fire? That moment when the I love you so much and she started kissing stuff that she in her mind before it was an expression of Love For Love. Wanted to see if this little one and I'm sure you also read the story in the magazine of send it to us last week and it was few babies in the hospital crying so hard and nobody is able to sleep music in this room the nursing home and could not help they were still crying. They tried to get me anyways to Calm down the children did not stop crying. Celebrity did she recorded the heartbeat of a mom and it's not have it on the sound system in this room. And when the children start hear the sound of the Harvey come down see the heart is the key the mother and this way you could deposit it wasn't here to be like the church the mother of all believers we have tomorrow as hell today. I wish with you can seriously from our heart and remember from what we are getting somebody if you are asking about how to be saved. Remember the guy is the way if you want to know how to be sure remember the tea is the truth and if you wish to ask yourself, how can I use at the store? I remember that he is the life and glory be to God now and forever. Amen.