And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion.Revelation 14:1
Beyond the grave will happen again tonight, can you even believe it?! We have had several hundred performances, 18 different casts, many thousands of conversions, and it still goes on 18 years later. Have you ever stopped to think about why Beyond the Grave is so successful? No professional actors, no professional script writers, no budget for costumes or professional sets; what is the secret? It has to come down to two things. First, man is desperately searching for eternity, it is part of the way we are wired. The Bible teaches that eternity is in our hearts and we can’t be satisfied until certain questions are answered. Secondly, the divine influence or anointing rests upon this play. The Lord chooses to use certain vessels for His purposes, He doesn’t always choose what we would consider the best. Why? He wants the glory for Himself. Here are some thoughts on heaven from Charles Spurgeon.
“Rejoice, then. In a little while, when thine eyes shall have been wiped from tears, thou wilt see the same Lamb exalted on his throne. It is the joy of thy heart to hold daily fellowship with Jesus; thou shalt have the same joy to a higher degree in heaven; thou shalt enjoy the constant vision of his presence; thou shalt dwell with him for ever. I looked, and, lo, a Lamb! Why, that Lamb is heaven itself; for as good Rutherford says, Heaven and Christ are the same thing; to be with Christ is to be in heaven, and to be in heaven is to be with Christ. That prisoner of the Lord very sweetly writes in one of his glowing letters-O my Lord Jesus Christ, if I could be in heaven without thee, it would be a hell; and if I could be in hell, and have thee still, it would be a heaven to me, for thou art all the heaven I want. It is true, is it not, Christian? Does not thy soul say so?”
Heaven is real and life is precious and short. Have you made preparations for what really matters in life? Have you focused only on your earthly provisions and needs and neglected what really matters? Heaven is closer than we think, its time for all of us to make peace with God. Hope to see you tonight at Beyond the Grave.