Thursday, June 9, 2016

Assurance of Heaven

Assurance of Heaven by Dr. Ken Mattox, DDS

"However, as it is written: 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.'"  1 Corinthians 2:9

Dr. R. G. Lee was one of the most powerful preachers I have ever heard. The first time I heard him preach, I felt the conviction that I should renew my vows to the Lord Jesus Christ. His delivery, his vocabulary, and his sermons were just spell bounding.

Dr. Lee was up early in the morning and tried to visit at least six people before lunch and tell them about Jesus. Dr. Lee wasted no opportunity to preach against the evil of sin. He walked into a fraternity house one night as they were having one of their drunken parties. Dr. Lee preached a sermon right there on the spot, and another one on Sunday. Because of his heart for evangelism, Dr. Lee averaged baptizing five people every Sunday throughout his ministry. As his life was drawing close to an end, he began to share with those closest to him some of the visions he was seeing. Although he had written a book about Heaven, his exact words were, "I never even came close!"

God has promised us that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. If we place our faith and trust in Him, we will never perish; God has already given to us eternal life. God is preparing for us a home in Heaven. Our minds can not even conceive the greatness of His glory and all that He has in store for us.

In John 14:1-3, 6, we read the following: "'Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 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.' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"

The gift of eternal life is the greatest gift that anyone can receive. Heaven is a wonderful place, prepared by a loving Father for His children. Live your life today with a heavenly mindset. As you proceed through the path of life today, may God open your eyes to opportunities to share about Jesus.

(This devotion was taken as an excerpt with permission from Dr. Mattox's latest book entitled "A Light in the Darkness". This book contains scripture references that have impacted Dr. Mattox's life and illustrations from some of experiences on the mission field. To receive your own personal copy of his book, please contact On The Go Ministries. Dr. Mattox went home to Heaven in October, 2006. He has been such a blessing to all of us fortunate to know and minister with him. Thank you Dr. Mattox!)

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