I am posting chapters from my sister's book, "The End is near. End Time Bible Prophecy Anyone Can Understand." E.A. James. Available at lulu.com
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The world is destroyed, the wicked are dead, and Satan and his angels are trapped with nothing to do. The rest of us have been caught up in the clouds with Jesus and our loved ones. The burning question at this point is: what happens next? What is heaven like and what will we be doing there? The apostle Paul says, Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. (1 Cor. 2:9) We cannot imagine what heaven will be like. Our eyes and ears have never been exposed to anything resembling what is awaiting us, and our wildest imaginations cannot even come close to what the reality will be. But the Bible gives some clues as to what to expect.
…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God…but we will 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 imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. (1 Cor. 15:50-53) When Jesus returns and the saved are reaped from the earth, everyone will immediately receive a new, immortal body that will never experience sickness or death. And no resident will say, “I am sick”… (Is. 33:24) For they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God… (Luke 20:36)
…Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb… (Rev. 19:9) The Bride of Christ, the true church, those who are saved, takes part in what is described as a marriage supper. When Jesus was on earth he was a guest at a wedding in the city of Cana, the event of his first miracle where he changed water into wine. In those days a wedding celebration was a huge affair that lasted about one week. In heaven, Jesus will be the host of a party so huge that it is impossible to imagine. We will be with Jesus, with our loved ones, and with those we have only read about. I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. (Matt. 8:11)
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. (1 John 3:1) Jesus said, In My Father’s house are many dwelling places…I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2) We are sons and daughters of the king of the universe and in heaven we will be living in the same mansion as Jesus and God the Father! …in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. (2 Tim. 4:8) Royalty wear crowns to signify their positions. So we too, on the day Jesus returns to this earth and gathers up his people, will be given a crown by him personally.
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