You who are familiar with the Bible know that God plays no favorites. My thinking is that He will play no
favorites in Heaven, either. Oh, there’ll be recognition of the Twelve Apostles and those martyrs who gave their lives
for Christ’s sake, but God will love us all the same.
And let me give you my thoughts on other areas (note that this is not spelled out as such in the Bible) You
may remember that Jesus said there won’t be marriages in Heaven, and I’ve talked with you about that…we’ll
know each other, but there will be no thoughts of a “first or second wife” by those who re-marry after a spouse
has died…neither will there be a variety of skin colors…it just won’t be an issue. Age won’t be noticed,
Christian giants won’t tower over ruddy David.
And I believe there must be a common language…no confusion as to the Frenchman or German or American…it
may even be that we’ll speak in a new tongue that all will understand. Surely it will be something of that nature, because
no one will go around hunting a nationality he can recognize.
There won’t be any notice of what we’re wearing…no acts of dressing up nicer than that lady
down the street. And clothing won’t necessarily be robes; Jesus doesn’t take time to talk about these less important
things, nor should we worry about them here on earth. And even though we hear it preached, that Christ looks on the heart,
not on outward appearance, I fear we don’t follow those words found in First Peter, 3:3. I have to admit that I always
try to dress as though I’ll run into an old girl friend from high school days! But in the same breath, I remind that
we can be neat and clean, whether in a suit or overalls. You’d do as much for the Queen, so why not for the Lord.
We’ll all be on one level in Heaven, so if you’re power or money-hungry, or a clothes-horse, or
car-crazy, get over it. Talk to the Lord now, while you’re thinking on it
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I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.