In the Blink of an Eye
When I Get to Heaven
People say that when we get to Heaven, we can ask Jesus for the answers to spiritual questions that we may have. But I ask, “Why would we need to wait until then?” Wouldn’t it be more helpful for us if we had the answers to these questions now? What good will it do for us to know when we are in Heaven? We need answers to questions now!
I have found that we can pray and ask Jesus now and receive His answers for today. Scripture says, “My sheep know My voice,” (John 10:27), so we ought to know the answers because Scriptures tell us, “You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things” (1 John 2:20).
“For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. Then He said to them, ‘Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given’” (Mark 4:22-24).
We can have the answers to spiritual questions, but many Believers have difficulty with this belief if their doctrine does not teach this truth. It is not wise to limit God in the ways He speaks to us. In the Holy Scriptures, He tells us that the Holy Spirit will teach us and that we can hear His voice and know His ways. Once we learn to hear and trust His voice, NO ONE will ever talk us out of our experiences with Him.
“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:13-14)
Steadfast in Your Faith
Have you ever had someone try to convince you that what you experienced through God really didn’t happen? Maybe they tried to tell you it was just an emotional thing; but try as they may, critics simply cannot convince true Believers that what they experienced was false or that when they die they will not go to Heaven.
This life is only a “blink of an eye” in comparison to eternity. We have a difficult time understanding the concept of eternity, where there is no beginning and no end. When you consider Heaven and eternity, all of the problems in this life seem to fade away. They become far less important when looking at them from this perspective. We should not take this world so seriously, because this life is not really what we are living for.
Dying to Yourself
Many people need answers to their situations and their problems, and they are concerned about their children and their future. They pray continually to God not realizing that it is time for them to let God handle their cares. We should be a people who are unmoved by what happens in the world. Yet we find ourselves being sucked into all the worries and troubles of this life. When bad things happen, we search for reasons why. Perhaps we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. We are allowing all of the things in this life to create tension and pressure deafening our spiritual senses.
It is important to remember that whatever you are facing, it is not your problem if you will give it to God! What God will do in your life once you let go of it, will absolutely amaze you. God will begin to move certain people into your path and guide you into a place where you will reap the harvest without doing anything but to pray, hear, and obey!
This peaceful release is what God really wants from us. The biggest problem with mankind is that we want to be in control. We want to control our lives, circumstances, other people and most of all, God. It is in our sinful nature that drives us to be this way. We must let go and let God. When we do, we find that all things work out just as God has willed.
I Am a Witness
My brother-in-law, Wes, was the praise and worship leader when his pastor decided to move to another state. The pastor wanted Wes to take over as pastor of the church. Wes did not want to do that because his father had been a pastor, and he had watched his father go through some very hard times.
However, Wes finally surrendered and accepted the position. The following day, the pastor received an offer on his house which he had been trying to sell for over a year. At the same time, Wes experienced a breakthrough. You see, Wes was in business with his brother Steven; they were buying and fixing up homes to sell, but the homes were not selling. They tried everything they knew to sell these properties. They put up banners and contracted the specialized services of different realtors, but nothing good was coming of it, only more debt.
Right after Wes had accepted the pastoral position everything started to change. Within a couple of weeks after accepting the pastor’s position, the homes which were a heavy financial burden to the brothers were also sold. Wes was a changed person. He had been truly blessed after giving up and started moving into the very position he tried to avoid. When we are in God’s will the devil cannot touch us. Everything changes when we decide to die to our desires and follow Jesus.
“We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him” (1 John 5:18)
(article by, Apostolic Prophet, Kent Simpson)Return to the Newsletter Archives