There are some heart-wrenching stories in the United States just now about homeowners who are losing their homes. Foreclosures are rampant. It is estimated that 1.2 million families across the country can’t make their mortgage payments, and banks can’t wait any longer.
Have you ever lost your home? Do you know what it’s like to empty your cupboards and pack up your belongings – not because you want to, but because you have to? Have you ever’had’ to do the final sweep of your home and then get in your packed car and drive away for the last time?
Those who have lost their homes speak of the shame and embarrassment of having to break the news to their family and neighbors. They talk about seeing their lives crumbling all around them and their dreams evaporating as they move in with relatives or into apartments.
The reality is that we can lose our earthly homes as a result of our own inability to make the payments – but there is a home you can NOT lose. You can miss it, but you can’t lose it.
Heaven is an offer from God that depends completely on the sufficiency of Christ – not our own endeavours. Our debt of sin was huge, but the Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died to satisfy all that was outstanding against us in God’s books (Romans 5:6, 8). God now offers you an eternal home in Heaven as a gift for you to either accept or reject. The Lord Jesus Christ secured it with His blood. Once you have this eternal home, it is yours forever. You will miss it if you reject God’s gift.
Missing Heaven is a very real danger and your regrets will be eternal. The forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and Heaven is not yours to earn or work for, but to simply accept as a free gift from God. Jesus said: “I give (it’s a gift) unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish” (John 10:28). Never means never!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have (possess) everlasting life” (John 3:16).
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