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The plight of the homeless is not limited to one nation, culture or age group.

Homelessness is a huge problem that is greater than society can remedy. Many people search through garbage for their food and clothing, and sleep under bridges and stairs, in packing boxes, or shelters built of even more garbage.

Did you ever think that you could become homeless? What about your future eternal (forever) home? The Bible tells us of just two destinies: either a home in Heaven or banishment from God in Hell.

Some homeless people have lost a home they once had. Some will never acquire a home. Spiritually we all have the same problem. Our sins have left us with such a great debt to God that, on our own merit, we will be homeless for eternity. In order to remove that debt, the Lord Jesus Christ paid sin’s penalty.

Before going back to Heaven, the Lord Jesus assured His disciples of an eternal home when He said, “I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). He explained the way to this eternal home: “Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:15). In order to prepare that place, He had to be rejected by man and shamefully nailed to a cross where His precious blood was shed and His life given. There, as the Apostle Peter wrote, He “bore our sins in His own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24).

As a result of His death, burial, resurrection and return to Heaven, the Lord Jesus has made an eternal home in Heaven available to all who place their trust in Him. We can’t buy this home or work for it. We can’t rely on our own merits to give us a claim to it (Ephesians 2:8-9). All that God requires is that you receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as your own Saviour. He assures us in His Word, “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life” (John 3:36).

Unlike an earthly home, the home provided by the Lord Jesus Christ can never be lost! He said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28). This is a title deed that can never be foreclosed or transferred. Why not claim a home in Heaven now while you have the opportunity? You do not want to be homeless for eternity.

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