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Heaven will be a place of fellowship

Brother Roy Davison of Belgium published audio and text of his lesson, “What will heaven be like?” Three days ago, he gave eight descriptions to answer the question. Below is one of those descriptions.

Jesus says that the faithful will sit with the patriarchs: “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 8:11).

On the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah (Luke 9:28-31).

To the thief on the cross, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).

Since the rich man recognized Lazarus, according to Luke 16:23, why would not the faithful recognize each other as well.

The marriage relationship will no longer exist.

“34 Jesus answered and said to them, ‘The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection’” (Luke 20:34-36).

With the following words Paul comforted believers at Thessalonica who mourned the death of fellow Christians:

“13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Read all eight of brother Roy’s text (or listen to his audio) at this link.


 

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