"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2
I woke up this morning with the old hymn, "Mansion Over The Hilltop", repeating, rather almost shouting, over and over in my mind.
In case you aren't familiar with it, the chorus says: "I've got a mansion just over the hilltop, in that bright land where we'll never grow old; and someday yonder we will never more wander, but walk the streets that are purest gold."
What a wonderful thought - a mansion in heaven, forever in the presence of the Lord, living and dwelling with Him, never growing old, never in darkness, never wandering around in confusion seeking for direction, and walking on streets of pure gold.
I can't comprehend just how wonderful it will be.
But this kind of eternal existence is only promised to those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ and have their sins washed away by faith in His blood that was shed at the cross.
For the rest it will not be so wonderful.
Instead, it will be an eternal existence that is too horrible to even imagine.
In talking to people about the state of their eternal soul, I find that so many are too "busy" making a life for themselves that they don't have time to think about what will happen to them after they die.
Some are more interested in their material status now instead of what awaits them then.
There are those who don't want to acknowledge Jesus, much less have a relationship with Him, because they are more desirous of enjoying the "pleasures" of this present life.
They are trading the eternal treasures for temporary pleasures.
This life is not all there is.
There is something that awaits us once we leave planet earth through death.
And what awaits us last forever and forever.
Are you ready for the forever?
There are only two places where the eternal soul can go - and just because you don't believe in the existence of one or either, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.
The desire of the Lord God is that you live with Him forever in one of those mansions.
He loves you and desires to prepare a place for you in His eternal presence.
He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to provide the way and "pay" for the privilege of living with Him forever.
Will you take time from this temporary life to enter into a relationship with the Lord God through His Son Jesus so that one day you can occupy a mansion forever?
Don't exchange eternal treasures for temporary pleasures.
A special thanks to our Sister-In-Christ Lorraine Ezell
from About the Master's Business Ministry, Inc.
of her writings.
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2 Corinthians 6:2