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Faith is KNOWING what is on the other side.
You have heard many people answer the question "Are you going to Heaven" with "I hope so" or "I think so". Well, the Word of God says "These are things you should know". Thinking you might make it or hoping that it will happen, is not good enough. I have heard people say they "Got saved" ..."Just in case". These are the people that are fooling themselves. Just as sure as the wind blows, I will be in Heaven with our Father and His Son! I have the Word of Our Father that guarantees it! The Blood of My Savior on the cross made it possible. With that being said, let me share a story with you...
What's on the other side?
A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know.
"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"
The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing. I know my Master is there, and that is enough.
This last line says it all! Many times we like to add our thoughts to those of the Bible. We say things like "He meant this" or "This has been translated different ways" We have to remember that Man made denomination, not God. God says to have faith, not denomination. All of us are Children of Our Father. We will see things differently because He wants us to see it differently! In the Book of Romans, we are told "They are my servants, not yours! So lets not see where we differ, lets see where we are alike!
We will all enter Our Rest one day. Our Heavenly Father answers prayers to heal many of the things that cause us to enter into Our Final Rest. Many times we try to "extend" our time here, and sometimes this time is granted. There is scripture that show this to be factual. Mary made a plea to Jesus to "Heal" her "dead" brother Lazarus.
However there are also times that our prayers are answered with conditions placed on them. Many of the prayers placed into Our Heavenly Fathers Hands on our SalvationFirst PrayerWheel, have conditions placed on them at the time we pray them.
We pray that The Answered Prayer GLORIFY Our Heavenly Father. We also might ask for the person to be given time to make certain changes before being called into their Final Rest.
In all situations, we give God the authority to the end result, while still answering the Petition of Prayer, just as we asked it.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Believers Who Have Died 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
We are all His children. With that being said, some day I will meet you on "The other side"
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