OLD HYMNS

    I love the old hymns and little choruses we used to sing around the fire at summer Bible camp.

    A favorite now is ” He is able “; it goes like this.

     He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able,

     I know my Lord is able to carry me through.

    [ Repeat]

     He healed the brokenhearted and set the captive free;

     He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see.

     He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able;

     I know my Lord is able to carry me through.

 

     If you need a lift, He can carry you!

 

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In a previous blog, we looked at some Bible verses that told us the things that won’t plague us in Heaven; today in this blog let us see what the Bible tells us about what will be there.

Luke 15: 7,10—I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Heaven shall be a place of joy!

Rev.14:13—And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

There shall be rest in Heaven!

Luke 16:25— But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

One will be comforted there!

2 Peter 3:13— Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Righteousness will be there!Rev.7:15— Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

There will be service unto God there!

Matt.5:11-12—Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Heaven is a place of rewards!1 Peter 1:4—To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Our inheritance is waiting there!

Romans 8:17-18—And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Glory will be there!

Old Hymns

I love looking through hymn books and reading the great hymns of the past and pray that they will be continued to be sung in the present and future. I came across this hymn titled” Now Thank We all Our God” and two verses go as follows:
Oh may the bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
and keep us in His grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and next.

All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and Him who reigns
with them in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, and is now,
and shall be for evermore.

Some Favorite Quotes

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~Hans Christian Andersen

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”  ~Erma Bombeck

I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.  ~Charles Schulz

Life is like a coin.  You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.  ~Lillian Dickson

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.  ~Author Unknown

Heaven on my mind

In the last few weeks, two of my dear sisters in the Lord have passed from this life and entered into the glory of Heaven. I have looked at the following scriptures and my dear friends will not find these things there:

Death.   Luke 20:36

King James Version (KJV)36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

Flesh and blood —-   1 Cor.15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Nothing will perish — 1Cor.15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:  50/  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Sorrow — Rev.7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Pain — Rev.21:And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Curse — Rev.22:And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Darkness — Rev.22:And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

No wicked people — Rev.22:

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

No End — Rev.22:And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

What a place heaven must be; I believe it is a lot like the Garden of Eden before sin entered in and the curse began on God’s great creation.