November 8 – Hebrews 10:1-4. Good Things are Coming.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8 – Hebrews 10:1-4. Good Things are Coming.

The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Do you really believe that it is going to get better than this?  Do you truly believe that there is a heaven and that it is going to be greater than anything you know on earth?  Some of you will say, “I definitely hope so!”  But, I want to know if you believe that YES it really is!

When Mom was dying, I remember curling up on her hospital bed beside her and holding on one evening. We were all alone in the room and I asked her if she believed she was going to heaven.  Without hesitation, she said yes. Then, she said with a chuckle, “But if there is no heaven, I’ll never know, so it’s better for me to believe.”

I think that we all have that hesitating question in the back of our minds.  Will we end up where there is no more sorrow or pain, where death no longer exists and we can be in the presence of God?

This is one of the promises that the Bible never stops repeating. This is the reason that Jesus Christ came to earth and offered His life.  He wants us to know for certain that there is a place for us in the temple of God. He told us that He was preparing that place as a groom prepares a home for his bride.

This life is only a shadow of the good things that are coming – this is not the good stuff.