Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Matthew 22:23-33

23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?” 29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.

Throughout the Bible, there are some amazing descriptions of what heaven will be like: Streets paved with gold, a throne with a river flowing from it through the middle of a city with incredible fruit trees along side it.

But I love thinking about how heaven will be when the new creation comes. This passage gives a fascinating insight into how we will relate to one another in the next life. For me, this passage raises more questions than it answers, but I am so thankful for this revelation, as well as the testimony of guys like Ian McCormack, who was stung by a box jellyfish and describes what he saw while he was being pronounced dead before coming back to life here

Thankyou Lord that we can have confidence of seeing heaven if we have faith in Jesus and relationship with You.

Written by Ps. Justin Ware

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