Heaven

7 Reasons Spurgeon Longed for Heaven

Jul 13

In 1883, Charles Spurgeon was sitting on a bench in Menton, France, when a pale, emaciated woman sat down beside him.   “I am so afraid to die!” she said. Spurgeon tried to cheer her up, saying, “Let me tell you what will probably happen to you; you will most likely go to bed some night, and …

Earth’s Vanities, and Heaven’s Verities

Nov 07

Earth’s Vanities, and Heaven’s Verities   “Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.” …

Psalms:39:6-8

The Master-Key, Opening the Gate of Heaven

May 23

The Master-Key, Opening the Gate of Heaven   “And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good.”— Genesis xxxii. 12.   THE possession of a God, or the non-possession of a God, makes the greatest possible difference between man and man. Esau is a princely being, but he is “a profane person.” Jacob is a weak, fallible, frail creature, …

Genesis:32:12

Heaven Below

Sep 21

HEAVEN BELOW.   “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters.” — Revelations vii. 16, 17.   LET us think of this felicity, that we …

Revelation:7:16-17

Why the Heavenly Robes are White

Sep 24

Why the Heavenly Robes are White   “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”— Revelation vii. 14.   OUR curiosity enquires into the condition of those who have newly entered heaven. Like fresh stars they have lit up the celestial firmament with …

Revelation:7:14

A Door Opened in Heaven

Aug 22

A Door Opened in Heaven   “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven.” — Revelation iv. I.   How highly favoured was the apostle John! While his Master was on earth he was the favoured disciple, permitted to lean his head upon his bosom, as a token of the most familiar and loving intercourse. …

Revelation:4:1

The Heaven of Heaven

Aug 09

THE HEAVEN OF HEAVEN.   “And they shall see his face." — Revelation 22:4.   THE Italians so much admire the city of Naples, that their proverb is. “See Naples and die;” as if there remained nothing more to be seen after that fair bay and city had been gazed upon. To behold the far fairer sight mentioned in …

Revelation:22:4

No Tears in Heaven

Aug 06

No Tears in Heaven   “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”—Revelation 7:17.   IT is an ill thing to be always mourning, sighing, and complaining concerning the present. However dark it may be, we may surely recal some fond remembrances of the past. There were days of brightness, there were seasons of refreshing from the …

Revelation:7:17

Broad Rivers and Streams

Jan 18

Broad Rivers and Streams   “Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. But there the glorious Lord will be unto us …

Isaiah:33:20-23

Heaven

Dec 16

Heaven   "As it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." —1 Corinthians 2:9-10        How …

1 Corinthians:2:9-10