Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Some Things You'll Never Do in Heaven

Something to think about and to
give us a different perspective on

Inappropriate in Heaven
• You probably did not realize it, but likely
today you've been involved or soon will be
involved in activities that would be
inappropriate in heaven.
• Not sinful things (hopefully), but little
things that remind us we are not at home
in this world.
• What are some of these things?

We will not:
• Observe the Lord’s supper---that was
given to us to remember His death and
sacrifice—UNTIL HE COME.
• Take up a collection.
• Pray
• Listen to a sermon
• About the only thing we will do is sing.
• But it will be new songs, not the ones we
sing here and now.

We will not:
• Go to the medicine cabinet.
• Here we have to deal with headaches,
arthritis, disease, and a million other pains.
• There are no drug stores in heaven!
• There will be no tooth-brushes.
• John wrote, ". . . neither shall there be any
more pain . . ." (Revelation 21:4).

We will not:
• attend any funerals.
• There are no hillsides dotted with the
markers of loved ones "across Jordan."
• You won't find silent cities of the dead in
heaven, for no one ever dies there!
• There won’t be flowers or words spoken.
• John wrote, ". . . there shall be no more
death . . ." (Revelation 21:4).

We will not:
• Turn on a light switch.
• There is no darkness there ". . . for the glory of
God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof" (Revelation 21:23). "There shall be no
night there" (Revelation 21:25b), so there will be
no street lamps, no nightlights and no light
• No incandescent, fluorescent, or neon lights and
no light for the TV screen.
• The sun and the moon and star have been

We will not:
• Face a temptation.
• We face temptations daily in this life because the devil
and his workers are very busy (1 Peter 5:8).
• Oh how we wish we could lay our armor aside and just
rest from the constant battle of faith (Ephesians 6:13-18).
• That day is coming! In the land where we are staking our
claim, the devil has no passport!
• In fact, he will have been cast down into the lake of fire
and brimstone (Revelation 20:10). His helpers, too
(personified as the beast and the false prophet by John),
will be cast into that lake (Revelation 19:20).

We will not:
• Visit a sick person.
• We try to get by to see the sick in hospitals or at
home, but we'll never do so in heaven.
• All the ill effects of living in a sinful world,
including sickness, will be reversed in heaven.
• There will not be any doctors or nurses in
• We won’t have to listen to people complain
about their aches and pains and problems.
• John said, ". . . the former things are passed
away" (Revelation 21:4).

We will not:
• Lock our doors.
• We live in a wicked society. Every night the news tells us
about those who were robbed, raped, beaten and killed the
night before.
• We rush to fasten our windows, bolt our doors and secure our
• But, have you considered that there will be no bad news in
• The doors on those mansions have no deadbolts, the
windows have no locks and the homes have no burglar
alarms. In fact there will be no doors or windows or homes.
• "And there shall in no wise enter into it nothing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's book of life" (Revelation
• The wedding feast is by "invitation only" and nobody crashes
that party!

We will not:
• See an old person.
• We daily see the aging process in ourselves and our
loved ones. We watch our children grow so fast.
• Skin wrinkles; vision dims; strength fails; hearing goes;
energy wanes (cf. Ecclesiastes 12:3-7).
• But in that land there are no retirement homes or nursing
facilities because there are no old people! (Well, we'll all
be old, but no one will show it.) We will receive new,
incorruptible bodies (2 Corinthians 5:1-6). Spiritual
• Neither will there be nurseries or day-care for children.
The only children will be the children of God.

We will not:
• Shed any tears.
• Hardly a week goes by there is not some
sadness mixed with our blessings.
• We face heartaches, and sometimes
heartbreaks, far more frequently than would be
our choice.
• But did you know that the Bible says, "And God
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and
there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying . . ." (Revelation 21:4).

• The human experience is not very
pleasant a lot of the time.
• Yes, there are moments where we can
experience joy and happiness and peace.
• We must realize and know that everything
in this life is physical,
• And heaven is spiritual.
• So let us prepare to enjoy that place called

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