Revelation 15December 19, 2014
John 15:16 – An Exciting ConnectionDecember 20, 2014
1 John 5:1
1 Everyone who believes Jesus is the Christ, is born of God; and everyone who loves the Father, loves the sons born of him. (MOFF)
To hear some preachers, you would think Heaven is pretty much empty. True believers have to do all the prescribed religions things and not do anything they shouldn’t or that just shows they aren’t saved.
John has a different view. “Everyone” in this translation is the word “pas” which is normally translated “all”. And of course we know that all means all.
John had the privilege of witnessing events in Heaven both during his time and into the future. In his book of Revelation did he say that he saw few in Heaven? Look at what he saw.
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” (Revelation 7:9).
“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;” (Revelation 5:11).
If you do the math that’s 10,000 times 10,000 equals 100,000,000 plus thousands of thousands which means many more. That’s way over 100 billion.
That is certainly a full house. Remember the parable Jesus spoke about the wedding feast. He invited many who turned Him done, so they went out into highways and brought them in. “So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests” (Matthew 22:10).
That’s going to be one long banqueting table. But this doesn’t mean everyone goes to Heaven. The measure is “who believes Jesus is the Christ.” “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved,” (Acts 16:31).
The New Covenant is not based on doing, but believing. Jesus has done everything else for you all you have to do is believe in Him. Then you get to be one of the 100 billion plus who will be in heaven worshipping the Christ.