Today’s Devotional – January 9th (Forever is a Very Long Time!)

By admin On January 10th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – January 9th

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Forever is a Very Long Time!

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“Thou wilt show me the path of life:

in Thy presence is fulness of joy;

at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Psalm 16:11

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Here is something the Reader can do to impress upon his or her children, just how precious is the gift of Salvation.

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First, obtain some sand, perhaps from the hardware store or an aquarium shop. Or better yet, plan a trip to the beach, if that’s possible!

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Next, get a glass gallon container or gallon bucket, and fill it with sand.

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Next take out the same number of grains of sand as your child’s age, and put them under a magnifying glass and have the children look at them.

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Then ask them to guess how may grains of sand are in that gallon jar. (The answer is roughly 40 million grains of sand in a gallon jar.)

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ALL THE SAND IN THE WORLD

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Next, show them a picture of a desert or a beach, and ask them, “how many grains of sand are on that beach or desert?”

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Obviously nobody knows the answer.

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Then ask them how many beaches are on the planet. Again, nobody really knows.

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Then explain to them that if each grain of sand represented one year of life, then take all the grains of sand on all the beaches and all the deserts around the world, and it wouldn’t even begin to equal the number of years that a Believer will live throughout eternity future!

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SAND ON ALL PLANETS!

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As a matter of fact, if you took all the grains of sand on all the planets throughout the entire universe, it still wouldn’t begin to equal the number of years that Believers will live throughout eternity future!

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Amazing? Yes, very amazing!

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And God says that in His right hand are “pleasures for evermore”! And “forevermore” is a very long time! (see Psalm 16:11)

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Now with this in mind, it is amazing that we humans are so near-sighted that we can hardly see beyond this little life on this dying planet!

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THE END

 

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ETERNITY NOT A PUFFY LITTLE CLOUD!

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18

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In the beginning, God placed our first parents in a beautiful garden. But as a result of sin, this world lost much of its beauty. The curse has marred, to a great extent, the pristine condition of nature.

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There are perhaps many, who are under the impression, that God’s redeemed will spend all eternity sitting on a puffy little cloud, strumming a harp. Nothing could be further from the truth! 

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Do we really imagine that the same God who created that incredible garden for our first parents, would then put us through all this sorrow and hardships, only to now stick us in some boring situation, for eternity? Such people don’t know God nearly well enough.

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The beauty and innocent joys of this present world, are just a faint reflection of what awaits all those who persevere on the upward pathway to that Celestial City of God.

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LET’S CATCH A VISION OF THAT PROMISED LAND!

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So Signs Of Heaven encourages the reader to begin to get a vision of the New Heaven and New Earth, and begin to get excited about it!

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When we hear the cry of a new born baby, or the innocent laughter of little children!

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When we see a little forest creature having fun, or we enjoy a walk along the sand at the ocean, and hear the majestic roar of the crashing waves.

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These, and the many other joys of life were created by the One who has also gone to prepare an even more beautiful place for us to live. He knows our needs, and will provide a place: a far more wonderful home than this sin-cursed Earth!

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And when we finally cross that river, and we stand together on the shores of that world to come, we will look in amazement at what He has in store for us there. And then we will know for certain, that “His mercy endures forever”, because “God is love”!

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TOMORROW:

January 10th (Noble Bereans? Part 7: “Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding Proper Bible Interpretation”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS IS STUDY #9 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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