truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they
might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better
country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their
God: for he hath prepared for them a city. Heb. 11:15, 16
A fear of making the future inheritance
seem too material has led many to spiritualize away the very truths which lead
us to look upon it as our home. Christ assured His disciples that He went to
prepare mansions for them in the Father's house. Those who accept the teachings
of God's Word will not be wholly ignorant concerning the heavenly abode. And
yet "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." Human
language is inadequate to describe the reward of the righteous. It will be
known only to those who behold it. No finite mind can comprehend the glory of
the Paradise of God.
In the Bible the inheritance of the saved
is called a country. There the heavenly Shepherd leads His flock to fountains
of living waters. The tree of life yields its fruit every month, and the leaves
of the tree are for the service of the nations. There are ever-flowing streams,
clear as crystal, and beside them waving trees cast their shadows upon the
paths prepared for the ransomed of the Lord.
The grass will be a living green, and
will never wither. There will be roses and lilies and all kinds of flowers
there. They will never blight or fade or lose their beauty and fragrance.
The lion, we should much dread and fear
here, will then lie down with the lamb, and everything in the New Earth will be
peace and harmony. The trees of the New Earth will be straight and lofty,
In the New Earth there are no chilling
winds, no disagreeable changes. The atmosphere is ever right and healthful.
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