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Topic: Home (01/09/06)

TITLE: Heaven Is My Home
By Fenny West


I’m in training for reigning, a traveller, a visitor, an actor on this stage, just passing through; although in this world but not of this world. Once dead in trespasses and sins, I was crucified with Christ, and this life I live, I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who gave His life for me. Having been raised together with Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places, far above principalities and powers and dominions and thrones, He gives me a taste of my home and position. (Rom12:1-2, Eph 2:6, Gal2:20)

‘Let your heart not be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I go to prepare a place for you and then I will come back and take you to Myself so that where I am, you shall be also. In my Father’s house there are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you so.’ ‘Absent in the body, present with the Lord’

We are citizens of a Celestial City with foundations, Whose Builder and Maker is God. That city that Abraham hoped for, that City whose streets are paved with Gold, that city where there will be no sickness, no disease, no crying, no pain, no sorrow, a city of joy unspeakable and full of glory, no wickedness, no weakness, no darkness; a city where the sun will not be necessary but the glory of the Lord shall be its brightness. Heb11:10

10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.Heb11:10
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, NIVPhil3:20
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also .NIV John14:1-3

O how I long to go and be with Him, my Saviour, but it is more beneficial for you that I stay. For I have a work to do, the work that the Father gave me to do. I must be about my Father’s business and finish it. Jesus finished His work and cried, ‘It is finished!’ Paul pressed on for the mark of the prize of the high calling in Jesus and when he finished proclaimed, ‘I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith , I have run, finished my race.

I must fight the good fight of faith ahead of me. I must keep the faith as I fight. I must run and finish my course and race, and finish well.

I must not defile my garment as I wait for my Master. For the Marriage Supper of the Lamb shall come and the Bride must make Herself ready.

In my Home, there shall be tens upon thousands, upon thousands, that no one can number, all praising the Living God, singing, ‘Great and marvellous are Your works, O Lord God Almighty, just and true are Your ways O Lord. Who shall not fear You , and glorify Your holy Name? Great and marvellous are You ways O Lord. Rev19:7-8NKJV Rev 7:9 For you alone are holy.

Heaven Is My Home!

2Not here
3Over there
4Where it’s all fair
5The time very near
6Soon we’ll be going there
7His word says so, very clear
8I will like to see you all there
9Listen to what the Spirit says here
10 He who has an ear will listen and hear
10If you know Him, you are a citizen
9Of heaven, and you have a passport
8To glory, His very presence
7A place of peace, great blessings
6It’s a wonderful place
5We’re looking forward
4All by His grace
3This promised
2Great place

2of God
3and of Christ
4and the Holy
5Spirit, the Standby
6the place of the angels
7Home to the people of God
8the Saints, the redeemed, the righteous
9It is a City with foundations
10Whose architect and builder is our God
10Not a place for the impure or greedy
9no flesh and blood or the immoral
8No corruption or weariness
7No immoral, impure or greedy
6No more sorrow or pain
5No curse and no night
4God’s Presence, light
3Divine place

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Crista Darr01/22/06
Lovely, and a fit word in due season for me as I am feeling very homesick today. Guess I have to stick around until my work is done. Sigh. I think the ending with all the numbers wasn't necessary. Your essay covered all those things beautifully. Also, leaving a space between the verse number and the verse would look better. :)