GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:
IT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM ON EARTH THAT WILL GUARANTEE A RESERVATION OF A MANSION FOR YOU IN HEAVEN
IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES HERE ON EARTH IN DEATH AND JESUS IS NOT ALREADY STANDING BY YOUR SIDE AT THAT MOMENT TO TAKE YOU TO HEAVEN, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HEAVEN
THE GLORY OF GOD IS SO MIGHTY THAT EVEN ANGELS WHO STAY IN GOD’S PRESENCE COVER THEMSELVES WITH THEIR WINGS
– Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
How close you are to the Lord Jesus Christ will determine how close you will be to Him when you get to Heaven. God is no respecter of persons. Revelation 22:10-12. How close are you to Him? How are you serving Him? He is going to reward according to how your works shall be. That’s one aspect.
There is yet another aspect when He says, ‘I am going to prepare a place for you. When I finish, I will come for you.’ There is the idea of reservation. When things are many – many mansions, but they are not enough, those who have their places reserved don’t have to worry because once it is reserved, it is reserved. It means nobody else can sit there.
I said it before, we were attending a program somewhere in Ibadan in a very big Church but the ground was huge. I was going to be the guest speaker. So automatically my seat was reserved. I was standing outside getting some fresh air before we go and begin the service.
One young man was coming and people were rushing him – everybody was trying to get a seat. This young man saw me, ‘Ah! Daddy how are you, your wife, business?’ I told him, ‘Sir, my seat is reserved. Yours is not.’ He forgot me immediately and rushed inside.
Is your mansion reserved in heaven? Your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ on Earth do you think it can guarantee a reservation of a mansion for you in Heaven? Ask yourself this question this morning. This morning, God wants you to think deeply.
In conclusion, He said when I have finished preparing the mansion for you I will come again to come and take you to myself so that where I am, you will be also.
The implication of that is tremendous. It will take one hour but I will just say it in may be 2 or 3 sentences.
1. If you close your eyes here on Earth in death and Jesus is not already standing by your side by the time you are closing your eyes, you are not going to Heaven. You say why? Read the Bible.
It says that the angels who claims that they are very very special, who say they can stand in the presence of God, they have 6 wings; with 2 they fly, with 2 they cover their faces, with 2 they cover their feet.
The glory of God is so mighty that if they don’t cover their faces, the glory of God will just wipe them out. Meaning what? If it is an angel that should come to pick you here on Earth to say he is taking you to Heaven, he will get to a certain level where he can’t go further and say, ‘the rest is up to.
This is how far I can go.’ But the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God Himself, he had direct access to God. If He is the one who comes to pick you up and he is taking you on the way to Heaven, there is a gate that has to be crossed before you get to Him.
When He, the Lord Himself, gets to that gate he will have to speak before the gates open. “Lift up your heads oh ye gates; be thou lifted up ye everlasting doors that the King of Glory may come in.” The angel in charge of the gate is going to ask, ‘Who are you? Where are you coming from? Who is the King of glory?’ – The Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle.
The Lord who has never lost a war. Then He will command again, (It’s there in the Bible) even after that introduction, He will still say, ‘Lift up your heads O Ye gates; be thou lifted up you everlasting door that the King of Glory may come in.’ the angel will say, ‘Who are you?’ – ‘I am the Lord of Hosts; I am your commander in chief.
Open the door.’ The door will open and as he is going in, because He is holding me by his right hand, I will be going with Him. I hope you will go in with Him too?
Pastor E. A. Adeboye on “IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE || Thanksgiving Service || December 4th 2022 || Redeemed Christian Church of God.