. H EAVE N. . A Study of the Book by Randy Alcorn. . S ESSION FIV E G OD’S HEAVENLY BOOKEND S. . W ARM-UP QUESTION S.
A Study of the Book by Randy Alcorn
GOD’S HEAVENLY BOOKENDS
…and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen…
…The king said to Daniel, "Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery."
Selections from Daniel 2
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
I Corinthians 15:51-52
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.
* Taken from pp 82-85 from Randy Alcorn’s Heaven book. Author notes paradox of
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
"As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure.
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
2 Peter 3:13
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.“
Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.