4/12/2012

"I Know Where I am Going"

An elder we had in our church in Glasgow passed away today. The last words his minister heard him say were:

"I know where I am going."


Wow! I know where I am going....


And where would that be ...? 


He was going to the place:


where 'God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.' (Rev 21:4)


the place that 'had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine it it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof' (Rev 21:23)


where he, and all who enter, 'shall see His face'.


Surely of all the promises we have concerning Heaven, none is more precious than the fact that He is there. Our Saviour, Christ Jesus, is there in the centre. We shall see Him 'face to face' (1Corinthians13:12).


If death were to coming knocking tonight, could you honestly say (like our friend said), "I know where I am going"? Do you know that you are destined for Heaven. If your faith rests totally and utterly on Christ, then you too can say with joy and with certainty: "I know I am going to Heaven, to be with Christ forever and ever". 


A few years ago, I heard a sermon on the words of Revelation 22:17, entitled God's Final Invitation of Mercy - "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."

Have a listen, and if you've never come to the feet of the King of kings before, please come and worship Him, bow down before Him, give Him your heart, and make certain that on the day of your death you will be able to say with absolute certainty ...

"I know where I am going. And I long to see my Saviour face to face."


6 comments:

  1. Thank you thank you my dear friend for your comment on my post today. Yes, you did cheer me up, because you reminded me that our days here on earth are temporary. What we cannot see right now with our earthly eyes is eternal. I know where I am going too, and it brings tears because I am not worthy. But thank God the blood of His Son makes me worthy. Four years ago this month my husband's great aunt passed away. She was an amazing Christian lady. Just a few hours before she died one of the nurses came in to talk to her and asked her "Fae, do you know Jesus?" My husband's Aunt hadn't spoken in hours, and would pass from this world just a few hours later, but at that question she opened her eyes, looked up and said "I love Him, He's my Savior." Those were the last words I heard her speak. She passed away hours later. Yes, I am so thankful to know Him, and to know where I am going, and that You will be there too. Thank you my friend! May the One who will wipe away all our tears one day, shine His peace and joy on you today! He is my Savior!!! What a reason to shout!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!

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  2. amen! i know where i'm going :)

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  3. I have always been ready since my Mom died and I was left here. I think then at eleven I knew that I had to always be ready to go.
    I wrote journals for years so that my children would know how much I loved them. When my Mom died just one letter telling me she loved me would have meant so much.
    I have tried to live this life with my bags packed. So at anytime if Jesus called me home I would be ready.
    I have always been afraid of getting to comfortable here. It is good though to read the verses and think about it deeply.
    Thanks.

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  4. AMEN! OH...that will be Glory for Me!
    Nancy

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  5. Wonderful post! My faith rests totally and utterly on Christ alone!
    Blessings, Dana

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