Open Heaven Daily Devotion 1 February 2022
Topic: Wonders of Heaven
MEMORISE: And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Revelation 21:3
READ: Revelation 21 (KJV)
Open Heaven Daily Devotion 1 February 2022 MESSAGE
I thank God for bringing us into the second month of the year. I pray He will continue to keep us all to witness more months and years, in Jesus’ name. We must note, however, that no matter how long we live here on earth, we shall live longer in eternity – either in heaven or hell.
Heaven is wondrously blissful and hell is horrifyingly sorrowful. I encourage you today to choose to spend your eternity enjoying the blissful wonders of heaven. Today, we will consider a few of these wonders.
The first is the wonder of heaven’s magnificence and beauty. According to the description in Revelation 21:16-23, the new Jerusalem – which is the main city, is so large that it has an approximate length of 2,250 kilometres and a corresponding breadth. The city wall measures 16 feet in thickness! The foundations of the city wall were reinforced with precious jewels instead of stone and iron.
These jewels include jasper, sapphire, agate, emerald, onyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth and amethyst. The city wall is built with clear crystalline jasper, while the vast city itself, especially the streets, are made of pure gold, like transparent glass. Light from the sun or moon is not required in the heavenly city; there shall be no night-time or any form of darkness because the overpowering radiance of God’s glory shines and glitters through the entire city, and the Lord Jesus shall be the light that illuminates the city (Revelation 21:23 ). What a wonder it would be to behold!
Another wonder is the spectacular reunions awaiting us all in heaven, which may be the most touching of all the wonders of heaven. The reunions of husbands and wives, parents and children, family members and loved ones long since separated on earth. Most importantly, it shall be a great wonder to meet old saints like Father Abraham, Moses, David, Esther, Mary, Peter, Paul, etc. The glorious gathering of the saints in heaven cannot be compared to any earthly reunion – no matter how sweet. We must do everything within our power to ensure that we do not miss the wonders of heaven by any means.
I will see you in heaven, in Jesus name.
Father, please count me worthy to witness the wonders of heaven, in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
HYMN 3 – DEEPER, DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS
1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.
O deeper yet I pray,
And higher ev’ry day,
And wiser, blessed, Lord,
In Thy precious, holy word.
2. Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus
And His perfect will.
3. Deeper, deeper! tho’ it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.
4. Deeper, higher ev’ry day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.