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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 15 April 2021 – Our Heavenly Dwelling

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TOPIC: Our Heavenly Dwelling (Anglican Devotional 15 April 2021)

READ: 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 (NKJV)

  1. For we know that if our earthly house, [this] tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
  2. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,
  3. if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.
  4. For we who are in [this] tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.
  5. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
  6. So [we are] always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.
  7. For we walk by faith, not by sight.
  8. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

THE MESSAGE:

Heaven is the final dwelling place of a Christian. Jesus said that He has gone ahead to prepare a place for us, and He will come to take us there (John 14:2-3). It is a prepared place for a prepared people (Revelations 21:27). The beauty of heaven cannot be fully described with human words – there is no night there, and the glory of the Lord is its light (Revelation 21:22-24).

A glimpse of heaven makes a mortal man to desire to be clothed with immortality (verses 2-4). He groans and yearns to be united with the Lord, first in this life, and then more fully in heaven. Are you longing to have a part in our heavenly dwelling? Then prepare yourself so that your name will be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

PRAYER: Wash me Redeemer, and I shall be whiter than snow. Amen.



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