Considering Our Future with Christ
Nov 16 – Nov 25
No More Temptations
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 11/17/20
Heaven will be an eternity of serving the Lord without our current worldly distractions. “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him” (Revelation 22:3). The term “serve” in the passage implies a joyful, enthusiastic service, not a chore.
In heaven, believers will finally have full knowledge. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). Whatever questions we struggle with today about pain, suffering, and evil, we will finally understand from God’s perspective.
How wonderful it will be to be in God’s presence, worshiping Him! Our time in heaven won’t be the joyless, ritualistic service you may have experienced in some churches. It will be full of unspeakable joy and exuberance. “After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God'” (Revelation 19:1).
In this life, when Satan begins to wear you down, stop and think about heaven. Remember there will come a day when Satan’s deceptions and attacks can no longer reach you, when you will no longer face temptations, broken relationships, spiritual struggles, or pain and suffering.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the eternal home You have prepared for me. Thank You that one day I will no longer face temptations and struggles. Thank You for sending Your Son to cover my sins. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).