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He that overcometh shall inherit all things;
and  I  will  be his God, and he shall be my
son.                                     Revelation 21:7

And  I   saw  a  new  heaven   and    a new   earth:
for  the  first  heaven    and  the  first earth  were
passed   away;    and  there   was   no   more  sea.
And I  John  saw   the  holy city,   new Jerusalem,
coming     down    from     God    out    of    heaven,
prepared  as  a  bride  adorned for  her husband.
And I heard  a  great voice  out of  heaven  saying,
Behold,     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.  And  God shall  wipe  a  way all
tears from their eyes;  and t here shall be no more
death, neither sorrow,  nor  crying,   neither  shall
there be any more pain:  for the former things are
passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said
Behold, I  make all  things  new. And  he  said unto
me,   Write: for  these  words are true and faithful.
And  he  said unto me,   It is done.   I am Alpha and
Omega,    the  beginning   and  the   end.  I  will give
unto   him   that   is    athirst  of   the fountain of the
water    of    life   freely.
  He  that  overcometh  shall
inherit   all   things;   and I  will   be  his God, and he
shall be my son.                                    Revelation 21:1-7.

You cannot overcome the trials and temptations of life, if you have not caught the vision of heaven. It is the vision of heaven that will encourage, stimulate and empower you to forge ahead as you violently take the Kingdom of God (Matthew 11:12). There is a popular saying: “What you see is what you get”. The underlying truth in this statement is that you cannot aspire for what has not been introduced into your consciousness. I told some of my children in a meeting many years ago, that the reason my father did not struggle to build a house with bathrooms and toilets was that he had never seen a house with toilets and bathrooms.

One of the secrets of the dogged determination of the early disciples to make it to heaven was that most of them saw a vision of heaven. This is the reason why Stephen for example, prayed that his executioners’ actions won’t be counted against them. He caught a vision of heaven with Jesus Christ giving him a standing ovation for being a hero of faith (Acts 7:55-56, 60).

In our Bible reading for today, another prominent leader of the early Church, John the beloved, saw the vision of heaven and narrated what he saw and heard. In heaven, there shall be no more death, sorrow, crying and pain. Having seen all these and heard a great voice out of heaven saying such pleasant things that shall soon come to pass, the Church was determined to lay down their lives for the sake of the Kingdom. As if that was not enough, Jesus Christ in Revelation 21:6-7 said:

“…. It is done.   I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end.    I will give
unto him that is athirst of the fountain
of   the   water   of   life  freely.   He that
overcometh   shall   inherit   all   things;
and  I  will be his God,   and  he  shall be
my son.”

When a child of God sees a vision of heaven, he will not need much persuasion to do more than he is currently doing in the Kingdom business of soul-winning and holy living. The reason is that it is only those that overcome that shall inherit the beautiful heavenly Jerusalem. My life never remained the same ever since I started seeing my heavenly home. This is why I cannot be persuaded to slow down in the Kingdom business. Like Apostle Paul, I am still pressing towards the mark of the high calling of God. What about you?

Father, open my eyes to see a vision of heaven today in Jesus’ name.

This article was written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. The general Overseer of The redeemed christian church of God worldwide from the open heaven daily devotional.

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